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The Dáil heard on Tuesday that restaurants, hotels and nightclubs are suffering from cancellations and a ‘specific response’ is needed to the situation they face. File photograph: Getty

Covid case numbers are in the balance but if public behaviour continues to change they will come down, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said. He told his(...)

 Cllr Frank Fahy in Eyre Square, Galway: he believes the pandemic has led to an increase in anti-social behaviour in the area. Photograph:   Joe O’Shaughnessy

The unmistakable sound of a firework tears across the sky above Eyre Square, Galway, leaving a blue and red streak in its wake, before detonating. The(...)

 Pilot festival event at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Denise Chaila during her performance. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A ban on touts re-selling tickets for large popular gigs including concerts and sports events above face value is set to become law before the end of (...)

The Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final between Kilkenny and Wexford at the weekend was one of the matches behind a paywall on television. Photograph: Tommy Dickson / Inpho

The GAA is to be called before the Oireachtas Sports Committee ahead of renegotiation of its Sky Sports contract for exclusive coverage of certain mat(...)

James O’Connor is the youngest member of the Dáil. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Fianna Fáil TDs have accused the Government of disrespecting the hospitality industry and said the party is becoming “irrelevant and toxic” to younger(...)

Deserted streets in  Temple Bar  in March, 2020. File photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Reuters

The Tánaiste has warned that the announcement of the re-opening of the economy “cannot be a false dawn”. Leo Varadkar said “we must avoid a fourth wa(...)

The Seanad heard that minimum unit pricing aims to combat harmful drinking. File photograph: Getty

Fine Gael Seanad leader Regina Doherty has supported a call for the Government to introduce alcohol minimum-unit pricing instead of waiting until Nort(...)

One senator said  he had walked out of a packed gastropub close to Leinster House on Thursday night. Another referred to a  shopping centre packed with people.

The Taoiseach and Minister for Health have failed to provide proof that the hospitality sector is a major contributor to the Covid-19 pandemic, a Gove(...)

 Wearing a mask has the poorest uptake, the study found,  with less than half (49 per cent) of respondents practising the measure.

Threats of arrest, fines or quarantine do not encourage people to behave in line with public health advice on Covid-19, research from NUI Galway as pa(...)

The scene at South Park, with flooding in the foreground, where the opening ceremony for Galway 2020 was to take place on Saturday. The  ceremony had to be cancelled due to weather conditions caused by Storm Ciara. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A number of events planned as part of Galway 2020 will be “cancelled or scaled down” following a decision by Galway City Council not to allocate a fur(...)

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