Taoiseach Micheal Martin has said relations between Britain and Ireland had been damaged during the Brexit process and needed to be improved upon. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin advised British people against holidaying in Ireland in a BBC television interview on Sunday. Speaking on the Andrew Marr Sh(...)

Work may never be the same again for some of us, who will either work from home permanently or part of the time as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Photograph: iStock
Rebooting Ireland

The past month has seen the reopening of the retail and a significant segment of the hospitality sectors. But many doors remain closed on streets and (...)

It is unfortunate that a role was never found for Ian Marshall at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Former senator Ian Marshall says “the entire unionist community feels let down and left behind” by the new government’s failure to nominate a unionist(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addressing the media outside the Fine Gael party headquarters in Dublin on Friday afternoon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The new Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael-Green Party government will take office with a series of challenging issues to address from the off. As well as commitm(...)

 Geraldine Byrne-Nason: “There we were, the Norwegian ambassador, myself and the Canadian foreign minister, standing outside the building as countries entered to vote”

Geraldine Byrne-Nason stood outside the United Nations building in Manhattan in New York as ambassadors arrived to decide on the 10 countries that wou(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar received emails warning of staff shortages in nursing homes. Photograph: Julien Behal

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was asked directly to help nursing homes suffering staff shortages in Covid-19 outbreaks with one member of the public claiming(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

The economics of the programme for government are driven by the extraordinary uncertainty thrown up by the coronavirus crisis. It is full of policy co(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin will be taoiseach first under the arrangement to rotate the office with Fine Gael, the first time such an arrangement has happened in Irish politics. Photograph: Tom Honan

Fianna Fáil will hand over the office of taoiseach to Fine Gael on December 15th, 2022, under the terms of the government deal agreed between the two (...)

A new scheme will seek to retrofit 500,000 homes by 2030 on a ‘aggregated’ model – meaning that certain towns or areas will be retrofitted at the same time to achieve economies of scale. File photograph: Frank Miller

The draft programme for government “Our Shared Future” runs to nearly 50,000 words. It contains commitments under a variety of policy headings for the(...)

‘Ireland needs to position itself as a leader in cybersecurity.’ File photo. Photograph: iStock

The requirement for a minister of state with responsibility for digital affairs, skills shortages, infrastructural deficits and the implementation of (...)

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