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Reinhard Schaler helping his son Pádraig with robatic gait therapy, with rehabilitation exercise specialist Barry Moore (right). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

As Pádraig Schaler’s arms and legs start to move in very slow motion above the treadmill, it appears for a moment as if he is suspended in zero gravit(...)

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh: like something out of a Le Carré novel. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

This time of year, things usually go a bit mad around Leinster House. Political parties throw parties, the restaurant is heaving, the bar gets busy an(...)

Geraldine Feeney is a former Fianna Fáil senator. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Dáil is set to vote without a debate on Tuesday on the appointment of former lobbyist Geraldine Feeney as a member of the Standards in Public Offi(...)

Chief medical officer  Dr Tony Holohan: Government sources have expressed confidence that there may be some easing of restrictions on June 8th beyond what was originally envisaged. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The State’s chief medical officer Tony Holohan has rejected pressure from some Government Ministers to accelerate the relaxation of coronavirus restri(...)

Electronic signs in the Phoenix Park in Dublin give advice on social distancing. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said “that there is no change to the advice to maintain a physical distance of two metres,” according to his spokesman. “(...)

Pupils attend a class at Basisschool De Valke in Lichtervelde in Belgium on Friday as schools test the reopening and start again for a limited number of grades on Monday. Photograph:  Kurt Desplenter/Belga/AFP

The chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan has said the Department of Education is focused on a September return for schools and he does “not anticipat(...)

 Duncan Smith: “I don’t think at this point we should go into government, and it doesn’t change the mandate we got in February.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Supporters of Labour leadership contender Alan Kelly are split on whether the party should enter government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in the week(...)

Mid-term review of the National Disability Inclusion Strategy (NDIS) 2017 – 2021, published  by the Minister of State with responsibility of disability issues, Finian McGrath. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The Government intends to improve access for people with disabilities to jury service and improve protections for people with disabilities against hat(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  speaking to the media at the election count in Phibblestown Community Centre yesterday. Photograph: Tom Honan

The results of this earthquake general election will continue to unfold but it is already clear that the landscape on which our politics happens has b(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar casts his vote in Dublin on Saturday.  Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

If the figures of tonight’s exit poll are borne out when the ballot boxes open, the result of Election 2020 will be an unprecedented even split betwee(...)

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