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It has emerged that the State invested hundreds of millions of euro in funds buying housing units, including €60 million in US fund Urbeo, which bought more than 200 units in two estates in Maynooth. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Mullen Park, Mariavilla, Carton Grove – the growing list of housing estates swept up by so-called cuckoo funds, mean that Maynooth, Co Kildare, will b(...)

Micheál Martin acknowledged the public are ’fed up’ with restrictions. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has told his parliamentary party he acknowledges people are “fed up”but warned that progress against Covid is “fragile”, flag(...)

The Government is considering a push for an improved system of sharing unused vaccines in the EU. File photograph: Justin Tallis/PA Wire

The Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, has admitted meeting the target of issuing 1.25 million Covid-19 vaccine doses by the end of March is proving “very cha(...)

The Dáil was told that those vaccinated by the provider were ‘young people, 20s, 30s, 40s possibly’.

A childcare provider had all staff vaccinated in advance of their place in the rollout plan it has been claimed. Labour Party leader Alan Kelly said(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin shakes hands with Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald as Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar looks on at the final TV leaders’ debate at the RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin in February, 2020. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Almost 20 Fianna Fáil TDs have said they would not rule out holding coalition talks with Sinn Féin after the next general election. It comes after Ta(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has been named the party’s spokesman on social protection. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has appointed 18 members of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party to a range of spokesperson positions. Fianna Fáil said the d(...)

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin with Mary Keane, general manager at the Kilkenny Store, Dublin,  during a spot of shopping on Tuesday. Photograph:   Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Taoiseach has said he does not envisage having to close sectors such as non-essential retail again, even if restrictions are re-introduced after C(...)

It appears Minister for Justice Helen McEntee circulated only one name for the Supreme Court post – Séamus Woulfe.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will face Dáil questions on Thursday over the appointment of Supreme Court justice Séamus Woulfe following the Gove(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee: under pressure to commit to a full question and answer session in the Dáil on her role in the appointment of Mr Justice Woulfe to the Supreme Court.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will face Dáil questions on Thursday over the appointment of Supreme Court justice, Séamus Woulfe, following the Go(...)

Mia Greally (1) with motherJodi Carroll-Greally enjoying the turning on of Christmas lights in Dublin on Tuesday night. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the Government will make a decision on exiting lockdown next week, and that there will be a Dáil debate on the issue(...)

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