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Aontú claimed the Government was ‘sitting on its hands’. File photograph: Getty

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has confirmed that two thirds of childcare providers have applied for capital grants to re-open their services (...)

 Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said her party would continue to “press for change.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Opposition parties have warned that the new Government has failed to recognise the “enormity” of the “economic tidal wave” that is currently hitting I(...)

So-called baby rooms are often uneconomical to run because of the carer-child ratios required for the care of very young children. Photograph: iStock

A group of 20 TDs have called on the Government to extend maternity leave benefits for women who were on maternity leave at the height of lockdown mea(...)

A Cavan chicken farmer is suing the Revenue Commissioners for damages.

A Cavan chicken farmer who alleges that his refusal to engage in VAT practices he believed were unlawful meant he was put out of business, is suing th(...)

There are some 600 confirmed cases of Covid-19 at meat processing plants. Photograph: Bloomberg

The HSE is planning to set up a testing centre in Mallow in north Cork for family members of those working at Kepak in Watergrasshill who have tested (...)

The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) welcomed the clarity surrounding the examination intentions. File photograph: Eric Luke

The two main secondary teachers’ unions will meet on Friday evening to discuss the cancellation of the Leaving Certificate written examinations this s(...)

Millbury is a private nursing home which opened in 2010.

Seven residents of a Co Meath nursing home have died as a result of Covid-19. The residents were among 13 in the Millbury nursing home on Commons Ro(...)

Following an outpouring of concern in the context of Covid-19, Keelings strawberry producer said the 189 seasonal workers also had their temperature checked before entry. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Almost 200 Bulgarian fruit pickers flown into Dublin this week were all screened by doctors before they travelled, their employer has said. Followin(...)

The St. Patrick’s Festival Parade in Dublin last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A decision to restrict or cancel the St Patrick’s Day parade in Ireland over coronavirus fears would be “premature” at this stage, the body representi(...)

Members of the Healy-Rae family perform outside Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Outside Leinster House it was like the prelude to a boyband concert. A high-spirited crowd, dressed to the nines and giddy with excitement, held homem(...)

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