Siptu says a deal on sleep-over allowances secured with the HSE for the country’s 13,000 Section 39 workers, must pave the way for the same pay restoration for those workers as agreed for the country’s public servants under the latest public service pay deal.
Wed, 10 Jan, 2018
Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar’s “shock and awe” start to his leadership campaign has given him an early but decisive lead over Housing Minister Simon Coveney in the race to become Taoiseach.
Fri, 19 May, 2017
As Enda Kenny announces his retirement he says he is 'honoured and privileged' to have served as leader since 2002. Now, Ministers Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar are set to declare candidacy for the now vacant position of Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach.
Thu, 18 May, 2017
Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s crumbling coalition survived an opposition attempt to remove it from power last night, despite a tirade of opposition abuse over how the Maurice McCabe scandal has seen it go from “doing nothing” to “doing harm”.
Thu, 16 Feb, 2017
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Tue, 11 Oct, 2016
Tue, 11 Oct, 2016
An all-inclusive social benefits package is close to being agreed for the budget which will see increased payments shared among pensioners, carers, people with disabilities and impoverished families.
Fri, 07 Oct, 2016
Former Minister and Independent TD Michael Lowry has hit out at comments from Health Minister Leo Varadkar who said he has “issues with the law,” saying Mr Varadkar should desist from such commentary having made “a mess” of the health service.
Tue, 26 Jan, 2016
Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin risked the economic recovery in order to deliver a “political” budget ahead of the general election, a European Commission report has found.
Thu, 14 Jan, 2016
Homes and businesses affected by the Storm Desmond floods have been promised €15m in humanitarian help from the Government as the most badly hit areas prepare for their worst flooding in two decades over the next 48 hours.
Wed, 09 Dec, 2015
Tue, 01 Dec, 2015