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Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald told the Taoiseach he previously referred to co-living as “battery cage-type accommodation”. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has acknowledged that co-living accommodation has the potential to become “glorified tenement living”. Mr Martin said in the(...)

Sack of Balbriggan (1920)

On the night of September 20th and 21st, 1920 events happened in Balbriggan which brought the Irish War of Independence to world attention and proved (...)

President Michael D. Higgins  at Aras an Uachtarain. Photograph: Frank Miller

Reprisal-based violence was a key element of the military imperialist strategy throughout the British Empire, President Michael D Higgins has said. W(...)

Peter Burke (left) and Jules Mak, owners of Hush in Rathmines.

The Covid-19 crisis has presented restaurant and cafe owners with immense challenges, with shuttered shopfronts an increasingly common sight and close(...)

Green party TD Neasa Hourigan voted against the Government legislation five times. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Controversial housing legislation that one Green Party TD voted against and a Green Minister of State abstained on has been passed by the Seanad by 29(...)

Former minister for education Joe McHugh has turned down the offer of a junior ministry. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA Wire

The leaders of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have sought to rectify the regional imbalance of their ministerial appointments with a series of new junior m(...)

Josepha Madigan has been appointed a Minister of State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Fianna Fáil TD has accused Taoiseach Micheál Martin of insulting him and his community by passing him over for a junior ministerial post. (...)

Leo  Varadkar may give junior portfolios to some who will lose their Cabinet position. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens will appoint 20 ministers of state, known as junior ministers, if the coalition deal is ratified by their partie(...)

The former RSAII executive admitted his participation in the breach at an early stage of the investigation, and co-operated with the Central Bank to “an exemplary degree”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Central Bank has fined former RSA Insurance Ireland chief financial officer Rory O’Connor €70,000 and disqualified him from working in a regulated(...)

Clonmel held the last of 10 behind closed doors meetings on March 24th. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Advance health tests and temperature screening on arrival at racecourses are among the strict protocols that will be in place when racing resumes behi(...)

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