Homeowners affected by defective mica blocks will receive a temporary exemption from LPT. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The Revenue Commissioners will take recent price fluctuations in the “very constrained” housing market into account when advising homeowners “as best(...)

Duncan smith TD called for leadership at both national and locals levels in order to implement longer term solutions to th issue of housing for Travellers. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

It took a unique global pandemic for all of the allocated annual exchequer funding provided for Traveller accommodation to be spent, the Dáil has hear(...)

Vials of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19. Photograph: EPA

The Russian Ambassador to Ireland, Yuriy Filatov, has said his home country is ready to “help” vaccinate people in Ireland against Covid-19, but that (...)

  Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said the pandemic and the associated restrictions ‘have of course added to these long-standing difficulties’. Photograph:    Dara Mac Donaill

More than a quarter of bench warrants issued by the courts last year remain outstanding, partly due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Bench (...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said Ireland had the biggest fall in Covid-related deaths of any European country in wave two of the pandemic compared to wave one. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has been urged to listen to the questions people have about the Covid-19 inoculation campaign so that they “can feel right about taking(...)

 Danny Healy Rae  accused the Taoiseach of hurting and “belittling” thousands of rural-based publicans and their patrons. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In the plague-deserted halls of academe, lonely professors wept for joy into their dusty mortar boards. White-coated boffins abandoned microscopes in(...)

Taoiseach said his Department  was doing extra work in assessing data and doing data analytics. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has insisted that the data being used to inform Government decisions is not “guesswork” and that the next moves after Level 5(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told the Dáil  there were people who would ‘do their best to stoke up, invent and exaggerate any differences that may occur between different politicians and parties’.

The Government needs to talk with one voice and the parties must stop “taking pot shots at each other”, the Dáil has been told. Independent TD Richar(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath said there were “blatant contradictions” in the regulations. Photograph: Eric Luke

There is “no logic” to regulations in the hospitality sector where a hotel can hold a wedding with up to 50 people but cannot host a funeral party for(...)

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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