Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn at a Covid-19 update press conference at the Department of Health on Tuesday. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Most of the economy is open, the schools are open and the health service is operational. The price is social restrictions on hospitality. Restrictions(...)

Toners Pub in Dublin serves food and has reopened. ‘Wet pubs’ must stay closed, the Government said on Tuesday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

In the absence of a vaccine, policymakers have had to rely on controlling consumer behaviour to halt the spread of coronavirus. No matter how some mig(...)

Despite dire warnings from lobbyists for Big Drink, the Irish pub sector has officially hit its second wind

Anyone who has been to anything where alcohol flows freely for the whole day – a wedding, perhaps, or every Thursday at college – will be familiar wit(...)