Pat Breen

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Over the last eight years farm workers have made up 40 per cent of all deaths in the workplace. Image: iStock

Twenty people were killed in accidents on Irish farms last year, more than double the number of workplace fatalities in any other sector. The number (...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe holds a news conference with European Council president Donald Tusk and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker during a EU-Japan summit in Brussels.

The signing of a landmark new trade deal between the European Union and Japan has been welcomed in Ireland with the Government and business groups sa(...)

Some people employed in the security industry are not receiving the set hourly rate for the job, Labour Senator Gerald Nash has claimed. File photograph

Some people employed in the security industry are not receiving the set hourly rate for the job, Labour Senator Gerald Nash has claimed. He told the(...)

Minister of State Pat Breen has been charged with working across four Government Departments.

Minister of State Pat Breen’s extraordinary 43-word title lists the four Government Departments he works for, and the numerous responsibilities given (...)

Pat Breen’s amalgamated portfolio suggests the Government is failing to understand the need to focus on data protection.

Take a deep breath. Minister of State Pat Breen now has a formal job title that is a gasp-inducing 43 words long (44 if you decide to say “European Un(...)

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with his Ministers of State at Government Buildings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

John Paul Phelan: Local Government and Electoral Reform (Housing) The same age as the Taoiseach at 38, the Carlow-Kilkenny TD is one of his strongest(...)

Mary Mitchell O’ Connor: legislation would be required if she was to accept the pay increase for her appointment as a super junior Minister by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mary Mitchell O’Connor may be forced to forego a pay increase to keep her role as a super junior Minister. Ms O’Connor was appointed a Minister of St(...)

John Deacy TD and his brother, Jamie, lead their father’s coffin into  St Mary’s Church in Dungarvan. Photograph: Mary Browne

Fine Gael minister Austin Deasy (80) was recalled at his funeral as a politician who delivered for his constituents in his Waterford constituency for (...)

Fine Gael Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor: action plan aims to ensure regions get fair share of economic investment. Photograph:

Up to €60 million will be available from Monday to fund projects geared at creating jobs outside Dublin under a initiative launched by the Government (...)

Niamh O’Brien who ran for Fís Nua in the 2016 general election was banned from driving for five years.

A judge has stated that a former general election candidate engaged in “despicable behaviour” towards gardaí in a roadside incident in which a member (...)

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