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The Government needs to set clear annual targets for forestry, the Labour Party conference has heard. File photograph: The Irish Times

Ireland cuts down almost seven acres of trees for every acre planted, and there is no evidence of a proper co-ordinated afforestation programme, the L(...)

Siptu and Fórsa members take part in a national day of protest at Government Buildings.Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government is facing “a winter of complete discontent across the entire community sector” unless it addresses the threat of privatisation in local(...)

Heather Humphreys said that most of the contracts for local employment have been in place since the 1990s. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys has rejected claims she is privatising local employment services in a new tender process for contract(...)

Mr Kelly said the land component of a newly built house in the greater Dublin area is about €53,000 or 16 per cent of the final cost. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The cost of a new three-bed semi-detached house in Dublin could be cut by about €30,000 with the implementation of legislation for the compulsory purc(...)

Montrose market: In 2017, RTÉ yielded a gross price of €107.5 million and a net gain of €78.5 million from the sale of 8.64 acres. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Should RTÉ keep its “citadel” in Donnybrook? Variants of this question pop up now and again, but it doesn’t take much imagination to see why they mig(...)

Roderic O’Gorman: is to bring the heads of a Bill in the “coming weeks” on adoption and tracing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Opposition parties have called for a full investigation into illegal adoption practices after the publication of an independent examination of histori(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Timmy Dooley said the Government needs to challenge the planned closure of 103 branches in the Republic and Northern Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Bank of Ireland has been accused of using lockdown restrictions as an excuse to close more than 100 branches in its retail network in Ireland. A numb(...)

 Horse Racing Ireland chief executive Brian Kavanagh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has said it is examining insurance cover options on the movement of cash from racecourses after suffering a €389,000 loss t(...)

The National Children’s Hospital: When the famous report is published, look for it in the horror section. Photograph: Alan Betson

“I confirm I am in Leinster House” announced Brendan Howlin, from his office.“It is snowing outside,” he added to further establish his whereabouts, a(...)

Work on legislation to allow survivors of mother and baby homes access to information about their birth will not delay other efforts to provide personal information, Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has pledged.  Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Work on legislation to allow survivors of mother and baby homes access to information about their birth will not delay other efforts to provide person(...)

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