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Changes to the State’s enhanced pandemic social welfare payments are to be considered this week, Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan has said. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Changes to the State’s enhanced pandemic social welfare payments are to be considered this week, Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan has said. Speaki(...)

A number of TDs expressed concerns about insurance companies refusing to honour claims for loss of business.

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys has warned insurers not to reject claims from businesses forced to close by “interpreting policies to their ow(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney:  said the Government is ‘going to introduce a significant and supportive economic package in the coming days that will go well beyond what we have announced to date’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Any decision to further tighten restrictions on the movement of people to deal with the coronavirus crisis will be taken on foot of medical advice and(...)

Fianna Fáil Limerick TD Niall Collins said that some pubs have “gone rogue” and he called for a directive to be issued to all pubs.

Pubs are still operating in Limerick and other locations across the country despite restrictions in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the D(...)

The Temple Bar pub with the shutters down as many pubs in Dublin close in ‘interest of public health’ on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European Union finance ministers will discuss the impact of coronavirus on Monday, along with measures to restart their economies, as stock markets br(...)

One Fianna Fáil deputy said Micheál Martin was ‘overestimating’ the tacit support given to him. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has faced calls from within his parliamentary party to enter talks with Sinn Féin over government formation. Howev(...)

Former FF TD Lisa Chambers  will be a candidate in the Seanad elections. File photograph. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former Fianna Fáil Mayo TD Lisa Chambers will be a candidate in the Seanad elections, the party has confirmed as it finalises its candidate list for t(...)

A park bench in floodwater in Athlone, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Flooding has hit train services between Limerick and Galway as waters have risen above the rail at Kiltartan, Co Galway. Services are to be be part-s(...)

Sinn Féin  president Mary Lou McDonald addressing the media in Dublin as new Waterford TD David Cullinane looks on. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin will seek to discuss the formation of a coalition government with the Green Party, the Social Democrats, Labour, Solidarity-People Before Pr(...)

Sorca Clarke’s supporters awaiting the result of the first count for Longford-Westmeath in Athlone earlier this evening. Photograph: Colm Keena

The stand-out feature of the election in Longford-Westmeath was the vote for Sinn Fein candidate Sorca Clarke. The Mullingar-based mother-of-four who(...)

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