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Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told gathering that ‘ultimately it’s not the Government that pays for this, it’s . . . the average working person.’

The issue of redress for mica-affected homeowners “dominated” the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting, with significant support for those campaignin(...)

Det Gda Jerry McCabe who was killed in  1996 by members of the Provisional IRA during the attempted robbery of a post office van. File photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The chair of an Oireachtas committee was called “an absolute disgrace” by one of its members on Thursday over his continued refusal to condemn the kil(...)

Michael Ring. File photograph by Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Two Fine Gael TDs have said they will not support the measure to introduce a “vaccine pass” or further lockdown measures if there is a vote called on (...)

Outdoors dining in Dublin. Paul Treyvaud has said restaurants were being unfairly 		‘scapegoated’ with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A leading restaurateur has told an Oireachtas committee that his industry is being unfairly “scapegoated” with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic. Paul(...)

Not  a single case of transmission of Covid-19 has been reported from the driver  testing service. Photograph: Getty Images

The current driving test and theory test waiting lists could be cleared within four months as restrictions ease, Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has(...)

Aer Lingus said it is now contacting customers to advise them of their options for refund or re-booking.

Aer Lingus has announced it will step in to provide services for some of its passengers who have been left stranded as a result of the immediate closu(...)

Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and TikTok were appearing before the committee as part of its ongoing scrutiny of the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill.

Social media companies were lambasted for their track record in dealing with abusive content on their platforms at an Oireachtas committee hearing on (...)

People enjoying the May bank holiday as Covid restrictions were lifted in Belfast: ‘We will look at a variety of mechanisms that we could deploy to assist the hospitality sector,’ Martin said. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/ Getty

The Government will “keep under review” the possibility of introducing a new bank holiday in September, according to the Taoiseach. Micheál Martin sa(...)

Government figures show it has taken almost a year to issue felling licences needed to help meet the Republic’s growing demand for timber. File photograph: Jill Jennings/Forestry Commission/PA

Government figures show it has taken almost a year to issue felling licences needed to help meet the Republic’s growing demand for timber. Delays in (...)

University Hospital Kerry has said a programme of weekend endoscopes will clear a backlog of 100 priority cases by June.  File photograph: iStock

University Hospital Kerry has said a programme of weekend endoscopes will clear a backlog of 100 priority cases by June. It follows criticism this w(...)

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