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HSE recruitment freeze: 'Do I need to go back to Australia where I am appreciated and snapped up?'
'Being a carer, it's not like Christmas. It's groundhog day': The people who go to work on 25 December
Personal injury claims have cost the State €2 billion this decade
Gardaí self-reflection on failings wouldn't have happened five years ago, Policing Authority chair says
There are now seven counties in Ireland where the average monthly rent is over €1,000
FactFind: How many homes is the Irish government actually building every year?
20 to 30 new schools to be built across country as government issues contract worth €700 million
The Oireachtas awarded another contract for printing worth €2 million this month
Power failures and overheating cause long-term outages at Ireland's 'most important' weather radar
'I'm sick of being railroaded': Angry scenes as locals meet to oppose State's largest homeless hostel
Extinction Rebellion: Parks chief was worried removal of Merrion Square camp would look 'aggressive'
Irish Water website crashed after boil water notice when just 5,000 people tried to log on
Gardaí identify victim of Lucan murder as suspected Kinahan hitman Wayne Whelan
Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines
Pulling mandatory PSC for passports had 'whole of government repercussions', civil servants warned
If everyone with a TV paid their licence fee in 2018, RTÉ would have an extra €32 million
Number of cocaine treatment cases doubles in one year with economic recovery deemed as key factor
UK government to consult with churches over North's abortion law
Anti-LGBT preacher banned from Ireland over 'abusive' views which were 'likely to stir up hatred'
Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors
Civil servants plotting mobile phone 'facial recognition' to boost sign-ups for controversial MyGovId platform
Explainer: Here's what the revised BusConnects plan would mean for your bus route
FactCheck: Nuala O'Loan corrects claim made on Morning Ireland that 90% of abortions a result of morning after pill
Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?
Government officials clashed over roles on regulating children's access to porn after Ana Kriegel trial
'It confirms our worst fears about privatisation': Half of Go-Ahead bus routes fail to meet punctuality targets
RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé
Ireland is losing 43% of its drinking water in leaks - and has just gotten the data to start fixing the problem
The consumer cost of a no-deal Brexit: Grocery prices at risk of rising
Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin
'Our aim is to get people arrested': Climate activists gear up for week-long protest on streets of Dublin
Explainer: Another day, another set of backstop proposals - but what do they mean?
Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card
Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card
Fine Gael minister awards highest level of money from government rural funding scheme to own constituency
Palestinian politician to pursue defamation case against Facebook in Irish High Court
Court case begins on whether the North's citizens can self-identify as Irish
'It's about freedom of expression': Inside the battle between planners and Irish street artists
Historic Phoenix Park gates removed for Pope visit finally set to be restored
'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests