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A Covid-19 test centre outside Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Collins

Extra Covid-19 testing of workers at all of the State’s meat processing plants are to be put in place “with rapid results” in the wake of a sharp rise(...)

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The Government is to launch a study into a proposal to build a €15 billion high-speed train line from Belfast to Dublin and on to Cork and Limerick, t(...)

Demographic needs and policy require that supports are reformed to meet the requirements of citizens in a more effective and cost-efficient manner.

The rate of disability in Ireland is increasing with an additional 47,796 people reporting at least one disability since 2011. The Government at pre(...)

The report says the HSE has a budget of about €2bn for disability services. However, “evidently the supply of services is not meeting demand”

The current model for the provision of services to people with disabilities is not sustainable, an internal report by senior health service management(...)

Dublin airport. The DAA says Dublin and Cork airports are losing €1m  a day between them. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Cork airport should get State aid alongside regional gateways such as Knock and Kerry as Covid-19 has almost wiped out its revenues, TDs and Senators (...)

Previous minister for education Joe McHugh conceded there were ‘legal vulnerabilities’ relating to the predicted grades shift. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ministers have been warned by Government officials of potential lawsuits being taken by Leaving Cert students against the State due to the introductio(...)

Siptu said the decision of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform not to permit employers pay their staff as per their roster if they were put on Covid-19 related leave “resulted in significant financial disadvantage being incurred”. File photograph: Getty

Healthcare workers may have failed to declare symptoms of coronavirus out of fear of losing additional overtime or premium payments, an Oireachtas com(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: Ageing population will pose long-term pressure on State finances, warns watchdog Ifac.

The Covid-19 pandemic will undoubtedly have a major impact on the Irish economy, but it’s only the current financial crisis: others lie in wait if the(...)

Sunday was the fifth day of no reported daily deaths in Ireland since the wave of infections peaked in mid-April. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Department of Health reported no additional deaths from coronavirus and 18 confirmed new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday. This is the fifth day of no(...)

Clare Guinan (centre) and her daughters Megan and Lauren who moved into Bartra Healthcare’s Loughshinny Nursing Home four weeks ago to help protect the residents against Covid-19. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

A mother and two daughters moved into a Dublin nursing home for more than six weeks at the height of the Covid pandemic to look after residents. Heal(...)

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