Gary Gannon

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 Social Democrats  TD Gary Gannon: told the Taoiseach that Ireland had made international headlines last weekend and ‘not in a good way’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

People should not be deported to red zone countries or states where the level of Covid-19 is much worse than in Ireland, the Taoiseach has said as con(...)

Shoppers at the Aldi store in Blackrock, Co Dublin. File Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some retailers that have been allowed to keep trading during the current period of coronavirus restrictions are being told not to sell greeting cards,(...)

Minister of State Damien English faces criticism for ban on clothes for sale in supermarkets.  File photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The junior minister with responsibility for the retail sector Damien English has been criticised for insisting that children’s clothes are not essenti(...)

Social Democrats TD  Gary Gannon:  Claimed the Arts Council advertised a tender for communications advice and many major creative agencies applied and it cost them “into the tens of thousands in time, commitments and production”.

The cancellation by the Arts Council of a tendering process it issued four months ago for communications advice should be independently investigated, (...)

The Dáil heard Government support was needed for events like   the Electric Picnic music festival to go ahead next year. Photograph: Haydn West/PA

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys has ruled out restoring the €350 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (Pup) rate for workers in the entertai(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall: “The Government has been distracted and their focus has been elsewhere.” File photograph: Collins

The Government has been accused of endangering the re-opening of schools due to its “lax” travel policy and a “chaotic” approach to key issues facing (...)

The Minister for Education said she expected announcements on the reopening of schools “will come at the end of this month”.

Minister for Education Norma Foley has been sharply criticised over the failure to include a budget for dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic in revised (...)

Deputy Gary Gannon said the pandemic payment was helping vulnerable artists to ‘feed themselves’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The arts sector in Northern Ireland will receive over €11 million more in Covid-19 funding from the UK authorities than the Irish Government is provid(...)

Members of the Healy-Rae family perform outside Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Outside Leinster House it was like the prelude to a boyband concert. A high-spirited crowd, dressed to the nines and giddy with excitement, held homem(...)

 Fianna Fáil TD Paul McAuliffe celebrates his election with his family. Photograph: Tom Honan

A new Lord Mayor of Dublin will have to be elected after the incumbent, Fianna Fáil’s Paul McAuliffe, took the last Dáil seat in Dublin North West. H(...)

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