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Fine Gael TD for Longford-Westmeath Peter Burke said Fianna Fáil needed to ‘cost, detail and explain where public money should be spent in 2019’. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil made “irrational” spending calls totalling more than €3.5 million last year, a Government backbencher has claimed. Fine Gael TD for Long(...)

Former tanaistí Mary Harney, Joan Burton, Mary Coughlan and Frances Fitzgerald at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Some people may be praising the Fianna Fáil leader for opting to put his country before his party by agreeing to support the Fine Gael minority govern(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said: “Let us face it, there have been horrific practices in America and elsewhere, with body parts being procured and sold for research.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

As the 11th vote of the day was called at 11.36pm, the Minister for Health Simon Harris paced the floor of the Dáil chamber, typing furiously on his p(...)

Leo Varadkar and Denis Naughten: The Taoiseach was more interested in the really good bits of the report he commissioned in the wake of Naughten’s resignation as minister for communications. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

There was a touch of Through the Looking Glass to the Taoiseach’s answer on the topic of the day. Humpty Dumpty’s scornful reply to Alice came to mind(...)

Circle K service station, Donnybrook, Dublin 4: guide price of about €5 million

The Lisney estate agency has sold its former car park between Baggot Street and Fitzwilliam Square in Dublin’s south inner city for over €2 million, m(...)

Just 2 per cent of students take up apprenticeships and only 2 per cent of them are female, but “it is growing substantially” Minister of State John Halligan told the Dáil. Photograph: iStock

The number of women taking up apprenticeships has increased dramatically in the past three years, but from a very low base, the Dáil has heard. Just (...)

Builders pictured carrying out remedial work on November 5th at Tyrrelstown Educate Together School. The school had closed to pupils due to building defects Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Parents of some pupils at a school which is at the centre of structural concerns are refusing to send their children back to class over safety fears. (...)

President Michael D Higgins said during the election campaign that he would explain how the unaudited €317,000 allowance for his office is spent – but would only do so after the election. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The presidential election may, for the most part, be best forgotten, but one theme of the campaign – the lack of transparency at Áras an Uachtaráin – (...)

The Taoiseach confirmed in the Dáil that litigation was underway against the company in respect of four schools including Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan, Co Dublin in relation to fire safety issues. Photograph: Collins

Forty schools built by Western Building Systems since 2008 will be structurally assessed following safety concerns, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. (...)

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Government Minister has expressed her disgust at “slanderous” comments made about career guidance teachers. Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of Sta(...)

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