Days before the last general election, the man who would be minister for climate action, Denis Naughten, told RTÉ Radio’s Late Debate that when he was out canvassing, no-one on the doorsteps was asking about climate change.
Thu, 26 Jul, 2018
In some ways, the controversy over the ownership of the new maternity hospital is the most bizarre I’ve ever come across. And the reason is simple. We don’t know enough about it to make a judgement. In fact, we don’t know anything.
Tue, 25 Apr, 2017
Politicians and others in high-profile positions should take legal action against people abusing them online, according to Sports Minister Patrick O’Donovan, insisting the criticism they face is tantamount to “thuggery”.
Mon, 09 Jan, 2017
The Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae is coming under fire in Kerry for not pursuing an early offer of a senior ministry; and there is criticism also that the Healy-Rae team — who voted different ways on Friday — did not secure a specific deal for Kerry.
Tue, 10 May, 2016
A union representing psychiatric nurses is calling for the establishment of a dedicated minister for mental health, and says the government strategy for delivering better services fails to implement key elements of its plan — 10 years since its launch.
Fri, 15 Apr, 2016
Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has declined to rule himself out of becoming rural affairs minister in the next government, after revealing both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have committed to creating the “senior” cabinet role.
Sat, 26 Mar, 2016