Pat Breen

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Oonagh Buckley (above) is to replace Kieran Mulvey as director-general of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) following his retirement last month. File photograph: Youtube

Oonagh Buckley is to replace Kieran Mulvey as director-general of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) following his retirement last month. The a(...)

The highest number of fatalities (18) occurred in the agriculture sector.However, this figure is a significant reduction in the number of agriculture related fatalities which reached 30 in 2014. File photograph: Getty Images

Self-employed workers make up a disproportionate amount of fatalities in the work place according to an annual report by the Health and Safety Authori(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the London v Mayo match in Ruislip on Sunday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images

He may have a short back and sides, but Enda Kenny let down more hair than Rapunzel over the weekend. He was still on a high when he returned to the(...)

By appointing 18 junior ministers, Enda Kenny has stretched the toleration point to its limits, and possibly beyond. All the more so because 15 of the Ministers of State are from his own party, Fine Gael. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As Taoiseach Enda Kenny reeled off the list of new Ministers of State in the Dáil on Thursday evening, it wasn’t the individual names that commanded m(...)

Fine Gael TD Helen McEntee at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. File  photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will need one essential piece of kit with him when making his final decisions on who he will appoint as Ministers of State. And t(...)

Fine Gael party members Frances Fitzgerald, Leo Varadkar, Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is favourite to be appointed tánaiste by Enda Kenny if a Fine Gael-led minority government is put in place. M(...)

  Pat Deering: “It’ll be perceived, rightly or wrongly, as power at all costs and the re-election of Enda at all costs.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Suspending water charges could be seen as Fine Gael and Enda Kenny seeking to hold on to power “at all costs”, a party backbencher said last night. (...)

Joe Carey TD with Pat Breen TD at the Co Clare General Election count in the Falls Hotel, Ennistymon.. Photograph by Eamon Ward

First elected to the Dáil in 2002 when he won the only Fine Gael seat in the constituency, Pat Breen (58) has successfully retained that hard fought (...)

Tweeted by the AAA’s Paul Murphy, he  scored a more palpable hit  with this  picture of Enda and Joan as guitar-wielding members of Status Quo.

BAND ON THE RUN Nice to see some maturity at last in the electoral debate as it enters its final week. “The Labour Party so out of touch they don’t ev(...)

Independent election candidate Dr Micheal Harty (centre) chatting to Kinvara men Patrick Quinn, Michael O’Loughlin, Michael O’Loughlin Junior and Patrick O’Loughlin during his visit to Ennis Mart. Photograph: Eamon Ward

A new poll for the Clare constituency has Government TDs losing two of their three seats. In a shake up of the four-seat constituency, the Clare Cham(...)

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