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2FM Breakfast: Donncha O’Callaghan, Doireann Garrihy and Carl Mullan

Any curious souls seeking to experience the revamped 2FM Breakfast show (weekdays) to maximum effect are advised to tune into Morning Ireland before c(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told Solidarity TD Mick Barry that the Government would “get the balance right,” with regard to the introduction of its statutory sick pay scheme. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar hopes to bring legislation on the introduction of a statutory sick pay scheme to Government “sometime this month”. Mr Varadkar,(...)

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(...)

Former Debenhams staff rally outside the store on Henry Street in Dublin: New Bill aims to ‘change the law to place workers in the very front of the queue when it comes to making payments from liquidators’ pots’, says  Mick Barry. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is an urgent need to reform legislation on liquidations to protect workers from a “retail massacre” in the autumn when state supports are withdr(...)

The commission is investigating 38 transactions at the bank where the loss was €10 million or more, but has been working on the one transaction since it began. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The commission of investigation into the former Anglo Irish Bank established six years ago has cost almost €10 million to date, half of which has been(...)

 Medical personnel prepare a Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19. Photograph: Bienvenido Velasco/EPA

A further three deaths of Covid-19 patients have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet). This brings to 4,899 the total nu(...)

People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith said it made no sense to impose intellectual property rights ‘in the middle of a global pandemic’.  Photograph: Igor Kovalenko/ EPA

Calls have been made for Ireland to reverse its position on vaccine intellectual property rights and support a temporary international waiver when the(...)

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A new sex education programme for Catholic primary schools which describes sex and puberty as a “gift from God” has been released. Flourish, a relati(...)

Members of the Oireachtas finance committee will be asking questions of the Central Bank  about the fine imposed on Davy  last week. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

The chair of the Oireachtas finance committee, Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness, has called for an independent inquiry into the Davy bond controversy. (...)

Solidarity TD Mick Barry: called for the Leaving Cert exams to be cancelled. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has rejected a call for the Leaving Certificate exams to be cancelled and for a university place to be offered to every stude(...)

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