Liz Canavan, assistant general secretary at the Department of the Taoiseach: ‘Some people have holidays booked and are wondering what to do. We are acutely aware of this and we would ask you to bear with us.’  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government is finalising “a roadmap” for safe overseas travel “very shortly”, the assistant general secretary at the Department of the Taoiseach h(...)

Paschal Donohoe said a “guiding principle” is that decisions taken to stimulate the economy must “genuinely have an effect in 2020”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government’s planned stimulus programme ,which will be announced later this month, must have an immediate effect on the economy as it grapples wit(...)

Assistant secretary general at the Department of Taoiseach Liz Canavan says: “we’re asking business owners and service providers to think about how they’re protecting customers and clients.” Photograph: PA

Changes to the Government’s roadmap to exiting lockdown will not mean “a return to life as we knew it”, a senior official has warned. At the Governme(...)

 Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

A further eight deaths of people diagnosed with Covid-19 have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency team. This brings to 1,658 the num(...)

People queueing for coffee in the Phoenix Park last week. Photograph: Collins

Ahead of the June bank holiday weekend and expected warm and sunny weather, the Government has urged the public to avoid spending prolonged periods at(...)

People queuing outside shops in Dublin after the easing of restrictions allowed people to travel to purchase  essential hardware. File photograph: Collins

The Government has urged the public not to make appointments with shops to buy non-essential items amid reports of businesses allowing customers to br(...)

A spokeswoman for Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said the decision on holding an inquiry was still under discussion

A senior civil servant cautioned against the Government holding a statutory investigation into child sexual abuse in legacy scouting organisations in (...)

A Covid-19 sign points to one of the exits from St Stephens Green in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People who are aged over 70 or who are medically vulnerable have now been given a designated time to exercise in Dublin parks in a bid to reduce the r(...)

Liz Canavan Assistant Secretary to the Department of An Taoiseach said on Tuesday ’it is still recommended that people cocooning avoid the shops’.

People over the age of 70 who have been asked to cocoon have been advised not to stop and talk with friends or neighbours when they are exercising und(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (centre) during a visit to the Dublin Homeless Covid 19 response hub. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Paid leave will be provided for some partners of healthcare workers to assist with childcare issues in the home, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced.(...)

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