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Back-to-work protocol updated in wake of decision to delay wide-scale office return
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Back-to-work protocol updated in wake of decision to delay wide-scale office return

Updated Fri 3:45 PM 48,457 Views 28 Comments

Based on advice from NPHET, the Government has decided against scrapping the work-from-home advice.

Leo Varadkar says gardaí and security companies could check if pubs are following Covid rules
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Leo Varadkar says gardaí and security companies could check if pubs are following Covid rules

Thu 4:50 PM 14,745 Views 71 Comments

Speaking in Brussels today, he said the Government was looking at further options to ensure Covid rules were being followed.

'When were you last in a nightclub, Taoiseach?': Calls for clarity on new rules as talks resume
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'When were you last in a nightclub, Taoiseach?': Calls for clarity on new rules as talks resume

Updated Wed 3:00 PM 36,956 Views 36 Comments
  • It was confirmed yesterday that nightclubs will be allowed to reopen as planned this Friday, 22 October.
  • However, sectoral guidance is still being developed for the industry.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he accepts that the sector "need clarity".
'If you have symptoms presume it's Covid': NPHET seeks return to the basics as cases rise
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'If you have symptoms presume it's Covid': NPHET seeks return to the basics as cases rise

Updated Oct 14th 2021, 12:15 PM 55,792 Views 206 Comments
  • Those who have not been vaccinated are having a “disproportionate” impact on the health service, Dr Ronan Glynn has said.
  • Cabinet is due to meet next Tuesday to decided on the next phase of re-opening.
  • The HSE today warned that it is experiencing the strain of increased Covid-19 hospitalisations
'No decision' yet on lifting Covid measures as Taoiseach cites 'wrong turn' in virus trajectory
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'No decision' yet on lifting Covid measures as Taoiseach cites 'wrong turn' in virus trajectory

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 6:35 PM 75,757 Views 130 Comments

A meeting of senior officials this afternoon heard that Ireland’s Covid-19 situation has taken an unexpected turn.

Tánaiste warns other countries about doing deals with UK until 'they can keep their promises'
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Tánaiste warns other countries about doing deals with UK until 'they can keep their promises'

Oct 13th 2021, 1:08 PM 24,752 Views 44 Comments

The Tanaiste said comments from Dominic Cummings indicate Boris Johnson’s administration ‘acted in bad faith’.

Employees working at home will be allowed claim back 30% of their energy bills against tax
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Employees working at home will be allowed claim back 30% of their energy bills against tax

Oct 12th 2021, 2:50 PM 23,498 Views 38 Comments

Currently those working at home can only claim 10% against their gas and electricity bills.

Explainer: Why is Ireland about to raise its corporation tax rate from 12.5% to 15%?
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Explainer: Why is Ireland about to raise its corporation tax rate from 12.5% to 15%?

Oct 7th 2021, 5:40 PM 18,297 Views 23 Comments
  • After months of negotiating, the Government is expected to sign Ireland up to a new 15% global minimum rate of corporation tax.
  • There is considerable uncertainty about what the changes will mean for the Irish economy and public finances.
  • But it could be 2023 or 2024 by the time the new rules are actually implemented.
Former ministers raise concerns with Varadkar about Budget spending promises
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Former ministers raise concerns with Varadkar about Budget spending promises

Oct 7th 2021, 11:42 AM 13,937 Views 15 Comments

Former minister Charlie Flanagan said there is a need for caution with public money.

Tánaiste commits to closing loopholes that allow people to conceal assets
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Tánaiste commits to closing loopholes that allow people to conceal assets

Oct 4th 2021, 6:00 PM 24,388 Views 23 Comments

Reports today say that an empty Dublin office is being used as registered address for 800 limited partnerships listed in the papers.

Varadkar and Coveney pushing to get J1 visa programme reinstated for summer 2022
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# Rite Of Passage

Varadkar and Coveney pushing to get J1 visa programme reinstated for summer 2022

Oct 3rd 2021, 6:45 AM 12,729 Views 12 Comments

The J1 summer visa programme was suspended in response to Covid-19.

Tánaiste defends Attorney General ‘finishing out’ private cases from before his appointment
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Tánaiste defends Attorney General ‘finishing out’ private cases from before his appointment

Sep 30th 2021, 2:55 PM 17,846 Views 0 Comments

The government gave the Attorney General permission to continue working on several outstanding private legal cases.

Varadkar 'confident' there'll be no winter blackouts 'but nobody can guarantee it'
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# ELECTRICITY DEMAND

Varadkar 'confident' there'll be no winter blackouts 'but nobody can guarantee it'

Sep 30th 2021, 1:56 PM 16,721 Views 68 Comments

Questions around the security of Ireland’s electricity supply have been brought into sharp focus.

