Chairwoman of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee Karina Butler: ‘I am confident that once people understand why decisions are taken . . . they will probably find no disagreement.’ File photograph: Collins

The change in how Covid-19 vaccines are administered is “not a measure of how valued or how important” certain workers are, but is designed to cut rap(...)

Micheál Martin speaking outside Government buildings. Photograph: RTÉ

  A decision by the Government to overhaul the allocation of Covid-19 vaccines has sparked anger and concern as the Cabinet agreed to begin easi(...)

The State has not vaccinated enough people to take risks when it comes to Covid-19 restrictions, Ministers have been warned. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

The State has not vaccinated enough people to take risks when it comes to Covid-19 restrictions, Ministers were warned on Monday night. The Cabinet (...)

General secretary of the INTO John Boyle. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The prospect of the proposed new public service pay agreement being ratified has received a boost after members of two of the largest unions in the St(...)

Siptu deputy general secretary John King welcomed the pay-deal proposals

The country’s largest trade unions have backed the proposed new public service agreement that was concluded early on Friday morning. However, staff r(...)

Under the new system, those who refuse to wear a mask or who engage in non-essential travel will face initial fines of between €60 and €100. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A system of fines for breaches of coronavirus regulations is expected to come into force this week, two weeks into the Level 5 lockdown. Those who ho(...)

People who hold gatherings in their homes against social distancing guidelines could be liable for damages if someone contracts Covid-19,  according to barrister Tony McGillicuddy. Photograph: iStock

People who host house parties in contravention of Covid-19 guidelines could be liable for damages if an attendee is later found to be carrying the vir(...)

A commuter wearing a facemask on a Dublin Bus during the Covid-19 pandemic in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Members of the public are broadly complying with new rules that have made wearing face coverings on public transport mandatory, the National Transport(...)

A Garda checkpoint: Garda management had feared the virus might severally deplete operational effectiveness. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Only about a dozen rank and file gardaí have been infected with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, far less than expected by senior management.(...)

A Garda inspector who is accused of acting as a security consultant for Coolmore Stud in Tipperary in his spare time has been interviewed.

Officers from the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NBCI) have interviewed a Garda inspector who is accused of acting as a security consultan(...)

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