The loss of Aer Lingus transatlantic flights would be a blow to Shannon Airport and to the west of Ireland. Photograph: Arthur Ellis/Press22

Aer Lingus may shift transatlantic services from Shannon to the UK as it continues to grapple with Government Covid-19 travel restrictions. The Irish(...)

Paul Reid, chief executive of the Health Service Executive: “We must live with this virus in a very new way, and this requires a carefully balanced approach. The health services need a functioning economy and society.” Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Plans are in place to deal with a surge in Covid-19 hospitalisations as the country faces into a “very difficult period ahead”, the Oireachtas Special(...)

The overall reductions across the airline’s network will be 20 per cent. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Ryanair’s announcement that it will cut flights in September and October provides a neat illustration of the challenges that the Irish airline group -(...)

Nora Labo of Independent Workers Union attends an Oireachtas committee meeting on Covid-19 response. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More than 400 complaints have been lodged with the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) on behalf of migrant workers at meat factories this year to da(...)

About 10,000 to 15,000 people pass through Dublin Airport every day, compared to the 110,000 to 120,000 it would normally expect. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Ryanair executive, Eddie Wilson, gave politicians a stark warning this week. If the Republic does not act now to attract back air traffic “we are goin(...)

Browne’s Hill House, Co Carlow: Sits on five acres of grounds that include a large enclosed courtyard with  buildings.

For most people in Carlow, the name Browne’s Hill is synonymous with the mighty dolmen that stands just outside the town. The Browne’s Hill Dolmen, wh(...)

Spain said the Balearic Islands, which include Ibiza, and the Canary Islands should feature on Ireland’s green list. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is unlikely to immediately review countries on its so-called green list or to consider regional travel corridors, in spite of some stat(...)

“Foreign travel is the ultimate disease vector. Without it, there would be no pandemic.” Photograph: Mariscal/EPA

No one has really defined what constitutes a second wave of the coronavirus. Are the renewed outbreaks in Spain and Australia round two of the pandemi(...)

Some 52 per cent of primary schoolchildren said they learned less at home than in school, while 71.8 per cent of post-primary students said they learned a lot or a little less. Photograph: iStock

A majority of Irish children feel their learning was negatively impacted by homeschooling during the pandemic, with learning out of the classroom als(...)

A plummet in traffic at Dublin and Cork airports has led to losses of €100m to date at the DAA. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Aer Lingus is in talks with workers on job losses at the airline, its chief executive, Sean Doyle, confirmed to TDs and senators on Tuesday. Respondi(...)

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