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Ireland is reimposing strict Covid-19 restrictions, including closing nightclubs and limiting private gatherings. Taoiseach Micheal Martin said Ireland would reintroduce some Covid-19 restrictions, following “very harsh” advice from Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan. “My message tonight is difficult,” he told the country in a nationwide address. “I understand and share the disappointment and frustration …

Irish authorities have announced that from December 3, all arrivals from other territories will be required to test negative for the coronavirus upon arrival. Such a move comes with the aim of stopping the spread of the coronavirus, in particular the Omicron variant which has started to affect several European countries, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com. Irish authorities …

The Brexit protocol in Northern Ireland did not “shatter” Northern Ireland’s constitutional status in the UK, as some trade unionists have argued, a government lawyer said in a Belfast court. Tony McGleenan QC was opening his defense of the protocol against a legal challenge brought by a group of Unionist politicians including Traditional Unionist Voice …

The health ministry said extended powers to put health warnings on alcohol labels and limit alcohol advertising must first be passed on to the European Commission before they can take effect. The ministry confirmed that other articles of the Public Health (Alcohol) Law are due to come into force next year. Section 4, which allows …

The rollout of booster vaccines will be stepped up amid fears that the potentially highly infectious new variant of Covid-19 will soon spread in this country. Here are concerns that the newly classified variant of concern could put people at an increased risk of re-infection. It comes as Ireland continues to grapple with the more …

The Central Bank will impose new financial rules on real estate funds, warning that a massive sale of assets by these entities could destabilize the sector. In its latest financial stability review, the regulator said real estate funds now hold 40% of the Republic’s commercial residential real estate assets, worth an estimated 23 billion euros, …

The government plans to introduce security legislation that will allow it to exclude “high risk” telecommunications providers from being used in critical parts of Ireland’s next generation broadband network. The Cabinet decided to give Communications Minister Eamon Ryan the legal authority to conduct assessments of potential providers of 5G services – the replacement mobile broadband …

The latest rent report from Daft.ie once again confirms the crisis in our private rental market. The rents are too high. The supply is too low. And the government rent regulation is not working. Much of the public debate has focused on short-term issues. Brexit and Covid have disrupted supply chains, blocked construction and increased …

Comedian Matt Lucas memorably mimicked Boris Johnson’s often confusing messages about Covid-19 in an opening sketch for the Great British Bake Off TV show. Dressed like the Prime Minister with his tousled blonde hair in a press conference mockup in Downing Street, Lucas announced, “We are now approaching phase 46. “We are, we are, we …

Loyalists in East Belfast and Northern Ireland’s “ghettos” “have no idea” of the post-Brexit protocol, and see it as a “Southern trick” to create a united Ireland, said one. old taoiseach. Bertie Ahern told a virtual Brexit conference in Dublin that resolving the issue of political identity in the protocol dispute was “much more difficult” …

Wind Energy Ireland called on the government to focus on lowering the price of renewable energy and lowering electricity bills for families and businesses. The industry body revealed during a webinar today that despite some of the best wind power resources in Europe, the price of wind power last year at the first auction in …

The investigation must be able to access files and witnesses on a cross-border basis – Amnesty Amnesty International welcomed the decision of the Northern Ireland executive to launch an independent public inquiry into the Mother and Baby and Magdalene Laundry facilities in the region and its commitment to implement all other recommendations of the Independent …

Former Northern Ireland Secretary of State Julian Smith is under scrutiny for making £ 144,000 a year from companies with close ties to the region. Tory MP for Skipton and Ripon earns up to £ 3,000 an hour as ‘outside advisor’ advising on ‘business development’ for Tory donor-owned hydrogen company that also runs a plant …

Historian Catherine Corless, whose tireless research has shed light on the deaths and burials of hundreds of children at Tuam’s Mother and Baby House, has been honored with the Irish Red Cross Ensemble Award of his achievements. s Corless joins a prestigious list of past winners, including the late Pat Hume and WHO Executive Director …

THE PUBLIC IS invited to submit ideas on other diseases or conditions for which the Irish population should be screened by the state, with the chair of the Government’s Population Screening Advisory Group predicting that the pandemic will likely have increased interest in public health measures. The National Screening Advisory Committee, which advises the health …

