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'We have to let people know what they're missing': The man tasked with getting Dubliners back to their city
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'We have to let people know what they're missing': The man tasked with getting Dubliners back to their city

Apr 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,834 Views 27 Comments
  • Dublin city has been shaken by the pandemic but the man in charge of its recovery is hopeful for its future, writes Sean Murray.
  • In the short term, it'll mean more pedestrianised streets and outdoor dining this summer.
  • Greater appreciation and use of the public realm may be a welcome legacy of the pandemic, according to the council official.
'We are not at that point yet' - but when is a return to the office likely to happen?
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'We are not at that point yet' - but when is a return to the office likely to happen?

Updated Apr 19th 2021, 6:45 AM 38,942 Views 30 Comments

Whether or not you’ll be asked to return to the office – and how often – will likely vary from company to company.

'Enough is enough now - I need my passport back': Months of frustration as Passport Office backlog stands at 83,000
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'Enough is enough now - I need my passport back': Months of frustration as Passport Office backlog stands at 83,000

Apr 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 110,545 Views 95 Comments

Applicants who submitted documents as far back as November and December are still waiting to get them back.

'Good men need to speak up': Call for GAA officials to stop giving character references in rape trials
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'Good men need to speak up': Call for GAA officials to stop giving character references in rape trials

Apr 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,356 Views 0 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee has written to the victim in the Conor Quaid trail but cannot meet her as an appeal has been lodged.

Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database
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Four Government ministers among 65 TDs whose details are contained in leaked Facebook database

Apr 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,668 Views 43 Comments

More than 1.5 million Irish users have been affected by the breach.

Hotel quarantine: Why is Austria on Ireland's list of 'designated countries' but not France and Germany?
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Hotel quarantine: Why is Austria on Ireland's list of 'designated countries' but not France and Germany?

Apr 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 55,569 Views 62 Comments

Officials want to add 17 EU countries to the list.

Irish consumer spending approaching pre-Covid levels as path to recovery becomes clearer
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Irish consumer spending approaching pre-Covid levels as path to recovery becomes clearer

Apr 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 25,314 Views 32 Comments

However, the outlook remains ‘uncertain’ and unemployment will remain high into 2022.

Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland
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Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland

Mar 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,023 Views 25 Comments

An Oireachtas committee will hear submissions from Facebook and Twitter today on the proposed Electoral Reform Bill.

Some houses selling for €120,000 above asking price as virtual viewings become the norm during pandemic
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Some houses selling for €120,000 above asking price as virtual viewings become the norm during pandemic

Mar 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 91,226 Views 92 Comments

Home-buyers have raised concerns about the impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on house prices.

The EMA has declared the AstraZeneca vaccine safe to use - here's what happens next
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The EMA has declared the AstraZeneca vaccine safe to use - here's what happens next

Mar 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 16,502 Views 44 Comments

Dr Ronan Glynn has said it is expected a further update on the resumption of the use of AstraZeneca will be made today.

Parents with young kids are spending more during lockdown, bucking savings trend
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Parents with young kids are spending more during lockdown, bucking savings trend

Mar 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,232 Views 19 Comments

Raising the threat of further house price inflation,18-34-year-olds say they have been the best savers.

'My face turned white. And here we are, a year on': The workers still waiting to go back, 12 months later
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'My face turned white. And here we are, a year on': The workers still waiting to go back, 12 months later

Mar 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 50,988 Views 34 Comments
  • It's been a year since the Taoiseach's speech from Washington
  • Pubs shut a few days later, and many have remained closed for the past 12 months
  • Workers in the most affected industries are hoping for brighter days ahead, but are realistic about short-term prospects
Paul Reid says Ireland is 'coming out of very challenging period' but is 'not out of the woods yet'
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Paul Reid says Ireland is 'coming out of very challenging period' but is 'not out of the woods yet'

Mar 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,429 Views 54 Comments

The HSE CEO is due to tell the Oireachtas Health Committee that all major indicators of Covid-19 are now trending downwards.

More Covid restrictions or a faster return to normal? How the Irish public feels about public health rules
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More Covid restrictions or a faster return to normal? How the Irish public feels about public health rules

Mar 6th 2021, 12:05 AM 62,798 Views 69 Comments

Amárach Research gives a glimpse into how people currently feel about restrictions.

Passport Office unable to say when people who sent their passport in pre-lockdown will get it back
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Passport Office unable to say when people who sent their passport in pre-lockdown will get it back

Mar 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 74,032 Views 97 Comments

The Passport Office has said it won’t resume normal service until the end of Level 5 restrictions.

