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Senator Marie Sherlock  said live entertainment businesses are hanging on by their fingertips and still have costs even though they are not operating. Photograph: iStock

The live entertainment industry is still waiting for details of the €50 million fund announced for the sector in the budget five months ago, the Sean(...)

Strokestown residents Shane Lynskey and Annette Feeley: Their local branch of Bank of Ireland is to close in September.

News that two Bank of Ireland branches, less than 12km apart, are to close in Co Roscommon was met with anger and disappointment in the towns of Strok(...)

Temple Bar during the pandemic: Most business groups have wisely decided to keep quiet in the eye of the Covid-19 storm.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Can you feel it? Ireland has arrived at an especially tense moment in the fight against the pandemic. Even though case numbers are falling, which mean(...)

Closed shop in Dublin city centre: No one can credibly argue  the UK strain could have been kept out. We share this island with the UK. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Can you feel it? Ireland has arrived at an especially tense moment in the fight against the pandemic. Even though case numbers are falling, which mean(...)

Sinn Féin TD Martin Browne told Tipp FM this week that the party should stop apologising about the past while he also admitted that he has gone to the homes of members with whom he disagreed.

The Sinn Féin chair of the public petitions committee was forced to adjourn its first official meeting on Thursday after members called on him to expl(...)

Micheál Martin: ‘I’m not into short-termism or opinion polls.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Pressure on Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s leadership of Fianna Fáil intensified over the weekend with some of his TDs questioning the party’s ability to (...)

Cork Children’s Court heard that gardaí were still preparing a file on the attack on the teenager in Carrigaline, Co Cork, last month. File photograph: Collins Courts

A teenager has been remanded on bail after he was charged in connection with an attack last month on another teenager in Carrigaline who was cut and s(...)

Then Senator Frank Feighan (left) and Richard Bruton TD attend a British Irish Parliamentary Assembly  meeting in Wicklow last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Eight or nine years ago he felt his political career was over. But on Thursday Frankie Feighan will return to the Dáil having successfully won a seat (...)

Micheál Martin at the   count for  Cork South-Central. One long-serving TD said Martin was likely to know his position was under pressure. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

As a poor election got substantially worse for Fianna Fáil on the second day of counting, the mood within the party darkened. TDs emerged from count (...)

In Roscommon-Galway, Michael Fitzmaurice took the first seat on the first count, exceeding the quota by 1,637 first preferences, increasing his vote by more than 7 per cent on the last general election.  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The final seat in the Roscommon-Galway constituency was filled shortly after 1pm on Monday afternoon following the sixth and final count at the Dr Hyd(...)

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