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(From left to right) Minister for Transport  Eamon Ryan, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Taoiseach Micheál Martin. A few weeks ago Ministers were looking forward to an autumn of cautious reopening. Photograph: PA

Last week’s Cabinet committee on Covid-19 had been dragging on for hours, as Ministers and senior officials grappled with the new reality that public (...)

 Covid-19 saliva test could allow people to  provide samples of saliva at home and send them in for analysis, reducing the personnel and PPE needed for testing. File image: George Frey/Getty Images

A series of research projects to improve saliva tests for the detection and diagnosis of Covid-19 that would also allow mass testing of samples at the(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has launched a call for Irish businesses to apply to a €500 million State-backed fund for “disruptive” technologies. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Leo Varadkar, the Tánaiste and Minister for Business, has launched a call for Irish businesses to apply to a €500 million State-backed fund for “disru(...)

CAO Round Two: Students have until midday on Friday, 25 September, to accept if they receive an offer.

Download full Level 8 Round 2 listings here Download Level 6 and 7 ordinary bachelor degree/ higher certificate courses here Some 1,098 applicants (...)

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“Demand for postgraduate courses is cyclical and driven by the economy,” Fergal O’Brien, assistant dean of graduate and professional studies at the Un(...)

  The HSE dropped legal actions against the State’s health regulator shortly after The Irish Times reported on them. File photograph:    John Stillwell/PA Wire

The HSE has dropped legal actions against the State’s health regulator over directions to restrict the number of residents at two of its long-term car(...)

Third level is not the only sensible option for school leavers. The last few years have seen a welcome development in additional apprenticeships and traineeships. Photograph: PA

As the Provost of Trinity College Dublin, I’m often asked for advice about which university somebody’s daughter or son should attend, or if they shoul(...)

 The weekly figures reached a new high of almost 84,000 Covid-19 tests processed last week.  File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

The Health Service Executive is sourcing additional Covid-19 testing capacity as the system struggles to cope with the current surge in demand. It ha(...)

A primary criticism is that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is disconnected from his own parliamentarians, says one Leinster TD.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Late on Tuesday evening, 10 or so Fianna Fáil TDs, mostly drawn from those elected to the Dáil for the first time last February, congregated in a corn(...)

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin’s harrowing account of two years of harassment by a colleague, and in particular her criticism of UCD for its lack of support, described an organisation that has yet to make the cultural adjustment required to confront the problem. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A week of bad publicity over its handling of sexual harassment has pushed University College Dublin (UCD) into a belated reckoning. Academic Aoibhinn (...)

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