Patrick Costello has taken a High Court action against the Government challenging the constitutionality of parts of the CETA deal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has signaled that he expects Green Party TD Patrick Costello to pay at least some of the costs of his High Court action against (...)

The Dáil heard that to gain approval the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association has to apply for membership of the Irish Martial Arts Commission. File photograph: Getty

Claims have been made the “old boys’ club” will not approve the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association as a national governing body because it is “not a(...)

Officials from the Department of Communications and the NCSC will be questioned on the ransomware attack on the health service behind closed doors tomorrow morning. File photograph: iStock

Officials from the Department of Communications and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) will be questioned on the ransomware attack on the healt(...)

Elizabeth McCrave, from Dundalk outside Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda with her daughter Dearbhla (13) who has been there for more than nine weeks with severe anorexia. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

A 13-year-old girl with severe anorexia, who has been refusing to eat for days at a time since last year, has been in a general hospital for more than(...)

 Medical personnel prepare a Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19. Photograph: Bienvenido Velasco/EPA

A further three deaths of Covid-19 patients have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet). This brings to 4,899 the total nu(...)

Dealgan House in Dundalk, one of the worst hit nursing homes during the first wave of the pandemic. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Two fully vaccinated staff members at Dealgan House nursing home in Dundalk, Co Louth have tested positive for Covid-19 during routine testing of nurs(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said 300 fines for non-essential travel had been issued. File photograph: Collins

It is the Government’s “firm hope” that it will be able to ease some of the regulations after reviewing Level 5 restrictions in April, according to Mi(...)

The first fibre-to-the-home connections under the Government’s National Broadband Plan will be available later this year, Minister for Communications Eamon Ryan has said.

The first fibre-to-the-home connections under the Government’s National Broadband Plan will be available later this year, Minister for Communications (...)

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae joined Sinn Féin in criticising the carbon tax rise. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Income from the carbon tax increase in the budget will be used to pay a number of social welfare provisions, Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman to(...)

Clare TD Cathal Crowe said ‘our country has one army and one army only’ during a Dáil debate.

A call has been made for the Government to consider banning the wearing of paramilitary uniforms by dissidents. Fianna Fáil TD Cathal Crowe said: “th(...)

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