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GRA delegates are also scheduled to debate whether frontline gardaí should be issued with Tasers for protection. File photograph: Getty

A Limerick-based garda is facing disciplinary action, including possible dismissal, for activating his blue lights when a stolen car drove past, the G(...)

Matt Cooper has not missed out on his true vocation as a feel-good daytime disc jockey. Photograph: Today FM

For all his relaxed, balanced style, one can’t help thinking that Matt Cooper is a glass-half-empty kinda guy. True, as presenter of current affairs t(...)

Ryan Tubridy now has 366,000 listeners on Radio, making his show second only to Morning Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ryan Tubridy, Claire Byrne, Pat Kenny and Matt Cooper were among the main winners in the latest Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) survey of (...)

Robert and Michelle Ryan, with a photo of their father, Bobby Ryan, outside court after Patrick Quirke was convicted in 2019. Photograph: Collins Courts

The daughter of Bobby ‘Mr Moonlight’ Ryan has said her life ended when her father died. Michelle Ryan has described her life now as “an existence” mor(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath said it was ‘simply not possible’ to extend the bonus to other workers, such as carers, due to financial constraints. Photograph: iStock

Agency workers such as cleaners, nurses and paramedics in public hospitals who were contracted or seconded to the HSE during the Covid-19 pandemic wil(...)

Garda numbers are now down to 14,263, almost 500 off from their peak of 14,750 when the pandemic began in March 2020. Photograph: Frank Miller

A significant decline in garda numbers over the last two years was “alarming” and meant fewer gardaí were responding to emergency calls and patrolling(...)

There were more Covid-19  cases over Christmas than in the whole of 2020. Photograph: iStock

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has called for elective care to be cancelled until the end of January because of pressures on the system fr(...)

‘You do not have to have emigrated to experience missing home. All you have to do is to move forward a sufficient distance through time.’ Photograph: David Sleator

I blame Gabriel Byrne, who has a stage adaptation of his memoir Walking With Ghosts opening in the Gaiety at the end of January, for causing me to wal(...)

Prof Paddy Mallon, a consultant at St Vincent’s Hospital and professor of microbial diseases at UCD. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Early data emerging from Denmark and South Africa indicates there may be a lower hospitalisation rate linked to the Omicron variant of Covid-19, accor(...)

RTÉ Radio 1 remained the biggest player in the national market, bolstered by marquee names and brand recognition. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

RTÉ Radio 1’s new guard found their voice amidst fiscal crisis, while Newstalk kept its scrappy approach under new ownership After the tumult, t(...)

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