Ossian Smyth

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Malta does accept the digital Covid certificate. File photograph: Collins

The Department of Foreign Affairs is liaising with authorities in Malta in relation to Irish holidaymakers who travelled there without a digital Covid(...)

Under plans being discussed over-12s from Britain  will still need to take a pre-flight negative PCR test, and will still be required to take a “day five” test after arriving – but will not have to self-isolate in between. Photograph: Alan Betson

A reprieve from self-isolation is being considered for the children of vaccinated parents arriving from Britain, but parents are being told not to bri(...)

Director of Conradh na Gaeilge, Julian de Spáinn’s name was written as Julian de SpÃinn on his digital Covid certificate. Photograph: via Twitter

The system for generating digital Covid certificates is not responsible for some Irish names being “mangled”, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Mini(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says the proposed system of access to indoor dining could be used for the arts, leisure, live music and entertainment. File photograph: iStock

Live music, the arts, leisure and the entertainment sector could reopen using the Government’s proposed system of access to indoor dining for those w(...)

The Department of Communications says the reforms are the result of an independent capacity review which was initiated before the HSE attack. File photograph: Ritchie B Tongo/ EPA

Staff numbers at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are to triple in the wake of the ransomware attack which crippled the HSE in May. The role(...)

Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin had said that people who recovered from Covid could receive a letter from their GP to dine indoors or travel. File photograph: iStock

After a day of confusion over the Government’s new plans to allow indoor hospitality, it has emerged that the Cabinet did after all intend to allow fa(...)

The Dáil and Seanad have a week to pass the law before the current date for the summer recess. File photograph: iStock

The Government will be in a race against time before the Oireachtas rises next week to push through a new law that will allow the return of indoor hos(...)

Sinn Féin’s Brian Stanley: said he and other TDs had been assured in the past that ‘stringent penalties’  would apply in the broadband contract. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee is to press the Government on whether there are provisions in the national broadband plan for penalties to apply to(...)

Ossian  Smyth said “we’re now looking at 10 years of consistent huge emissions reductions in Ireland to deal with the fact that we didn’t do anything in the last decade. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Landmark and controversial climate change legislation has been passed by the Seanad and goes back to the Dáil this week for final consideration of ame(...)

There are divided views in the hospitality industry on antigen testing. File photograph: Getty

Hospitality sector representatives have said it is essential that the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) is involved in talks with Governme(...)

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