Micheál Martin

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Pfizer employs about 3,700 staff in Ireland across a number of different facilities in Cork, Dublin and Kildare. Photograph: Reuters

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer expressed concern directly to Taoiseach Micheál Martin earlier this year about the possibility of the European Commi(...)

Mask-wearing mannequins in Monaghans on Anne Street South: The arrival – and apparent potency – of the vaccines has changed the debate. Photograph: Alan Betson

It has been clear for some time that the wider reopening of the economy was going to be cautious and inextricably tied to the vaccination campaign. Th(...)

European Council president Charles Michel waves at the beginning of the summit at the European Council Building in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

National leaders of the European Union are gathering over video conference to address a surge in Covid-19 infections across the continent and efforts (...)

Members of the National Ambulance Service and the HSE setting up a Mobile Walk In Covid 19 Test Centre in Tullamore for members of the public. The centre is one of five opening aimed at catching asymptomatic cases of the virus in a broader sweep of the population. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Five walk-in Covid-19 testing centres aimed at picking up asymptomatic cases in areas with high rates of the disease opened on Thursday. Four of the(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said  a lot of ‘easy narratives’ about vaccination supply and distribution were out there but the challenge remained a significant one.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has told his parliamentary party there is no “magic tree” when it comes to vaccinating the population of the State quickly. (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he is committed to open engagement with all sectors of society. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Government is to seek to strengthen existing social dialogue arrangements with trade unions, employers and other groups, Taoiseach Micheál Martin (...)

The NBRU said it was asking the Government to provide additional funding to meet the cost of providing additional “compensatory” time off for staff. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Transport workers in the State-owned CIÉ group of companies are seeking 10 additional days of annual leave next year in recognition of their contribu(...)

Members of the public braving the bad weather on a quiet South Anne Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A further 68 deaths of Covid-19 patients have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team. This brings to 3,752 the total number of dea(...)

Michael McGrath said there was a reality that the State had faced challenges in filling leadership posts in the health service. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Taoiseach verbally told the Cabinet that an enhanced pay package was to be provided to the next Department of Health secretary general but did not(...)

Michael Gove welcomed the EU having ‘stepped back’ from triggering  Article 16.  File photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

British politicians have expressed confidence that the European Union will not block vaccines entering the UK, after the two sides agreed to a “reset”(...)

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