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At least 20 senior officials and staff from the Department of Foreign Affairs celebrated with champagne at Iveagh House in a manner appearing to breach public health guidelines during lockdown last year.

At least 20 senior officials and staff from the Department of Foreign Affairs celebrated with champagne at Iveagh House in a manner appearing to breac(...)

Abdoul-Aziz Goma (52), who is originally from Togo

An Irish citizen has been held in prison for three years without trial in Togo, west Africa, with the Department of Foreign Affairs now urging the Tog(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald delivers a speech at the party’s ardfheis in Dublin in October. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

So say all of us soundbite of the year Senator David Norris for this simple truth: “The trouble with Covid is it would bore the knickers off a saint.(...)

Sinn Féin might bolster its reputation in the South if it called for financial discipline in the North. But it has decided too few voters in the Republic would pay sufficient attention and it is likely right. File photograph: Getty

Does it matter if Sinn Féin has different policies on either side of the Border? This question was raised in two Dáil debates last week over abortion(...)

Trying predictions: Tommy Bowe charges forward in the 2011 Rugby World Cup game between Australia and Ireland. Photograph: Hannah Johnston/Getty Images

The 2022 edition of Old Moore’s Almanac is going out on a limb with some of its sports predictions. For one thing, it foresees New Zealand winning the(...)

The Dáil was told on Wednesday that the Government would not oppose the Workplace Ventilation Bill 2021, but that it would need some redrafting. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Government has said it supports the principles and objectives of a People Before Profit Bill that aims to bring in the “right to clean air” in wor(...)

People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy: ‘It is scandalous that we’re now almost two years into a pandemic ... and yet we have no legally enforceable standards in relation to the right of workers have clean air.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Government TDs have been urged to vote for the “right to clean air” and for filters to be installed in workplaces and classrooms as part of efforts to(...)

People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy questioned how the Taoiseach could say that schools are safe places as he called for proper ventilation to be installed in schools as other EU countries had done. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has been accused of “sleepwalking us into a Christmas lockdown”, in a case of “Groundhog day” as opposition leaders claimed the Coaliti(...)

Lady Gaga and Sinéad O’Connor are among those who have spoken about the personal toll of dealing with fibromyalgia

About one in 50 people in Ireland suffer from fibromyalgia, yet the cause of this chronic pain condition remains somewhat of a mystery to medical expe(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy said the new strategy sees a doubling of the cost and the postponement of large scale projects in the greater Dublin Area. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has insisted that MetroLink “has not been postponed for another decade”. He said in the Dail that the Metrolink, along with (...)

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