Donal O Keeffe

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The owners of Gleesons in Booterstown in south Dublin estimate that it could accommodate perhaps 90 customers at one time under social-distancing rules.

One of Dublin’s leading publicans has said the Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme will need to be extended until the end of this year if publicans are to ha(...)

A closed shop in Malahide during the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Alan Betson

Employers who temporarily lay off workers because of coronavirus will not be refunded for paying them anything over and above the new Covid-19 unemplo(...)

Stay with Me, which opens in the Aula Maxima, is a group art exhibition which brings together the work of 20 artists and survivors who felt compelled to create artwork in response initially, to the tragic story of the Tuam Babies. Photograph: Olivia Kelleher/UCC

A new exhibition which seeks to honour and remember all those who suffered in Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries, mother and baby homes, and industrial sch(...)

The research followed up 171 Irish people 20 years after they had presented to the Cluain Mhuire mental health service and St John of God Hospital in Dublin in the 1990s. Photograph: iStock

Almost two-thirds of people who suffered a psychotic episode were in remission 20 years later, according to a follow-up study by Irish scientists. Ju(...)

The drinks industry could be unduly affected by the loss of British tourists according to a report from DIGI. Photograph: iStock

The drop off in the number of British tourists travelling to Ireland could lead to a €70 million fall in revenue for the Irish economy. According to(...)

Woodland walks: The Woodlands for Health project in Co Wicklow was set up in 2012. It has offered 12 weekly walks in nature to people using Wicklow mental-health services. Photograph: iStockphoto

Imagine getting a prescription from your GP for a walk in the woods, a spot of gardening or even a surf lesson. It’s not as improbable as it sounds. (...)

Numb: Diary of a War Correspondent. Published by Liberties Press. Ghostwritten by Louis La Roc, pseudonym for former Fermoy solicitor Colin Carroll.

The “memoir” of a British war correspondent who purportedly committed rape, murder and other crimes before dying last year was initially written sever(...)

‘Enough is enough, this Government needs to change,’ says John Flanagan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

John Flanagan (43), Rathfarnham, DublinI’m a mental health nurse. I work for the Dublin Simon Community, my partner is a midwife and between the two o(...)

 Maggie Timoney, the managing director of Heineken Ireland, said: ‘We need to start rebuilding the economy and help publicans.’  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The head of Heineken Ireland has called on the Government to reverse the 18 per cent increase in excise on beer, saying it will be damaging for public(...)

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