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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. …