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Deserted streets in  Temple Bar  in March, 2020. File photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Reuters

The Tánaiste has warned that the announcement of the re-opening of the economy “cannot be a false dawn”. Leo Varadkar said “we must avoid a fourth wa(...)

National Lottery draw is shown on Saturday during RTÉ’s weekly scheduled family movie. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland has “analogue laws in a world of digital gambling” Minister of State for Justice James Browne said as he acknowledged the decades of delay in (...)

Community warden Alan Nolan examining illegal dumping near Clonee in Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Reports of illegal dumping have been on the rise since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and one council worker is blunt when he describes those res(...)

Ilegal dumping at the Sally Gap, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Garry O’ Neill

Local authorities across the State could be spending an average of €90 million a year on clean-ups of illegal dumping, the Seanad heard as legislation(...)

The Labour Party has called for a ban on advertising by gambling companies

The Labour Party has called for a ban on advertising by gambling companies, saying it is “poisoning” families. However, the party stopped short of ca(...)

Simon Coveney said the Government had sought to recognise the veterans of siege by awarding a unit citation in 2016 and a specially commissioned Jadotville medal in 2017.

The issue of medals for gallantry for the Irish soldiers involved in the siege of Jadotville will be considered by an independent group of experts. (...)

 LÉ Eithne: one of two vessels currently tied up due to manpower shortages. Photograph: Defence Forces Press Office

The Naval Service now has to frequently postpone seagoing missions due to its chronic manpower shortage and the effects of Covid-19. Within the last (...)

Michael Cawley has tendered his resignation as chairman of Fáilte Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The chairman of Fáilte Ireland Michael Cawley has resigned from his position after it emerged he is currently on a family holiday in Italy. In a sta(...)

A trader reacts on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.  Trading on Wall Street was temporarily halted  after the S&P 500’s losses hit 7 per cent. Photograph: Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images

The Irish stock market slumped on Monday – bringing its losses over 11 days of trading to €22.7 billion – with share prices tumbling globally as a sta(...)

 Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin with candidate Ged Nash: There might have been a view that the party’s leading personalities had been around for a long time and it needed an injection of youth. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Politics is a brutal business and the fate of the Labour Party is proof of that. In 2011, the party returned 37 seats and most constituencies in Dubl(...)

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