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The biggest challenge over the coming days and weeks will be to keep classes supervised and avoid school closures. Photograph: iStock

Across schools this week it has felt like a return to the darker days of the pandemic: thousands of pupils absent, classes at risk of being sent home (...)

Money market traders have now fully priced in a 10-basis-point rate hike by the European Central Bank in December 2022. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images

European stocks slumped to a three-week low on Tuesday, clocking their worst session in nearly two months, as a resurgence in Covid-19 cases raised fe(...)

Swimmers brave the cold conditions on the South Beach, Greystones, Co Wicklow, on Monday morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Increasingly unsettled weather is forecast across the country over the coming days with “close to freezing” temperatures and some showers, according t(...)

Enterprize Energy’s 4 gigawatt wind farm will supply electricity for hydrogen production and consumption in Ireland, or for conversion into ammonia that can be exported

A Singapore-based offshore wind developer has signed an agreement to build a huge $10 billion (€8.88 billion) wind farm off the coast of Ireland to po(...)

Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Payments technology company Stripe is expanding its real-world point-of-sale product Terminal to five European countries, including Ireland. The sy(...)

Prof Daragh O’Neill of Clann Medical Practice in Drogheda, Co Louth. He says  general practice is “on its knees” as a result of Covid-19.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A senior GP in Drogheda, Co Louth, has said general practice is “on its knees” as a result of Covid-19, and the situation at the moment is as bad as h(...)

The GRA  is a powerful organisation which represents 12,500 gardaí  and which has a yearly income of almost €4m  in membership fees alone. Photograph: Getty Images

When members of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) meet in Kerry for its annual conference on Tuesday it will be against a backdrop of deep mi(...)

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has now stated the minimum age of criminal responsibility  should be 16. Photograph: iStock

The minimum age of criminal responsibility should be raised in Northern Ireland as a “matter of urgency” in order to comply with international childre(...)

“The choices we make in how we heat our homes and how we travel directly impact the quality of the air we breathe,” the Environmental Protection Agency reports.

Fine particulate matter arising from burning solid fuels remains the biggest contributor to poor air quality in Ireland, with “worrying localised issu(...)

Protesters face riot police during a protest against coronavirus restrictions in Brussels, Belgium on Sunday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

European governments are grappling to contain soaring Covid-19 infections and relieve overburdened hospitals while coping with a fringe of public ange(...)

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