There have been more than 1,000 applicants for the Government’s €35 million Covid-19 stability fund for charities

Charities could lose out on fundraising worth between €400 and €500 million this year, the representative body for the sector has warned. Since the(...)

Rosderra Irish Meats plant in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, where, according to Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, by April 30th, 140 workers were out sick and 120 had tested positive. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

A spokesman for Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has said meat plants will continue to work with the HSE and local control teams to combat the spread of Co(...)

Queuing outside Woodies in Glasnevin prior to the closure.

The chief executive of DIY chain Woodies has told of how the company had to compost €150,000 worth of potted plants when their shops closed seven week(...)

 The Government must now go back to the drawing board on childcare, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said. Photograph: Edmond Terakopian/ PA Wire

The Government must now go back to the drawing board on childcare, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said. A scheme to offer chil(...)

Sinéad Grogan, Clinical Nurse Manager Safetynet, taking the Minister for Health Simon Harris’s temperature at the official opening of a Covid Assessment Hub at the Mater Hospital Dublin, Photograph: Julien Behal

A further 27 people have died from Covid-19, bringing the total to 1,429, according to new figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team. Th(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced an increase in the temporary wage subsidy to 85 per cent of wages for those earning less than €24,400 a year. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government is increasing the amount it will pay under the coronavirus wage subsidy scheme in a bid to keep more part-time workers on the payroll. (...)

Immunology expert Professor Kingston Mills has called on the Government to question airlines about the necessity for passenger flights in and out of Ireland. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Immunology expert Professor Kingston Mills has called on the Government to question airlines about the necessity for passenger flights in and out of I(...)

A leading international virologist and expert on influenza has said the Government should cancel St Patrick’s Day parades to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government is not advising “at this stage” that St Patrick’s Day parades should be cancelled because of the coronavirus threat, Taoiseach Leo Vara(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said an election was imminent after Fine Gael lost the support of three of its TDs. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said the Taoiseach had admitted to him that he was not confident of the support of some Fine Gael members, inclu(...)

Tanáiste Simon Coveney (left) and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith, issue a statement outside Stormont Parliament buildings in Belfast on Thursday night. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Northern parties, on the back of the British and Irish governments’ New Decade, New Approach proposals, are due at Stormont at lunchtime on Saturd(...)

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