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Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said advice on inter-county travel “may change” and a “long Cabinet meeting” will take place on Tuesday to discuss all data and information. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

At least two consular flights are scheduled to fly from Britain to Ireland on Tuesday evening to get Irish residents stranded by the travel ban home,(...)

Dublin City Council had given permission for a substantial expansion of the Central Hotel. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Plans for a new hotel development for Dublin city centre that will spell “last orders” for well-known Dublin venues Rí-Rá nightclub and the Globe bar (...)

Brian Stanley is to make a statement to the Dáil regarding controversial tweets he sent. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said that she will not be asking party TD Brian Stanley to resign as chair of the Public Accounts Committee. M(...)

Infectious disease specialist  Prof Sam McConkey was criticised in many quarters for his perceived negativity when he urged caution on the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. File photograph: Getty

A predilection for too much consensus or groupthink has often caused us harm in out country. Like buffalo, a significant number of Irish people prefer(...)

Claire Byrne. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As the days grow ever shorter in this most gloomy of years, Tuesday’s reopening of “nonessential” retail provides a much-needed glint of brightness, a(...)

Minster for Justice Helen McEntee said existing legislation, ‘in an inadvertent way,’ protected the defendant, she said. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said that she wants to change the law “as quickly as possible” with regard to the Court of Appeal ruling bannin(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan: sounds so sincere that her touchy-feely public persona seems flinty by comparison. Photograph: RTÉ

For such an accomplished broadcaster, Miriam O’Callaghan can sound like a caricature of herself. Her array of understanding sighs and empathetic adver(...)

The redevelopment of the Central Hotel has been approved.

It’s last orders for well-known Dublin venues, Rí-Rá nightclub and The Globe bar. Dublin City Council has given the green light for a major(...)

RTÉ presenter Ryan Tubridy will channel Fantastic Mr Fox for the  opening number of The Late Late Toy Show 2020. The theme for the show is The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl. Photograph: Andres Poveda

It will be a Late Late Toy Show like no other in a year like no other. So many fixtures of the Irish calendar, the St Patrick’s Day parades, the Dubl(...)

Vicky Phelan says she supports People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny’s push for assisted dying legislation. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan is considering a six month move to the US to take part in an experimental drug trial. Ms Phelan, who recent(...)

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