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Minister for Justice  Helen McEntee:  ‘Significant funding has been allocated in Budget 2021 to try to move away from a paper-based system to an online one.’ Photograph The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has pledged to implement faster processing of applications from undocumented migrants that have been delayed for ye(...)

A Garda checkpoint mounted as part of Operation Fanacht on the M4 between Leixlip and Maynooth  this month.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Dáil is set to sit for an extra day this week in order to give more time to debate extending extraordinary powers given to the State during the Co(...)

Clare TD  Michael McNamara said  legislation allowed for patients with health insurance to be billed for stays in private rooms and multi-occupancy rooms, but  “a corridor is not a room”.  Photograph: Getty Images

The family of a man accommodated on a trolley in a hospital corridor was charged €813 a night for his stay after he died, the Dáil has heard. Indepen(...)

Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, whose Dying with Dignity Bill faces  faces significant resistance from members of the medical profession.  ‘It is not going to be straightforward and it is difficult to know where it will go.’ Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny has warned that progression of his Dying with Dignity Bill will not be straightforward and a referendum may still b(...)

 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(...)

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn appears at the Oireachtas special committee on Covid-19

There needs to be a “significant improvement in Dublin” in terms of Covid-19 case numbers in the coming days, acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Gl(...)

A man sits outside an empty pub in Dublin’s city centre, where many shops and businesses are closed. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Infectious diseases expert Professor Sam McConkey has warned that Dublin could need to go to Level 4 or even Level 5 as cases continue to rise. Prof (...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl spoke as the Dáil resumed at 8pm, after it adjourned some hours earlier in the afternoon. File photograph: Oireachtas TV

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl has defended his action in adjourning the Dáil “in the emergency situation that was described to me” when he was info(...)

For countries within the Schengen area, the restrictions on travel were lifted on June 15th, and restrictions between the Schengen area and non-members of the European Union came to an end on July 6th. Photograph: Getty Images

Guidelines in relation to travel must be embodied in law if they are to be enforced on members of the public, including civil and public servants, int(...)

The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee chairman, Independent TD Michael McNamara. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A call has been made for the Government to deal with the issue of civil servants working from home because it is “not working for people who rely on p(...)

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