Cracks in a house built with defective mica blocks in Gleneely, Co Donegal.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Children from Co Donegal whose family homes are affected by crumbling mica blocks are to protest outside the Dáil on Wednesday. Up to 50 children fro(...)

Vincent Cleary, the managing director of Glenisk, in his  Offaly yoghurt factory that burned down in September. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Vincent Cleary, the managing director of Glenisk yoghurt factory, in Killeigh, Co Offaly, steps out of his car in the plant’s yard to say hello. The c(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin said housing was the ‘single most urgent and important social issue facing our country at this moment in time’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The housing crisis has “the potential to be profoundly destabilising” for the country if not responded to appropriately, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has (...)

Although Ireland’s vaccine programme is going well, a significant amount of hesitancy remains. File photograph: iStock

The Covid-19 vaccination programme in Ireland is going well. As I write, 4.1 million doses of vaccine have been administered with 42.6 per cent of eli(...)

Nettie Washington Douglass, great-great granddaughter of Frederick Douglass, visiting the Mansion House in Dublin.

Anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass was “for the first time in his life able to feel like a human being, not judged by his colour”, when he vis(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin meets 3rd class pupils from St Brigid’s Girls National School in Glasnevin who made their Communion last week as a small group, after it had been cancelled four times. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fr Gabriel Burke has not yet received the opinion of his bishop, but he knows what side of the argument he stands on regarding First Holy Communion an(...)

The Shannon closure will directly affect 83 Aer Lingus cabin crew.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Cabin crew union Fórsa says Aer Lingus refused to attend a Labour Court hearing over the airline’s plan to close its Shannon base, where up to 126 job(...)

Sinn Féin has risen to its highest ever level in an Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll tonight, with 31 per cent support from likely voters, putting (...)

Ms Justice Yvonne Murphy: “The former members of the commission stand over its report which speaks for itself and must be read in its entirety.” Photograph: Eric Luke

In the depths of the winter of 2009, the then taoiseach, Brian Cowen, rose in the Dáil to give his verdict on the just-published Murphy report which h(...)

Process development engineer Becca Dunne at APC, the pharmaceutical research and development company that announced a €25 million investment on Thursday  to  enable the rapid research and manufacture of vaccines. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Irish pharma research company APC has announced a major expansion that will see it establish a vaccine manufacturing facility at Cherrywood in south D(...)

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