Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney TD arrives at the Convention Centre in Dublin were the Dáil is sitting. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said he believes Ireland “will do well” from the EU compensation fund to cushion the economic disruptio(...)

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(...)

‘If we do not protect and restore biodiversity we will fail to meet our climate goals,’ Prof Buckley has said. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Protecting biodiversity and deploying nature-based solutions could help achieve global and national carbon emissions reduction targets, and “keep our (...)

A primary criticism is that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is disconnected from his own parliamentarians, says one Leinster TD.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Late on Tuesday evening, 10 or so Fianna Fáil TDs, mostly drawn from those elected to the Dáil for the first time last February, congregated in a corn(...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl spoke as the Dáil resumed at 8pm, after it adjourned some hours earlier in the afternoon. File photograph: Oireachtas TV

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl has defended his action in adjourning the Dáil “in the emergency situation that was described to me” when he was info(...)

Louise O’Donovan: ‘As [the water] was coming down the street people ran upstairs and grabbed duvets off beds to throw them down to stop it.’ Photograph: Barry Roche.

“We’ve been here since the 1930s, when my grandfather opened a garage here, and this is the first time it ever flooded,” said Maeve McCarthy as she ex(...)

After a night of torrential rain   the river Roury broke its banks   and also caused flooding in Rosscarbery  earlier this week. Photograph: Andy Gibson

West Cork has been hit again for a second time this week with flooding and damaged roads after a night of torrential rain. Motorists are being asked t(...)

Micheál Martin at the   count for  Cork South-Central. One long-serving TD said Martin was likely to know his position was under pressure. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

As a poor election got substantially worse for Fianna Fáil on the second day of counting, the mood within the party darkened. TDs emerged from count (...)

The remains of Cameron Blair are removed from St Mary’s Church, Bandon, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The family of 20-year-old Cork Institute of Technology student Cameron Blair, who was fatally stabbed earlier this month, remembered him at his funera(...)

Michael Collins has a high profile from organising buses to take patients to Belfast for cataract operations. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Cork South-West (three seats) Current: 1 FF, 1 FG, 1 Ind Cork South-West is one of those constituencies where geography plays almost as important a (...)

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