Simon Coveney

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Customers wearing face masks  socially distance as they queue to enter a clothes shop in Dublin city centre on Monday, before Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions were announced. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Following days of warnings from senior public health officials about the continuing spread of Covid-19, the Government last night reversed its previou(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill at the North-South Ministerial Council meeting in Dublin in July. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The failure to deal with the Covid-19 crisis on an all-Ireland basis is a threat to public health on the island. The problem is hardly new: from the e(...)

Simon Coveney: he said  the migratory nature of fish stocks  meant they  belonged to everyone and needed to be managed effectively as a resource.  Photograph: Getty Images

Europe’s fishing industry will not be sacrificed to secure a free trade deal with the UK, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said. Altho(...)

Ryanair is cutting its winter schedule further as the pandemic continues to hit bookings. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ryanair will close its Cork and Shannon Airport bases and slash Knock services for the winter as EU states, including the Republic, step up travel res(...)

A garda at a checkpoint. By the end of 2021 the Garda force  is set to expand to 15,000 sworn members. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The prospect of another recruitment moratorium in the Garda, which had been feared by many in the force, has dissipated after funding was confirmed in(...)

 Former Irish Glass Bottle Company site at Ringsend: More than 3,500 apartments are planned. Under planning laws 10 per cent of the new homes must be sold to Dublin City Council for social housing. Photograph: Eric Luke

Concerns are mounting for the provision of more than 600 affordable homes at the former Irish Glass Bottle Company site in Ringsend after the National(...)

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill during a press conference in Parliament Building, Stormont. File photograph: PA

Another 902 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland but no new deaths were reported on Saturday. A total of 134 patients are (...)

Lorries at Dover due to industrial action in Calais: ‘I think we would be naive to think that they are just going to wave Irish trucks to the front of the queue out of some kind of good will gesture,’ the Minister for Foreign Affairs said. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

The Government is prepared to subsidise direct ferry routes to mainland Europe to ease the movement of goods in a post-Brexit trading environment, Min(...)

Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill is ‘self-isolating’ after a close family member tested positive for Covid-19. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health warned on Friday that further restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus could soon be necessary after mor(...)

Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, whose Dying with Dignity Bill faces  faces significant resistance from members of the medical profession.  ‘It is not going to be straightforward and it is difficult to know where it will go.’ Photograph: Sam Boal/

People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny has warned that progression of his Dying with Dignity Bill will not be straightforward and a referendum may still b(...)

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