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Niamh O’Connor with a copy of her book on electronic music, which you can buy online

“I’m going to in stay Athens for a month or maybe a bit longer,” I told my parents at the tail-end of September 2020. There were no compulsory quarant(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: The summer economic statement, with its much bigger deficits – likely to fund a new housing programme – marks a sea change. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Budgetary announcements tend to be rather dull affairs. The content is usually flagged in advance and the changes typically flow from an existing poli(...)

Anti-vaccine protesters demonstrate outside parliament in central Athens, Greece, earlier this week. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/EPA

Greece banned music in restaurants and bars and imposed a nighttime curfew on its popular holiday island of Mykonos on Saturday after a rise in new c(...)

The Irish Travel Agents Association  warned would-be travellers that the name on their Digital Covid Certificate must match that on the passport. File photograph: PA

Numbers travelling through Dublin Airport on Monday will climb by 50 per cent compared with the same day last week, but will remain down dramatically (...)

Passengers’ documents are checked at the port of Piraeus, near Athens on Friday. Photograph: Epa/Pantelis Saitas

European governments, wary of dramatic spikes in Covid-19 cases as the Delta variant surges among unvaccinated people, have tightened travel rules and(...)

Plans for how to spend the money were unveiled as European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen visited Dublin on Friday, who is seen here at Technological University Dublin, Grangegorman with Taoiseach Micheál Martin.  Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Who is paying? Ireland is to receive €1 billion in grants largely over the next two years from a European Union stimulus fund designed to counteract (...)

The Government submitted its plan on how it would spend the funds in May, outlining a mix of investments and reforms to make the economy more green, improve digital infrastructure and boost economic growth.  Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission is to award nearly €1 billion to Ireland to fund green and digital investments and stimulate economic growth over the next 18 (...)

Dublin Airport hosted 8,000-11,000 passengers a day during June compared with the 115,000 who would normally be expected to pass through there daily during the summer. Photograph: Collins Dublin

Daily flights at Dublin Airport were down by 510 – almost 70 per cent – on pre-Covid levels over the seven days to Tuesday, official figures show. Th(...)

Bartra wrote to Leo Varadkar in January saying the controversial Immigrant Investor Programme   could be better leveraged to help Ireland recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Developer Bartra asked Tánaiste Leo Varadkar for a temporary reduction in the investment needed for the State’s cash-for-residency scheme. It also war(...)

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya  during a protest organised at the Dam Square, Amsterdam on May 28th, 2021. Photograph:  Romy Arroyo Fernandez/ NurPhoto via Getty

Rare is the foreign politician whose visit to Ireland combines talks with top Government officials and a trip to Knockshegowna Hill in Co Tipperary. (...)

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