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Dermot Desmond owns about a third of Mountain Province Diamonds. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mountain Province Diamonds, a Canadian-listed miner whose largest shareholder is Dermot Desmond, has attributed a value linked to its investment in th(...)

Tipperary TD Alan Kelly announced during an emotional press conference that he was resigning as Labour Party leader after his colleagues lost faith in his ability to deliver. Photograph: Alan Betson

The question on everyone’s lips this morning is why, and why now? Tipperary TD Alan Kelly announced during an emotional press conference last night t(...)

Senator Eileen Flynn said while pornography was not a problematic word, it was used in the wrong context and there could be no room for misunderstanding in legislation. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Government has said it will not oppose a Bill that seeks to change the term “child pornography” to “child sexual exploitation material” in legisla(...)

Labour Senator Mark Wall said Ireland is spending €9.8bn gambling every year, ‘marking us out as the world’s seventh’s biggest spenders on gambling per head’.

Public health and wellbeing will be the primary focus of the “extremely powerful” gambling regulator who will be appointed by the end of the year, acc(...)

Minister of State for Transport Hildegarde Naughton has written to the Minister for Health proposing a trial programme of antigen testing at airports.  File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times.

Minister of State for Transport Hildegarde Naughton has written to the Minister for Health proposing a trial programme of antigen testing at airports.(...)

Sod that: Deputy mayor of Fingal Robert O’Donoghue, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien and mayor of Fingal David Healy at the sod-turning on a new social and affordable housing scheme at Dun Emer, Lusk, Co Dublin. Photograph:  Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

In a surprise development on Friday, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien was handed a shovel but, despite his best efforts, he was unable to dig hims(...)

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(...)

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