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Gay men are banned from donating blood in Ireland unless they have abstained from sexual contact for at least 12 months. File photograph: Getty

A call has been made for the State to move to a “more tolerant” position on blood donations from gay men, who are refused unless they have abstained f(...)

Eoin Ó Broin said ‘the rental system is well and truly broken with rents too high and continuing to rise.’ File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has insisted the Government wants “Generation Rent to become a generation that owns their own home” amid Sinn Féi(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee acknowledged the difficulty facing families seeking missing relatives, according to Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A Government department or agency must be appointed to do a national audit of coroners and cemeteries to establish the numbers of unidentified bodies (...)

Between the start of December 2020 and January 11th this year over 190,000 people arrived into Ireland by air.  Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is coming under increasing pressure to introduce tougher restrictions on inward bound travellers after the State’s public health team s(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley defended the decision to introduce an amendment to delay the Labour Bill for 12 months to review the use of schools’ admission criteria. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Schools should not be allowed to keep 25 per cent of places for the children or grandchildren of past pupils, the Dáil has been told. A Bill introduc(...)

Paschal Donohoe said anyone from Dublin considering a staycation elsewhere in the country should reschedule. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government has decided to hold two special meetings on Friday triggering the likelihood that Dublin will be elevated to Level 3 of the Covid-19 al(...)

Sharp exchanges occurred in the Dáil regarding a group of teenagers at a ‘Covid party’. File photograph: Getty

A Government backbencher has been accused of “recklessness” and failing to conduct proper research for the Dáil speech he made referring to a social m(...)