While people on the subsidy can still apply for the loan, a spokesman for the Department confirmed that “draw-down would not commence until the applicant’s unsupported income post-Covid subsidy has returned to the level specified in the original application for a period of time, usually up to three months”. File photograph: Getty

Mortgage offers made under a government loan scheme may be withdrawn due to the Covid-19 crisis, while those in receipt of wage subsidies could face a(...)

Simonsridge: Investigations  revealed ‘a significant number of fire safety deficiencies with workmanship and building materials’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The developer of hundreds of Dublin apartments affected by building defects is withholding a €1 million contribution to fixing the faults, and demandi(...)

Mallow Search and Rescue boats used in the search operation. Photograph: Mallow Search and Rescue/Facebook

A body has been recovered from the sea off the coast of west Kerry by a team searching for a missing man. It is understood that the body was recovere(...)

An investigation has been stood down in  Co Donegal. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Garda investigation has been stood down after it emerged animal remains had been misidentified as human following their discovery in Donegal on Thur(...)

Childcare facilities will need to bring in social distancing and other safety measures before reopening on June 29th. Photograph: Thierry Roge/Belga Mag/AFP via Getty

Representatives of the childcare sector have warned they will not be able to open on June 29th unless the Government makes a decision this week about (...)

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(...)

The HSE said it was ‘continually gathering data on Covid-19 outbreaks, cases and deaths, including in nursing homes and other residential care settings’ through the computerised infectious disease reporting system. File photograph: RollingNews.ie

A number of nursing homes have questioned the accuracy of internal Health Service Executive data quantifying the number of deaths associated with Covi(...)

  President Michael D Higgins in front of a memorial where, in April this year, he laid a wreath for all workers who died through exposure to the Covid-19 virus.  Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has called for new and radical thinking about how to reform Ireland in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the pr(...)

It is “quite unpredictable” why the virus was “particularly virulent in one particular facility versus another.” Photograph: iStock

It is “quite unpredictable” why Covid-19 is “particularly virulent in one particular facility versus another,” a senior HSE adviser for older persons (...)

Blackrock Clinic in May 2020. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

“We feared Armageddon,” says Debbie O’Neill, the clinical nurse manager of the intensive care unit in the Blackrock Clinic. “One of my colleagues put (...)

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