A new awareness campaign warning against doping is expected to be launched after the appearance of a “worrying phenomenon” with reports that women are drugged by people using needles. Higher and Higher Education Minister Simon Harris said he had agreed to start an awareness campaign with the Students’ Union of Ireland warning of the risk …

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he did not use the government plane to get to the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow. Mr. Martin said “to be frank,” the state aircraft is not used regularly due to the frequent maintenance requirements. The Taoiseach spent two days at the world conference, but said he and his team stayed …

Sinn Féin has denied suggestions that it lacks coherent climate change policies or takes populist positions on the issue. Party climate change spokesperson Darren O’Rourke has said he supports the targets set in the government’s climate legislation – halving emissions by 2030 and net zero by 2050 – but insisted that Sinn Féin disagreed on …

Paschal Donohoe has said he will not pressure the United States to do more to tackle climate change. Irish Finance Minister was speaking as US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen arrived in Dublin for a series of commitments, including a meeting with Mr Donohoe. World leaders are also meeting at the Cop26 climate change conference in …

Leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies on Saturday approved a global minimum tax aimed at preventing large corporations from hiding their profits in tax havens, and also agreed to send more Covid vaccines to poorer countries. Attending their first in-person summit in two years, G20 leaders broadly backed calls to expand debt relief for …

Talks are expected to take place next week between Trinity College Dublin and two ministries over possible funding that could prevent the closure of the popular Science Gallery on Pearse Street. In a Friday tweet, Trinity Provost Marshal Linda Doyle said she had just “just had a really productive call with @SimonHarrisTD and we both …

Supermacs owner Pat McDonagh said the water hookup charges put a “grip” on commercial development, saying he was quoted € 720,000 to connect a motorway service spot he developed. His comments follow similar criticism from some politicians and the Construction Industry Federation, which has suggested that Irish Water seeks to fund its work through high …

Just 24 hours after releasing its plan to cut 51% carbon emissions over the next decade, the government was warned it was not going far enough. A new United Nations report calls for emissions cuts of at least 55%, and Ireland’s carbon budgets, released on Monday, fall short of that. The two five-year carbon budgets …

Future carbon budgets for every sector of the economy “will require fundamental changes” affecting the way people live and work, said Climate Minister Eamon Ryan. He was speaking after the publication of the new global carbon budgets proposed by the Advisory Council on Climate Change, as the country imposes for the first time a statutory …

The government’s handling of the new ticketing rules for live music and night-time hospitality is not chaotic, a minister insisted. Pippa Hackett, Green Party Minister of State for Planning and Biodiversity, admitted that there were still anomalies to be ironed out, but insisted that decisions had to be made based on the tendency to rising …

The BUDGET DAY hype has come and gone, offering more money here and there to seemingly please everyone. However, in reality, the budget gave us little vision for the country’s long-term future. Mostly absent was how the economy and society will need to transform to tackle climate change. Really, we should be thinking about the …

The Government of New Ireland signed a Memorandum of Understanding on carbon trading with New Ireland Hardwood Timbers (NIHT) INC in Kavieng on October 20. The agreement paves the way for NIHT INC to operate legally in the province of New Ireland and to ensure that all parties, including incorporated land groups, the provincial government …

With the cautious lifting of restrictions at a time when cases are rampant, the contours of what “living with Covid” will mean are taking shape. Tuesday’s announcement that Friday’s reopening would continue, but with terms and conditions, signaled two things: first, it will be a catch-up as it goes; second, living with Covid means living …

Confusion reigns in the nightlife sector just three days before the reopening after the Taoiseach said dancing would “of course” be back in nightclubs. However, the government decided this afternoon that “protective measures”, such as social distancing and wearing a mask, will also be put in place. Nightclubs will be able to reopen from this …

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney speaks at the launch of his party’s manifesto for the Irish General Election in Dublin, Ireland on January 24, 2020. REUTERS / Lorraine O’Sullivan BRUSSELS, Oct. 18 (Reuters) – EU and UK negotiators must have time to discuss possible changes to Northern Ireland’s trade agreements, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney …

If Paul McGinley were a stick of rock, he would surely have a strip of green, white and orange in his center, so patriotic he is about his homeland. Like so many Irish emigrants, he longs for home, and his love for the country returns every time he sets foot on the old grass. This …

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has failed to meet his obligations to provide comprehensive abortion services in the region, a High Court judge has ruled. The move will put pressure on the Westminster government to tackle the situation in Northern Ireland, where women are struggling to access safe abortion services more than 18 months after …

Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser has claimed their plan is still to ‘ditch pieces’ of the Brexit treaty. Leo Varadkar, the former Irish Prime Minister, says this suggests the UK government negotiated in bad faith. Varadkar warned the world not to make deals with a government that “does not honor its deals.” Loading Something is …

Currently strapped for capital, Leinster Rugby and the RDS are in talks with the government to begin development of their RDS pitches in Ballsbridge, Dublin. However, an adequate financial envelope to cover the full cost of € 50 million for the large-scale sports infrastructure fund has not yet been put in place. The project has …

There was worrying news for the government in the latest Irish Times / Ipsos MRBI opinion poll, which found a sharp drop in support for Fine Gael and a significant drop in satisfaction with Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, while Sinn Féin consolidates its position as the largest party. The five-point drop in support for Fine Gael …

A leader of the Greens said that the multi-party talks on the formation of a new German government have “a long way to go” and will have to bridge important political differences. Center-left Social Democrats, Green environmentalists and pro-business Free Democrats held their first round of talks on a possible coalition on Thursday. If they …

Jeffrey Donaldson hailed the EU’s “change of tone” on the Northern Ireland Protocol. The DUP chief made the comment following a meeting with the Taoiseach in Belfast on Friday. They discussed the bloc’s latest proposals to resolve the protocol impasse. European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic announced on Thursday that the EU would present “very ambitious” …

The government has confirmed its intention to move forward with legislation for the protection of the Irish language in Westminster. He did not provide a definitive timeline for the introduction of the controversial package of culture laws, but Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis previously said the move would come at some point in October. Since …

Student leaders pleaded for immediate government support after their food bank ran out of supplies in less than 50 minutes following unprecedented demand from starving students. Just days after the Cabinet meeting at University College Cork (UCC), students lined up for food as the UCC Students’ Union (UCCSU) reopened its food bank on campus for …

Protesters will descend on Leinster House today demanding better services for women. Activists are not only protesting against Covid restrictions that prevent partners from going to hospital with pregnant women, but also against the level of maternity services in general. 3 Many hospitals still need to ease maternity restrictionsCredit: Alamy 3 TD of the Social …

Details of a compensation plan for thousands of homeowners whose properties have been significantly damaged by mica will only be released “weeks” after the budget. But Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said the package put in place “will be one of the biggest financial support programs ever announced for anything.” He told Independent TD Thomas Pringle …

Ireland could become overly dependent on natural gas from the UK for power generation by 2030 due to dwindling domestic sources, the energy watchdog will warn on Tuesday. The Public Services Regulatory Commission (CRU) will argue that it would be “prudent” for a future role for liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be examined by the …

Attorney General Paul Gallagher acted privately for former directors of Independent News & Media (INM) in a hearing with High Court inspectors, days before the government announced only its work to private client as a lawyer had ceased. Knowledgeable sources said Mr Gallagher, a senior government lawyer licensed to work in private, was known in …

The coming week could be huge for businesses in Ireland, especially large national and multinational companies. This is because negotiations around a new global corporate tax framework may be on the verge of a crescendo. Depending on how things play out over the next few days, the result could be a drastic shift in Ireland’s …

The government must set a plan in the next budget for the removal of more than € 2 billion in fossil fuel subsidies per year; the vast majority of which are indirect supports to industry, according to the environmental pillar (PE). The body, which represents all of the country’s major environmental groups, said the move …

The government is planning several high-profile announcements this month aimed at restoring confidence in Sláintecare’s reforms for health services following a series of resignations among process leaders. The sites of three elective hospitals in Dublin, Cork and Galway – a key recommendation from the original Sláintecare report – are expected to be announced next week. …

SURVIVORS of Ireland’s brutal industrial schools have been waiting for more than 10 months for a government response to comments made about their needs. In early 2020, the government, through the Department of Education, asked active survivor groups to compile a submission that would show the current and realistic needs of survivors. Tom Cronin, an …

There was another setback for Slaintecare on Thursday when Professor Anthony O’Connor became the third senior official to leave the Implementation Advisory Board. He is believed to have resigned due to governance issues within the organization, but Professor O’Connor said he did not want to comment publicly. Professor O’Connor, clinical manager of the gastroenterology department …

