Micheál Martin says details of the Government’s plan to increase housing supply over the next few years will be published shortly.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has signalled he wants to see “fewer delays through legal challenges” as part of a new drive by Government to deal with the h(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: he   described the decision to introduce the suspension on claims for redundancy payments during the Covid crisis as “a proportionate step to mitigate a risk to businesses and of course to jobs”.  Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Government is to introduce a new scheme to offer interest-free loans to businesses that face difficulties in meeting redundancy payments for staff(...)

The rights of workers who had been temporarily laid off to seek redundancy has been suspended on a rolling basis over the past year. Photograph: iStock

The Government is to offer interest-free loans to businesses that face difficulties in meeting redundancy payments for staff following the pandemic. (...)

Adam King from Cork explained his drawing of a ‘virtual hug’ when he appeared on the RTÉ Late Late Toy Show last year. Photograph: Andres Poveda/PA.

United States President Joe Biden has written to six-year-old Adam King, praising him for the great work introducing his “virtual hugs” to the nation (...)

The scene of an armed siege at Whitechapel Grove, west Dublin on Tuesday night. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Two gardaí injured in a shooting that led to an armed siege in west Dublin remain in hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Gardaí were i(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Keir Starmer as Queen Elizabeth delivers a speech in the House of Lords on Tuesday. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

The British government has signalled a retreat from plans to block the prosecution and imprisonment of former soldiers for alleged crimes committed du(...)

The conference on Friday is set to hear from nurses who will describe persistant symptoms months after they contracted coronavirus. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Coalition is committed to recognising the “great dedication” of nurses and all healthcare workers during the pandemic, Taoiseach Micheál Martin ha(...)

Pfizer employs about 3,700 staff in Ireland across a number of different facilities in Cork, Dublin and Kildare. Photograph: Reuters

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer expressed concern directly to Taoiseach Micheál Martin earlier this year about the possibility of the European Commi(...)

Mask-wearing mannequins in Monaghans on Anne Street South: The arrival – and apparent potency – of the vaccines has changed the debate. Photograph: Alan Betson

It has been clear for some time that the wider reopening of the economy was going to be cautious and inextricably tied to the vaccination campaign. Th(...)

European Council president Charles Michel waves at the beginning of the summit at the European Council Building in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

National leaders of the European Union are gathering over video conference to address a surge in Covid-19 infections across the continent and efforts (...)

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