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British prime minister Boris Johnson’s special advisor, Dominic Cummings. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Described as the prime minister’s Rasputin, Dominic Cummings is no stranger to the spotlight. In fact he has made a career out of eschewing the rules (...)

The Naul Road is closed in both directions. Local diversions are in place. Photograph: Google Street View

A male motorcyclist was killed following a fatal road traffic collision with a truck in Swords. The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon at approx(...)

Dominic Cummings, special adviser to Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson. A leaked list  shows Mr Cummings was among 23 attendees present at a meeting of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) on the day Mr Johnson announced a nationwide lockdown. File photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

The Labour Party has urged the UK government to stop the prime minister’s chief political adviser, Dominic Cummings, from attending meetings of the se(...)

An NHS mural by artists Ricky Morrow and Dee Craig in the village of Glynn, Co Antrim. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A total of 16,060 patients have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Saturday, its department of health said(...)

At the joint briefings they share, Michelle O’Neill has complained – to frowns and head-shaking from Arlene Foster – about the pace of schools closure, scarce testing and businesses producing inessential goods remaining open. Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast

Public health specialist Dr Gabriel Scally called yesterday for the Covid-19 response to be harmonised across the border. With strong credentials in b(...)

Danny’s Pitches in Mulhuddart, Co Dublin, where car tyres created deep ruts in the turf.

Fingal County Council has been forced to close playing pitches in North Co Dublin after joyriders destroyed the playing surface for the second time in(...)

Roseberry Investments has applied to An Bord Pleanála for a strategic housing development in blocks up to six storeys  at the back of the Bonnington hotel in Whitehall.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

Plans for more than 120 build-to-rent apartments on the car park of the former Regency Hotel, now the Bonnington, in Dublin are “unsustainable” and sh(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson, flanked by home secretary Priti Patel, during prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons in London. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK parliament/AFP via Getty Images

There was never any doubt that Boris Johnson would express support for Priti Patel at prime minister’s questions on Wednesday, but the emphatic nature(...)

Martin Doyle at a garden party  at Buckingham Palace for Victoria Cross recipients in June 1920, four months before he joined the IRA.

The people of New Ross in Co Wexford will on Sunday honour Victoria Cross winner Martin Doyle who returned to the town as a war hero 100 years ago and(...)

 Pro-EU supporters attend a vigil outside the European Commission building in London on Friday, when Britain officially exits the EU. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

On an overcast Friday afternoon in central London, a small sea of European Union flags were waving outside No 10 Downing Street. The group of proteste(...)

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