Minister for Health Simon Harris and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: the children’s hospital cost overrun comes at the expense of other health and social services which try to control their costs. Photograph: Rollingnews.ie

The departments of health and public expenditure and reform have been given a month by the Government to prepare “an implementation plan” for the PwC (...)

Renewable energy: One of the committee’s priorities would be to ensure the carbon tax is applied in a fair manner as Ireland transitions way from being a high fossil fuel-intensive industry. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The Government will oversee an extensive consultation process on carbon taxes in the coming months. The process will be led by the Departments of Fina(...)

Leader of Fianna Fáil, Micheál Martin, is pictured with Anne Rabbitte TD, Fiona O’Loughlin TD and  Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee at the party Think-in in Malahide on September 11th. Mr Martin has been keen for a retrospective review of the confidence and supply agreement  Photograph: Conor McCabe

Fianna Fáil is to push the Government on what it says is slow progress on using credit union funds to help tackle the housing crisis, as the party pre(...)

Graduate training programmes offer graduates a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in their chosen career area. Photograph: iStock

Dedicated graduate programmes are increasingly important to recruitment and more companies are going down this route. The following is a selection of (...)

The publication of expenditure reports gives Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe ammunition when he sits down to listen to Ministers demanding more money for their departments. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

With strong economic growth and a general election in the mid-distance fuelling expectations around the Cabinet table, as well as among interest group(...)

The Sláintecare report recommends  reforms throughout the health service, including the complete separation of the public and private systems of healthcare. Photograph: Getty Images

Divisions over the future of health funding in Government have delayed the Government’s response to the all-party Sláintecare report again and the lon(...)

A proposal to set up a new Oireachtas committee to track Government progress on addressing climate change and implementing radical measures to counter(...)

Paschal Donohoe’s rise has seemed effortless but his achievements have been hard won. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Most ministers for finance like to see themselves as willing to make the unpopular choices to safeguard the public purse, as noble defenders of the ex(...)

Declaring that he was ‘elected to lead but I promise to serve’, Leo Varadkar recommitted himself to the Coalition arrangement. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Leo Varadkar was elected Taoiseach yesterday and immediately announced a Cabinet reshuffle in which he promoted several Fine Gael TDs to leadership po(...)

Leo Varadkar is thinking about merging departments if his tilt at the Fine Gael party leadership is successful. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fine Gael leadership contender Leo Varadkar is considering merging the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure into one if he wins the upcoming (...)

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