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John Halligan (centre):  the Independent Alliance Minister of State expressed his remorse for the comments, stressing it was a “genuine mistake” and was never meant to cause offence. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Minister of State John Halligan has insisted he will pay back the €7,500 fine imposed by the Workplace Relations Commission after he asked a civil se(...)

Cabinet is expected to agree plans to extend paid maternity leave and benefits in the upcoming Budget in the cases of premature births. Minister for(...)

 Minister for Education  Richard Bruton has said 31 schools constructed by Western Building Systems will be fire safety audited over the next six months. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Thirty-one schools constructed by Western Building Systems will be fire safety audited over the next six months, Minister for Education Richard Bruton(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s strategy is to assemble a minority administration with a patchwork quilt of Labour, the Social Democrats, the Greens and others. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The next general election, whenever it happens, will for the first time in a decade once more be a stand-up fight between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: TDs rejected his  amendment to the Green Party motion by 84 votes to 46 and also refused a Fianna Fáil amendment by 93 votes to 37. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has suffered his first defeat after the Dáil accepted a Green Party motion to strengthen building standards and reg(...)

 Marcella Corcoran Kennedy: she said Mr Varadkar told her he wished he could retain her, but there were not enough jobs and he needed to make room for his supporters

The insistence of the Government spokesman that all Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s ministerial appointments were based on merit was “very offensive”, one of(...)

Schoolchildren from Ballinteer Educate Together during a protest at Leinster House, Dublin, over delays in providing a new school building. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Parents and children of a south Dublin primary school protested outside Leinster House on Tuesday to highlight delays in building a new school which h(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Green Party will table a Dáil motion this week which it claims will prevent the Midlands becoming “Ireland’s Rust Belt”. The party’s motion, whic(...)

 Our Lady’s Grove  in Goatstown: 5.4 acres of fields have been put up for sale with a reported asking price of €10 million.

Parents at a south Dublin secondary school are appealing to its religious founders not to sell fields adjacent to the schools, for housing development(...)

The Green Party’s Catherine Martin talks about the effort to rebuild the party after its calamitous experience in power. Photograph: Alan Betson

The arrangement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil seems to be getting shakier by the week as continued disagreements over water charges and how to dea(...)

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