Thu, 09 Apr, 2020
Eileen O'Connor (38) was principal of Gaelscoil Mhuscraí in Blarney, Co Cork, when she made the applications for capitation grants to which the school was not entitled.
Mon, 10 Feb, 2020
New research shows that treatment-seeking patients with severe obesity issues would prefer lifestyle modification and drug therapy over bariatric surgery, where the treatment had equivalent results and costs.
Fri, 31 Jan, 2020
Christian Brothers College (CBC), one of Cork’s best-known fee-paying schools, has been given the go-ahead for a €12.5m development at its Sidney Hill campus.
Thu, 16 Jan, 2020
Fine Gael councillor Padraig Brady, who is subject to an injunction by C&D Foods, has acknowledged that a complaint was lodged with the Garda Pulse system about threats to the management of the company.
Wed, 27 Nov, 2019
The Minister for Agriculture says the actions of farmers who disrupted this weeks beef taskforce meeting were "totally unacceptable."
Wed, 16 Oct, 2019
A scuffle has broken out between beef farmers and the boss of Meat Industry Ireland outside the Department of Agriculture in Dublin.
Mon, 14 Oct, 2019
The spend on new school buildings has seen a cut following Budget 2020 despite an additional allocation of €300 million to the Department of Education.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
Talks between beef farmers and producers could reconvene as early as Thursday, as both sides attempt to reach an agreement that will end the standoff over prices paid for cattle.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019
Every school should have generic uniforms and sports gear without badges to ease the financial burden on parents.
Thu, 04 Jul, 2019
Anger and frustration were expressed after a planning application for a three-school campus in East Cork has been rejected for a second time.
Tue, 04 Jun, 2019
Grievances against government departments, local authorities, and health and social services dominate the thousands of complaints to the Ombudsman last year.
Tue, 28 May, 2019
There are two sleeps left to local and European elections on Friday.
Wed, 22 May, 2019
The Government has yet to decide whether it will go ahead with the roll-out of the controversial National Broadband Plan (NBP), the finance minister Paschal Donohoe has confirmed.
Fri, 26 Apr, 2019
The best advice I have ever received is never to argue with a hunch.
Sat, 13 Apr, 2019
A dispute between a wind farm company and a farmer over an agreement about access to his land has taken a twist after another wind farm company claimed it also had an agreement with him.
Mon, 25 Mar, 2019
Department of Health figures have revealed one in ten public hospital consultants are treating more private patients than their contracts permit.
Mon, 18 Mar, 2019
Government spending agencies have been quizzed about the massive cost overruns in the planned build for the national children's hospital as pressure mounts to explain the €1.5bn project spend.
Mon, 21 Jan, 2019
The proposal was always going to be crazy but what makes it insulting is its timing, writes
Thu, 15 Nov, 2018
A powerful cross-party Dáil committee will accuse the Chief State Solicitor’s Office of costing the taxpayer at least €4m due to a botched building deal in a report set to be published tomorrow.
Tue, 10 Jul, 2018
School principals have identified online and peer pressure as causes of the sexualisation of primary school pupils.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2018
The Minister for Education Richard Bruton confirmed this morning on Today with Sean O'Rourke that he has written to the NCCA to initiate a review of sex education curriculum and how it is delivered in schools.
Tue, 03 Apr, 2018
The European Union has been urged to step in and help resolve the aerospace trade dispute threatening hundreds of jobs in the Belfast factory of plane-maker Bombardier.
Wed, 04 Oct, 2017
Services are shortchanged to retrofit post-crash public servants with boom-time expectations, writes
Wed, 30 Aug, 2017
The decision was taken by a special convention of ASTI members.
Sat, 10 Jun, 2017
Sat, 13 May, 2017
State financial watchdog the C&AG should open an immediate investigation into the Garda college scandal as its findings could be used to begin a criminal investigation into gardaí responsible for what happened.
Thu, 11 May, 2017
Plans to scrap the Good Friday alcohol ban will not end the block on sales in restaurants and other areas because of legal loopholes in the proposed legislation.
Wed, 12 Apr, 2017
YOU don’t have to be a member of Greenpeace to understand that chemicals thought of as game-changers when introduced — DDT or Thalidomide say — might, in the fullness of time, be viewed differently. The law of unintended consequences applies to chemicals in a very forceful way.
Mon, 27 Feb, 2017
The State is facing at least six separate legal actions from former members of the air corps who allege they have suffered serious illnesses as a result of “chronic exposure” to the chemicals they came in contact with as a part of their daily duties.
Mon, 23 Jan, 2017
Sat, 24 Dec, 2016
Every year in Trinity College Dublin, John Scally, a lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religions, organises a conference on the ethics of sport,
Fri, 11 Nov, 2016
Mounting demands for pay rises in the public sector will be discussed between the Government and trade union representatives this week as the fall-out from a special Garda pay deal continues.
Mon, 07 Nov, 2016
Thu, 27 Oct, 2016
The commencement of talks between ASTI and Department of Education officials today should not be seen as a bright light of hope for resolution of their pay dispute, writes
Wed, 19 Oct, 2016
A senior government official has warned that the €61m budget announced for the clean-up of the former Irish Steel plant on Haulbowline in Cork Harbour will not be enough to complete plans to transform the site into a major public recreation amenity.
Fri, 26 Aug, 2016
€500m a year less is being spent on universities and colleges, though there are more students, and nobody wants to foot the bill, says
Mon, 11 Jul, 2016
Former GAA president Sean Kelly says efforts must be increased to limit ash-tree disease and save the hurley.
Sat, 09 Jul, 2016
Swopping teachers between primary and secondary schools may need to be considered as the education system faces a sharp rise in enrolments followed by an equally large decline.
Mon, 27 Jun, 2016
There’s a rising tide of investment and development going in around Cork harbour, and hoping to capitalise on that are the vendors of a site called Belmont Huts, back for sale with a fresh grant of planning, and at multiples of its previous sale price just over two years ago.
Thu, 23 Jun, 2016
Further focus on the teaching of literacy and closer links between schools and communities will feature in new Government efforts to tackle educational disadvantage.
Mon, 13 Jun, 2016
Kathleen Lynch has lost her seat but don’t write the epilogue yet. The outgoing minister of state at the Department of Health talks toabout the drama of a 34-year political career, one that may have a few plotlines still left.
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
Fri, 26 Feb, 2016