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Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns appealed to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to consider reclassifying partners.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

The row over access for partners to maternity wards could be resolved if the HSE reclassified them as “essential accompanying persons” for the “entire(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said politicians ‘every day of the week write to planning authorities. They are entitled to make observations. That’s a fact’. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said politicians are entitled to comment on planning issues as he defended his remarks urging heritage organisation An Ta(...)

Defence Forces and a paramedic outside the Crowne Plaza, a quarantine hotel in Santry, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The vast majority of international travellers who appealed the requirement to quarantine in a hotel have had their application denied since the system(...)

Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler: ‘The majority of the 46 units with residents over 65 years have now received the first dose of the vaccine.’ Photograph: Oireachtas TV/PA Wire

Twenty-eight people have died from Covid-19 while resident in a mental health facility, the Dáil has been told. Paying tribute to those who had died (...)

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Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns said she is pushing for legislation to permit maternity leave for elected officials. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The lack of maternity leave for public representatives is a “glaring barrier” for women who want to enter politics, a TD has claimed. Social Democrat(...)

 Social Democrat TD Holly Cairns following a briefing by the Social Democrats  about  greyhound racing funding. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has described as “sexist and offensive” and “not acceptable”, comments by a member of the Irish Greyhound(...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother-and-baby home, Co Galway. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Dáil has approved controversial legislation that would transfer a database of 60,000 records created by a five-year State investigation into mothe(...)

Holly Cairns: Maternity leave is not a perk or a pay rise but a human right. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has pledged find a way to ensure TDs, Senators and county councillors receive maternity and paternity leave as politicians in(...)

Holly Cairns told The Irish Times that a number of signs have begun to appear at various locations around West Cork, urging anyone who is not local to the area to leave the area and return to their homes. Photograph: Holly Cairns

A west Cork TD has called for calm and urged people not to take the law into their own hands over concerns they might have that visitors are ignoring (...)

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