Thomas Byrne

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Minister for Social Protection  Regina Doherty: known to have a keen rivalry with Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Fine Gael row has broken out in Meath East between the election teams of ministers Helen McEntee and Regina Doherty as the party scrambles to save s(...)

The results of phantom polls can travel along the constituency bush telegraph, suggesting that one candidate or another is in trouble. Photograph: Frank Miller

If the final days of an election campaign are when swing voters traditionally make up their minds, then they are also often the days when discipline b(...)

In a statement it said that, “as a result of Takeda’s acquisition of Shire last year, and subsequent integration, Takeda has decided to divest its biologics facility in Dunboyne.”

Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda has confirmed it is looking for a buyer for its operations in Dunboyne, Co Meath. The plant employs some 200 an(...)

Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD Fine Gael, Deputy Thomas Byrne (FF) Senator Ivana Bacik (Labour), Deputy Donnchadh O’Laoghaire (SF) Cllr Neasa Hourigan, (GP) Deputy  Richard Boyd Barrett (PBP)and Aengus O’Maolain, (Social Democrats), at the election debate on the future funding of higher education and research in Ireland  at the TCD Business School, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

All major political parties have ruled out a student loan scheme as a way of funding higher education over the coming years. The comments were made a(...)

Politicians on the steps of St Paul’s Church on West Street in Drogheda during a protest march over drug-related violence in the town. Photograph: PA

Some 4,000 people walked from Drogheda’s Peace Bridge to the centre of the town on Saturday, accompanied by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and several par(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has said his party will not form a ‘grand coalition’ with Fine Gael after the general election. Photograph: Fran Veale/The Irish TImes.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said his party will not form a “grand coalition” with Fine Gael after the general election. Mr Martin said his (...)

Helen McEntee from Nobber is seen as a reserved but smart politician who has performed well on the international Brexit stage. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Meath East (three seats) Current: 2 FG, 1 FF The three sitting TDs in Meath East have the constituency nicely divided between them based on geograph(...)

Leyla Kaya, a student at Ratoath College: The school is dropping its iPad-only policy for junior cycle students. Photograph: Alan Betson

A secondary school in Co Meath is set to drop its iPad-only policy for new students after an independent review recommended books should be reintroduc(...)

 Fianna Fáil’s education spokesperson Thomas Byrne: “I fully accept that a surplus is required to be maintained for lean years. However, a surplus amounting to one year’s levy should be sufficient.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government is facing calls for an “urgent review” of a State training fund after it emerged that the surplus is set to climb to almost €1 billion (...)

Kate Byrne with daughter Saoirse and husband Sam. “I woke up one night at 2am and I honestly thought that I’d left my cooker on and that something was burning”

An Irish mother living in Australia has described how ash rained down on her baby’s pram in Sydney as bush fires continue to burn out of control. Kat(...)

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