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At least 20 senior officials and staff from the Department of Foreign Affairs celebrated with champagne at Iveagh House in a manner appearing to breach public health guidelines during lockdown last year.

At least 20 senior officials and staff from the Department of Foreign Affairs celebrated with champagne at Iveagh House in a manner appearing to breac(...)

The Dáil heard on Tuesday that restaurants, hotels and nightclubs are suffering from cancellations and a ‘specific response’ is needed to the situation they face. File photograph: Getty

Covid case numbers are in the balance but if public behaviour continues to change they will come down, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said. He told his(...)

The four men were summoned in relation to an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner, which took place at the Station House Hotel, Clifden, during Covid restrictions last August

The case against two prominent politicians and two hoteliers over their alleged role in organising the “Golfgate” dinner during Covid restrictions las(...)

 Moves to ban forcing people to retire before the State pension age will be welcomed by unions, but resisted by employers. Photograph: Tom Honan

The guts of 100 years ago, minister for finance Ernest Blythe endured the wrath of the electorate when he cut a shilling from the old-age pension. For(...)

Nama this year made a payment of €1.9m to  Revenue  arising from an unprompted voluntary disclosure. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has confirmed that the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has this year made a payment of €1.9 million to Re(...)

The €165bn   plan was agreed amid pressure on Minister for Public Expenditure Michael Mr McGrath from Fianna Fáil backbenchers over spending on regional roads projects. Photograph: Getty Images

Tense negotiations over the level of investment in roads projects saw talks on the National Development Plan (NDP) go down to the wire, it is understo(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said 450,000 passport books and cards had been processed since the beginning of the year. File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has trenchantly defended the Passport Service against a barrage of criticism from TDs inundated with consti(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly.  Photograph: Alan Betson /

Fianna Fáil backbechers have sought changes to the income criteria for medical cards in the budget at a private meeting with Minister for Health Steph(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin attending the UN general assembly with Ireland’s ambassador to the UN, Geraldine Byrne Nason, and  Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney. Photograph: Department of Foreign Affairs/Twitter

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the Government will use the upcoming budget to protect people with lower incomes from the impact of rising energy co(...)

The Oireachtas Golf Society dinner at the Station House Hotel in Clifden  took place at a time of strict Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The case against two prominent politicians and two hoteliers over their alleged role in organising a golf dinner during Covid restrictions last summer(...)

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