Liz Canavan, assistant secretary general at the Department of an Taoiseach.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos Dublin

Young people that attended Tuesday’s street party in Limerick have been urged to come forward for Covid-19 tests. Senior Government official Liz Cana(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he is committed to open engagement with all sectors of society. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Government is to seek to strengthen existing social dialogue arrangements with trade unions, employers and other groups, Taoiseach Micheál Martin (...)

 Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children, has just been reappointed to the role for a second six-year term. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Ombudsman for Children has called for a “Covid dividend” for children after the pandemic, arguing changed ways of thinking and doing must be harne(...)

 Liz Canavan says research shows that 85% of people say they will definitely or probably seek a Covid-19 vaccine. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

New research on the public’s activity and behaviour during the current Level 5 restrictions indicates that some people who believe they are in complia(...)

Sam the Trinity fox seen in the grounds of the university. Staff left out food laced with antibiotics after she was seen with mange during the first lockdown. Photograph: Eoin Hand.

Sam, the fox living on the grounds of Trinity college in Dublin, and who was seen wandering the streets of Dublin during the first lockdown, is pregna(...)

Senior Government official Liz Canavan said this figure represented was two-thirds of the Irish people who returned to the country that week and described this as a “very concerning statistic”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney /Collins

More than 5,200 Irish residents that arrived into Dublin Airport over the course of a week starting at the end of January said they had been on holida(...)

Empty Temple Bar: To facilitate mandatory quarantining for incoming travellers,  hotels must be found, and security, healthcare, catering and transport need to be arranged. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

From the Department of We Didn’t Ask You in the First Place, three pieces of advice for the Government: Things will remain exceptionally difficult fo(...)

Michael McGrath said there was a reality that the State had faced challenges in filling leadership posts in the health service. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Taoiseach verbally told the Cabinet that an enhanced pay package was to be provided to the next Department of Health secretary general but did not(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform  Michael McGrath ‘undertook to consider the question of an enhanced package on the basis that it would be set at a level below €300,000 per annum’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath was warned by his officials that the planned €80,000 salary increase for the position of secretary gen(...)

Donegal TD Thomas Pringle: ‘People always ask me when I do Leader’s Questions: what do I think of the responses? And I say I never listen to the responses because they mean nothing.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The next time Thomas Pringle gets his turn at Leaders’ Questions, the best thing Micheál Martin can do is respond with a nice chorus of De Banks, or b(...)

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