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A former Fine Gael minister has called on a director of Irish Water, Hilary Quinlan (above) ,who is also working as a ministerial driver, to step down from the board of the semi-state.

A former Fine Gael minister has called on a director of Irish Water, who is also working as a ministerial driver, to step down from the board of th(...)

Hilary Quinlan said: “You tell me one party out there who doesn’t look after their own. I don’t see anything wrong with it. It’s politics.”

The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment has hired a director of Irish Water – the semi-State company his department oversees – a(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘We want a construction sector can match up to the demands of a modern country.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has expressed confidence the Irish construction sector will soon get back to building 20,000-plus housing units per annum.However(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton speak to reporters at the publication of the Action Plan for Jobs in Dublin this afternoon. Photograph: Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny does not accept there is a property bubble following the release of new figures which show a 24 per cent increase in property pri(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton, Taoiseach Enda Kenny Tanaiste Joan Burton  and Minister of State Gerald Nash gave a press conference today to publish the latest quarterly report on the Action Plan for Jobs. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Up to 65,000 jobs have been created under the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, the Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton has said. Speaking at the public(...)

Fine Gael Ministers of State:Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with Special Responsibility as Government Chief Whip and Defence: Pa(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton on the steps of Government Buildings today with new Ministers of State (back row, from left): Joe McHugh, Simon Harris, Kevin Humphries, Aodhán O’Riordán, Ged Nash, Dara Murphy, Ann Phelin, Tom Hayes, and (front row from left) Paul Kehoe, Damien English, Kathleen Lynch, Sean Sherlock, Paudie Coffey and Michael Ring. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Wicklow Fine Gael TD Simon Harris has been appointed Minister of State in the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Refor(...)

Nominations for the position close this afternoon, and the contest follows last week’s promotion of former chairman Charlie Flanagan to Cabinet as Minister for Children. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

FIACH KELLYFine Gael TDs and Senators will elect a new chairman of the parliamentary party tomorrow, with calls for a strong figure who can stand up t(...)

The Government’s latest response to concerns about the sustainability of the State’s post office network was little more than a recipe for doing nothing, an Oireachtas Committee has heard. 
 Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government’s latest response to concerns about the sustainability of the State’s post office network was little more than a recipe for doi(...)

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland chairman Bob Collins told a committee today: “We are not here to prop up RTÉ. RTÉ is capable of propping itself up.”

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has stood over its decision to recommend an increase in State funding for RTÉ in its five year review of public (...)

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