The Government’s financial package included €41.2 million to fund substitute staff in primary schools. Photograph: iStock

The Garda National Vetting Bureau said it has “no concerns” about its ability to handle quickly hundreds of applications for extra teachers, substitut(...)

 Member of the Garda at a checkpoint in Dublin. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí used their Covid-19 policing powers just 13 times in the past week, a significant drop on the level of enforcement in previous weeks. Over the(...)