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Dublin’s Grafton Street December 23d, 2021. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A record number of daily Covid-19 cases were reported in the State on Friday, with an estimated 83 per cent of cases being due to the highly-transmiss(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin. The year ends with the Coalition Government   under unrelenting pressure from the challenge of managing this once-in-a-lifetime event. Photograph: Johanna Geron/EPA

The year began and ends with Covid dominating the news and the daily business of government. As they gather for Christmas 2021, people wonder if an in(...)

After 32 years, Denis O’Brien left Irish media when he sold radio group Communicorp to Bauer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some years are defined by arrivals, others by departures: 2021 in Irish media was unquestionably the latter. Thirty-two years after his initial radio (...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan: ‘The  necessary public health measures introduced to protect all of us from the worst impacts of this virus have had a disproportionate impact on our older people.’ Photograph: Leah Farrell/

Covid-19 has had a disproportionate impact on older people, chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said on Saturday, as 1,224 further cases of the dise(...)

 Dr Ronan Glynn said vaccination, combined with basic public health measures, is the most effective way to protect the community against Covid-19. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A further 1,819 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the State on Wednesday evening as deputy chief medical officer Ronan Glynn sought to assure the pu(...)

Niac has also changed advice to allow under-40s to receive the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. File photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Vaccinations against Covid-19 for people aged between 18 and 34 begin on Monday, as more than 800 pharmacies across the country begin administering th(...)

A health worker prepares a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19  vaccine. File photograph: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images

The “vast majority” of 450,000 people awaiting a second shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine under an accelerated rollout will get it ahead of their origin(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the easing of restrictions was an important step forward but that the coming month could be ‘the most important test’ in the fight against the pandemic.

A far-reaching lifting of Covid-19 restrictions was announced on Friday night by Taoiseach Micheál Martin, who unveiled a schedule for admitting crow(...)

Future of Media Commission chairman Brian MacCraith: Body  is being funded through the Department of the Taoiseach. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A commission set up to examine the future of media in Ireland has so far cost the taxpayer almost €240,000. The Future of Media Commission – which ha(...)

British journalist and former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger. Photograph:   Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images

And then there were nine. Alan Rusbridger has resigned from the Government’s Future of Media Commission to spend more time with his piano, leaving jus(...)

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