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Fianna Fáil Senator Shane Cassells asked the Junior Minister whether he could see fans returning this year, pointing to the League Cup semi-final taking place at London’s Wembley Stadium this weekend which will have 4,000 fans in attendance. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers has said he is “optimistic” that spectators will be allowed back at some sports games on a trial basis this (...)

Reports indicate children are increasingly getting caught in the cross-fire in domestic abuse incidents. Photograph: iStock

Domestic violence has increased by more than one-third in Dublin north inner-city, the latest Garda figures show. It is the only crime that has sign(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien’s twin Bills designed to tackle the housing crisis have been attracting significant amounts of attention internally in the party, at all levels. Photograph: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie

For many in Fianna Fáil, the issue of housing is an acid test not only for Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien – but for the party’s wider relevance,(...)

  Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said the pandemic and the associated restrictions ‘have of course added to these long-standing difficulties’. Photograph:    Dara Mac Donaill

More than a quarter of bench warrants issued by the courts last year remain outstanding, partly due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Bench (...)

Protesters and gardaí clashed during an anti-lockdown demonstration in Dublin city centre on Saturday. Photograph: Damian Eagers/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said more of those who took part in Saturday’s “illegal gathering which turned into a riot” in Dublin city cent(...)

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman objected to DAA’s plans to lift planning restrictions on   its new €320 million runway at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Collins

A Green Party Government Minister has emerged as one to those opposing DAA plans to lift planning restrictions on its new €320 million runway at Dubli(...)

Former TD Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran says he has spent recent months fishing and ‘doing up an old cruiser boat’ and is seeking to get a taxi driver licence again. Photograph: Tom Honan

Losing a job at any time is a hard pill to swallow. Doing so in the weeks before a pandemic closes down much of the country, and wider world, is harde(...)

Robert Watt is moving from Merrion Street to Baggot Street to take up his new job as secretary general of the Department of Health. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Monopoly money is not just for Christmas, you know. So here are some sums. Cross the road outside Government Buildings on Merrion Street and turn lef(...)

Protest against sealing of Mother and Baby Home documents at the former Location of Saint Patrick’s Mother and Baby Home on the Navan Road, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

A survivor from a Mother and Baby home in west Dublin has said she is “very annoyed and angry” over legislation which was passed in the Dail earlier t(...)

Fireworks casualty: Seán Redmond (17) was injured on Monday night when a firework exploded as he was holding it. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Last Monday night, at about 9.30pm, Ballyfermot 17-year-old Seán Redmond blew the top off his right index finger and almost his entire right thumb. H(...)

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