Rents across Ireland rose at a rate of 7% nationwide for the second quarter of 2021, a level of increase that the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) described as a ’cause for concern’. The report focuses on the period in which the country left the lockdown and notes a particular increase in rents in suburban areas …

The Attorney General acts privately for the former directors of Independent News & Media in their dealings with High Court inspectors investigating the affairs of the company. The inspectors were appointed by the High Court following a request by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE), the state’s business law enforcement authority. Following …

The Environment Minister said he could not rule out power outages this winter as Ireland grapples with “strained” supply issues. EirGrid has identified a serious security of supply risk resulting from long-term outages of two large power plants, in Huntstown and Whitegate, which remain offline but are expected to return to the system in October …

The government has approved a ‘comprehensive’ review of Irish land use planning legislation with the aim of boosting implementation of the national housing strategy. On Tuesday, Cabinet approved the review, which will be overseen by the attorney general, which is expected to end in September next year. The government has also approved a review of …

GOVERNMENT’S HEAD-IN-THE SAND approach to the proliferation of power-hungry data centers threatens our energy security, foreign investment, jobs and climate action goals. Why? We don’t know because the government hasn’t done even a rudimentary cost-benefit analysis. What is the government’s policy on data centers? A 17-page document from 2018, titled Government Statement on the Role …

The government is concerned about the quality of Ireland’s water as around half of the country’s waterways are now in poor condition or worse, Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said. On Monday, the department released its draft watershed management plan, a strategy overseeing the improvement of rivers, estuaries and other areas, which will now be subject …

When the wealthy businessman trying to fund a cup defense in Auckland – against the wishes of Team NZ – was copied in a controversial email last week, all hell broke loose. Writing for BusinessDesk, Pattrick Smellie provides the background to the junkyard and what Grant Dalton might do next. If Mark Dunphy has any …

Suggestions that the UK government could ignore parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol and potentially trigger Article 16 have been called “very irresponsible” by EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness. s McGuinness told the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday that the European Union and the UK government should “trust each other” and said “threats are not helpful”. …

Labor veteran Mervyn Taylor, who died at the age of 89, was instrumental in lifting the divorce ban in the Constitution in the November 1995 referendum. He was also the first Jewish member of an Irish government, where he was first Minister of Labor for nine days so he could sit in cabinet until the …

Hotels and guesthouses in Laois and across the country have had another exceptionally difficult year due to Covid. The average room occupancy rate for 2021 is 25% for the Midlands / Mid East region, including Laois since the start of the year, according to the latest research from the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) . With …

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the government would make a “collective decision” on how to respond to an invitation to attend a controversial religious ceremony marking Northern Ireland’s centenary. The “Service of Reflection and Hope to Mark the Centenary of the Partition of Ireland and the Formation of Northern Ireland” takes place at St Patrick’s Church …

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of managing outbreaks of infection as a global community. Many important advances have been made by countries together, including a range of highly effective vaccines to prevent serious illness and death. But the extent of inequality in countries’ access to the vaccine stands in stark contrast to these …

The government is “exploring all options” to ensure that purpose-built student accommodation remains in use for students, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told Dáil as protesters gathered outside Leinster House. Officials from the business and housing departments met Wednesday evening to discuss the issue and there will be “further announcements in the coming weeks,” Varadkar said. Mr …

Suddenly, inflation – and especially the rise in the cost of energy – has exploded on the political agenda, and will play an important role in the government’s budgetary considerations. TD says the cost of living has been a smoldering public issue for some time. But as energy prices have skyrocketed in recent months, that …

B oris Johnson has admitted he is not close to concluding a post-Brexit trade deal between the US and UK, although the Leave campaign trumpeted such a deal to win voters in 2016. After more than 90 minutes of discussions with Joe Biden at the White House, the Prime Minister conceded Wednesday that he is …

The government has not decided to delay construction of the Metrolink until 2027, according to a spokesperson for the Department of Transportation. However, he is unable to say when construction of the project will begin. It comes after Labor TD Duncan Smith yesterday asked Transport Minister Eamon Ryan for urgent clarification on MetroLink metro plans …

Justin Trudeau will win a third term as Prime Minister of Canada, with his Liberal party set to remain the largest group in Parliament, after Erin O’Toole, leader of the main opposition Conservative party, admitted defeat. However, with results still visible Monday night, Mr. Trudeau appeared ready for another minority government, forcing him to cooperate …

