Louise O Reilly

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Balseskin reception centre. Photograph: Google Street View

A direct provision centre put a resident out of his accommodation rather than phone for an ambulance when the man sought mental health support, the Dá(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has expressed confidence that many of the groups most vulnerable to Covid-19 will be in a position to be vaccinated in the f(...)

Alan Kelly: As a result of the pandemic, the number of people working from home more than trebled to 700,000. Stock image: PA

A Government strategy to be published next month will include proposals for new tax and expense arrangements to facilitate remote working, Tánaiste Le(...)

Dublin Airport is ‘undercutting all of the other airports’ because of economies of scale, the Dáil was told

The Government should consider subsidising Covid-19 tests for passengers returning home to Ireland at Christmas, the Dáil has been told. Labour trans(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The State’s political ethics watchdog has been asked to investigate the circumstances surrounding the leaking of a document by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar t(...)

Minister for Health Stephen  Donnelly will meet campaign group 221+ and listen to their concerns and ideas, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos Dublin

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly will direct the Government decision on whether to go ahead with the CervicalCheck tribunal, which campaigners hav(...)

The €2 billion scheme, announced as part of the Government’s July stimulus package, provides low-cost loans to businesses impacted by the pandemic with up to 80 per cent guaranteed by the State.

Up to 1,250 Irish businesses have been “recommended” for State-backed coronavirus loans, according to a senior official at the Department of Enterpris(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald told the Taoiseach he previously referred to co-living as “battery cage-type accommodation”. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has acknowledged that co-living accommodation has the potential to become “glorified tenement living”. Mr Martin said in the(...)

Sinn Féin spokeswoman Louise O’Reilly  called for ‘recognition for remote working as a protected form of work with particular safeguards, protections and allowances for those workers’. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

The Government plans to fund remote hubs in rural towns and villages over the next two years as part of the development of a State strategy on remote (...)

Minister for Health  Stephen Donnelly arriving at RTÉ’s  Donnybrook studio  on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A further two people diagnosed with coronavirus have died and 814 new cases have been reported, the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) said(...)

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