Poll: When should the extra bank holiday be (if we get one)?
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Poll: When should the extra bank holiday be (if we get one)?

Sep 28th 2021, 9:37 AM 59,329 Views 108 Comments

The government is discussing a number of options to reward workers for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘Covid bonus’ would ideally be paid before end of year, Varadkar says
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‘Covid bonus’ would ideally be paid before end of year, Varadkar says

Sep 28th 2021, 8:08 AM 38,946 Views 70 Comments

An extra bank holiday and tax credits are among options being considered to reward workers on the front line for their efforts during the pandemic.

Winter Fuel Allowance payment begins this week as govt hints at widening eligibility net
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Winter Fuel Allowance payment begins this week as govt hints at widening eligibility net

Sep 27th 2021, 6:21 AM 60,076 Views 15 Comments

The fuel allowance is an additional social welfare payment that is means-tested.

Poll: Should the Government increase the minimum wage in the budget?
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Poll: Should the Government increase the minimum wage in the budget?

Sep 25th 2021, 9:49 AM 52,224 Views 103 Comments

Leo Varadkar has hinted that the minimum wage must match inflation.

Leo Varadkar's claims on corporation tax changes challenged
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Leo Varadkar's claims on corporation tax changes challenged

Sep 24th 2021, 5:33 PM 18,793 Views 28 Comments

Varadkar had said if Ireland signs up to OECD plans for a global minimum rate, it would only apply to firms earning over 750 million US dollars a year.

Families and children of public figures are 'not fair game', says minister
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Families and children of public figures are 'not fair game', says minister

Sep 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 20,843 Views 18 Comments

Coveney said he was not sure whether legislation to tackle protests at the homes of politicians would be possible.

Tánaiste hints at minimum wage increase due to rising cost of living
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Tánaiste hints at minimum wage increase due to rising cost of living

Sep 23rd 2021, 5:54 PM 27,229 Views 39 Comments

The national minimum wage is €10.20 per hour

Call for new laws as group that protested at Tánaiste's home pledges to target every politician
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Call for new laws as group that protested at Tánaiste's home pledges to target every politician

Sep 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 48,895 Views 70 Comments
  • Individuals who organised and attended these protests have pledged to continue with these types of demonstrations on a weekly basis, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • The demonstrations have been widely condemned by both government and opposition politicians.
Leo Varadkar: 'We need to balance that one person's rent is another person's income'
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Leo Varadkar: 'We need to balance that one person's rent is another person's income'

Updated Sep 21st 2021, 6:35 PM 86,381 Views 111 Comments

The Taoiseach defended the government’s policy of linking rent increases to inflation.

Redundancy scheme announced for workers laid off during pandemic
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# Redundancy Package

Redundancy scheme announced for workers laid off during pandemic

Updated Sep 21st 2021, 1:26 PM 22,144 Views 8 Comments

The State will make a special payment of up to a maximum of €1,860 under the scheme.

Mica redress: Tánaiste says 'it's not the government's money' so 'we must have cost control'
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Mica redress: Tánaiste says 'it's not the government's money' so 'we must have cost control'

Sep 21st 2021, 1:09 PM 20,032 Views 16 Comments

Affected homeowners are seeking 100% of the costs associated with fixing their homes.

Government to consider limiting the time period an employer can put a worker on probation
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Government to consider limiting the time period an employer can put a worker on probation

Sep 17th 2021, 6:15 AM 23,405 Views 5 Comments

The Tánaiste said he wants to ensure reasonable periods of notice are given to employees when their work is unpredictable in nature.

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Mica block scandal has broadened to other areas in Ireland, says Tánaiste

Sep 16th 2021, 5:30 PM 14,478 Views 13 Comments

Varadkar said the Department of Housing has also received requests from local authorities in Sligo, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary to engage in the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme.

Varadkar says SF TD who named Harris as leaker has no evidence and was just repeating a rumour
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Varadkar says SF TD who named Harris as leaker has no evidence and was just repeating a rumour

Updated Sep 16th 2021, 2:14 PM 32,196 Views 63 Comments
  • TD Matt Carthy claims a junior Fine Gael minister operated a 'sting operation' to uncover the leaker
  • Minister Simon Harris says Carthy's claims are untrue
  • Harris says he will 'consider very strongly" reporting the Carthy to the Oireachtas Committee on Procedure and Privileges
Longer opening hours for pubs and nightclubs under new laws, as publicans call for 5am closing time
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# Time Please

Longer opening hours for pubs and nightclubs under new laws, as publicans call for 5am closing time

Sep 15th 2021, 12:17 PM 87,826 Views 88 Comments

A memo gone to Cabinet today sets out that the country’s licensing laws need to be updated as some date back to the 19th century.

Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco
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# Zapponegate

Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 4:50 PM 44,148 Views 124 Comments

Sinn Féin is set to table a motion of no confidence in Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney tomorrow.

Pension and social welfare payment rises on the cards for next month's Budget
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# Fine Gael Think-In

Pension and social welfare payment rises on the cards for next month's Budget

Sep 13th 2021, 4:45 PM 46,544 Views 58 Comments

The Social Protection Minister said ‘very difficult decisions’ around the State pension will have to be made.

As Fine Gael think-in begins, Varadkar and ministers apologise to their party for 'bad summer'
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# Reset

As Fine Gael think-in begins, Varadkar and ministers apologise to their party for 'bad summer'

Updated Sep 13th 2021, 3:30 PM 36,649 Views 86 Comments

The FG leader said it was time to “refresh, regroup and reset”.

No plans to change current testing regime, but contact screening to be reduced in longer-term
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# Testing

No plans to change current testing regime, but contact screening to be reduced in longer-term

Updated Sep 13th 2021, 1:58 PM 23,814 Views 49 Comments
  • The HSE says there are no current plans to change the existing testing regime.
  • However, an internal discussion paper suggested those with mild symptoms may be able to forego a test.
  • Close contact testing will likely be scaled back in the future if the pandemic recedes to an epidemic.
'A crisis in FOI': How Zapponegate highlighted crucial flaws in Ireland's transparency legislation
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# Zapponegate

'A crisis in FOI': How Zapponegate highlighted crucial flaws in Ireland's transparency legislation

Sep 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 16,688 Views 14 Comments
  • Latest episode in controversy has seen concerns raised by journalists, transparency activists and opposition TDs, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Simon Coveney set to appear before Oireachtas committee this morning, following admission last week that he deleted text messages.
  • Department of Foreign Affairs published 111 records relating to proposed Zappone appointment yesterday on foot of numerous FOI requests.
UK announces further extensions on post-Brexit grace periods
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# Brexit

UK announces further extensions on post-Brexit grace periods

Updated Sep 6th 2021, 7:13 PM 30,531 Views 31 Comments

The European Commission said it “will not agree to a renegotiation of the Protocol”.

Debunked: No, Leo Varadkar didn't use the government jet to fly to or from his UK trip
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Debunked: No, Leo Varadkar didn't use the government jet to fly to or from his UK trip

Sep 6th 2021, 5:12 PM 42,839 Views 0 Comments

Varadkar was in London for a music festival, but he did not leave at the weekend and is currently still there for a trade mission.

Future special envoys should be appointed through open competition, says Taoiseach
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Future special envoys should be appointed through open competition, says Taoiseach

Sep 6th 2021, 2:54 PM 9,905 Views 26 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is expected to publish documents today relating to Katherine Zappone’s role.

Taoiseach must 'stamp his authority' and put an end to Zappone row, Fianna Fáil TD says
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# James Lawless

Taoiseach must 'stamp his authority' and put an end to Zappone row, Fianna Fáil TD says

Sep 5th 2021, 3:27 PM 25,671 Views 55 Comments

James Lawless described the controversy as a “Fine Gael mess” and insisted: “There’s not a single Fianna Fail-er near this.”

Varadkar criticised for attending music festival in London on Electric Picnic weekend
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# Mighty Hoopla

Varadkar criticised for attending music festival in London on Electric Picnic weekend

Updated Sep 5th 2021, 12:03 PM 112,739 Views 343 Comments

A spokeswoman said the Tánaiste is currently in the UK “on private time, where such events are allowed”.

‘Comprehensive’ information will clarify Zappone appointment, Taoiseach says
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# Merriongate

‘Comprehensive’ information will clarify Zappone appointment, Taoiseach says

Sep 4th 2021, 3:10 PM 14,053 Views 48 Comments

Micheál Martin denied the row is proving a distraction to the Government.

Explainer: Why are people still talking about the Zappone/Coveney/Varadkar controversy?
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# Merrion Gate

Explainer: Why are people still talking about the Zappone/Coveney/Varadkar controversy?

Sep 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,335 Views 83 Comments
  • Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney and Katherine Zappone have been drawn back into controversy this week.
  • Developments included deleted and revealed texts, FOI requests and an Oireachtas committee.
  • Orla Dwyer takes a look back at what happened in late July and what the situation is now.
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