Taoiseach Micheál Martin called the sinister demonstrators who gathered in front of Leo Varadkar’s house “despicable and shocking”. He also said the disturbing developments, which have seen an increasing number of private homes of politicians targeted, have “no place in our democracy.” He added: “I think we as a country tolerate political debate, we tolerate …

United States President Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer both spoke separately over the weekend, warning the British government to preserve the Good Friday deal at all costs. . Schumer spoke to 100 Irish American activists at the Martin McGuinness Leaders’ March on Sunday morning at the Irish Famine Memorial Site. He said …

The government has made it “absolutely clear” that the state’s energy infrastructure will be able to supply the electricity needed for projects such as a multibillion-euro Intel chip factory, the minister said. Environment Eamon Ryan. Ireland is said to be one of three countries on a shortlist as a location for some of the company’s …

TAOISEACH MICHEÁL MARTIN will travel to New York today before attending a series of UN events in the city next week. The Taoiseach will chair a Security Council meeting on Thursday, where he is expected to send a clear message to the Council that he must take climate change and its contribution to global instability …

The government said recent incidents of unsafe water supply from two treatment plants have now been rectified and the water is now safe to drink. Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) described two serious incidents in recent weeks at drinking water plants serving parts of Dublin City (served by the Ballymore Water Treatment …

The judges chose their shortlist of five finalists in The Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021 competition, which is supported by Randox Health. The five locations are: Clonakilty, Co Cork; the city of Galway; Glaslough, County Monaghan; Killarney, County Kerry; and the city of Waterford. Over the summer, more than 2,400 members …

These claims were revealed in a new book, “Albert Reynolds: Risk taker for peace” by former minister and Fianna Fail reporter Conor Lenihan, which also details his own role in the peace talks in the 1990s. Albert Reynolds TD, who was Taoiseach from 1992 to 1994, is said to have secured key backing for his …

SETTING TIME LIMITS on how long an employer can put a worker on probation should be considered by the government, according to Tánaiste and Enterprise, Trade and Employment Minister Leo Varadkar. He also confirmed that he wanted to ensure that more reasonable notice periods were given to employees when their work was of an unpredictable …

Sinn Fein has been accused of a “cynical stunt” over calls to tighten the Irish government’s lobbying rules while “acting completely opposite” in Northern Ireland. In the Republic, the party tables a bill aimed at further restricting former ministers and special advisers from lobbying to the government. Sinn Féin wishes to extend the cooling-off period …

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Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, said the international community was “concerned” by the Taliban’s new interim government and called on it to prove its commitment by allowing foreign nationals and vulnerable Afghans to leave the country. In a joint press conference with Heiko Maas, German Foreign Minister, at the US military base in Ramstein …

Political progress is not smooth and cannot be taken for granted. Sometimes it’s two steps forward, one step back. It is a process of securing agreements and building for the future. Defend what has been achieved while looking at what is not yet. In the fall, we will face two important challenges for the progress …

Le Taoiseach said the government is looking at how the country moves from an emergency to a more normal environment, but said much remains to be decided. Micheál Martin today did not confirm a report from the Irish Independent that the National Public Health Emergency Team, along with two other emergency committees, will be disbanded …

Earlier this month, in a stunning example of culture cancellation gone awry, President Judy Olian of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, announced the permanent closure of the Great Hunger Museum of Ireland, Musaem An Ghorta Mhóir, the gem of Quinnipiac and the only museum in the world to feature a comprehensive collection of art and …

The Institute for Economic and Social Research, in its quarterly economic commentary published in June, argued for increased government capital spending in the current environment of very low interest rates. He recognized the need for prudent management of current spending to reduce the budget deficit and put public finances back on a sustainable basis after …

On February 10, 2018, after more than 34 years at the helm, Irish politician Gerry Adams resigned as leader of Sinn Féin, the largest pro-Irish party in the reunification of the Republic of Ireland and the region of Northern Ireland controlled by the United Kingdom. In her place was Mary Lou McDonald, who set out …

The general manager of Leopardstown racecourse is hopeful that up to 5,000 people could be allowed to attend Irish Champions Weekend, although he admits a crowd of 1,000 is more likely. Ahead of next month’s Champions Weekend and the Listowel Festival, Irish races await the next government announcements on measures to deal with rising rates …

A Co Donegal priest has said one of the reasons he will be holding his first communions this weekend is because he fears an increase in Covid-19 infections in the coming weeks. Father John Joe Duffy of St Michael’s Church in Creeslough will celebrate First Communion with 18 students from two local schools. It will …

