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Paschal Donohoe said that rebuilding Ireland’s economy after the coronavirus pandemic will ‘take time and involve choices’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA

Government Minsters will not be taking a Covid-19 pay cut, the Minster for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said. Mr Donohue said “neither I nor any of m(...)

Formidable: Sean O’Rourke on his first day as presenter of RTÉ Radio 1’s Today show, in 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller

Sean O’Rourke’s announcement that he is to retire on May 8th will be met with regret by fans of his daily show on RTÉ Radio 1 but may be greeted with (...)

Sean O’Rourke said he had been in the chair for almost seven years adding “I have had an absolute blast”.

Broadcaster Sean O’Rourke is to retire from his mid-morning RTÉ Radio One show on May 8th. “For nearly seven years now it’s been my great privilege (...)

 Liveline’s Joe Duffy has been urging his audience to wash their hands, using practically any opportunity to drive the message home.

Having presided over many fractious on-air arguments in his time, Joe Duffy is well used to asking people to keep their language clean. In the light o(...)

A singular presence: Michael Healy-Rae. Photograph: Tom Honan

It’s the theme of the election: outstripped by a disruptive insurgent with a populist touch, the faltering establishment incumbent searches through hi(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin, Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald during the fourth TV election debate, on RTÉ. Photograph: EPA/Niall Carson

Tuesday night debate club at RTÉ television centre, the RTÉ election colour wheel had returned to every shiny surface and a trio of political hopefuls(...)

Michael Healy-Rae douze points. German tourist Roland Drya in Portmagee, Co Kerry. Photograph: Alan Landers

Hats off to Roland Drya. The German tourist achieved something the likes of Sean O’Rourke and Pat Kenny have failed to do - he managed to leave Michae(...)

Senator Catherine Noone: her comments this week were a talking point on the Ray D’Arcy Show. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

If you’re explaining, you’re losing, according to the old political adage. To which one could add the corollary: if you’re being discussed on an after(...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin said ‘we are likely to see a minimalist trade deal in goods, which will do serious harm to the Irish economy’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Politicians have warned about the potential vulnerability of Ireland in future trade negotiations on the day that the UK is set to officially leave th(...)

President Michael D Higgins warned that the EU must become ‘a key global actor of influence, and indeed of action’ in wider global crises or ‘it will continue to lose relevance, be perceived as weak’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has urged a new “European conversation” to renew and future-proof the European Union after Britain leaves on Friday night.(...)

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