Beter efforts could and should have been made to secure productive engagement of whistleblowers, says Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

Full text of statement by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter on whistleblower controversy, given in the Dáil on Thursday, 26th March .(...)

Siptu is wrong to go ahead with its planned airport strike next week given the union had agreed to negotiations Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has said.

Siptu is wrong to go ahead with its planned airport strike next week given the union had agreed to negotiations Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar(...)

Government ministers last week urged Siptu to call off its proposed strike

An expert panel is to be established to investigate a resolution to the ongoing dispute that threatens to ground air travel in and out of the R(...)

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is the most prompt for paying invoices according to government survey. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Over 90 per cent of Government department bills were paid within 15 days of receiving a valid invoice, according to figures published today by Ministe(...)

Ireland will have a new top-class rowing course within months. The eight-lane facility at Lough Rynn in Co Leitrim should be ready to stage domestic e(...)

Events throughout the country and 
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an increase in international tourism have been a success, according to a spokeswoman for Tourism Ireland, but as yet 
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Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ireland’s Year of the Gathering may draw to a close in December, but Tourism Ireland said it’s a possibility the initiative may return in a few years’(...)

The newly appointed head of the defence forces Major General Conor O’Boyle

The Government has approved the appointment of the new Chief of Staff of the Defence forces. Deputy Chief of Staff (Support), Major General Conor O’Bo(...)

  Lucy Best from Lisburn, Co. Antrim, with Matt English, at the  2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

Ten years after the Special Olympics was the toast of Ireland when the opening ceremony of the World Summer Games took place in Croke Park, the moveme(...)

Not since the rare auld times, when those original trams snaked through Dublin’s streets, has cycling been so popular in our capital. According to the(...)

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