Special needs assistants (SNAs) with underlying health conditions face an unnecessarily high risk of contracting Covid-19 in schools, according to a trade union. Image: iStock.

Special needs assistants (SNAs) with underlying health conditions face an unnecessarily high risk of contracting Covid-19 in schools, according to a t(...)

People on the corner of Dame Lane and Dame Court in Dublin during a  recent weekend.  It is thought some recent clusters of coronavirus have been linked to congregated settings. Photograph: Barry Whyte/Newstalk Radio/PA

Serious concerns raised at a meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team could endanger plans to reopen the remainder of the State’s pubs on (...)

Unions warned that if remote working becomes the norm for an extended period, public-sector employers would be expected to provide adequate supports. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Civil servants in the Department of Transport have been told it is likely large numbers of them will be working from home for the rest of the year. T(...)

School secretaries  rally at Leinster House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

School secretaries have signalled they would be prepared to re-enter talks with the Government to resolve the current dispute over pay if the Minister(...)

 Siptu said it was preparing to ballot members inSection 39 orgnaisations following the refusal of DPER to fully honour a recent pay restoration agreement. Photograph: iStock

Industry Correspondent Staff in a number of State-funded voluntary organisations providing health and social care services are to ballot for strike a(...)

The paper questions the sustainability of existing grant schemes. Photograph: EPA

Money allocated to increasing the take-up of electric cars will run out by 2021 unless the Government reforms its plans to incentivise the purchase of(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is among the advocates for the broadband plan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Major value-for-money reports on the National Broadband Plan consistently overestimated by €1 billion costs facing the operator. The error in the cos(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said any “confusion” over whether the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme was still operating had been “caused by people asking questions” who already knew the answers and wanted to cause confusion. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A memo instructing the Department of Housing not to take any more applications under a flagship loan scheme for first-time buyers was never seen by th(...)

An artist’s impressions of proposed new National Children’s Hospital at St James Hospital campus.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he will make “personnel changes” in the governance structures of the National Children’s Hospital where the (...)

 Ireland is not part of the Schengen arrangements on travel and visas, but  it and the UK have applied to take part  in  police and criminal judicial co-operation measures. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland’s passport control system is to be updated in the coming years to connect with a European Union database that provides warnings about s(...)