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Senator Barry Ward is celebrating his engagement to fellow Fine Gaeler Aoife McLoughlin-Ngo.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a brave Government politician who would organise a big social bash these days, inviting a shedload of Coalition leading lights to an evening of c(...)

Graham Dwyer’s legal team argues data  from two  phones key to identifying him as a suspect was retained in a way contrary to EU law. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A phalanx of European Union member states have backed Ireland’s opposition at the European Court of Justice to a restrictive legal interpretation of h(...)

There is much at stake for both Graham Dwyer and the State in the case before the European court on Monday. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A legal team for convicted murderer Graham Dwyer has accused gardaí of using phones as “personal tracking devices” in their investigation of the murde(...)

 Katherine Zappone says  she will not be taking up the role of UN special envoy.  Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA Wire

Summer 2020 Former minister for children Katherine Zappone moves to New York after losing her Dáil seat. Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney t(...)

The good Margaret Loughrey did should be remembered, said a local councillor and friend

A local councillor and friend of Euromillions lottery winner Margaret Loughrey has said her legacy should be the help she gave to friends, family and (...)

Graham Dwyer: jailed for life in 2015 for the murder of Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Court of Justice of the EU will hear arguments next month on key legal issues concerning the retention of mobile phone data which could impact on (...)

The crowd at the Main Stage at Electric Picnic on the Sunday night of the 2018 festival. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The organisers of Electric Picnic have made a final plea to the Government for the music festival to be allowed to proceed this year. Festival Repub(...)

 Merrion Hotel in Dublin’s city centre: It hosted a controversial outdoor function for about 50  held by former minister Katherine Zappone and attended by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Government says that Covid-19 regulations allow for organised outdoor events and gatherings of up to 200 people. The advice from Attorney General(...)

HSE’s Dr Colm Henry: If Ireland is to reach herd immunity through vaccination alone, ‘by extension it would include the population [to be vaccinated] extending to children’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Nine out of 10 people in the State will have to be vaccinated to reach herd immunity against Covid-19, a senior health official has suggested, raising(...)

Eamon Ryan: it may be August before indoor dining is allowed in th State.

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has suggested that people may be able to return to the offices and students to campuses in September. Speaking on (...)

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