Thomas Pringle

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Minister for Health Simon Harris said the rehabilitative training allowance was being discontinued to eliminate inequities in access to training places for people with disabilities. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Health Simon Harris has defended the axing of a grant paid to people with disabilities on some training programmes. Mr Harris said the r(...)

Solidarity-People Before Profit Mick Barry. File photograph: Collins

Eight members of the Oireachtas were denied the full amount of one of their annual allowances last year because of their poor attendance record at Lei(...)

 Mary Doherty of Lifeline Inishowen  with supporters outside  the Dáil on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

It was “just not good enough” that rural domestic violence services were threatened with closure just months after Ireland ratified the Istanbul Conve(...)

RTÉ has been criticised repeatedly for its coverage of climate change, notably on flagship programmes. Photograph:  Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

RTÉ is to increase coverage of climate change in response to growing audience demand, according to its director general, Dee Forbes. The expanded con(...)

Yul Choi, a South Korean activist with the Korea Green Foundation, protests outside the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Katowice, Poland, on December 10th. Photograph: Karolina Jonderko/The New York Times

Ireland’s ranking as the worst performing country in the EU for action on climate change, for the second year in a row, was roundly criticised by envi(...)

Participants and guests at the UN climate summit  in Katowice, Poland.  Photograph: EPA/Andrzej Grygiel

The message from UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland, this week was stark, so much so that governments had to be more ambitious in responding to clim(...)

Mick Wallace: “The Government is paying an extra €100,000 per unit, at a minimum, to allow the big developers to supply the housing for it.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is paying a minimum of €100,000 extra for every housing unit instead of €10,000 to allow big developers to supply housing, Independents(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  said TDs were making history in bringing the legislation forward to allow for abortion services in Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Women between nine and 12 weeks pregnant seeking an abortion may be referred to a consultant obstetrician, Minister for Health Simon Harris has indica(...)

Burning issue: an oil rig operating for Providence Resources in Barryroe, off Co Cork. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke/Providence Resources/PA Wire

There was much talk in Dáil Éireann this week of divestment from public funds invested in fossil fuels and of banning oil and gas exploration, as poli(...)

The Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill, passed in the Dáil on Thursday, now goes to the Seanad, where it is expected to go through quickly and become law by the end of the year, Deputy Thomas  Pringle said.

Ireland is set to become the first country in the world to divest public money from fossil fuel assets following a landmark vote in the Dáil on Thursd(...)

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