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Numbers in hospital with Covid-19 has surpassed 1,000 for the first time in the current Omicron wave, HSE chief executive Paul Reid has said

The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 has surpassed 1,000 for the first time in the current Omicron wave, new figures confirm. The number in(...)

Aramark has presided over a mass exit of Avoca staff since it acquired the business in 2015. Photograph: Tom Honan

Aramark and Avoca were always something of an odd match. The US property, retail and services group and the darling of Ireland’s foodie scene. At its(...)

The United States is a continent as much as a country and each state has different standards and differences in legislation and in approach to doing projects

In Ireland when we talk about foreign direct investment, we tend to think of US investment here. But it works both ways. “People are constantly surpr(...)

On his way into Cabinet on Tuesday the Green leader Eamon Ryan told reporters that normally the Government would wait two or three weeks before seeing if restrictions had an effect. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“Wait and see.” That’s how a number of senior sources summarised the approach of the Government to the current wave of Covid infections. As speculatio(...)

The Government is considering extending the use of vaccine passes to include hairdressers and gyms, as health officials warn the health service is at greater risk now compared with any other time during the pandemic. Photograph: iStock

Fine Gael’s Seanad leader and former Cabinet minister Regina Doherty has hit back against plans under consideration to mandate vaccine passes in hair(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin during a Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in Enniskillen. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said “nothing can be ruled out” in terms of Covid-19 restrictions and the Government is “extremely concerned” about the r(...)

Ryanair says it expects to lose between €100m and €200m  in this financial year

“Book early for Christmas or you’ll end up paying very high fares,” Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary warned industry analysts on Monday. He was(...)

The company, which employs 11,000 people worldwide, offers data management and hybrid cloud data services to clients. Photograph: iStock

US-based technology company NetApp is to open its international headquarters in Cork, employing up to 500 people by 2025. Recruitment will begin imme(...)

The crowd at the Main Stage at Electric Picnic on the Sunday night of the 2018 festival. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The organisers of Electric Picnic have made a final plea to the Government for the music festival to be allowed to proceed this year. Festival Repub(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney with Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Colm Kelleher, and the French ambassador to Ireland, Vincent Guérend, at the River Lee Hotel for the launch  of the Cork French Film Festival. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said the Government should be able to provide a timeline for the reopening of the live events sector “w(...)

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