Michael Mcnamara

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A man sits outside an empty pub in Dublin’s city centre, where many shops and businesses are closed. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Infectious diseases expert Professor Sam McConkey has warned that Dublin could need to go to Level 4 or even Level 5 as cases continue to rise. Prof (...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl spoke as the Dáil resumed at 8pm, after it adjourned some hours earlier in the afternoon. File photograph: Oireachtas TV

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Fearghaíl has defended his action in adjourning the Dáil “in the emergency situation that was described to me” when he was info(...)

For countries within the Schengen area, the restrictions on travel were lifted on June 15th, and restrictions between the Schengen area and non-members of the European Union came to an end on July 6th. Photograph: Getty Images

Guidelines in relation to travel must be embodied in law if they are to be enforced on members of the public, including civil and public servants, int(...)

The Oireachtas Covid-19 committee chairman, Independent TD Michael McNamara. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A call has been made for the Government to deal with the issue of civil servants working from home because it is “not working for people who rely on p(...)

Would a €9 pork chop be a suitably priced food offering to appease the hungry Covid gods? Photograph: iStock

If all goes well, the sun will set in November and the police can take their noses out of your pork chops. But there isn’t a great amount of confiden(...)

Sinn Féin justice spokesman Martin Kenny described  new legislation on Garda enforcement powers in pubs was ‘abnormal’ but ‘does what it says on the bottle’.

The Government “messed up” the issue of re-opening pubs by allowing those serving food to operate while forcing pubs serving only alcohol to remain cl(...)

The Oireachtas Covid-19  committee chairman, Independent TD Michael McNamara. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Members of the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee have criticised its chair for claiming there has been “hysteria” over escalating coronavirus case numbers(...)

Michael Cawley tendered his resignation as chairman of Fáilte Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The reputation of former Fáilte Ireland chair Michael Cawley has been “traversed” and Ireland is entering a “period of hysteria”, the chair of the Oir(...)

The number of new cases diagnosed in the Republic has risen rapidly in the last week, with many associated with outbreaks in several meat processing plants in the midlands.  Photograph: David Sleator

The Oireachtas Covid committee is set to meet this week to discuss the rapid spread of coronavirus in meat plants in the midlands. Members of the co(...)

The special committee on Covid-19 recommends that  the 14-day quarantine for incoming travellers should be monitored more closely. Photograph: Stephen Collins/ Collins Photos

Changes to make the current system of testing and contact tracing for Covid-19 more robust and efficient are recommended in an Oireachtas report. All(...)

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