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Joe Schmidt  was made an honorary Corkman. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two young science students beat stiff competition from leading figures in sport, the arts and business to be named Cork Persons of the Year 2018 at a (...)

Leo Varadkar receives a birthday cake from DCU students and staff in Ballymun. The guest list for the Taoiseach’s birthday party has been putting noses out of joint. Photograph:  Julien Behal

It’s been like living through the opening scenes of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this week in Leinster House, with a cast of increasingly for(...)

Simon Coveney: “The challenges that we face are the fact that a lot of the medicines that would have been supplied into Ireland until now come either via the UK or from the UK.”

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has urged people not to stockpile medicines over fears of a hard Brexit. The Minister said the Republic h(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney at official opening of the Lir National Ocean Test Facility at the UCC Environmental Research Institute Beaufort Building, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork on Friday. Photograph:  Clare Keogh

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said he is confident that if the British government was to show any movement on its approach to Brexit, then the European U(...)

Eamonn O’Reilly, chief executive of Dublin Port, says the port will be prepared for a hard Brexit and customs posts will functioning for the March 29th deadline. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

“There are your sandwiches from Marks & Spencer’s,” says Dublin Port Company chief executive Eamonn O’Reilly, pointing to one of the supermarket c(...)

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau is expected to hand out 400,000 green cards to Irish motorists. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has confirmed that Irish motorists crossing into the North and Britain will have to have a “green card” to prove they are insur(...)

An outbreak of meningitis with up to 20 cases including meningitis B, have been reported to the HSE and there have been some deaths.

The Department of Health is still waiting for the results of a review of meningitis vaccinations from the national immunisation advisory committee, se(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has rejected allegations that the Government was ‘asleep at the wheel’ over the spiralling costs of the new children’s hospital. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Tánaiste has rejected allegations that the Government was “asleep at the wheel” over the spiralling costs of the new children’s hospital. Speakin(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Theresa May makes a statement at Downing Street after  she won a vote of no confidence in the government. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Good morning. It says something about the current Brexit crisis that today - with Theresa May attempting to cobble together a cross party way forward(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross. A Minister said Mr Ross’s public performance was not surprising given that he did not seem ‘up to speed’ on Brexit preparations in his own portfolio.

Ministers have been privately scathing about the performance of Minister for Transport Shane Ross at a press conference this week where he suggested t(...)

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