Former taoiseach John Bruton alleged that President Higgins was in breach of Article 13:9 of the Constitution/ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins was within his rights to refuse an invitation to attend a commemoration event in Armagh, constitutional experts have said.(...)

The latest Oireachtas guidelines reflect changes to the Public Representation Allowance brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic with a Q&A section saying subscriptions to videoconferencing services are now allowed.

TDs and Senators have been told they can claim expenses for video conferencing services but are advised against the use of Zoom. Under current expen(...)

Commercial companies often use the English version of addresses in Gaeltacht areas by default when an address is requested through the Eircode system.

The Eircode system continues to be non-compliant in relation to Gaeltacht place-names, according to a report from An Coimisinéir Teanga. The commissi(...)

The Microsoft Alliance for Good brings together people with diverse experiences and skillsets from a range of organisations use technology to solve societal challenges.

A new Microsoft-led programme has yielded benefits for the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland and sustainability initiative My Waste, with two new con(...)

Minister for Employment Leo Varadkar: ‘We are entering a new phase with the vaccines and the variants. It is a virus that has changed and is more infectious than ever before.’ Photograph: Maxwells/PA

Bars and restaurants will not be able to serve fully vaccinated customers indoors until Monday, July 26th, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said, dashing ind(...)

An Coimisinéir Teanga’s report states that An Garda Síochána failed to implement recommendations made following a 2011 investigation into its compliance with legislation designed to ensure the linguistic rights of the public are protected.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

A report detailing the failure of an Garda Síochána to satisfactorily address the low number of Irish-speaking Gardaí stationed in the Gaeltacht has b(...)

These women appear to have been subject to an Upstairs, Downstairs regime in Leinster House, left without basic facilities. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leinster House is a big old building, and big old buildings are a devil to keep clean. The cleaners – almost all women – are on the go from the crack(...)

Grafton Street in lockdown: The main draw on the public purse was spending on the Government’s Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) and the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP). Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The impact of the pandemic on the public finances is deepening as the crisis enters its second year, with exchequer returns published by the Governmen(...)

Protesters and gardaí clash during an anti-lockdown protest in Dublin on  Saturday. Photograph: Damian Eagers/PA Wire

People attending anti-lockdown protests may be traced by gardaí using CCTV and camera phone footage and prosecuted for breach of Covid regulations, Mi(...)

Head of the commission Judge Yvonne Murphy: ‘The report is there, it is not going to be revised. What would they possibly ask the commission to do – redo the report?’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission believes “very strongly” that tapes of hearings at its confidential committee should be destroyed. The views of (...)

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