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Minister for Health Simon Harris has called for all sides to "use the industrial relations mechanisms of the State" to avert strike action planned by Health Service Executive support staff later this week.
Posted: June 18, 2019, 8:12 am
Minister for Health Simon Harris will today bring to Government the Heads of the Bill to establish an alternative process for women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy.
Posted: June 18, 2019, 7:53 am
Twenty five years after he ignored many layers of advice and granted Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams a temporary visa to the United States, the US president who exerted the most influence on Ireland's peace process was thanked in a unique way.
Posted: June 18, 2019, 7:27 am
Former US president Bill Clinton has expressed his concern about the impact of Brexit and said the vote was conducted with almost no consideration of the potential damage to Northern Ireland.
Posted: June 18, 2019, 6:59 am
Those found guilty of perjury could face ten years in prison and a fine of up to €100,000 under proposals that will be examined by the Cabinet today.
Posted: June 18, 2019, 6:59 am
An inquest into the death of a 13-year-old boy on Clare Island last year has returned a verdict of misadventure.
Posted: June 18, 2019, 6:52 am
The funeral of Philomena Lynott, the mother of late Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, took place in Dublin on Monday afternoon.
Posted: June 18, 2019, 5:57 am
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry has described the Climate Action Plan as "ambitious" and "five-years ahead of other European countries".
Posted: June 17, 2019, 10:00 pm
The Government aims to bring 950,000 electric vehicles into circulation as part of the Climate Action Plan, which has been published this afternoon.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 10:00 pm
Thursday's strike by 10,000 HSE support staff is set to go ahead after talks at the Workplace Relations Commission ended without agreement.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 9:59 pm
Gardaí investigating a shooting in Dublin in March have arrested three men in their 20s and 30s. A fourth man was arrested in Limerick as part of the same garda operation.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 7:52 pm
The Donegal International Rally, one of the biggest rally events in the country, takes place next weekend and a major safety appeal has been issued ahead of it.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 7:33 pm
The Green Party has said that while it welcomes the publication of the Government's climate action plan it goes nowhere near far enough on public transport.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 7:09 pm
Majella Moynihan has said despite everything she has gone through and how she was treated by An Garda Síochána - "I'm strong. They thought they could break me. They didn't."
Posted: June 17, 2019, 7:08 pm
The State Claims Agency has confirmed that it has lodged its appeal to a High Court judgement involving Ruth Morrissey, a terminally ill Limerick woman with cervical cancer.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:45 pm
A €10m proposal to build a new ring road around the busy town of Naas in County Kildare has been overwhelmingly rejected by local councillors today.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:33 pm
A conference in Cork has been told that community ownership of wind farms may present a solution to the conflicts caused by such projects in rural areas and in towns and villages across the country.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:22 pm
A man has been killed after he was thrown from his quad bike in Co Donegal.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:10 pm
There have been calls for the apologies by the Garda Commissioner and the Minister for Justice to the former garda Majella Moynihan to be followed by action.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 4:35 pm
The Government's action plan on climate will affect all sectors and home heating will be no exception.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 2:51 pm


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