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Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said asking local GPs to make house calls or pharmacists to get involved are among the options that could be considered. Photograph: iStock

The Government may consider alternative options for the vaccination of housebound older people to assist the National Ambulance Service as about 1,000(...)

Taoiseach confirmed the Government will “recognise the frontline healthcare workers in respect of the extraordinary contribution and commitment they have made...”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The precise format of a bonus to be paid to frontline healthcare workers must be agreed with the social partners and will also have to take account of(...)

Fianna Fáil Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has come under renewed pressure to scrap his proposed shared-equity loan scheme amid repeated Opposit(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: “What we saw on the streets of Dublin this week cannot happen again. I’ll be writing to the digital platforms to press them on their responsibility to moderate and remove content that encourages such behaviour.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar is set to write to major digital media companies to raise concern over their platforms being used to plan events that disobey em(...)

A Covid-19 vaccination area  at St Mary’s Hospital in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The decision to locate just one mass Covid-19 vaccination centre in Co Galway is “surprising” given the size of the county, Sinn Féin TD Mairéad Farre(...)

Eamon Ryan, one  TD declared, needed ‘to be put back in his green box’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It hasn’t been a great week for the Greens. But there is precious little sympathy for Eamon Ryan and his party from their coalition partners. News o(...)

Figures from the Chief Medical Officer up to January 14th showed that 23 of the 182 deaths in January were associated with hospital outbreaks and 38 with nursing homes. Photograph: iStock

Up to one third of patients are contracting Covid-19 while in hospital and the situation is “very serious”, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said. He said t(...)

Irish employers have been too quick to refuse to negotiate company-level agreements on remote working, says ICTU. Photograph: iStock

Trade unions have welcomed Government plans to allow people to have a legal right to seek to work from home, while business groups stressed the need f(...)

People wearing masks pass the Christmas windows at the GPO in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Recipients of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) will receive the Christmas bonus on December 8th, officials from the Department of Social Protec(...)

Taoiseach said his Department  was doing extra work in assessing data and doing data analytics. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has insisted that the data being used to inform Government decisions is not “guesswork” and that the next moves after Level 5(...)

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