People don’t have to be ‘going on the lash’ to celebrate Christmas meaningfully, the Taoiseach says. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

What is the appropriate seasonal salutation in a pandemic? Wishing others a “merry Christmas” seems irresponsible at a time when public health experts(...)

Alicia (3) and Kristine (5) Barabola from Smithfield with their mother Olga look in the Brown Thomas Christmas window on Dublin’s Grafton Street. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Restrictions on people travelling between counties and limits on household visitors are expected to be eased for Christmas, under plans for a staggere(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the potential election of Joe Biden as US president could help Ireland in Brexit talks and improve the global response to t(...)

All kinds of absurd stereotypes about Asia were used to support the Western exceptionalism that underpinned our bad policies. Photograph: Paul Scott

The pandemic has not been easy anywhere. But as the citizens of the West brace for a winter largely confined to their homes, retirees in Australia thr(...)

Some 2.5 per cent of close contacts of Covid-19 cases in schools tested positive, testing data shows, compared to 10 per cent in the wider community

Five nursing homes are receiving “intensive” support from the State as they battle serious coronavirus outbreaks, Health Service Executive officials h(...)

Shoppers on Mary Street in Dublin city centre on Tuesday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov / RollingNews.ie

The new Level 5 restrictions will take a heavy toll on jobs and the wider economy. The immediate impact, with probably another 150,000 or more out of (...)

The Construction Industry Federation says it has worked to promote new safety guidelines through new operating procedures. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The representative body for construction has written to senior Government Ministers calling on them to designate the industry as essential and thus al(...)

 Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan at Dublin Castle last month. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

The standing of the three-party coalition does not compare to the stellar heights achieved by its predecessor in June but it is reasonably solid in sp(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen at the EU summit in Brussels on Friday. Photograph: Olivier Matthys, Pool/AP

The European Union has appealed to the British government to come to a compromise on state aid rules to break the deadlock in Brexit talks and allow t(...)

Jane Crowe, shop steward in the Henry Street store, said the Government’s approach to the controversy had been ‘totally hands off’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Former Debenhams workers protested outside Fianna Fáil’s party headquarters to mark 175 days of industrial action in the redundancy dispute. Jane Cr(...)

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