Ógra Fianna Fáil called on Leo Varadkar to resign and accused him of “rude double standard” on Merriongate. Fianna Fáil base members are furious at Mr. Varadkar’s presence at the infamous Merrion Hotel garden party for 50 VIP guests last month. And this has now manifested itself in a demand from the party’s official youth …

Bionica Emas will create 35 jobs in Westmeath with the establishment of a storage, distribution and labeling site in Ireland. he company provides a range of services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, including access to drugs and ancillaries for use in clinical trials. The company is opening a 7,000 square foot facility in Kilbeggan …

A Cork pub owner apologized after being filmed saying he hopes the COVID pandemic will continue for another ten years due to the financial support he receives from the government. Tony Campion, owner of the Silver Key pub and restaurant in Cork City, was recently caught on camera saying he was hoping the pandemic would …

The Government of Northern Ireland has made plans to help entrepreneurs deal with severe delays and inflation. The Northern Ireland executive advised government departments to cooperate “in a spirit of mutual trust” when dealing with delays caused by the shortage of building materials. They said if the contractor has provided evidence of an open book …

A general view of the crowded street as retail business fully reopens as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions continue to ease after a long period of lockdown in Dublin, Ireland on May 17 2021. REUTERS / Clodagh Kilcoyne DUBLIN, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Five Roman Catholic bishops from Ireland’s 22 dioceses set to challenge COVID-19 restrictions …

A leading immunology expert criticized the government’s “last minute” approach to establishing Covid vaccine certificates, calling the deployment a “disaster.” Liam Fanning, professor of immunovirology at University College Cork, called for the use of antigen testing in public places to identify infectious individuals. He believes rapid tests should be widely available and should be used …

The Northern Ireland office insisted it had “no intention” to introduce a “code of ethics” prohibiting the media from investigating the unsolved murders of the Troubles if a statute of limitations was introduced by the government. rivate Eye reported allegations that an NIO official said the government was preparing a code of ethics for the …

Des O’Malley, who was a dominant figure in Irish politics for four decades, has died at the age of 82. r O’Malley was less than two years of TD when he was appointed Minister of Justice in a government in crisis, affected by a cabinet plot to import weapons for the IRA, as sectarian violence …

MPs will return to Stormont on Tuesday to tell the British government that they will not agree to plans to end the prosecution for the crimes of Troubles. The House has been recalled from its summer recess as anger grows over proposals revealed last week by Secretary of State Brandon Lewis to address legacy issues …

The government must limit the interest rates charged by approved lenders despite concerns previously raised by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe that such a move could exclude some lenders from the market. The government announced Monday that it has approved the drafting of the Consumer Credit (Amendment) Bill 2021, the main purpose of which is to …

1,179 other cases of Covid-19 have been detected, the health ministry reported, with 22 people in intensive care and 91 in hospital. Ireland will experience a “bumpy journey” over the next few weeks when it comes to the Covid Delta variant, the health services chief has said. In a tweet on Sunday morning, however, Paul …

The writer is an advisor to the consultancy firm Global Counsel and was a special advisor for Europe to Theresa May. There is a truce in the sausage war between Britain and the EU. The extension of the grace period for chilled meats going from Great Britain to Northern Ireland has saved time in finding …

As Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya testifies before the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee later today, RTÉ correspondent Paul Cunningham examines a campaign linking political prisoners in Belarus to politicians from all over the world. the EU, including here in Ireland. “I was really shocked: saddened and shocked by the news.” Fianna Fáil TD Seán Haughey …

The UK government is expected to formally confirm a plan on Wednesday to introduce an autumn statute of limitations for all murders during the unrest until the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in April 1998. On Wednesday, Brandon Lewis, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, will present the proposal to address legacy issues related …

ACCESS to indoor meals and drinks will be available to customers who can prove they are vaccinated or immune to the virus from “Monday July 26 at the latest,” the government said. People can stay for up to one hour 45 minutes in places where the tables are less than two meters apart. When there …

Anti-Irish Sea border activists staged a protest against the Belfast docks for the second week in a row. he small demonstration on Saturday afternoon took place outside a Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs cattle checkpoint on Duncrue Street. It was led by ex-TUV and independent union adviser Jolene Bunting, who met with half …