General secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) Phil Ní Sheaghdha addressed the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland has the highest rate of infection from coronavirus of all health workers globally, the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee has been told. General s(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said a no deal Brexit “will cause the economy to slow down very sharply but not to the extent that we go back into recession”. File photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Ireland can afford to borrow to negate the costs of Brexit if necessary, the Taoiseach has told the Dáil. Leo Varadkar said the Government did not f(...)

Paschal Donohoe: “it is appropriate that Ireland conduct a review of this matter within our own jurisdiction, and that is what is happening”

Ministers will be briefed in the coming days on the security review of the Russian embassy currently taking place, before the Cabinet decides on any p(...)

Nearly one per cent of the world’s population are asylum seekers, refugees or migrants forcibly displaced in their own countries, the highest number in recorded history. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Ireland is almost a “laughing stock” in relation to its response to dealing with migrants and refugees, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Head of ad(...)

 President Micheal D Higgins laying a wreath on behalf of the Irish people during the National Day of Commemoration at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland’s war dead and Defence Force personnel who died while serving on UN missions were remembered in a formal military and religious ceremony at th(...)