Helen McEntee stepped aside from the role six months ago to take maternity leave, though she remained a member of Government. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Helen McEntee will resume her role as Minister for Justice on Monday, six months after becoming the first Minister in the history of the State to take(...)

Outside Cork city for the launch of the Road Safety Authority’s October bank holiday slow-down campaign was chief executive Sam Waide and Chief Supt Tom Murphy. Photograph: Diane Cusack

Motorists reducing their average speed by just 1 per cent will bring about a fourfold drop in road fatalities, a senior garda has revealed. The comme(...)

The Government says that between pandemic payments, wage supports and grants to airports, it has given €300 million to aviation since March 2020.

The Government is seeking EU approval for plans to give airports €90 million to aid them in cutting charges to lure airlines back as the impact of the(...)

There are 127,300 construction workers in the Republic, or almost 6 per cent of the workforce, which is below the European average of 8 per cent.  Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/Bloomberg

The isolating experience of the Covid-19 pandemic has left some Irish people overseas contemplating a return home but, for many, the cost of living at(...)

Under the new NDP, for the first time projects will undergo a climate and environmental assessment, along with an assessment of the alignment of the plan as a whole with the ‘ideals of a green recovery plan’. File photograph: Getty

Many of the roads projects in the National Development Plan (NDP) should be considered a “fiction” due to plans to carbon-proof future investments, a (...)

‘Where prisoners don’t meet the standards that we can reasonably expect of them, that should have consequences,’ says Minister of State at the Department of Justice, Hildegarde Naughton. File Photograph: Alan Betson

Prisoners who commit assaults or other serious offences in custody are less likely to receive automatic time off their sentence, under plans being con(...)

The road haulage industry has estimated that there is a shortage of between 3,000 and 4,000 heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and wants more new foreign drivers to help fill jobs. File photograph: Getty

The Government has directed the Road Safety Authority (RSA) to look at negotiating potential driving licence exchange agreements with four more countr(...)

Darkside performing at The Button Factory in Dublin. The initial return of the nightclub sector will be marked by a 60% capacity pilot event, which will feature antigen testing, at the city centre  venue. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Late-night activities could go on until 6am under plans to be considered by the Government, which on Wednesday launched the report of the night-time e(...)

The report covers 36 proposed actions, including bringing more venues into late-night use by linking them with artists and promoters to provide new spaces for performance, and extending opening hours in cultural institutions. Photograph: iStock

The Government is to examine longer opening hours, extending the sale of alcohol to new venues, and the use of empty buildings as part of a plan to re(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid said he was ‘very sad to lose people of the calibre of people that we have’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Paul Reid, chief executive of the HSE, has defended its commitment to the Sláintecare plan to reform the health service in the wake of the resignation(...)

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