Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish Water has been charging up to €12,000 to connect individual houses to the water mains, the Dáil has heard. Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness said (...)

Ireland has the lowest number of judges per head of population in the EU. Photograph: Alan Betson

High Court judges are taking longer to reach decisions in cases, with some judgments being delayed for several years, latest figures show. After the (...)

Jim O’Callaghan: “It really is the function of Government to try and restore public confidence in the guards”

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan faced renewed calls to stand aside following the publication of two critical internal Garda audits on Wednesday. (...)

The public is entitled to know the names of judges who are reprimanded for misconduct under proposed legislation, Opposition parties have said. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The public is entitled to know the names of judges who are reprimanded for misconduct under proposed legislation, Opposition parties have said. Fiann(...)

The Government has been urged to outline if it was aware that Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan was in the running for a senior role with Europol. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has been urged to outline if it was aware that Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan was in the running for a senior role in the Europea(...)

Mr  Ó Laoghaire referred to the case of a 15-year-old boy who was living in an atmosphere of domestic violence and alcohol

The child and family agency Tusla is losing 150 social workers a year, Sinn Féin’s Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has told the Dáil. He said the net increase (...)

A shrine, with an image of the Virgin Mary on part of the site of the former mother-and-baby home run by the Bon Secours nuns in Tuam, Co Galway, where the remains of an unknown number of babies and toddlers were found buried. Photograph: Reuters/Peter Nicholls

The commission of investigation into mother and baby homes established two years ago is not fit for purpose and has “only scratched the surface” in de(...)

Tesco workers picket outside Tesco in Artane. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Supermarket giant Tesco underestimated the “spirit of solidarity” among ordinary people when it gambled that people would not support its workers’ eff(...)

Independent TD Tommy Broughan

At least 2,500 children will be homeless on Christmas day, Independent TD Tommy Broughan has said. He said Minister for Children Katherine Zappone had(...)

Budget 2017: Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher said the downward trend in smoking was positive but there was a particular propensity among young girls to take up smoking. Photograph: The Irish Times

The price of a packet of 20 cigarettes goes up by 50 cent to €11 at midnight without a vote along with similar increases in other tobacco products. (...)

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