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Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan:   said the fire brigade expected to have the blaze under control by this evening. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Seventy-five firefighters were involved at one point in dealing with the fire at the Oxigen waste recycling plant in Ballymount, Dublin, Minister f(...)

Cardinal Sean Brady: “I now look forward to ongoing and fruitful co-operation between Ireland and the Holy See for the common good.” Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Leading figures in the Catholic Church in Ireland have welcomed the Government’s decision to reopen the Embassy to the Holy See, a move depicted by Op(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: “I described the failure to reach agreement as a step not taken rather than a step back. I still take that view.”

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has rejected claims that the Irish and British governments stood back from the Haass/O’Sullivan Northern Ireland talks on flags(...)

  Gerry Adams:  “When Sinn Féin objects to some proposals on the Order of Business, it is not because we are trying to hold it up but to ensure proper scrutiny,” he said loftily. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Coughs sounded considerably softened yesterday morning when the Dáil staggered into action for the penultimate sitting before the Christmas break.Ther(...)

Yasser Arafat: Swiss forensic experts had detected the radioactive element polonium in samples taken from his remains. Photograph: Hussein Hussein/PPO/Getty.

It was regrettable that no tests were carried out on the remains of Palestinian president Yasser Arafat at the time of his death, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmo(...)

Eoghan Murphy: ‘When one asks what is austerity in the current climate, it is a balanced budget.’

A Government backbencher has repeated his pre-budget view that the correction to the national finances should have been in excess of €2.5 billion.Fine(...)

Eamon Gilmore said the security of personnel was an issue of particular concern and the UN was “forthright and flexible” in its response

Ireland was asked to provide Defence Force personnel for the Golan Heights to ensure the UN’s mission was seen as credible, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore tol(...)

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