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 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris at a media breifing. File photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The pressure to accelerate the reopening of Ireland is growing; it is audible on the airwaves, and on the streets, where the hum of traffic grows slow(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was shooed away from the chamber by the Ceann Comhairle while his question and answer session was still in full swing

The co-leader of the Social Democrats was taking a dim view. She addressed Leo Varadkar on his first day back after his Topless Taoiseach Picnic Shame(...)

The size of a church building would have an impact on who could attend, he said and that a greater number of mourners could be accommodated in larger places or worship. Photograph: iStock

Labour Alan Kelly has pleaded with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to increase the number of people allowed to attend funerals from 10 to 30. “We have to do s(...)

It is not the first time Bono has sought to influence public policy in the state. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

U2 frontman Bono lobbied the government in recent weeks to establish a “broad-based, special housing policy task force,” according to public records f(...)

Cahir Park Golf Club has informed distant members - defined as those living more than 40km away - who have booked tee times that they can no longer play while Covid-19 restrictions remain in place. Photograph: iStock

A golf club has had to remove members from its booking system following the intervention of gardaí who said it was “unacceptable” for them to travel m(...)

No legislation is required to hold an election, and the difficulties around an election may decrease as  restrictions are eased. Photograph: Getty Images

A plan on how to hold a general election in the midst of the coronavirus crisis – including spreading voting over a number of days, giving “cocooners”(...)

HSE ceo Paul Reid (left) said the announcement by chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan (right) bore ‘absolutely no resemblance to that which we previously discussed and has taken no account of what can be achieved by when’. Photographs: Gareth Chaney/Collin Keegan/Collins

Newly-released correspondence shows serious tensions at the very highest levels of the HSE over what it saw as attempts by the National Public Health (...)

Grange Castle Business Park in south Dublin. Photograph: Ben Ryan Photography

South Dublin County Council has agreed to sell 48 acres of land for €26.4 million to a company that plans to build the State’s largest film and TV stu(...)

Labour leader Alan Kelly said   he had received a reply from Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to his letter of last week, and would now stand back and allow the two parties, and the Greens to try to put together a government.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and Green Party representatives met on Monday for the first session of detailed policy negotiations in the protracted process o(...)

Roy Keane was sent home by manager Mick McCarthy from the 2002 World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

It was three o’clock in the morning in a noodle bar by the train station in Daejeon when I ran into an English reporter I’d shared a hotel with at the(...)

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