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The Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is a single-shot jab. File photograph: David Zalubowski/ AP Photo

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) jab for under-50s would ensure “maximum utilisation” of all vaccines (...)

Gardaí have said high-visibility patrols at public amenities, parks and beauty spots will continue across the country this weekend. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A further 624 Covid-19 cases and an additional two coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the State. This brings the total number of Covid-(...)

Former Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Former Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey has said that the “swing-gate” controversy “destroyed” her and that she became fearful of doing her weekly shop or br(...)

Claire Byrne talked to Erin McClean, wife of Republic of Ireland soccer international James McClean, who described the abuse suffered by her husband on social media and beyond. Photograph:  Andres Poveda/RTÉ

As a tenacious interviewer unafraid to tackle the great and the not-so-good, it takes a lot to silence Claire Byrne. But there she is, on Wednesday’s (...)

 St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin on Wednesday. File photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

A further 79 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the State. The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) also recorded another 1,41(...)

Claire Byrne: her approach is arguably more effective than that of her predecessor Sean O’Rourke

It seems like only yesterday that we were being urged to step outside our bubbles, of the social-media variety, and listen to viewpoints beyond our ec(...)

Over the years Brendan O’Connor has dialled down the sardonic sneer [...] and he’s now an empathetic interviewer who wears his knowledge of books, culture and history lightly. Photograph: Kinlan Photography

A friend recently lamented to me that he appeared to have moved abruptly from “promising” to “veteran” without an intervening middle period. That exp(...)

Ryan Tubridy remains RTÉ’s highest-paid presenter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The pay bill for the 10 highest paid presenters at RTÉ rose to €3.2 million in 2019, up from just above €3 million in 2016, according to figures publi(...)

Mary McAleese has said  she was “surprised” by the “speed and humility” of the apologies offered by bishops and religious orders following the publication of the report by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes this week. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has said the Church was “more complicit than most” in the mother and baby home scandal. Ms McAleese added (...)

Outgoing GRA president Jim Mulligan says militancy in the organisation includes ‘calls for industrial action at the height of a pandemic’. Photograph: Conor Ó Mearáin

The outgoing president of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) has condemned the “militancy” of the association and has raised his concerns with(...)

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