Simon Coveney: he  will warn Ministers that with only 51 days to go until the last day of the transition period, there are growing fears about UK preparedness. Photograph: Getty Images

Ministers will be warned on Tuesday that the victory of US president-elect Joe Biden could have a “dampening effect” on Brexit talks. Despite a belie(...)

Senator Michael McDowell said extra time should be given to debate the controversial legislation. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Claims that legislation dealing with the records of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby homes must be passed by the end of the month (...)

Mary Butler said 7 per cent of people on the Covid sick pay were confirmed cases, 82 per cent were a probable risk. File photograph: Getty images

Almost 52,000 people have received the Covid illness benefit since it was introduced in March but just 7 per cent of recipients had confirmed cases of(...)

The OPW has decided to delay the reopening of perimeter gates into Phoenix Park until June 29th and will be keeping this under review. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The gates of Dublin’s Phoenix Park, which have been closed since March in response to coronavirus travel restrictions, will not be reopened on Monday (...)

Redevelopment of O’Devaney Gardens:  Dublin City Council is in the process of building 56 social homes on the site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The redevelopment of the former O’Devaney Gardens flat complex by Bartra Capital is set to be blocked by Dublin city councillors on Monday, unless aff(...)

Marie Sherlock of Siptu says seeking assurances from lenders isn’t enough, and moves to return the three main banks to full private ownership should be put on hold

The shock awaiting Irish companies in the event of a no-deal Brexit “will be like nothing ever experienced before”, Siptu has warned. Questioning whe(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton with Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash speaking following the forum on the living wage at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The judgment of previous coalition governments in timing general elections has been poor. Twice in recent political history, coalitions involving F(...)

The rate of unemployment fell to 12.4 per cent in December from 14 per cent a year earlier and 12.5 per cent in November.

in Abu DhabiThe State has a long way to go in its battle against unemployment, despite a 28,000 fall in the numbers signing on last year, Taoiseach En(...)