Former Stobart Air pilots and members of  the Irish Airline Pilots Association  protest at the Department of Health where they handed in a letter to Tony Holohan over Nphet’s opposition to the use of antigen testing for international travel. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, Stobart Air workers received emails telling them of the airline’s closure. Its owner, British aviation and(...)

The State is “ready” to issue around one million travel certificates to Irish people who have registered for vaccination, according to Minister of State, Ossian Smith.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is “ready” to issue certificates clearing one million Irish residents to travel in Europe, according to Minister of State, Ossian Smith(...)

‘If this Conference on the Future of Europe is to be a success it must genuinely engage with Europe’s citizens – all of them.’ File photograph: Nikolay Doychinov/Reuters

The use of Citizens’ Assemblies in Ireland is increasingly recognised as a highly effective and inclusive way to implement difficult constitutional re(...)

The 27 member states never succeeded on co-ordinating their pandemic policy. File photograph: EPA

In future could figures like European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen be elected directly by citizens instead of nominated by member state g(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: Aviation ‘among the biggest beneficiaries of pandemic wage supports’.  File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

If you really needed proof that travel in or out of the State has slowed to a trickle, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) provided it on Monday. Its(...)

Paschal Donohoe: ‘If you look at out wage subsidy scheme you will find that the one of the largest sectoral recipients has been aviation.’ File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Economic demand will rebound in the Republic and Europe as governments ease Covid-19 restrictions and vaccinate their citizens, Minister for Finance P(...)

EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP

Businesses, north and south, must deal with the consequences of Brexit and accept that it cannot be “business as usual” for trade with Britain, the EU(...)

Glenn Carr, general manager of Rosslare Europort. He says  hauliers want certainty and frequency beyond a three-days-a-week service

Rosslare Europort is in advanced talks with a shipping company to start a direct ferry service to continental Europe for hauliers looking to avoid any(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: In his role as Eurogroup president, he can expect to be grilled on Irish tax policy. Photograph: Alan Betson

The European Commission may have lost this battle, but the war is just beginning. That was the mood in Brussels after Ireland’s victory in the Europea(...)

Some 84 per cent of people said they believed Ireland should remain a member of the EU – down from 93 per cent last year. Photograph: Reuters

Public support for Ireland’s membership of the European Union has fallen to its lowest level in seven years and opinion is split on the EU’s response (...)

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