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Taoiseach Micheál Martin shimmies down the red carpet to deliver the good news to the nation on Friday. Handout photograph: Julien Behal Photography

It was Micheál’s shimmiest shimmy yet down the red carpet. He couldn’t wait to deliver the good news. And it was very thoughtful of the Taoiseach to(...)

 Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien is set to propose in a new plan that density be used as a key determinant for allowing the bulk purchase of units in estates or other housing developments. Photograph: Damien Eagers / The Irish Times

The Government will move to put aside significant percentages of new-build homes for first-time buyers, under plans to be considered at Cabinet this w(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar. File Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Up to 15,000 businesses could re-open and 200,000 people could get their jobs back in May with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, Tánaiste Leo Varad(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: said reopening will be costly and will pose new challenges that will need to be sustained by supports and corrective measures. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s vaccination programme will be the “touchstone” for economic recovery but will take time and there will be no “cliff-edge” cut in supports fo(...)

Meat industry representatives: unfair to characterise sector as being based on low pay for workers. File photograph: Bloomberg

Meat industry representatives have taken issue with suggstions that their sector is highly profitable and say it is unfair to characterise it as being(...)

Former Debenhams workers protest outside  the closed store on Henry Street, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The one-year anniversary of the Debenhams dispute was marked with marches and protests outside the retailer’s 11 former stores on Friday. Carrying ba(...)

Nearly half of all inspections of meat processing plants between 2015 and 2020 uncovered breaches of employment law. File photograph: Getty

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Employment Leo Varadkar has said he raised concerns with the Workplace Relations Commission last autumn r(...)

A spokeswoman for the Department of Employment said the issue was ‘legally complex for several reasons’.

Sinn Féin has introduced proposed legislation which it says would close an existing loophole that could mean workers receiving the pandemic unemployme(...)

 The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment  said that 28 inspections or 46 per cent had detected breaches of employment law to some extent. File photograph: Dave Sleator

Nearly half of all inspections of meat processing plants over recent years detected breaches of employment law to some extent, the Department of Enter(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: “What we saw on the streets of Dublin this week cannot happen again. I’ll be writing to the digital platforms to press them on their responsibility to moderate and remove content that encourages such behaviour.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar is set to write to major digital media companies to raise concern over their platforms being used to plan events that disobey em(...)

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