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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (R) and Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath are seen ahead of a press conference outside Government Buildings in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The Central Bank of Ireland has warned it could take until 2024 for the Irish economy to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic if there is a second ou(...)

Traveller rights activist Eileen Flynn is one of Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s 11 appointments to the Seanad.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Traveller rights activist Eileen Flynn is one of Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s 11 appointments to the Seanad – the only non-party figure among the nomina(...)

President Michael D  Higgins presents new Ministers with their Seal of Office on Saturday night.

Sweeping changes to Ministerial roles have been introduced as Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan appoin(...)

The Green Party’s Ossian Smyth (left), pictured with other members of the party’s negotiating team Roderic O’Gorman and Neasa Hourigan at Leinster House last month. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Green members must decide if the climate measures contained in the party’s government deal with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are “strong enough” to cover(...)

Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan said it was 'a bit early’ for speculation on reducing the payment

The government should consider increasing housing supports if it cuts enhanced pandemic welfare payments, an economist with the Economic and Social Re(...)

Tax due from those who are in receipt of the weekly €350 Covid-19 unemployment payment could be collected by reducing tax credits in future years, the Revenue Commissioners have said.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tax due from those who are in receipt of the weekly €350 Covid-19 unemployment payment could be collected by reducing tax credits for those taxpayers (...)

Eamon Ryan: the 57-year-old Dubliner, who lives in Clonskeagh, has led the Green Party over the past 12 months to its greatest results. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Eamon Ryan is not a regular smoker, but – in the years when he was rebuilding the Green Party with no money, staff, or even salary for himself – he to(...)

Delays in the testing and tracing system for Covid-19  will not affect the decision on whether to ease lockdown restrictions next Monday, the State’s chief medical officer has said. File photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Delays in reducing the time it takes to test and trace the contacts of new Covid-19 cases will not affect the decision on whether to ease lockdown res(...)

Creches would open for the children of essential workers in the middle stages of the phased plan to ease restrictions, but not for other workers until the late phases. Photograph: Alex Grimm/Getty

Creches for children of non-essential workers would not open until the later stages of the phased plan to ease coronavirus restrictions under draft pr(...)

It is remarkable that the Greens, Social Democrats and Labour are asked to support a government between the Civil War two without knowing who they are being asked to back in a Dáil vote for taoiseach

Most prime ministers sitting down at the Cabinet table can cast their eyes around their colleagues with a strong idea of who their successor will be, (...)

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