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Social Democrats TD  Gary Gannon:  Claimed the Arts Council advertised a tender for communications advice and many major creative agencies applied and it cost them “into the tens of thousands in time, commitments and production”.

The cancellation by the Arts Council of a tendering process it issued four months ago for communications advice should be independently investigated, (...)

 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(...)

Ireland is set to publish a list of safe countries to travel to but Government advice remains that all unnecessary international travel should be avoided. Photograph: iStock

Experts have warned that a so-called “green list” of countries deemed comparatively safe in terms of Covid-19 infection spread will confuse people who(...)

 Minister for  Transport Eamon Ryan at Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The rollout of a mandatory quarantine regime for people arriving here from outside the State would not be effective due to difficulty securing agreeme(...)

Cost increases of such a scale could add hundreds of millions of euro to the current estimates for the new children’s hospital which currently are more than € 1.7 billion. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The cost of building complex projects such as the National Children’s Hospital could increase by up to 40 per cent as a result of new safety measures (...)

Alan Kelly expressed a view that was in line with the ‘thrust’ of the general attitude of the meeting, according to a source. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A private meeting of Labour TDs has reiterated the party’s position that it should go into opposition rather than enter government. The six party TDs(...)

Further investigation by gardaí found many of the posters were of Lorraine Clifford-Lee, Fianna Fáil’s candidate in the Dublin Fingal byelection which takes place next Friday.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A man found tampering with election posters in Balbriggan in north Co Dublin was arrested and detained by gardaí. Gardaí were alerted after a member(...)

Claire Gill with her children Sadie (4) and baby Callum, at their home in Swords, Co Dublin: she put five-month-old  Callum’s name down for an Educate Together school place five days after he was born. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The original spelling for Swords in north Dublin, according to a 14th-century manuscript on the life of St Columcille, was “Sord” or “Surd”, meaning “(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. “If High-Vis Varadkar had a favourite meal, it would be fresh sod and (video) clips.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The name change passed us by, but since Leo took over as party leader it seems that FG now stands for Fluorescent Government, with High-Vis Varadkar e(...)