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The Cabinet has agreed to a €1,000 tax-free ex gratia payment to frontline health workers in clinical settings, but it will not be afforded to all roles. Photograph: iStock

It is now looking like the beginning of the end rather than the end of the beginning. Omicron has swept through the country like a hurricane. With 2.6(...)

Labour Party call for senior minister to tackle gender-based violence. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There should be a senior Cabinet minister with responsibility for tackling gender-based violence, following the violent death of schoolteacher Ashling(...)

Flowers, messages and candles left at a memorial outside Leinster House for Ashling Murphy, who was murdered in Tullamore on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The Garda investigation into the murder of Ashling Murphy last night remained focused heavily on a man being treated for a variety of wounds in a Dubl(...)

Ashling Murphy: murder has caused widespread anger and shock in Ireland and beyond. Photograph: Billy Stickland

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said a “zero-tolerance” approach will be central to a new Government strategy tackling gender-based violence, a(...)

Mr Varadkar said that every one in the country was shocked by what had happened in Tullamore. Photograph: Roisin Nic Lochlainn /PA

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to Ashling Murphy, the 23-year-old teacher who was murdered while she was out for a run in Tullamore Co O(...)

MOVIES AND TV By Donald Clarke Alison Oliver Alison Oliver Actor “Alison’s audition tape was a revelation,” director Lenny Abrahamson(...)

Ministers are concerned at the possible impact of Omicron on jobs and the economy. File photograph: Rodrigo Urzagasti/AFP via Getty Images

Ministers may press to reduce the isolation period for cases and close contacts of the highly transmissible but “milder” Omicron variant of Covid-19, (...)

The queue outside the UCD vaccination centre on Thursday morning. The Taoiseach apologised to the hundreds of people who were turned away from the oversubscribed walk-in clinic. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The HSE is working to increase its ability to provide more Covid-19 vaccine boosters more quickly to better protect people against the threat from the(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is to outline his plans for major green all-island projects including new cross-Border greenway routes. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will on Thursday outline his plans for major green all-island projects including new cross-Border greenway routes and an all-(...)

President Michael D Higgins has previously expressed concern at a flurry of last-minute Bills. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the downsides of our annual festive splurge is the prospect of all those bills coming through the letterbox after Christmas. It’s the other wa(...)

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