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Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney says Sinn Féin are looking to inflict personalised political damage on Leo Varadkar by tabling a no confidence motion.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said he believes “absolutely” Tánaiste Leo Varadkar’s explanation for sending a draft copy of a GP cont(...)

Elisha McCallion said she fully accepts ‘that as a named signature on the account that I should have taken extra steps to verify this situation, before it was brought to my attention on Tuesday’. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A Sinn Féin senator and two party officials have resigned from their positions for failing to immediately return £30,000 (€33,204) worth of Covid-19 s(...)

European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefèoviè (R) is greeted by Ambassador of the European Union to the UK Joâo Vale de Almeida (L) at London offices of the European Commission. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

The European Union has told the British government it may take legal action if it does not reverse plans to introduce a bill that would break internat(...)

President of Sinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald has said extending parent’s leave is ‘not enough’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The extension of paid parent’s leave “falls far short” of the needs of women on maternity leave during lockdown, the National Women’s Council of Irela(...)

More than 60,000 students are set to receive calculated grades. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union has advised its members to engage in awarding calculated grades to Leaving Certificate students after (...)

 The Government must now go back to the drawing board on childcare, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said. Photograph: Edmond Terakopian/ PA Wire

The Government must now go back to the drawing board on childcare, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said. A scheme to offer chil(...)

Mary Lou McDonald said she felt ‘very lucky’ having come through the illness. Photograph: RTÉ Player

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said her experience of being ill with Covid-19 “floored” her and that she had “never been as sick”. Speaking on T(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin on the Dáil plinth on Monday  afternoon. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

More information should be provided on the location of clusters and cases of coronavirus around the country, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has sai(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney:  said the Government is ‘going to introduce a significant and supportive economic package in the coming days that will go well beyond what we have announced to date’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Any decision to further tighten restrictions on the movement of people to deal with the coronavirus crisis will be taken on foot of medical advice and(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney  with Minister for Health Simon Harris. Mr Coveney has said more funding will be available for those affected by the coronavirus outbreak in Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has denied the Government is failing to take help offered by the Chinese government and said €200 million will be spent on pers(...)

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