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Melting climate change ice sculptures of Enda Kenny and Denis Naughten are on the move outside the Dáil
The two sculptures have been produced to draw attention to climate change.
The Green Party reckons Ireland has "thrown in the towel" when it comes to emissions
Ireland is on course to miss its emissions targets for this year and the next according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing
The Public Holidays Bill 2016 is being brought before the Dáil today by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.
Dáil welcomes Bill to ban fracking in Ireland
The Bill to ban the controversial fossil fuel exploration process has passed its first stage in the Dáil.
'Show some backbone' - new report harshly criticises Ireland's culture of media ownership
A new report commissioned by Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan for an EU grouping takes aim at both RTÉ and billionaire media mogul Denis O’Brien.
Ladies football and camogie finals to be added to free-to-air list
Communications Minister Denis Naughten says the two finals are “events of major importance to Irish society”.
FactCheck: Is there faster broadband on the moon than in Roscommon?
Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has claimed there is better internet connection 400,000km away than in parts of his constituency.
Giving out about Eircode is like criticising a baby's inability to run - Minister
The postcode system, launched last July, cost some €38 million to implement.
FactCheck: Has Eircode really "saved lives"?’s FactCheck examines a bold claim made by Minister Denis Naughten.
The introduction of Eircode has "saved lives", minister says
Communications Minister Denis Naughten says ambulances are now reaching houses quicker.
Huge boost for Ballinasloe and Dungarvan, with 260 jobs on the way
One minister said the creation of 100 jobs in Ballinasloe is “the equivalent of 1,000 jobs for Galway city”.
Poll: Are you in favour of wind turbines?
The new minister for natural resources wants more public consultation on the issue.
We *might* get a government this week, but independent TDs still aren't sure
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs and senators will meet today to see if they will endorse a deal reached last week.
As the wait goes on, Enda is told to pick up the phone to Fianna Fáil
Fine Gael is pursuing a minority government with independents and smaller parties.
The Neverending Story: The big two are still trying to cobble together a government
There has been a bit of movement from all parties in Leinster House this afternoon.
TD calls for bogs to be flooded to 'save communities'
Bord na Móna has said the plan wouldn’t work.
'I’ve gone to funerals where mourners would refuse to shake my hand'
Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan opens up about a turbulent four years that convinced him to retire from politics.
Half of sex offenders to be released this year have undergone no treatment
The figures were revealed via a parliamentary question by independent TD Denis Naughten.
Irish patients left waiting over a year for surgery to restore their eyesight
Almost 4,000 people have been waiting more than 12 months to even see a consultant.
Sham marriage dispute: 'My partner's parents had their flights booked, but now our wedding can't happen'
A staff dispute means an Irish citizen marrying a non-EU citizen cannot have their marriage processed.
Gardaí monitoring sex offenders "with both hands tied", TD claims
A new report says that 18 registered sex offenders are living within walking distance of schools in Cork.
Fears over 'an abrupt end to the J1 system' are getting real
Taoiseach Enda Kenny says US officials “seem bent” on changing the rules.
These Irish hospitals are spending millions on PRIVATE ambulances
This is despite the fact they established their own hospital transport service.
'A shambles': Hospital being charged €6,000 a week for x-ray reading by consultants
The Saolta hospital group has failed to fill a vacancy that has been open since the beginning of this year.
Michael Healy-Rae accuses certain TDs of 'waking up from a coma'
The outspoken TD thinks backbenchers are speaking up in a bid to get votes.
Where you live could determine whether an ambulance gets to you on time
A regional breakdown of response times show success can fluctuate from 95% to just 45% depending on there the call is.
HSE says achieving ambulance response times in rural areas is 'always a difficult task'
Denis Naughten TD has reacted to a HSE report that finds Ireland is too rural for the service to meet its targets.
Here's how many social worker vacancies there are nationwide
James Reilly shared the figures in the Dáil recently.
The waiting list for nursing home money is getting even longer
The budget for the scheme is capped and those on the waiting list are forced to foot a bill of €13,000 a year until they’re approved.
Lucinda Creighton says she's joined the Dáil Technical Group - but they don't want her
Much confusion as to whether the former Fine Gael TD is now part of the loose alliance of independent deputies.
What do people think of Leo's big plan to tackle health insurance?
The recently-installed health minister wants companies to freeze their prices. But can his big idea work? Here’s what people think of it…
'Adding to chaos': Waiting times for nursing home funding double over three months
The waiting time for funding increased from six to 12 weeks, while the number of people on the list rose by 500.
Galway psychiatric unit "an accident waiting to happen"
TD Denis Naughten hit out at James Reilly today but the Health Minister said problems outlined in a recent audit are already being addressed.
Review of maternity services shelved in wake of hospital chair's resignation
It had previously sparked fears that many of these units in the West/North West group would close.
Do the RA want back in Fine Gael?: 'No' ... 'I don't know' ... 'Google it'
Call them what you like: the Reform Alliance, ‘the Ra’, ‘Lucinda Creighton’s Reform Allilance’. Just don’t call them a party.
Varadkar: "Regrettably" no funding planned for sub-aqua rescue groups
These groups occasionally provide support to garda diving teams.
Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity
Minister Ruairi Quinn has stressed that there are currently no plans to reassess resource levels.
'We wish her well': Fine Gael has no hard feelings over Creighton's decision to quit the party
The former junior minister has confirmed she will not be renewing her membership of the party.
TD slams €1.74 million spend on ambulance parking, "but not one cent" for new vehicles
Crews from other locations are being deployed through the new ambulance stations at ‘black spots’ in Tuam, Mulranny and Loughglynn.
Ambulance broke down on the way to take a baby to hospital
A second ambulance sent to transport the baby is also believed to have developed mechanical problems before eventually reaching Dublin from Cork.