Hiqa investigated the mishandling of a false allegation against Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The health watchdog has urged Tusla, the child and family agency, to take urgent action to address serious shortcomings in how it manages allegations (...)

 Cypriot foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides  welcomes  Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nicosia, Cyprus, at the weekend. Photograph: Katia Christodoulou/EPA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Government has not softened its position on the Brexit talks by conceding that any deal on the so-called backstop to a(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “There shouldn’t be any delay in providing patients with their medical records.” Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

Women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy should suffer no delay in receiving their medical records but it was “not as simple as taking a book o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Tánaiste Simon Coveney at the launch of the Global Ireland 2025 plan in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government will open embassies in Ukraine, Morocco, the Philippines and Liberia in the coming years and consulates in Cardiff, Frankfurt and Los A(...)

UK Brexit secretary David Davis, a hard Brexiteer who threatened resignation if the backstop was not time-limited. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

So what is this latest thing to have happened in all this Brexit business? After months of awaiting a British response to the EU’s draft proposa(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster has criticisedTaoiseach Leo Varadkar’s decision to open the Féile an Phobail festival in Belfast. Photograph: Eric Luke

DUP leader Arlene Foster added her voice to criticism of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s decision to open a festival in Belfast because of the links between (...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank executive David Drumm outside Dublin’s Central Criminal Court, after he was found guilty of two fraud charges. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm on Wednesday became the most senior banker at the defunct lender to be convicted over transactions(...)

Former chief executive  of Anglo Irish Bank, David Drumm (51), with an address in Skerries, Co Dublin,  at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Wednesday, as the jury were still deliberating on a verdict in his fraud trial. Photograph: Collins Courts

There could not have been two more starkly contrasting images than David Drumm’s appearance at his bankruptcy trial in the United States in 2014, and (...)

Michael Bloomberg, right, pictured at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland meeting Dermot Desmond and Prof John Hyland, president of the RCSI. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said he hopes a candidate will emerge two years from now with the skills both to get elected US president(...)

Failure to agree a deal on the withdrawal by the UK’s formal exit from the EU on March 29th, 2019, could provide “the kind of salutary shock that would be needed for both sides to get their acts together”, claims Sir Michael Leigh.

A former EU negotiator has said he does not see London and Brussels agreeing a deal to avoid a hard border in Ireland in this month’s Brexit negotiati(...)

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