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Varadkar: 'Racism too is a virus... We don't need to look across the Atlantic to find racism'
The Taoiseach today spoke at length about racism at home and abroad in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.
Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism
The silence was held at the start of Oireachtas proceedings today.
Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million
‘A fire alarm went off and we sent four fire tenders, and people are saying now we should only have sent three,’ the secretary general said.
Dáil summer holidays will be pushed back, says Taoiseach
The Dáil usually rises in July.
Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave
The change will also accommodate those returning from a period of paternity or adoptive leave.
'We can suppress this virus': Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 is 0.45
The reproductive rate of the virus is 0.45, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said.
'There is no such thing as free money': Taoiseach issues economic warning over Covid-19
Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Leo Varadkar said Ireland would have to re-pay money borrowed to fight the pandemic.
Top health officials questioned by Covid-19 committee about pandemic response
The committee is set to ask questions about the response in Ireland’s nursing homes.
Oireachtas committee chair defends length of sitting after public health concerns
Former HSE chief Tony O’Brien questioned the length of the sitting.
Concerns raised in Dáil that number of non-Covid-related deaths 'will surpass' Covid-related deaths
Labour leader Alan Kelly said normal diagnostics and screening services need to get back up and running.
'That is a disgrace': Row erupts over claims 'school profiling' will discriminate against some students
Education Minister Joe McHugh defended the decision to cancel this year’s Leaving Certificate.
'Like a hen un-laying an egg': Dáil row erupts over the deletion of the Guerin report
Disagreement emerged between members over the deletion of the Guerin report from the Oireachtas Library.
Covid-19 committee to invite CMO Tony Holohan and HSE boss Paul Reid to appear next week
Nursing home care during the pandemic will be a key focus of the committee.
Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 has fallen again
Harris said the number of admissions to hospital and intensive care have halved in the last week.
Dáil committee votes to install extra cameras in chamber in response to votegate controversy
The recommendations came in a review of the Dáil’s voting system by Professor David Farrell.
New bank holiday 'at tail end of the year' would benefit Irish tourism sector, says junior minister
Health Minister Simon Harris told this website that he thinks another bank holiday is a good idea.
Concerns over fall in cancer referrals and operation cancellations during Covid-19 crisis
GP referrals for suspected cancer cases have dropped by more than a half.
Businesses will not reopen if they can't get Covid-19 insurance, says Howlin
Labour’s Brendan Howlin said businesses fear being held liable for their employees or their customers becoming victims of Covid-19.
Taoiseach: 'I want to see Ryanair and Aer Lingus operating in August'
The Taoiseach has said passengers are entitled to cash refunds.
Taoiseach plans to have roadmap for lifting restrictions ready for Cabinet approval tomorrow
The Taoiseach listed the five criteria for lifting the restrictions.
Latest plan for Leaving Cert will see exams start on July 29th, minister says
Minister for Education Joe McHugh confirmed that the State exam would begin on Wednesday 29 July.
'Who is NPHET ultimately accountable to?': Taoiseach questioned on governance of decision-making
‘Elected office cannot be subservient even in this crisis,’ said Labour leader Alan Kelly.
Ceann Comhairle tells TDs legal advice says virtual Dáil sittings would be 'unconstitutional'
Seán Ó Fearhaíl said that a number of members had asked if virtual Dáil sittings could be possible.
'They won't be able to cut the grass in a few weeks': Calls for landscapers to be made essential workers
Grass will not be able to be cut if allowed to grow for weeks on end, it has been warned.
'National catastrophe': Taoiseach told nursing homes have been 'left behind'
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the restrictions would be lifted gradually.
It's going to cost €50k a day for the Dáil to sit in Dublin's Convention Centre
There will be no charge for hiring the venue itself.
Dáil to sit in Convention Centre for Taoiseach election vote
The cost of holding the sitting in the centre will be discussed on Wednesday.
Almost 100 staff and residents in one nursing home test positive for Covid-19, Dáil hears
Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly raised the matter in the Dáil today.
Poll: Should the Dáil continue to meet in Leinster House during the Covid-19 crisis?
The Dáil is meeting for three hours this afternoon.
Dáil sitting prompts State’s top civil servant to remind TDs of Covid-19 guidelines
A number of TDs have said the government must continue to be held to account.
Dáil to sit on Thursday, but Labour TDs will stay at home to support the 'national effort'
Alan Kelly and Ged Nash will publish subtitled videos of their statements on social media.
Counting in Seanad election to begin today - but access to count venue will be restricted
This has been an election like none other for candidates hoping for a seat in the upper house.
Emergency Covid-19 legislation passed by reduced number of TDs in Dáil
In a marathon Dáil debate, politicians are having their say on emergency legislation.
WATCH: TDs and people all over the country applaud frontline healthcare workers in unison
The clapping began at 8pm.
Taoiseach indicates childcare and sick pay reforms may not be rolled back on entirely after the crisis
The Dail is debating emergency legislation today.
Seanad and Leas Ceann Comhairle election cause headache for government
More emergency legislation is expected to be needed next week.
Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil
The government included a sunset clause for the legislation to be review in November after concerns were raised by TDs.
Government called upon to 'go further' with containment measures as TDs make statements on Covid-19
Here’s a round-up of the latest developments today.
TDs to discuss Covid-19 outbreak for six hours when Dáil reconvenes this week
There have been two confirmed cases on the island of Ireland so far.
No Taoiseach elected as new lineup of TDs meets for first day of Dáil
Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin, Mary Lou McDonald and Eamon Ryan have all been rejected by the house.