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 European Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan  and European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen in  January. Photograph: Epa/Stephanie Lecocq

Phil Hogan’s fate as European Commissioner hangs in the balance as the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, awaits his “full report” on(...)

The Government faces a huge decision on the future of European Commissioner Phil Hogan. File photograph: Getty

The Government faces a huge decision on the future of European Commissioner Phil Hogan: does it seek to have him fired, or does it prefer that, on bal(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste have asked Phil Hogan to consider his position. Photograph: Maxwells

The Government has agreed to recall the Dáil in the wake of the controversy over the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner and criticism by the opposition of(...)

 “I know that there will be people today who throw their hands up but I am asking them not to,” urged Dr Ronan Glynn.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The Oireachtas golf society dinner in Clifden was “wrong”, “inexcusable” and “simply shouldn’t have happened,” the Minister for Health Stephen Donnell(...)

Dara Calleary resigned as Minister for Agriculture on Friday morning following a political controversy over his attendance at a golfing event on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

A major political crisis has erupted over a dinner held by the Oireachtas Golf Society that has led to the resignations of the Minister for Agricultur(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Ireland could face many millions of euros in EU fines for introducing such a law. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

The Government’s opposition to the Occupied Territories Bill is based on legal advice from the Attorney General which does not take important case law(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney:  said the Government is ‘going to introduce a significant and supportive economic package in the coming days that will go well beyond what we have announced to date’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Any decision to further tighten restrictions on the movement of people to deal with the coronavirus crisis will be taken on foot of medical advice and(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Attorney General would submit advice about the General Election on Wednesday. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy has signed a “special difficulty” order allowing the election in Tipperary to go ahead on Saturday. Mr Mu(...)

The Department of Education said it has granted emergency funding to nine schools facing insurance cost increases

Nine special education schools received emergency funding from the State because they were threatened with closure as a result of spiralling insurance(...)

Eugene Kelly, solicitor Darragh Mackin, Antoinette Keegan and MEP Lynn Boylan,  at a press conference by the Stardust victims’ families group following the announcement of new inquests. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The fresh inquests into the deaths of 48 people in the 1981 Stardust fire will be the fourth time an inquiry has been held into the cause of the trage(...)

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