Simon Coveney: “The challenges that we face are the fact that a lot of the medicines that would have been supplied into Ireland until now come either via the UK or from the UK.”

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has urged people not to stockpile medicines over fears of a hard Brexit. The Minister said the Republic h(...)

Racing driver Hunter Abbott with AlcoSense personal use breathalyser. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Every household in Ireland should be given a single-use breathalyser because of the implications of tighter drink-driving legislation now in force in (...)

The Cabinet yesterday discussed potential disruptions to the supply of medicines which could occur if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that the Government has a “watchlist” of 24 drugs, including radiotherapy drugs, which could be subject to shortages i(...)

Bare shelves during the Beast from the East  showed how reliant we are on food from the UK. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish supermarkets are very vulnerable to changed circumstance. That has rarely been clearer than it was at the end of February last year when the few(...)

The Revenue Commissioners have made plans for emergency medicines coming into the State to be fast-tracked at customs entry points after Brexit. File photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

The Revenue Commissioners have made plans with the pharmaceutical industry for emergency medicines coming into the State to be fast-tracked at customs(...)

A laptop computer screen displaying the Netflix homepage. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

For years, Facebook gave some of the world’s largest technology companies more intrusive access to users’ personal data than it has disclosed, effecti(...)

Minsiter for Health Simon Harris speaking in Farmleigh in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

The continued supply of medicines to patients in this State is one of the main concerns facing the health service from Brexit, Minister for Health Sim(...)

Lending volumes shot up through late 2016 and early 2016 from low levels and have now topped out

Mortgage lending is stalling. Having grown very strongly over the past couple of years, the latest figures show that growth in new loan approvals has (...)

Agreement requires an  estate agent to  make suitable properties exclusively available to homeless families, which includes not advertising them on letting websites and not holding open viewings.

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) has defended its decision to offer “placement fees” of €500 to private letting agents in return for them s(...)

Reported adverse affects from illegal cosmetic products in Ireland are increasing, according to the regulatory authority. File photograph: Getty Images

More than 3,000 harmful illegal cosmetic products were seized as they entered Ireland in the past two years. They were, in the main, for teeth whiten(...)

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