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Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed told the Dáil that difficulties surrounding the beef crisis had been compounded by the death threats. Photograph: Tom Honan

Death threats have been received by senior management in a meat company where an injunction against blockading farmers is still in place, Minister for(...)

 A couple enjoy the work on show in the Merrion Square Open Art Exhibition. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A six-week ban on more than 100 artists selling their work on Dublin’s Merrion Square to facilitate Uefa Euro 2020 events has been criticised in the D(...)

The State has been told it must delete data held on 3.2 million citizens as part of the roll-out of the Public Services Card, as there is no lawful basis for retaining it. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil has called for the immediate publication of the full report from the Data Protection Commissioner on the Public Services Card. Cavan-Mona(...)

Instagram: photographs posted by Michael Healy-Rae, Leo Varadkar (with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry), Niamh Smyth and Simon Harris

Instagram is now the platform of choice for politicians who want to present voters with a more rounded image of themselves, knocking Twitter out of it(...)

Mick Wallace: The TD’s new clothes

The Ceann Comhairle, brave man, hosted members of the Leinster House press gallery to dinner in the Members’ Restaurant on Thursday night to mark 100 (...)

A file photograph of the Abbey Theatre and Peacock Theatre on Abbey Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan has not ruled out direct intervention in the dispute between the Abbey theatre and more than 300 artists over the(...)

Magdalena Kozená

This year has been rich in turning points. There was the launch of Irish National Opera in January. March brought the news that David Agler, artistic (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Inis Meáin, Aran Islands: ‘I’m not proposing to go to the Phoenix Park next week or the week after and have an election before the budget, not at all.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not intend to call an election despite Fianna Fáil’s rejection of his request for early negotiations on an ext(...)

A total  151 applications for loans under the Brexit loan scheme have been made to date.

Just 10 loans totalling a combined €2.5 million have been provided to Irish companies under the Government’s €300 million Brexit loan scheme so far, n(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan acknowledged  there had been a catalogue of failures including the failure to act to implement the sanctions for breach of bail. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has not ruled out a commission of investigation into the circumstances leading up to the death of a cyclist in 2011, knocked down by a (...)

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