HSE reveals 50 women whose results were delayed by IT glitch tested positive for HPV virus

HSE reveals 50 women whose results were delayed by IT glitch tested positive for HPV virus

Ministers have expressed full confidence in Simon Harris over the latest CervicalCheck controversy impacting 800 women.

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Govt 'not in the business of providing bailouts to bust builders', says Finance Minister

Govt 'not in the business of providing bailouts to bust builders', says Finance Minister

The Government is not in the business of providing bailouts to bust builders the Finance Minister has said.

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HSE ‘back to old ways in hiding facts’

HSE ‘back to old ways in hiding facts’

A review of the latest smear check scandal will not examine whether women have been delayed treatment or a cervical cancer diagnosis.

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Harris: Keeping patient reps in the dark ‘regrettable’

Harris: Keeping patient reps in the dark ‘regrettable’

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said it is “highly regrettable” that patient representatives were kept in the dark on the latest CervicalCheck controversy. ...

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Green Party Special Report: Ready to take advantage of rising tide of concern on climate crisis

Green Party Special Report: Ready to take advantage of rising tide of concern on climate crisis

Six seats next general election could see the Greens in government again, even if some party members are still bruised by their previous experience of coalition.

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Hogan’s reappointment to Europe may be in jeopardy

Hogan’s reappointment to Europe may be in jeopardy

Phil Hogan’s reappointment to Europe may now be under threat after the nominee for president of the EU Commission has demanded a 50:50 gender split.

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I have 'absolute, total and full confidence' in Minister Kehoe, Taoiseach insists

I have 'absolute, total and full confidence' in Minister Kehoe, Taoiseach insists

It comes after two decorated former senior Naval Service officers called for Mr Kehoe's resignation over an on-going recruitment and retention crisis in the Defence ...

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Laws to ban ‘tip theft’ being drawn up

Laws to ban ‘tip theft’ being drawn up

Laws to ban employers from using tips or service charges to pay their workers are being drawn up by the Government.

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Maria Bailey may lose committee chair over swing-gate

Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey could have her role as chair of the Housing Committee removed this week over her swing-case controversy.

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‘Lack of home help to blame for late hospital discharges’

‘Lack of home help to blame for late hospital discharges’

Fianna Fáil has blamed a lack of delivery on home help hours for the the 599 people who were discharged from hospital later than needed.

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€100m upgrade to Cork city traffic blackspot in peril

€100m upgrade to Cork city traffic blackspot in peril

The €100m Dunkettle interchange upgrade is under threat with the Government considering halting work due to spiralling costs.

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Leo Varadkar urged to retract ‘sinning priest’ remark

Leo Varadkar urged to retract ‘sinning priest’ remark

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has rejected the Taoiseach’s claim that the Dáil debate during which Leo Varadkar compared him to a ...

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Accepting Eir broadband offer ‘would be illegal’

Accepting Eir’s offer to deliver the National Broadband Plan at a cut price would be illegal, top officials in the Department of Communications have claimed.

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Taoiseach hits out at Martin comparing him to sinning priest

Taoiseach hits out at Martin comparing him to sinning priest

The Taoiseach has hit out at Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin comparing him to a priest who secretly goes behind the altar to engage in sin himself.

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Varadkar on tackling homelessness: There has always been 'certain number of people in emergency accommodation'

There will always be a certain number of people in emergency accommodation, the Taoiseach has said.

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Taoiseach compares Micheál Martin to sinning priest

Taoiseach compares Micheál Martin to sinning priest

The Taoiseach has compared Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to a priest who secretly goes behind the altar to engage in sin himself.

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Motion to reverse closure of An Post's Cork mail centre to be debated in the Dáil

A motion to reverse the closure of An Post's Cork mail centre will be debated in the Dáil tomorrow.

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Ministers to discuss pay and allowances deal for soldiers

Ministers to discuss pay and allowances deal for soldiers

Ministers will discuss a pay and allowances deal for the Defence Forces at Cabinet today.

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2021 election for Limerick’s first directly elected mayor

2021 election for Limerick’s first directly elected mayor

Elections for Limerick’s first directly elected mayor are to be held in 2021.

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New Central Bank head to address budget leak row

New Central Bank head to address budget leak row

Incoming Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf will make a statement on the controversy surrounding his handling of a budget leak in New Zealand before he takes ...

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New MEPs say goodbye to Dail politics; Billy Kelleher pays tribute to people of Cork North Central

New MEPs say goodbye to Dail politics; Billy Kelleher pays tribute to people of Cork North Central

Fianna Fáil's Billy Kelleher has thanked the people of Cork North Central and said it was nice to leave the Dáil "on your own terms”.

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Tánaiste claims redeployment opportunities for 240 An Post staff hit by closure are 'real option'

Tánaiste claims redeployment opportunities for 240 An Post staff hit by closure are 'real option'

The Government will do everything possible to support the 240 An Post workers impacted by the closure of the Cork mail centre, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has ...

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Confusion over broadband plan after Eir’s €1bn claim

The National Broadband Plan has been thrown into fresh confusion after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Government will consider Eir’s claim it could deliver ...

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Jackie Healy-Rae: Fond memories of Kerry's late political chieftain on 22nd anniversary of first election to Dáil

Jackie Healy-Rae: Fond memories of Kerry's late political chieftain on 22nd anniversary of first election to Dáil

Jackie Healy-Rae has been remembered as a man who could "weld better than anyone, mow better than anyone and plough better than anyone".

