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An Oireachtas committee was examining the issue of waiving intellectual property rights to Covid-19 vaccines. Photograph: Frederic Brown/AFP via Getty Images

The drugs industry was accused by Médecins sans Frontières on Wednesday of showing little interest in investing in vaccines unless and until it was f(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald. If a general election were held now, Sinn Féin would attract 33 per cent of the vote, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos poll. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

The latest Irish Times/Ipsos poll confirms Sinn Féin as the most popular party in Ireland, even if the party’s lead has been trimmed by small gains fo(...)

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty has argued carbon taxes disproportionately affect poorer people in rural Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin has insisted its Dáil motion to scrap proposed increases in carbon taxes will not impact on the State’s target to reduce carbon emissions by(...)

Ireland in action during their recent November Test agains Argentina at the Aviva. The Six Nations opener next month is against Wales. File photograph: Inpho

Hopes are rising that restrictions on outdoor gatherings will be relaxed in time for large events next month, including Ireland’s opening Six Nations (...)

Thrush in hedgerow. Illustration: Michael Viney

The website of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (npws.ie) is normally an eager and amiable window on its work in the Irish countryside. Its cur(...)

 Large crowds gathered in Dublin city centre on Saturday night. Photograph: Ronan McGreevey

A total of 16 arrests were made in Dublin and Cork for public order offences this weekend following large outdoor gatherings. The arrests came after (...)

Dublin, August 29th, 2015: The introduction of water charges was met with massive public protests and a large-scale campaign of refusal to pay bills issued by Irish Water. File photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has ruled out any revisiting of the issue of water charges, despite a call for their reintroduction in a review of Ireland’s (...)

Claire Byrne (centre) seen after being elected to Dublin City Council in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Green Party councillor Claire Byrne has announced she intends to contest Hazel Chu for the party’s nomination to stand in the upcoming Dublin Bay Sout(...)

More than 900 streets are covered by Dublin City Council parking schemes, where people pay an annual fee to park on the streets where they live.

A number of people obtained residential parking permits in Dublin city by claiming to live in non-existent flats at an address where they worked, an i(...)

The  Green Party’s executive committee decided not to follow the parliamentary party in calling for Dublin Mayor Hazel Chu to step aside as party chair during her bid for a Seanad seat. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The row in the Green Party over Dublin Mayor Hazel Chu’s decision to stand for the Seanad byelection as an independent eased over the weekend when the(...)

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