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Merely listing these Covid-19 associated restrictions highlights the inevitability of collateral damage

We are now tentatively approaching the end of the Covid-19 pandemic which began in Ireland in March 2020. Extraordinary efforts were recruited to deal(...)

A report was commissioned into vaccinations given to teachers by the Beacon Hospital. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said a report by the HSE into vaccinations given to teachers by the Beacon Hospital has found that the school(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien says he is looking at ‘whatever measures that are needed, up to and including a ban’ to address the issue of bulk-buying of new homes by investment funds. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien is pressing the Department of Finance to make changes to the tax treatment of investment funds as part of efforts(...)

The Taoiseach  agreed that going to spectator sports with post-match pints and attending weddings should be possible by the end of the year. File photograph: iStock

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has signalled that the reopening of hairdressers, non-essential retail and religious services will still proceed even if the(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar  at the Convention Centre  Dublin. The Government has moved, following public health advice, from using both profession and age as priority markers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The revised Government policy to prioritise vaccines based on age rather than by profession is “simple” and will mean “we can open up the country quic(...)

Nphet has repeatedly advised that schools are safe environments with low levels of child-to-child and child-to-adult transmission. File photograph: The Irish Times

When it comes to Covid-19 risk arising from schools, the emphatic message from public health specialists is that they are not significant sources of o(...)

Cork Chamber has warned of the impact of Ryanair’s decision to close its base in Cork Airport over the winter period

Ryanair’s closure of its Cork and Shannon airport bases for the winter threatens existing jobs along with efforts to ease the impact of Covid-19 and B(...)

‘I on’t think anything nowadays is going to fall through the cracks,’ Maurice McCabe said .Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mark Hilliard After his ten year struggle to raise concerns about An Garda Síochána, whistleblower Maurice McCabe has said he is finally confident p(...)

Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Collins

Businessman Denis O’Brien and two companies are to be given certain documents used in the State corporate watchdog’s application for the appointment o(...)

Gavin O’Reilly; his former secretary Mandy Scott; and Karl Brophy, former INM director of corporate affairs, are all concerned their personal data was accessed. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former INM chief executive Gavin O’Reilly is among three people who may take legal action over an alleged data breach at the media group. Mr O’Reilly(...)

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