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Denmark ordered the slaughter of up to 17 million mink in early November over fears of a variant of Covid-19 linked to the animals.  Photograph:  Getty Images

The Cabinet is set to agree to ban fur-farming from next year, with a compensation package for farmers also expected. Minister for Agriculture Charli(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath is set to  tell the Cabinet new reform plans in education, health, higher education, local government and the Irish Prison Service are to be signed off and published by  May 15th. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Cabinet is expected to this week formally approve the establishment of an expert group to look at unwinding controversial additional unpaid hours (...)

The American Irish Historical Society  property on Fifth Avenue, on the market for $52 million. Image: Google Maps

A group of high-profile Irish-Americans, including actor Liam Neeson and authors Colm Tóibín and Colum McCann, have written to the attorney general of(...)

British cabinet minister Michael Gove said there would be no additional requirements placed on Northern Ireland businesses. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

A trusted trader scheme has been agreed for Northern Ireland with the aim of easing food imports after January 1st and offering a grace period for the(...)

The Cabinet has approved plans to give the judiciary a pay increase in line with other rises in the public sector despite concerns raised by the Green Party. Photograph: iStock

The Cabinet has approved plans to give the judiciary a pay increase in line with other rises in the public sector despite concerns raised by the Green(...)

The proposal for the increase in the national minimum wage  was based on a recommendation by the Low Pay Commission. Photograph: iStock

The national minimum wage for adults is to be increased by 10 cent per hour from the beginning of January next year. The new rate will be set at €10.(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Cabinet has approved new legislation which will be the first step in plans to introduce new pay and contractual arrangements for public health doc(...)

Irish Lives Matter T-Shirts for sale on Amazon.

A senior group of Irish-American political and cultural leaders has urged Irish-Americans to boycott the sale of “Irish Lives Matter” T-shirts in the (...)

File image of an Air Corps helicopter  in Co Wicklow. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Cabinet will today consider proposals for a €10.1 million package of pay increases for members of the Defence Forces. Military service allowances(...)

Clients of Argentex, a boutique currency trading company that specialises in services to the sports market, include Manchester City football club and the England and Wales Cricket Board

International footballers playing in the English Premier League are manoeuvring to defend their multimillion-pound pay packets from the effects of Bre(...)

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