Eoin Robinson in Abu Dhabi: “The majority of people got [the Chinese vaccine] here. The medical facilities over here are world-class.”

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has been asked to consider reviewing travel restrictions that require Irish citizens who have received non-Europe(...)

People arrive to quarantine at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry:  Teachers returning from the Middle East who are fully  vaccinated with the Chinese vaccine will  be required to quarantine on their return. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fully vaccinated Irish teachers returning from their posts in the Middle East are facing mandatory hotel quarantine because they received the Chinese-(...)

Brexit: ‘A deal would be terrible; a no-deal would be absolutely unbearable’

Businesses cannot fully prepare for Brexit until they know what rules will apply on trading with Britain after it takes effect on January 1st, the Oir(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Cork Mart, Fermoy, Co Cork on Tuesday with Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has pledged that Fine Gael will use national funding to make up any shortfall in support for Irish farmers as a result of propo(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar are pictured in Cork where  Fine Gael set out its agriculture policy on Tuesday. Photograph: Áine McMahon/PA Wire.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has again insisted that Fine Gael will not go into coalition with Sinn Féin after the general election. He was speaking on Tue(...)

Mark McGoldrick project manager, Fergal Black director of care and rehabilitation, Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration David Stanton, Castlerea prison Governor Martin Reilly and Robert Hall of the Irish Horse Welfare Trust with horse handlers Joe and Cora Sharkey.

Prisoners in one of Ireland’s jails will get to work outside the prison in stables with up to 10 horses in a bid to secure jobs in the equine industry(...)

Yes cards are seen at a count centre. Photograph: PA

Cork East registered a Yes vote of 64.1 per cent with a No Vote of 39.5 per cent. Politicians in support of the Yes vote included Labour TD Sean Sher(...)

Mary Mitchell  O’Connor declined a role in the Department of Justice with responsibility for equality and law reform.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is facing criticism from key supporters for refusing to make radical changes to the Cabinet. Mr Varadkar was strongly criticis(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina visit the A Thousand Reasons, One Wish exhibition at Liberty Hall. With the President are, from left, Ivar Rocha Arias (Peru), Jayson Montenegro (Philippines), Edna Tuazon (Philippines), Pria Ramsurn (Mauritius), Irene Jagoba (Philippines) and Alma Imus, (Philippines). Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Alma Imus waves her children off to school every morning, checks their homework when they come home and says goodnight to them at bedtime, but she has(...)

 Fine Gael’s Marcella Corcoran Kennedy (left), Eoghan Murphy (front), David Stanton and Regina Doherty announcing their partys Oireachtas Reform Programme at Leinster House on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael has denied its proposals on Dáil reform are an attempt to lure Independent TDs into supporting a minority government. The party published i(...)

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