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Minister for Justice and Equality Helen McEntee. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has been accused of proceeding with “flawed”, “unworkable”and “bizarre” legislation after a major Seanad row over the introduction of o(...)

Most of the residents in the  Nightingale Nursing Home in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, have contracted coronavirus. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Staff at a nursing home in Co Galway in which 26 out of 28 residents have tested positive for Covid-19 have said they “feel abandoned” and are “in dir(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly: ‘The information about Level 4 was conveyed to the Taoiseach, yes.’  Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said he discussed the possibility of moving coronavirus restrictions in the State to Level 4 with chief medical (...)

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/

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(...)

Norma Foley  again apologised to Leaving Certificate students for the errors in coding “that should not have occurred”. Photograph: Education Department /PA Wire

It is possible thousands of students may have received higher grades than they should due to errors in the calculated grades coding , the Minister for(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned that there will be no Irish forestry industry by the end of October or November unless legislation before the Dáil dealing with licence appeals is passed.  File photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned that there will be no Irish forestry industry by the end of October or November unless legislation before the Dáil(...)

Micheál Martin has accused Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald of taking every opportunity to ‘tell untruths’. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There were heated and bitter Dáil exchanges on Wednesday between the Taoiseach and the Sinn Féin leader in a row over the Low Pay Commission and chang(...)

Michael McGrath Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath said there may be a requirement for different parts of the country to move from one risk level to another. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has pledged to introduce “workable, sustainable and comprehensive” funding for the Department of Heal(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend a cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Prospects of a trade deal between Britain and the European Union dimmed to a flicker last night after London admitted that it plans to break internati(...)

Members of the public wearing face masks on Dublin’s Henry. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A new medium-term Government plan to deal with Covid-19 will be introduced on September 14th, Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has confirmed in the D(...)

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