Claire Byrne

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Paschal Donohoe’s double act with Michael McGrath may have got off to a reasonable start, but they shouldn’t congratulate themselves too much just yet.

Of the many faultlines that can cause tension between coalition partners, from policy differences to personality clashes, there are surely few more fr(...)

Green tea Taoiseach Micheál Martin was sorely disappointed with Nphet but determined to move on in a renewed spirit of working together for the sake of the nation. File photograph: The Irish Times

Their approach to business may have been different but there was no doubt this week that the Taoiseach and Tánaiste were fuming over Sunday night’s le(...)

Eileen Flynn: ‘A lot of my teachers believed in me.’  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A member of the Traveller community, Ballyfermot-born Eileen Flynn was no stranger to challenges from a young age. Twenty years ago, when she was just(...)

Tom Curran and his partner Marie Fleming, who suffered from multiple sclerosis, leaving the Four Courts in 2013 after Fleming lost her case to be allowed to die with dignity.  Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

The Dying with Dignity Bill brought forward by People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny was debated in the Dáil on Thursday and will be voted on in the comi(...)

Cormac Ó hEadhra and Sarah McInerney had their news chops put to the test on Monday. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

It’s Monday on Freshers’ Week, and there’s a giddy atmosphere as the new arrivals from Galway get to know each other. Indeed, so pumped is Cormac Ó hE(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin visited the Oliver Bond Street flats complex with a pep in his step. Photograph: Julian Behal

“Coronavirus carrier at EU trade council triggers top-level quarantines,” reported Politico Europe on Thursday. We knew that, because Tánaiste Leo Va(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin on a visit the Oliver Bond flat complex in Dublin on Thursday. He said there was general rising trend of Covid-19 cases across the country.   Photograph: Julien Behal

An additional three people with Covid-19 have died, while a further 324 cases of the virus were reported in the State, the National Public Health Emer(...)

Public health expert Prof Anthony Staines

A public health expert has told young people “if you are going to do mad stuff do it outside”. Anthony Staines, professor of public health systems at(...)

Third-level students should consider not returning home at the weekends during the academic term, in order to reduce the spread of Covid-19, chairman of CAO board says.

Third-level students should consider not returning home at the weekends during the academic term in order to reduce spread of Covid-19, the chairman o(...)

The Sorting Office scheme in Dublin’s ‘Silicon Docks’ where Google abandoned plans to rent the offices. Photograph:  Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

On the waterside at Hanover Quay in Dublin, surrounded by the mountains of glass and steel of the area informally known as Silicon Docks, U2’s dilapid(...)

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