Rapid antigen testing has a role to play in combatting Covid-19, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said.

The Tánaiste has said he wants Nphet (National Public Health Emergency Team) to decide quickly on the introduction of rapid testing, and not to take a(...)

 The implementation of a testing system at Irish airports “has been difficult because we’ve been getting different advices”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government had difficulty implementing a Covid-19 testing system at Irish airports because it was getting different advice, the Dáil has been told(...)

 Heather Humphreys: “I do expect management at Aer Lingus to communicate fully with staff regarding this matter, and provide them with the necessary documentation”

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys has accused Aer Lingus management of failing to provide necessary documentation to ensure employees c(...)

Taxi drivers protest on Dublin’s Merrion Square on Tuesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

The “cosseted political class” and the Dáil suspension debacle were compared with the plight of taxi drivers during a debate calling for a comprehensi(...)

Greenland is one of the 15 countries on the new Government travel green list. Photograph: Getty Images

Finally, we have white smoke and a green list? We do, indeed. After weeks of waiting and just a hint of confusion, the Cabinet met on Tuesday night a(...)

‘There is huge public concern at the arrival into Ireland of visitors from the United States (during Covid-19 pandemic),’ Labour transport spokesman Duncan Smith said.   File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Between 200 and 250 people a day are arriving in Ireland from the United States, with many transatlantic flights operating at a fraction of their capa(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross  called on TDs not to exaggerate the problem of passengers arriving in Ireland unchecked. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said it was likely that “facial coverings will be allowed and encouraged” on public transport and in shops, from(...)

Minister for Transport Shane  Ross told the Dáil the public transport system ‘is a critical part of the plan for re-opening of the economy’.

The Government will provide additional funding to ensure public transport services continue despite the drop in fare income, Minister for Transport Sh(...)

Sinn Féin TD Darren O’Rourke. Photograph:  Eric Luke

Sinn Féin councillor Darren O’Rourke topped the polls in the Meath East constituency in the 2020 election. O’Rourke (39) ran in the 2016 election and(...)

Sinn Féins Darren O’Rourke celebrates the announcement of his election at the Meath East count centre in Ashbourne. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin’s Darren O’Rourke topped the poll in Meath East, while Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty lost her seat and came fifth in the thr(...)

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