Labour Party leader Alan Kelly appealed to the Government ‘not to kick this legislation down the road for six months’.File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government’s failure to introduce a statutory sick pay scheme is a breach of public health advice, the Dáil has been told. Labour leader Alan Kel(...)

 The weekly figures reached a new high of almost 84,000 Covid-19 tests processed last week.  File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

The Health Service Executive is sourcing additional Covid-19 testing capacity as the system struggles to cope with the current surge in demand. It ha(...)

Dara Calleary is the second minister for agriculture to resign since the formation of the new Government.  File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Former minister for agriculture Dara Calleary has resigned from his position as deputy leader of Fianna Fáil following the controversy over his attend(...)

The Dáil adjourned in the early hours on Friday morning after a bitterly divisive row over changes to speaking rights.

The Dáil will return from its summer recess on Tuesday September 15th after a break of six weeks. The House adjourned in the early hours on Friday mo(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar arrives at Dublin Castle for a cabinet meeting. File photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

TDs have hit out at Tánaiste Leo Varadkar for failing to attend the Dáil to deal with emergency legislation under his remit and claimed that it appear(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall: “The Government has been distracted and their focus has been elsewhere.” File photograph: Collins

The Government has been accused of endangering the re-opening of schools due to its “lax” travel policy and a “chaotic” approach to key issues facing (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: A significant minority now favour an alternative path, and with it, an alternative leader. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Political life goes through cycles, with times of heightened drama followed by periods that are taciturn and mundane. Over four months, the negotiati(...)

The measures were introduced three months ago to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has confirmed that the Government is examining whether to extend the moratorium on rent increases and the ban on (...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley: ‘We are moving towards the  safe reopening of schools, with an accommodation for everyone in the entire school community.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

All pupils may not be in a position to return to school in September on foot of new public health guidance which says schools should reopen with physi(...)

The Government is to extend the meals programme for disadvantaged schools until the end of the summer. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government is to extend the school meals programme for disadvantaged schools until the end of the summer. The Department of Social Protection ind(...)

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