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British  prime minister Boris Johnson with Leo Varadkar, then the taoiseach and now Tánaiste, at Government Buildings during the former’s visit to Dublin in September 2019. Mr Varadkar has said Ireland had been saved from “what could have been a very rough Brexit and now is going to be a relatively soft one”, after the UK and EU reached a post-Brexit trade agreement. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the settlement around fishing rights reached today between the UK and EU was “always going to be the most difficult aspect (...)

Patricia Carrick, who settled a case against the HSE after her cancer diagnosis was missed. Photograph : Ciaran MacChoncarraige

Patricia Carrick, a mother of four who was diagnosed with cervical cancer after a previous smear test was incorrectly read, has died at the age of 51.(...)

Dogs recovered in north Dublin by gardaí. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Facebook

Gardaí have seized 32 dogs and four horses during an operation targeting illegal puppy farms and other criminal activity in north Dublin. The animals(...)

Some 87 cases were located in Dublin, followed by 62 in Cork, 41 in Mayo, and 37 in Galway. File photograph: The Irish Times

A further 416 cases of coronavirus reported on Saturday brought the number of infections in October to almost 25,000 for the month. The total of 24,8(...)

The reduction in close contacts will help ease pressure on the State’s contact tracing operation. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In an early sign that public Covid-19 restrictions may be working, the HSE has seen a sharp drop in the average number of close contacts of individual(...)

Irish Times winners at the News Brands Ireland Journalism Awards 2019 ceremony in the Mansion House. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell

The Irish Times had by far the largest number of entries on the shortlist for the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards 2020, which was published on Mo(...)

 Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home in Portlaoise, Co Laois confirmed on Tuesday it was dealing with 31 Covid-19 cases. Photograph: Google Street View

The HSE’s early response to nursing homes battling large Covid-19 outbreaks at the peak of the pandemic in April was “reactive and piecemeal”, a senio(...)

Be positive – there are opportunities out there. Photograph: iStock

Things changed fast. At the start of the year, students reasonably expected to graduate into a world full of job opportunities. But then coronavirus h(...)

Hugo Keenan during Leinster squad training. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

During Ireland’s famous win over New Zealand in the 2016 Under-20 World Championship in Manchester, the head coach, Nigel Carolan, recalls a key momen(...)

Dr John Cuddihy, director of the  Health Protection Surveillance Centre. He said officials were seeing a “significant number of outbreaks” at present.  Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

There are nearly 400 active outbreaks of coronavirus in the country at present, according to officials from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.(...)

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