Most of the residents in the  Nightingale Nursing Home in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, have contracted coronavirus. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Staff at a nursing home in Co Galway in which 26 out of 28 residents have tested positive for Covid-19 have said they “feel abandoned” and are “in dir(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath: “Many young adults and children with disabilities are totally sidelined and marginalised”

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said exemptions from Level 5 restrictions cannot be created for every sector that wants one as he warned of tough days ah(...)

 Chief Medical Officer with the Department of Health Dr Tony Holohan who met coalition party leaders and medical officers at Government buildings, Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A further 518 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) on Monday evening. This brings to 3(...)

Former minister for agriculture Dara Calleary: called on Minister for Education Norma Foley to allow the reopening of applications for school transport. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Former minister for agriculture Dara Calleary has called for “consistency” in public health guidelines and “understanding” for teachers with high-risk(...)

Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan steered the National Oil Reserves Agency (Amendment) and Provision of Central Treasury Services Bill through the Dáil and Seanad. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The first piece of legislation in the new Government’s arsenal to de-carbonise the economy has been passed by the Dáil and Seanad. The legislation es(...)

Leo Varadkar: This was a plan that could be paused if things were going offline. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Tánaiste faced condemnation from rural TDs after he warned that pubs may remain closed beyond August 10th, the new date for the easing of the Covi(...)

Air crew wearing a face masks  arrive at Heathrow airport, west London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images)

Journalist Mary Kenny will no longer participate in next week’s Percy French festival in Co Roscommon due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Ms Kenny w(...)

So-called baby rooms are often uneconomical to run because of the carer-child ratios required for the care of very young children. Photograph: iStock

A group of 20 TDs have called on the Government to extend maternity leave benefits for women who were on maternity leave at the height of lockdown mea(...)

Sources said the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar referenced a number of arrangements Independent TDs had with previous governments. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has offered Independent TDs a deal similar to that given to former Kerry Independent Jackie Healy-Rae to support a coalition be(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been  clear that a third party is needed, not just Independents, to form a new government. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

It has almost become a ritual at this stage: a dull paragraph landing in inboxes midweek to report the latest turn of the wheel in the slow bicycle ra(...)

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