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A security guard and Defence Forces member at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry, a mandatory hotel quarantine centre. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Five countries have been removed from the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine list. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said people departing from Be(...)

Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin is to present to Government a tourism advisory group’s report  aimed at getting the State ready to restart the tourism sector. It also recommends the removal of restrictions on UK visitors, thus effectively also allowing residents of the Republic to travel freely to Britain. Photograph :Gareth Chaney/Collins

Irish residents could be allowed to travel to Britain on holiday without restrictions within weeks as part of plans to open a travel bubble between Ir(...)

Dublin, August 29th, 2015: The introduction of water charges was met with massive public protests and a large-scale campaign of refusal to pay bills issued by Irish Water. File photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has ruled out any revisiting of the issue of water charges, despite a call for their reintroduction in a review of Ireland’s (...)

Minister for the Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan said the OECD’s views would influence the Government’s national development and climate action and post-Covid recovery plans. Photograph: Julien Behal

The State should increase carbon taxes, introduce water charges and impose higher waste charges, according to a 10-yearly review of Ireland’s environm(...)

Lemass’s contribution to Irish society and the economy ‘is not celebrated as much as it should be’ and should be marked at a national level, says FF Senator Malcolm Byrne. File photograph: The Irish Times

A call has been made for Dublin Airport to be named after former taoiseach Seán Lemass. The 50th anniversary of his death is marked on Tuesday. Fian(...)

The Dáil was told that the debate should not be seen as a ‘binary choice between meat on the one hand and vegetables or plant-based diets on the other’. File photograph: Getty

If the entire national herd of seven million cattle was sacrificed “on the altar of climate change” there would be no net benefit because Ireland is “(...)

The Minister for the Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan said the  rapid rollout of offshore wind energy would  be contentious, particularly off the east coast because large turbines would  be so visible on the horizon. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s energy transition and rollout of large-scale offshore wind must be seen as “a shared societal project, rather than a developer-led project”,(...)

New homes at Mullen Park, Maynooth, Co Kildare. Round Hill, a multinational investment company, is in discussions to buy 115 homes at the development. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Attorney-General is being consulted by Government to ascertain if its proposal to prevent so-called cuckoo funds from buying up entire housing dev(...)

Waiting times for a driving test, which were at 25 weeks late last year, will continue to grow, reaching a peak by the end of the year or early in 2022.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

With just days to the start of the reopening of driving test services to non-essential workers, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has said it remains un(...)

Claire Byrne (centre) seen after being elected to Dublin City Council in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Green Party councillor Claire Byrne has announced she intends to contest Hazel Chu for the party’s nomination to stand in the upcoming Dublin Bay Sout(...)

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