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'I'm all ears': Taoiseach indicates Gov could restart broadband tender plan after Eir claims

The Taoiseach has indicated that the Government could restart the National Broadband Plan (NBP) tender process after Eir claimed they could deliver the high speed ...

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State to be forestry ‘player’ in battle to hit climate targets

State to be forestry ‘player’ in battle to hit climate targets

The State is to again buy land for forestry to meet climate change targets.

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Cabinet signs off on phased ban on fur farms

Cabinet signs off on phased ban on fur farms

The Cabinet have signed off on the phased ban of fur farming in Ireland.

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Finance Minister 'very unwise' to rule out supplementary budget, says FF

Finance Minister 'very unwise' to rule out supplementary budget, says FF

The Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has faced criticism for not leaving open the option of a second budget in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

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'That's blindly ignorant': Minister dismisses claims farmers could produce enough veg to supply the country

'That's blindly ignorant': Minister dismisses claims farmers could produce enough veg to supply the country

The idea of Ireland producing enough vegetables and grain to supply the country has been dismissed as "blindly ignorant" nonsense by the Agriculture Minister.

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Government to sign off on gardai body cam legislation

Government to sign off on gardai body cam legislation

The Government is to sign off on the roll-out of Garda body cameras tomorrow.

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Housing charity hits out at controversial co-living proposals

Housing charity hits out at controversial co-living proposals

Housing charity Threshold has hit out at co-living proposals following An Bord Pleanála's decision to block one of the controversial developments.

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Ruth Coppinger to meet Agriculture Minister over plans to ban fur farming

Ruth Coppinger to meet Agriculture Minister over plans to ban fur farming

Solidarity-PBP's Ruth Coppinger is to meet the Agriculture Minister to seek clarity on his plans to ban fur farming in Ireland.

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Fur farming is to be banned in Ireland

Fur farming is to be banned in Ireland

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed is to bring a proposal to Government this week to phase out fur farms.

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Fianna Fáil targets an additional 10 seats in next general election

Fianna Fáil targets an additional 10 seats in next general election

Fianna Fáil has set targets to gain at least 10 seats in the next general election.

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Government ‘hiding’ risk of border poll by omission

Government ‘hiding’ risk of border poll by omission

The Government has been accused of “hiding”’ sensitive issues from the public after it emerged that the possibility of a border poll will not be ...

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€100m beef fund will have conditions, Minister says

€100m beef fund will have conditions, Minister says

The Agriculture Minister has denied he has pulled the wool over farmers’ eyes in announcing a €100m Brexit beef fund.

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Two experts join family murder research study

Two experts join family murder research study

Two experts have been appointed to the independent research study on familicide and domestic homicide.

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He has led Fianna Fáil for eight years, but will Micheál Martin ever lead the country?

He has led Fianna Fáil for eight years, but will Micheál Martin ever lead the country?

Micheal Martin has taken risks in rebuilding the party since the disastrous 2011 election — such as propping up Fine Gael in government and backing abortion ...

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Leo Varadkar dismisses suggestions of alternative arrangements to the backstop

Leo Varadkar dismisses suggestions of alternative arrangements to the backstop

Leo Varadkar has said Ireland will be under an obligation to protect the single market if Britain crashes out of the EU in October.

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Varadkar: Fining countries for missing climate change targets creates sense of 'doom'

Slapping countries with fines for missing climate change targets does not work and only creates a sense of "doom" the Taoiseach says.

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Taoiseach pushing to get ‘influential’ Irish EU role

Taoiseach pushing to get ‘influential’ Irish EU role

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has remained tight-lipped on whether the Government will nominate European commissioner Phil Hogan for another term.

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‘Enormous hostility’ in Europe to Brexit extension

‘Enormous hostility’ in Europe to Brexit extension

There is “enormous hostility” in Europe to any further extension to Brexit, the Taoiseach says.

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Taoiseach: 'Enormous hostility' in EU towards a further extension to Brexit

Taoiseach: 'Enormous hostility' in EU towards a further extension to Brexit

The Taoiseach has said there is "enormous hostility" in Europe to any further extension to Brexit.

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Redress scheme revisions presented

Redress scheme revisions presented

Lump sums paid to women under a redress scheme will not be taken into account in nursing home support assessments the Government has promised.

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Fianna Fáil hit out at government's uncosted Climate Action Plan

Fianna Fáil has raised concerns that the Government's climate action plan has not been costed.

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Green Party claims Ross 'doesn't understand' changes needed to tackle climate crisis

The Green Party has hit out at Transport Minister Shane Ross claiming he doesn't understand the massive changes that are needed to tackle the climate crisis.

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Government buying absolution from our climate sins

Government buying absolution from our climate sins

Just because something is permitted, doesn’t mean it is right, writes Elaine Loughlin

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Green welcome for Fianna Fáil’s wild proposal

Green welcome for Fianna Fáil’s wild proposal

Politicians always like to keep an ear to the ground but they could be getting even closer to nature if Micheál Martin gets his way.

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Dáil votes to overhaul National Development Plan to address climate change and overspending

Dáil votes to overhaul National Development Plan to address climate change and overspending

The Dáil has voted to overhaul the National Development Plan to increase climate change measures and address massive overspending.

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€1m paid to publicists for National Children’s Hospital

More than €1m has been paid to a communications company managing publicity for the National Children’s Hospital, it has emerged.

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