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Mr Richmond said the decision to run trams to Sunday timetables over the two days amounted to a “direct dereliction of responsibility of duty by LUAS. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Luas timetables for St Patrick’s Day and the new Bank Holiday on March 18th are “ludicrous and dangerous” Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond has said. Mr Ri(...)

In 2021 to date, there have been 3,315 assaults on nurses and doctors. Photograph:  Niall Carson/ PA Wire

There have been more than 34,000 reported assaults on nurses and doctors over the past seven years, according to figures provided by the Health Servic(...)

McDonald said the conversation about a united Ireland should start with the health services in both jurisdictions which are subjects of review. Photograph: Alan Betson

A united Ireland needs a national health service which is free at the point of access, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has suggested. Ms McDonald(...)

In the event of a united Ireland, Sinn Féin indicated its support for marking the loyalist occasion of the Twelfth as a  holiday. File photograph: PA

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she supports making July 12th a public holiday in a united Ireland. Responding to a question from the au(...)

Minister to share his concerns with officials ‘to see whether we can do anything’. File photograph: Getty

Minister for Communications Eamon Ryan has questioned how a drive-in movie business could be seen as a health risk for the spread of Covid-19 after Re(...)

Jim O’Callaghan of Fianna Fáil who believes that those supportive of unification should push for a large majority in any Border poll. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Politicians from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have said they support the principle of a simple majority determining the result of any vote on (...)

The passport backlog  includes some 44,000 domestic applications and 45,000 applications from outside the State, a significant number of which are Brexit-related. File photograph: iStock/Getty

Government TDs have welcomed a move by the Cabinet to categorise passport production as an essential service amid a lengthy backlog of applications. (...)

The Dáil heard that during the current restrictions, the Passport Office has issued 40,000 passports, 3,000 of which were in response to urgent requests.

The backlog of 92,000 applications in the passport system will be cleared within six to eight weeks once level 5 restrictions are eased, the Dáil has (...)

Masked Christmas shoppers are seen on the Ha’penny Bridge last week in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Collins

The State’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has said the figures across all the key indicators of Covid-19 disease severity “continue to give us(...)

Minister of State for Justice James Browne said dissident paramilitary groups continue to focus their efforts primarily on targeting members of the security forces in the North. File Photograph: Eric Luke

The terrorism threat level in Northern Ireland is classed as “severe” according to the latest security assessment, the Dáil has been told. Minister o(...)

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