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Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl during a minute’s silence in the Dáil on Wednesday

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said he shares the concerns and outrage of the Opposition at the killing of George Floyd in the US and the protests that ha(...)

Aeroplanes grounded at Dublin airport during the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Kenneth O Halloran

A third of people coming into the country are not answering the phone to officials checking if they are self-isolating. The Oireachtas Covid-19 commi(...)

Sinn Féin health spokeswoman Louise O’Reilly  during Tuesday’s meeting of the Oireachtas committee on Covid-19. Image: Oireachtas TV.

The State’s use of private hospitals cost €97 million in April, the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee has been told. National director of acute operation(...)

 To secure a seat on the UN Security Council which has five permanent and 10 temporary members, Ireland needs 129 votes from the 193 members in the secret ballot. File photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

The Republic has said it will represent small states if elected to the United Nations Security Council and one of the key calling cards in the campaig(...)

Tax due from those who are in receipt of the weekly €350 Covid-19 unemployment payment could be collected by reducing tax credits in future years, the Revenue Commissioners have said.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tax due from those who are in receipt of the weekly €350 Covid-19 unemployment payment could be collected by reducing tax credits for those taxpayers (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking in the Dáil on Thursday

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he stands over Ireland’s “slow and steady” reopening of the economy and also told the Dáil on Thursday the State can affor(...)

Leo Varadkar speaking in the Dáil

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said it is possible that the coronavirus was already in Ireland last year or in January this year. “We should not assume t(...)

Chief Medical Officer    Dr Tony Holohan, at the Department of Health at a Covid -19 update press conference at the Department of Health. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Another 43 people have died with Covid-19 in the State, bringing the total number of deaths here to 1,232, according to the National Public Health Eme(...)

Leo Varadkar speaking in the Dáil

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the roadmap to re-open Ireland to a “new normal” is being developed and will be approved by Cabinet on Friday. Howeve(...)

Labour leader Alan Kelly TD: Called for a one-off €1,000 solidarity payment to all healthcare workers. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Efforts to suppress Covid-19 are working as the reproductive rate of the virus is now between 0.7 and one, according to Minister for Health Simon Harr(...)

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