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The HSE will examine if it is possible to have a telelink with a pregnant woman’s partner via a smartphone or camera.

Partners will be able to take part in women’s key maternity appointments virtually, under plans being considered by the Health Service Executive follo(...)

Sinn Féin’s Eoin O’Broin: said the party will support the Bill moving to the next stage in the Dáil. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin have pledged to support the progress of new legislation which would let people who are terminally ill decide the timing of their own death. (...)

Sources now believe so-called ‘wet pubs’ could reopen in early October. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said so-called “wet pubs” should be given the chance to reopen and prove that they can operate safely. Mr Varadkar made the(...)

The crowd for Bonnie Tyler who played on the Throwback stage at Electric Picnic in August last year. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Musical events and gigs may be allowed to go ahead if alcohol is not served on the premises as part of new proposals under consideration by the Govern(...)

It is understood that leaders of the three Government parties and other senior figures discussed the prospect of returning to lockdown over the weekend but agreed that this could not happen, and made this clear to public health experts.

Public health experts have privately warned the Government that the country may have to return to a full lockdown if the increase in Covid-19 cases co(...)

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn said the National Public Emergency Team will meet on Monday to review and discuss the case figures    “and will make any necessary recommendations to Government which are required to protect the vulnerable, continue with the resumption of healthcare services and ensure the safe reopening of our schools.” File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There have been 66 new cases of Covid-19 reported on Sunday, the Department of Health has confirmed. There have now been a total of 27,257 confirmed (...)

New Minister for Communications Eamon Ryan has been warned that “ill-informed concerns” and conspiracy theories may hamper the roll-out of 5G infrastr(...)


The Government is to launch a study into a proposal to build a €15 billion high-speed train line from Belfast to Dublin and on to Cork and Limerick, t(...)

 Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The future of TD Neasa Hourigan within the Green Party is in the balance after she voted on Thursday against the Government on a new Bill dealing with(...)

  Passengers at Dublin Airport prepare to fly to various locations on July 1st.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Passengers from non-green list countries should prove they have tested negative for coronavirus before travelling here, State airports company DAA wil(...)

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