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Aer Lingus has borrowed €150 million from the State-backed Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, but is going through €1 million a day. Photograph: iStock

A potential row between Aer Lingus and an Oireachtas committee is threatening to derail a meeting where the airline will rule out reversing the planne(...)

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties said  gardaí ‘might have to distinguish between different protesting groups, which is not very desirable’. File photograph: Reuters

There should be a rights-impact assessment to determine what coronavirus restrictions were and were not necessary,the Irish Council for Civil Libertie(...)

It is right to seek to ensure that children are not upset by what they hear in school, just as there is an onus on educators to be sensitive and thoughtful in all their teaching. Photograph: iStock

There was nothing new in the recent controversy regarding the sexual teaching of the Catholic Church and its place in the classroom. The publication o(...)

A public health digital board warns the public of a Covid-19 variant of concern affecting the community in Bolton, northwest England. Surge testing is being carried out in the area, as well as in Blackburn, Sefton and London. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty

Ministers in the UK are pushing on with a major easing of restrictions on Monday despite concerns over the Indian variant of coronavirus, of which cas(...)

Prof Mark Ferguson said it would be a “very good idea” to begin trialling rapid tests on flights, initially between the Republic and UK. File photograph

Government delays in introducing the European Union digital pass will leave the Republic trailing as the rest of the bloc reopens this summer, travel (...)

Racing heart: Senator Martin Conway. Photograph: Tom Honan

“Eh, I think you’re on mute there, deputy. Unmute yourself there please, deputy. Try the bottom-left-hand corner.” “Can you hear me now? Aah for fec (...)

 The Oireachtas committee heard the Reserve Defence Forces had about 1,500 personnel compared with about 4,000 in the 1990s. File photograph: Alan Betson

The contentious issue of rates of pay, allowances and overtime for Defence Forces personnel, would not be considered by the Commission on the Defence (...)

Ian Drennan, director of corporate enforcement: Non-Garda professionals working for the ODCE cannot attend interviews conducted by gardaí with suspects in company law crimes under current rules. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Forensic accountants and other experts could sit in on Garda interviews during white-collar crime investigations, if recommendations from an Oireachta(...)

Meat industry representatives: unfair to characterise sector as being based on low pay for workers. File photograph: Bloomberg

Meat industry representatives have taken issue with suggstions that their sector is highly profitable and say it is unfair to characterise it as being(...)

Meat Industry Ireland says without the system to bring in employees from outside the EU under the work permit schemes, “hard-won export business” will be jeopardised

The meat processing industry will continue to need workers from abroad in the years ahead, its representatives have told an Oireachtas committee. Me(...)

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