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Mia Greally (1) with motherJodi Carroll-Greally enjoying the turning on of Christmas lights in Dublin on Tuesday night. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the Government will make a decision on exiting lockdown next week, and that there will be a Dáil debate on the issue(...)

Taoiseach  told the Dáil  on Wednesday that he would like to get back to Level 3 restrictions for December 1st. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Families should be given clarity over Covid-19 restrictions ahead of Christmas, while the risk of ongoing economic and social damage from lockdowns ne(...)

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/RollingNews.ie

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(...)

Green TD Neasa Hourigan will chair the Committee on Budgetary Oversight, despite losing her speaking rights after voting against the Government in the last Dáil session. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

James Lawless, the Kildare North Fianna Fáil TD who was passed over for promotion to a junior ministry this week, has been named chair of the Oireacht(...)

Former junior minister Aine Brady is chief executive of Third Age, the organisation that supports older people in Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former junior minister Áine Brady has apologised for attending the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Clifden, Co Galway last week, describing it as a (...)

Nine unannounced inspections of meat plants have been carried out by the HSA since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak here.  File photograph: Bloomberg

Nine unannounced inspections of meat plants have been carried out by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) since lockdown measures were first eased in(...)

Fianna Fáil  TD James Lawless fears that some employers might try to avoid reporting a Covid-19 case in a bid to avoid adverse publicity. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government is to examine giving greater legal powers to the health and safety watchdog in relation to Covid-19 inspections in the workplace, Tánai(...)

Former minister for education Joe McHugh has turned down the offer of a junior ministry. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA Wire

The leaders of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have sought to rectify the regional imbalance of their ministerial appointments with a series of new junior m(...)

Traveller rights activist Eileen Flynn is one of Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s 11 appointments to the Seanad.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Traveller rights activist Eileen Flynn is one of Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s 11 appointments to the Seanad – the only non-party figure among the nomina(...)

The 11 appointed senators are known as ‘the Taoiseach’s 11’.

A Northern Ireland nominee will be appointed to the Seanad if the coalition deal agreed by Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party is supported by (...)

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