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Annual grants are on the way of up to €500 towards the cost of wigs or hairpieces for people suffering hair loss through illness. File photograph: Getty Images

Annual grants of up to €500 towards the cost of wigs or hairpieces for people suffering hair loss through illness will be available from the end of Ma(...)

British Ambassador to Ireland Paul Johnston with Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl at a Mass for David Amess MP at St Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Concern for the safety of elected politicians in this country has grown since the recent murder of British MP David Amess. The toxic impact of social (...)

Basketball Ireland had cancelled league games and competitions following a change  regulations which required anyone playing indoors to either have a Covid-19 vaccination certificate or proof of a negative PCR test. Photograph: iStock

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers has confirmed that a resolution has been reached to allow indoor games and competitions for under 18s to res(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin described basketball as ‘a great sport’ and pledged to do ‘everything we possibly can to facilitate its restoration in these difficult Covid times’. File photograph: Getty

Thousands of people are being “robbed” of the opportunity to play indoor sports including basketball because of Sport Ireland’s coronavirus guidelines(...)

It is understood that elected representatives have been given advice in relation to alarm systems and panic buttons. File photograph: Getty Images

TDs and Senators were on Monday given a Garda briefing on their personal safety, following the killing of British MP David Amess, as well as a wave of(...)

Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin said the Government will face trouble at the next election if there are no solutions. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Government has, at most, just over three years to show that its Housing for All plan has turned the tide in tackling the housing crisis. Sinn Fé(...)

The Tánaiste suggested there will be significant movement with regard to the numbers of people allowed to attend events during the summer when new guidelines are announced on Friday. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Tánaiste has signalled that “thousands of spectators” will able to attend a number of trial outdoor sporting events over the next two months but s(...)

 Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: he insists he has not broken the law, and defended his actions by saying he  circulated the contract to encourage NAGP members to agree to it.  Photograph: Alan Betson

“What I’m saying is it’s not going to arise,” said Tánaiste Leo Varadkar on the prospect of charges being brought against him on the back of the Garda(...)

Last November, the Department of Health advised older people to take daily vitamin D supplements of 15 micrograms for their bone and muscle health. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has been urged to include recommendations on taking vitamin D supplements in the revised “Living with Covid-19” s(...)

Fine Gael TD Emer Higgins said the State’s messaging on Covid-19 was ‘stale, predictable, ineffective’. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Government backbencher has called for Road Safety Authority-style advertising on Covid-19 that will shock people because the current awareness campa(...)

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