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The latest An Bord Pleanála SHD decision challenged in the courts is Cairn Homes’s 614 residential units plan for former RTÉ lands at Donnybrook. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of An Bord Pleanála planning decisions challenged by third parties in the High Court has more than doubled in the last three years. The bo(...)

Both Taoiseach Micheal Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar defended the Government’s decisions in separate radio interviews. Photographs: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Government leaders have defended the decision to lift Covid restrictions before Christmas, as new cases continue to put the Irish hospital system unde(...)

Medical staff donning PPE in the clean zone on the Covid side of the Emergency Department at  St Vincent’s hospital, Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

A further eight coronavirus related deaths have been recorded in the State, as the total number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 here s(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: publicans serving takeaway pints ‘seem to be getting around the law’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has raised the possibility of alcohol curfews during the current lockdown. Mr Varadkar suggested the current closing hours for(...)

Pat Kenny: the Newstalk presenter has sounded more engaged on air since the pandemic kicked in. Photograph: Frank Miller

Pat Kenny is a smart man, but he asks some silly questions. “Are you suffering from crisis fatigue?” he inquires of listeners to Monday’s Pat Kenny Sh(...)

Covid-19 signposts at Tullamore Golf Club. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Golf and tennis clubs are being forced to close because they are deemed to be “non-essential” services, a Government spokesman has said. There was sh(...)

Paschal Donohoe’s double act with Michael McGrath may have got off to a reasonable start, but they shouldn’t congratulate themselves too much just yet.

Of the many faultlines that can cause tension between coalition partners, from policy differences to personality clashes, there are surely few more fr(...)

Cork Chamber has warned of the impact of Ryanair’s decision to close its base in Cork Airport over the winter period

Ryanair’s closure of its Cork and Shannon airport bases for the winter threatens existing jobs along with efforts to ease the impact of Covid-19 and B(...)

Ryanair is cutting its winter schedule further as the pandemic continues to hit bookings. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ryanair will close its Cork and Shannon Airport bases and slash Knock services for the winter as EU states, including the Republic, step up travel res(...)

Pat Kenny  worries about there being too much carrot and not enough stick when it comes to infractions. Photograph: Frank Miller

Surveying the options mooted to curb Covid infections, Pat Kenny is happy to eschew the most severe option in favour of less draconian actions. “You d(...)

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