A Garda checkpoint mounted as part of Operation Fanacht on the M4 between Leixlip and Maynooth  this month.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Dáil is set to sit for an extra day this week in order to give more time to debate extending extraordinary powers given to the State during the Co(...)

Food poverty has emerged as in issue in the pandemic with families who may ordinarily have benefitted from the school meals programme struggling. File photograph: Alan Betson

Lone parents who lost work due to Covid-19 but cannot take a job because of lack of childcare should continue to get the Pandemic Unemployment Payment(...)

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly TD following a Special Committee on Covid-19 Response meeting at Leinster House. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

A further 429 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) on Wednesday. This brings to 36,155 the t(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: suggested a civil offence could be committed by someone breaking rules on numbers attending gatherings in their homes. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government “deliberately obfuscated the line” between Covid-19 guidelines and legal requirements to maximise compliance, an Oireachtas committee w(...)

Richard Bruton: Dishy Dickie gets the Washboard of the Season award

We begin with a very happy birthday to Micheál Martin who is 60 today. What’s the star sign for August 1st? The Taoiseach is a Leo. Oh. Sure never (...)

Jockeys wear face masks at Naas Racecourse, in Co Kildare, on Monday for the resumption of racing. Photograph: PA

The Government is stockpiling Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in anticipation of a future second wave of Covid-19, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said(...)

People exiting Heuston station in Dublin on Tuesday, a day after phase one of Ireland’s five-phase exit plan was triggered. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

We have had sight of the Leaving Cert mathematics paper (higher level). It’s very tough. Here’s one of the questions: If it takes the square root o(...)