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A nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Puerto Rico. Photograph: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP via Getty

An appeal has been made in the Dáil for a major campaign to combat anti-vaccination misinformation after revelations that leaflets that “look exactly (...)

Thomas Byrne: ‘The reality is that if any student nurse who is forced to work a night shift or a sleepover or even a full day shift – that is illegal’. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Forcing student nurses to work full shifts is “tantamount to slavery”, Minister of State for European Affairs Thomas Byrne has said. The Government h(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron promoted Clément Beaune to minister of state for European affairs in July. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP

In the autumn of 2001, a young French student called Clément Beaune arrived at Dublin airport to begin a year’s study at Trinity College under the EU’(...)

‘We need to make sure that jobs and investment are protected,’ said Minister of State for European Affairs Thomas Byrne. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The blocking of the European Union’s €1.8 trillion budget and Covid-19 pandemic fund by Hungary and Poland has led to warnings of a crisis in the bloc(...)

Block R, Spencer Dock, comprises a total area of 128,229sq ft

The Central Bank of Ireland will be hoping to capitalise on the as yet undimmed appetite amongst international investors for opportunities in Dublin’s(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin addresses the  nation at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday night. Photograph: Julien Behal/Pool/AFP via Getty

The Government has announced Level 5 restrictions across the State for six weeks from Wednesday night/ Thursday morning at midnight until December 1st(...)

Arrivals gate at Dublin Airport last week: All those arriving from green regions in the EU will be exempt from any travel restrictions such as quarantine or testing requirements. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government is to decide in the next week whether to ditch quarantine requirements for travellers who enter the country for essential work or famil(...)

Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, whose Dying with Dignity Bill faces  faces significant resistance from members of the medical profession.  ‘It is not going to be straightforward and it is difficult to know where it will go.’ Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny has warned that progression of his Dying with Dignity Bill will not be straightforward and a referendum may still b(...)

Boris Johnson’s decision to proceed with legislation that has plunged trade talks with the EU into crisis has prompted concern among some Conservatives. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has told Conservative MPs that legislation that will break international law by rewriting parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement is ne(...)

A €5 billion Brexit Adjustment Reserve will offer funds to countries and sectors worst-hit by the UK departure

Ireland will be “top of the list” of beneficiaries from a multi-billion euro Brexit fund announced as part of a €1.8 trillion EU Covid recovery packag(...)

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