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Health panel chair: Government ‘slowly strangling’ Sláintecare

Health panel chair: Government ‘slowly strangling’ Sláintecare

Independent Clare TD Dr Michael Harty, said that over 400 days after the publication of the Sláintecare report, the government had shown no desire to implement the radical blueprint

Whelan may still make run for Áras

Whelan may still make run for Áras

Whelan said that if the race ends up with Michael D Higgins facing a Sinn Féin candidate then 'that choice is too narrow' and he would reconsider seeking a nomination

Crowbar diplomacy leaves West in disarray

Crowbar diplomacy leaves West in disarray

The US president’s most recent misadventures have left Theresa May with egg on her face and Nato with a lot to think about, but Vladimir Putin probably won’t have been too displeased

May’s cherrypicking solution needs delicate handling

May’s cherrypicking solution needs delicate handling

Dealing with Britain means coping with its empire psyche and maybe learning a lesson from Dev

Revenue or debt collectors to chase TV licence fee dodgers

Revenue or debt collectors to chase TV licence fee dodgers

RTÉ has been putting pressure on the government to deal with the high evasion rate for the TV licence which is costing it up to €40 million per year

Meath gets lowest government funding despite huge population growth

Meath gets lowest government funding despite huge population growth

The method of sharing out funding for councils has been frozen since 2007, even though the populations of some councils have continued to grow

Britain's Brexit plans 'real blow' to its banks

Britain's Brexit plans 'real blow' to its banks

A White Paper paper calls for new regulatory arrangements for Britain’s massive financial services industry, but notes that these will not replicate the current ‘passporting’ regime, which gives financial firms the right to operate in any EU country

SF not ruling out backing Craughwell's Áras bid

SF not ruling out backing Craughwell's Áras bid

Craughwell and fellow independent senator Joan Freeman are both seeking meetings with Sinn Féin about the possibility of securing the party’s support in order to be a presidential candidate later this year

May faces battle after double resignation blow

May faces battle after double resignation blow

The immediate danger appeared to have receded as pro-Brexit MPs held back from calling May to go, emphasising instead the need for a new policy

Profile Nial Ring: Proving his metal

Profile Nial Ring: Proving his metal

Ross’s push to reopen Stepaside Garda station could cost over €1m

Ross’s push to reopen Stepaside Garda station could cost over €1m

OPW emails reveal the building is in poor condition, has asbestos issues and would need major renovation and rewiring

Varadkar wants to have his PR cupcake and eat it

Varadkar wants to have his PR cupcake and eat it

Some of Leo Varadkar’s criticisms of the media are valid, but he himself has actively encouraged them to focus on image and trivialise political issues

FF and FG’s apparent willingness to form a coalition with Sinn Féin rather than cooperate with each other could have serious implications

FF and FG’s apparent willingness to form a coalition with Sinn Féin rather than cooperate with each other could have serious implications

Changing coalition options in a changing Dáil

Changing coalition options in a changing Dáil

Businesses owe Irish Water €168 million in unpaid charges

Businesses owe Irish Water €168 million in unpaid charges