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The Government plans to keep schools open under Level 5 of the Living with Covid plan. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Education Norma Foley has said schools can be “assured” that all necessary measures will be put in place to ensure a successful return to(...)

Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the golfers to be added, the boxing team to resume their qualification process, judo and badminton to ratify names, swimmers to swim and the rugb(...)

The relatives of those who died in the Stardust disaster pictured outside the Dublin City Coroner’s Court, before an inquest pre-hearing took place. Photograph: Damien Eagers

The preliminary inquest hearing into the deaths of 48 people in the 1981 Stardust tragedy was “momentous step in the families’ path to justice” the Du(...)

Around 16,000 new homes are likely to be completed in the Republic this year, but most estimates agree that around 35,000 will be needed annually to tackle the housing crisis. Photograph: iStock

Builders believe Budget 2021 housing measures will boost new home construction to 35,000 a year. The Irish Homebuilders’ Association, part of the Con(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath: Budget 2021 will be all about Covid-19 and key areas such as housing and the green agenda. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

It will be a budget like nothing we have seen before – framed by the extraordinary circumstances and unprecedented uncertainty caused by the pandemic.(...)

Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, whose Dying with Dignity Bill faces  faces significant resistance from members of the medical profession.  ‘It is not going to be straightforward and it is difficult to know where it will go.’ Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny has warned that progression of his Dying with Dignity Bill will not be straightforward and a referendum may still b(...)

Eamon Ryan: he is a past master of always coming across silver linings. Photograph: Getty Images

So the fisticuffs in the tunnel are behind them, and now that the Greens are back on the pitch it’s time for them to start raising a few green flags. (...)

Construction industry has shrunk by 20 per cent to 25 per cent as a result of the pandemic.

Just half the number of new houses needed in the Republic this year will be built as Covid-19 takes its toll on construction. The Government agrees t(...)

The IPU said it was clear the country could not afford afford cutbacks in health service. Photograph: Getty

Hundreds of millions of euro in savings could be generated as a result of introducing reforms in the health service, pharmacists have said. The Irish(...)

An Taoiseach Mícheál Martin with Dan Breen, Curator at Cork Public Museum, viewing the 1920 commemorative exhibition. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Events such as a new exhibition and book telling the story of nine men who lasted 94 days on hunger strike during the War of Independence can guide fu(...)

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