EU air safety agency chief Patrick Ky has backed Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary’s statement that it is now safe to fly. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The executive director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Patrick Ky has backed Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary’s statement (...)

All students will not be able to return to school full-time in September, Minister for Education Joe McHugh has said.

All students will not be able to return to school full-time in September even if social distancing rules are reduced from two metres to one, Minister (...)

Members of the  Dáil and  judiciary  completely have misinterpreted expert advice on  management of the coronavirus crisis. File photograph: Getty

Last week, two of the three principal arms of the State – the Dáil and the judiciary – morphed into drama queens. They completely misinterpreted exper(...)

 Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin (right),  last week said she is giving serious consideration to challenging Eamon Ryan for the position of leader.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has not ruled out his party seeking the position of tánaiste in a coalition with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. Mr Ryan sai(...)

Sarah McInerney: reserves her most fierce grillings for those in positions of power or wealth who appear to be spoofing

It’s the second week of her new show, and Sarah McInerney is already on course to become the most-respected figure on the radio. So tenacious is the p(...)

The new residents arrived in Cahersiveen on March 18th and 19th, some of them from a hotel in Dublin at which a case of coronavirus infection  was subsequently confirmed in an unrelated guest, he said.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has apologised to the people of Cahersiveen, Co Kerry, for not consulting them about the opening of a direct pro(...)

Eddie Wilson, chief executive of Ryanair DAC

Quarantines are ineffective because they cannot be policed, according to Ryanair DAC chief executive Eddie Wilson. The UK plans to introduce a 14-da(...)

Sean O’Rourke. Photograph: RTÉ

As he works out his final week as a radio host, Sean O’Rourke finds himself back where he’s always been most comfortable – at the cutting edge of news(...)

Claire Byrne. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Absurdity mixed with slow-rising dread has become part of the fabric of daily life, and there is lots of both as Claire Byrne presents from her shed f(...)

Claire Byrne presenting her show from her shed on Monday night. She has  coronavirus symptoms. Photograph: RTÉ

There was a time – a dim and distant era which ended roughly 10 days ago – when Claire Byrne presenting the country’s top current affairs series (RTÉ (...)

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