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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is meeting Ulster Bank  chief executive Jane Howard and new chairman Ruairí O’Flynn.  Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Rollingnews.ie

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said that he is “deeply concerned about the speculation” surrounding Ulster Bank’s future in the Republic, as he (...)

A number of other TDs said that this restriction was not quite as austere as the one in March and April and people were more cognisant of what to expect. Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

There has been substantial internal criticism of the Government’s decision to move to Level 5 of the Covid-19 alert plan for six weeks from backbench (...)

Brian Hayes said the Oireachtas golf dinner “caused a huge amount of angst in the country and I fully recognise that”. File photograph: Alan Betson

Brian Hayes, chief executive of Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), considered resigning after he attended this year’s controversial Oir(...)

The Irish economy is likely to contract by around 1.3%  in the fourth quarter, according to Davy stockbrokers economist Conall Mac Coille

Economists have warned that GDP is now likely to fall again in the final quarter of the year and the unemployment rate will head back over 20 per cent(...)

The Government plans to keep schools open under Level 5 of the Living with Covid plan. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Education Norma Foley has said schools can be “assured” that all necessary measures will be put in place to ensure a successful return to(...)

Customers wearing face masks  socially distance as they queue to enter a clothes shop in Dublin city centre on Monday, before Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions were announced. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Following days of warnings from senior public health officials about the continuing spread of Covid-19, the Government last night reversed its previou(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin addresses the  nation at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday night. Photograph: Julien Behal/Pool/AFP via Getty

The Government has announced Level 5 restrictions across the State for six weeks from Wednesday night/ Thursday morning at midnight until December 1st(...)

Ms Ní Sheaghdha said there was ‘simply no excuse’ for not employing permanent staff. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), Phil Ní­ Sheaghdha has questioned the HSE’s recruitment policy saying it i(...)

Dermot Bannon gazes out yet another large window over yet another vast, rugged vista

It is slightly alarming to discover Dermot Bannon’s reputation as home-improvement God Emperor has not reached the chillier parts of North America. Pi(...)

An almost deserted Temple Bar in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The dilemma of trying to find a balance between protecting lives and protecting livelihoods explains why Government Ministers spent many hours at the (...)

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