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People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy: ‘It is scandalous that we’re now almost two years into a pandemic ... and yet we have no legally enforceable standards in relation to the right of workers have clean air.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Government TDs have been urged to vote for the “right to clean air” and for filters to be installed in workplaces and classrooms as part of efforts to(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee was speaking after it emerged that the Irish Prison Service is currently dealing with 71 positive cases of Covid-19 among prisoners and another 49 cases among staff. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There have been 277 cases of Covid-19 in the prison population since the outbreak of the pandemic in March last year, Minister for Justice Helen McEn(...)

Senator Ivana Bacik: She was the right candidate, in the right constituency, at the right time for the party to get a renewed taste of electoral success. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Well, look, we’ll take the good days. We’ve taken enough bad days,” was the response of Labour leader Alan Kelly when asked if he was concerned that (...)

Gay men are banned from donating blood in Ireland unless they have abstained from sexual contact for at least 12 months. File photograph: Getty

A call has been made for the State to move to a “more tolerant” position on blood donations from gay men, who are refused unless they have abstained f(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee acknowledged the difficulty facing families seeking missing relatives, according to Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A Government department or agency must be appointed to do a national audit of coroners and cemeteries to establish the numbers of unidentified bodies (...)

Fianna Fáil Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has come under renewed pressure to scrap his proposed shared-equity loan scheme amid repeated Opposit(...)

Balseskin reception centre. Photograph: Google Street View

A direct provision centre put a resident out of his accommodation rather than phone for an ambulance when the man sought mental health support, the Dá(...)

Thousands of explicit images, including of Irish women,  are being examined by gardaí in a bid to determine if a criminal investigation is needed. File photograph: Getty Images

Thousands of explicit images, including of Irish women, that have been shared online in recent days are being examined by gardaí in a bid to determine(...)

Paschal Donohoe said anyone from Dublin considering a staycation elsewhere in the country should reschedule. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government has decided to hold two special meetings on Friday triggering the likelihood that Dublin will be elevated to Level 3 of the Covid-19 al(...)

The Oireachtas Covid-19  committee chairman, Independent TD Michael McNamara. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Members of the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee have criticised its chair for claiming there has been “hysteria” over escalating coronavirus case numbers(...)

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