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Taoiseach  told the Dáil  on Wednesday that he would like to get back to Level 3 restrictions for December 1st. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Families should be given clarity over Covid-19 restrictions ahead of Christmas, while the risk of ongoing economic and social damage from lockdowns ne(...)

President Michael D Higgins described the Galway campaign as ‘a magnificent example of active citizenship at its very best’. Pictured at Bord Bia  Bloom Festival in Dublin’s Phoenix Park in 2019. File photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins has applauded the people of Galway City for their campaign to be Ireland’s first urban park, adding that it is (...)

Local authorities lack the resources to police the smoky coal ban effectively, says Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith. Photograph: iStock

To the naked eye, the two lumps of coal are indistinguishable. However, when subjected to laboratory analysis, significant differences emerge, despite(...)

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill: This is not the time “to gamble with people’s lives”.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

Border TDs have called for the legislation imposing restrictions on movement to be amended to ensure they apply to everyone including day visitors fro(...)

Brendan Smith

A former minister and chairman of the Oireachtas foreign affairs committee in the last Dáil, Cavan- based TD Brendan Smith secured the seat he has he(...)

Elderly patients on both sides  are crossing the Border for the same healthcare and treatments. Photograph: iStock

Elderly patients from Northern Ireland are travelling south for the same orthopaedic and eye treatments under the same EU scheme that residents in the(...)

Fr Oliver O’Reilly condemned the appalling treatment of Kevin Lunney by “a local Mafia-style group with its own godfather”. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The establishment of an armed Garda Síochána unit for the Cavan border area, following the abduction and torture of Kevin Lunney, a senior executive a(...)

Simon Coveney: There are many people who know who these people are and who is behind the brutality and intimidation.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People living along the Border have an obligation to help stamp out “brutality, intimidation and total lawlessness”, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has declar(...)

The final two seats will come down to a battle between Sinn Féin’s incumbent MEP Matt Carthy (above, with Pearse Doherty), Maria Walsh, Peter Casey and, at a push, Saoirse McHugh. Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

The transfer-friendliness of candidates battling it out for the three remaining seats in the European constituency of Midlands North West could push t(...)

 MEP candidate Maria Walsh with  party leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Galway earlier this month. Photograph:   Andrew Downes, Xposure

Fine Gael’s Maireád McGuinness romped to victory in the European constituency of Midlands North West, topping the poll with 22 per cent of the vote. (...)

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