Taoiseach Micheál Martin during the UN Climate Change Conference. Photograph: Hannah McKay - Pool/Getty

Away from the lofty rhetoric and pledges by world leaders to save the world in Glasgow, a group of senior ministers will meet in Dublin today to final(...)

Poll shows Sinn Féin has the support of almost a third of voters at 32 per cent. The poll totals 101% due to rounding up

Good morning. Last month when Sinn Féin put down a motion of no confidence in Simon Coveney over his handling of the Zapponegate affair, it raised so(...)

Sarah Durcan, the  Social Democrats’ candidate in Dublin Bay South, launching her byelection campaign outside the Dáil on Wednesday, flanked by Róisín Shortall. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An action-packed day on the political front. It was all go around Leinster House. TDs belting onto the plinth for all manner of media opportunities, (...)

Sarah Durcan, Social Democrats candidate in Dublin Bay South launching her campaign for the byelection, outside the Dáil, flanked by party co-leaders Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Dublin Bay South byelection is “wide open”, the Social Democrats believe, warning against “deciding this election is over before it starts”. Lau(...)

Ireland’s hugely successful tourism industry  plays a central economic role. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

As Ireland seeks to emerge from the crisis brought about by Covid-19, and focus on how we will rebuild our economy, it is clear that the restoration o(...)

Airlines owe Irish consumers at least €25 million as a result of Covid-19-related flight cancellations. Photograph: iStock

The scale of the crisis which has engulfed the Irish travel industry and the impact it has had on would-be travellers was laid bare at a recent hearin(...)

Chief executive of the Irish Travel Agents Association Pat Dawson said Ryanair was refusing to pay money back to travel agents

Airlines owe at least €25 million to Irish consumers as a result of Covid-19 related flight cancellations with some of outstanding refunds dating back(...)

Sanitising self-check in kiosks at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has the most draconian rules in Europe for people flying in and out, but has the weakest rules when it comes to following up with those arrivi(...)

Ryanair chief executive, Eddie Wilson, said he was disappointed at the Minister’s remarks. Photograph: Garrett White

They may have fallen out in the media, but the Government still looks unwilling to stray far from the National Public Health Emergency Team’s advice w(...)

Airlines and airports want the Government to adopt the EU’s proposed traffic light system, which grades countries as green, orange and red, according to their Covid-19 rates. Photograph: iStock

No EU country will feature on this week’s Government Covid-19 travel green list, TDs and senators have been told. Travellers from countries not on th(...)

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