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The vacancies in the Upper House arose due to the resignations of Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Elisha McCallion, a former Sinn Féin MLA and MP. Photograph: Tom Honan

Harry McGee Political Corresondent Government candidates have comfortably won the two Seanad byelections prompting predictions from Taoiseach Micheál(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Shane Cassells asked the Junior Minister whether he could see fans returning this year, pointing to the League Cup semi-final taking place at London’s Wembley Stadium this weekend which will have 4,000 fans in attendance. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers has said he is “optimistic” that spectators will be allowed back at some sports games on a trial basis this (...)

One aspect of the EU directive that Minister for Media Catherine Martin feels is slightly less urgent is a content levy requiring international video-on-demand services to make a contribution to the funding of national content. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In considering the future Media Commission, it is important not to confuse it with the Future of Media Commission, which is an entirely different body(...)

The fierce debate raging about the future of the Poolbeg chimneys makes the relative silence about the toxic waste swirling beneath all the more startling. Photograph: iStock

The attitude of Dubliners to the Poolbeg chimneys has always puzzled me. The 1970s industrial behemoths are regarded with a fiercely defensive, roman(...)

Ireland play France in Saturday’s Women’s Six Nations semi-final at Energia Park. File photograph: Inpho

The Government has granted the French squad an elite athletes’ exemption to travel to Dublin for Saturday’s Six Nations semi-final at Energia Park, Do(...)

The  Green Party’s executive committee decided not to follow the parliamentary party in calling for Dublin Mayor Hazel Chu to step aside as party chair during her bid for a Seanad seat. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The row in the Green Party over Dublin Mayor Hazel Chu’s decision to stand for the Seanad byelection as an independent eased over the weekend when the(...)

Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu has recently said that ‘the numbers aren’t there’ for her to win a Seanad seat. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Green’s executive committee (EC) has not joined a majority of the parliamentary party in calling for Hazel Chu to step aside as party chairwoman d(...)

Veronica Dunne continued to teach at the Leinster School of Music and the Royal Irish Academy of Music and in 2014, aged 87, she was still teaching 39 hours a week. File photograph: The Irish Times

Renowned Irish opera singer Veronica Dunne has died aged 93. She was a constant and highly respected, figure in Irish opera for more than 60 years, fi(...)

Prof Mike Weed from the University of Canterbury, who studied 27,000 Covid-19 cases, says outdoor gatherings are safe if accompanied by proper risk management. File photograph: iStock

Just one confirmed case of Covid-19 in every thousand is traced to outdoor transmission, new figures reveal. Of the 232,164 cases of Covid-19 record(...)

Pedestrianised Princes Street in Cork where traders have ‘sourced a demountable solution’. File photograph: Clare Keogh

Cork could become a prototype for other Irish cities by offering open-air dining when Covid-19 numbers fall and it is deemed safe for restaurants to r(...)

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