Taoiseach Enda Kenny announces new cabinet

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced his new cabinet, while includes demotions for senior ministers, new appointees, a 25-75% female-male split and three Independents at the cabinet table, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Juno McEnroe and Elaine Loughlin. The Fine Gael leader...

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Kenny: Minority Government will be a great test of our democracy

The new minority Government will test democracy and the character of politicians, re-elected Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. The Fine Gael leader scraped into power at the fourth time of asking, 70 days on from one of the most divisive...

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€1.3bn spending boost agreed by new minority Government

An extra €1.3bn of spending power every year for the next five years has been agreed by the incoming minority...

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Limerick man shot victim as group of children played nearby

A man who rode around Limerick on a bicycle wearing a bulletproof vest and armed with a sawn-off shotgun, jumped...

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‘Curve-ball’ delays trial of taxi driver accused of running over Tom Doorley

The trial of a taxi driver accused of careless driving after food critic Tom Doorley was knocked down in Dublin...

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Video: Armed gardaí called as protesters take over Limerick court

There were chaotic scenes at Limerick Circuit Civil Court today as anti-eviction protestors took over the court and forced it...

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Dublin food supplier fined after fatal workplace accident

A Dublin food supplier has been fined €200,000 after a man died in an accident at the company’s premises. Robert...

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David Mahon found guilty of manslaughter

David Mahon has been found guilty of killing his stepson Dean Fitzpatrick outside his apartment at Northern Cross, Dublin 17...

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Live: Kenny elected Taoiseach, Harris replaces Varadkar as Minister for Health

Update 7pm: Simon Harris will replace Leo Varadkar as Minister for Health, and Frances Fitzgerald will be Tánaiste, Enda Kenny...

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Live Register figures dip in April

The Live Register dropped by 4,400 last month. The CSO has released seasonally adjusted figures showing the decrease of 1.4%....

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Farmer killed after incident involving quad bike in Co Meath

A farmer has died in an incident involving a quad bike in Co Meath. It happened at around 9.30pm last...

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Slight drop in those on hospital trolleys today

The number of people on hospital trolleys has dropped slightly today. Daily figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation...

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Live: Dáil approves Enda Kenny as Taoiseach

The Dáil has been suspended as Enda Kenny travels under Garda escort to Áras an Uachtaráin to receive his seal...

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Row over control of new National Maternity Hospital rumbles on

A row over who will control the new National Maternity Hospital has intensified. The management of Holles Street want to...

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Man in hospital after Belfast shooting

A man is in hospital after a shooting in West Belfast, police said. The victim’s condition is unknown. The attack...

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Counting under way in Stormont Assembly elections

A two-day count to decide the make-up of the next Stormont Assembly has begun in eight centres across the North....

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Youth charged with serious assault in Dublin

Gardaí have charged a 16-year-old youth following a serious assault in Dublin earlier in the week. He is due to...

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Protester detained at Government Buildings

A man has been arrested after staging a protest at Government Buildings. The man entered the security screening area this...

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Paul Murphy defends his right to free legal aid

Deputy Paul Murphy has defended his right to free legal aid. The Anti-Austerity Alliance TD was awarded free legal aid...

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Visiting restrictions implemented at University Hospital Galway

Visiting restrictions have been implemented in University Hospital Galway this morning as the hospital struggles to curb a vomiting bug...

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