Reader David Kennedy sent me an eye-witness account of the burning of the Custom House by his late father Paddy, aka Padraig O’Cinneide. Photograph: Getty Images

Prompted by the recent centenary of the burning of the Custom House, reader David Kennedy sent me an eye-witness account by his late father Paddy, aka(...)

On Tuesday morning there were 15 confirmed Covid-19 inpatients in hospital in the North, none of whom were in intensive care. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A further 271 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the State, according to the Department of Health on Tuesday. There are 77 people in hospital, (...)

The Lifford Bridge spans the river Foyle and connects Strabane to Lifford across the Border between the Republic and the UK. Photograph: Joe Dunne

Fans of Derry City FC had been looking forward to getting back in the stands for the first time since Christmas. A successful test event at the Irish(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly announced they would be added to the list of designated countries from 4am, Tuesday, June 8th. File photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Five further countries are to be added to the list covered by mandatory hotel quarantine requirements for incoming travellers. The five countries to(...)

 Robert Watt, secretary general of the Department of Health, has waived the €80,000 pay increase for the moment in the light of current economic circumstances. File photograph: Collins Photos

There was no benchmarking exercise or international comparison carried out before the pay level of the top civil servant in the Department of Health w(...)

The only existing statutory rules on the marketing of high fat, salt and sugar foods to children are set by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and apply only to broadcast media. Photograph: iStock.

The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) will this month incorporate rules for the marketing of high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) foods i(...)

A wing  in Mountjoy Prison.   The Dublin prison  recently recorded the largest Covid-19 outbreak in the prison system to date, with 36 inmates testing positive. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Vaccination of the State’s 3,800 prisoners against Covid-19 is moving at a significantly slower rate than the general population, with just 2.1 per ce(...)

Members of the Defence Forces await passengers in order to enforce Covid-19 mandatory quarantine measures, at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Department of Health has defended its decision not to add India to the State’s Covid-19 mandatory hotel quarantine list until early this month. T(...)

Sniffer dogs Kossi (left) and Miina with trainer Susanna Paavilainen at Helsinki Airport in Finland. Photograph: Antti Aimo-Koivisto / Lehtikuva / AFP via Getty

A study from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has discovered that dogs can detect Covid-19 on clothing worn by infected pe(...)

In David O’Doherty’s new book a greedy developer gets his comeuppance when  some children rob a bank. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

The Dublin comedian on podcasting from Achill Island, his new children’s book and owning 14 bikes Let me tell you about David O’Doherty’s stuff.(...)

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