Naomi O Leary

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Arrivals from South Africa and Brazil, as well as other South American countries, may face a period of hotel quarantine. File photograph: The Irish Times

Ministers will next week consider restricting arrivals from South Africa and Brazil in addition to closer monitoring of Irish people’s quarantine at h(...)

EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP

Businesses, north and south, must deal with the consequences of Brexit and accept that it cannot be “business as usual” for trade with Britain, the EU(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s video conference with EU leaders is focused on co-ordinating how to tackle coronavirus, vaccination strategies, and ‘what is happening with the UK variant in Ireland and other countries’. Photograph: Julien Behal/Handout/EPA

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is to brief fellow EU leaders on the Covid-19 situation in Ireland on Thursday after the country’s post-Christmas spike in in(...)

A woman is vaccinated in the new Covid-19 vaccination centre in Slagelse, Denmark. Photograph: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty

HSE chief executive Paul Reid is an avid soccer fan. He said Irish people may feel like the country is 5-1 down in the Covid-19 battle but “we can slo(...)

Vans for the transport of vaccines arrive at the Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark, on December 26th, 2020. Photograph: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images

Most EU countries have Covid-19 vaccines sitting in freezers. Denmark is administering them so fast it has run out. Since the first Dane, pensioner Le(...)

Taoiseach says while the deal reached between the EU-UK would disappoint fishermen, it is was still better than no deal. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the Irish fishing industry will be disappointed by the EU-UK trade deal, which he called “the least bad version of Brexi(...)

Truck drivers stand  near parked trucks on the M20 motorway  in the UK. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/ Bloomberg

A prolonged French ban on road freight from Britain could force Irish meat plants to reduce processing and affect their purchase of livestock from far(...)

British parliament can be recalled at 48 hours’ notice, and whips believe trade deal implementation legislation could go through both houses within a day or two. Photograph: Getty Images

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen have identified fisheries as the only remaining stumbling block in the way of a post-Brexit trade deal, but str(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin  with French president Emmanuel Macron  at an  EU summit in Brussels last week. Photograph: Oliver Hoslet/EPA

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has tested negative for Covid-19 after limiting his movements and contacts on Thursday following news that French president E(...)

Given that Northern Ireland will abide by EU regulations and the rest of the UK will not, checks of some kind are needed on goods entering Northern Ireland from Britain.  Photograph: Peter Morrison/AP

What has been agreed on Northern Ireland? Simon Carswell and Naomi O’Leary examine the detail: The EU and UK have agreed in principle on the operatio(...)

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