Adrenochrome: why was a QAnon conspiracy drug name-checked at Dublin's anti-lockdown protest?
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Adrenochrome: why was a QAnon conspiracy drug name-checked at Dublin's anti-lockdown protest?

Mar 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 57,134 Views 0 Comments

A false claim involving the chemical, RTÉ and dead infants was made at Saturday’s protest.

Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student
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Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student

Feb 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 75,300 Views 0 Comments

It is understood that a separate GSOC investigation is also being carried out.

HSE boss told NPHET member he was at 'wits end' over post-Christmas Covid computer glitch
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HSE boss told NPHET member he was at 'wits end' over post-Christmas Covid computer glitch

Feb 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 60,622 Views 69 Comments

Ireland was likely experiencing record numbers of Covid-19 cases earlier than officially reported.

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests
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Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests

Feb 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,205 Views 14 Comments

Opposition parties have urged the Taoiseach and the government to prevent any further delay right after the 40th anniversary of the disaster.

Stardust 40th anniversary: 'I remember what I did after my brother's funeral. I went to another funeral'
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Stardust 40th anniversary: 'I remember what I did after my brother's funeral. I went to another funeral'

Feb 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 44,240 Views 16 Comments

In the early hours of Valentine’s day 40 years ago, there was a fire in the Stardust club in north Dublin.

Snow, sleet and strong winds: What you need to know as the cold snap bites
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Snow, sleet and strong winds: What you need to know as the cold snap bites

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 11:01 AM 69,409 Views 30 Comments

A Status Yellow snow/ice warning is in place for most of the country today.

'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony
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'A nun poured urine on my head because I snored': Survivors contact DPC and gardaí over destruction of testimony

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,462 Views 0 Comments

People who spent time in Mother and Baby Homes and County Homes say they have been “re-traumatised” by recent developments.

'I put an 11-week-old fetus into a little coffin': Student nurses to the Taoiseach in their own words
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'I put an 11-week-old fetus into a little coffin': Student nurses to the Taoiseach in their own words

Feb 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 59,755 Views 37 Comments

A number of nurses contacted Micheál Martin following a Dáil debate over pay in December

GPs say they are ready to vaccinate over 85s as first doses set to arrive on Monday week
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GPs say they are ready to vaccinate over 85s as first doses set to arrive on Monday week

Updated Feb 6th 2021, 8:19 AM 47,257 Views 74 Comments

The vast majority of people over 70 will receive their vaccine at a GP surgery.

Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban
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Hundreds of tenants in rent arrears sent removal notices before Christmas despite Covid-19 eviction ban

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 30,683 Views 50 Comments

An eviction ban for those in arrears has been in place across the country since late October,

Misleading videos of 'empty' hospitals being shared on social media are putting extra strain on health service, say hospitals
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Misleading videos of 'empty' hospitals being shared on social media are putting extra strain on health service, say hospitals

Feb 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 70,409 Views 86 Comments

Footage shared online of hospitals that appear “empty” have falsely claimed that hospitals are lying about being under pressure.

'I had to tell them their baby was dead': Student nurses to Stephen Donnelly in their own words
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'I had to tell them their baby was dead': Student nurses to Stephen Donnelly in their own words

Feb 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 101,539 Views 52 Comments

A number of nurses contacted the Health Minister following a Dáil debate over pay in December.

'We were unable to visit her or to say goodbye': The people behind the Covid death toll
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'We were unable to visit her or to say goodbye': The people behind the Covid death toll

Jan 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 44,311 Views 14 Comments

As Ireland’s Covid-19 death toll surpasses 3,000, we speak to some of the families behind the figures.

Government hoping for things to be 'much better' from April - but no large gigs on the cards this summer
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Government hoping for things to be 'much better' from April - but no large gigs on the cards this summer

Jan 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 82,066 Views 105 Comments

In terms of concerts or large outdoor events in the summer, one government source said “no chance”.

RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'
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RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'

Jan 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 56,797 Views 30 Comments

A minister has said that the pandemic has had a “profound effect” on theory testing services leading to a large backlog.

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?
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Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?

Jan 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 49,512 Views 0 Comments

Debate about the safety of schools in relation to Covid-19 is ongoing.

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration
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When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration

Jan 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 52,925 Views 18 Comments

Joe Biden will be officially sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States today.

Here's where the dirtiest restaurants and takeaways were in Ireland in 2020
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Here's where the dirtiest restaurants and takeaways were in Ireland in 2020

Jan 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 233,616 Views 31 Comments

The FSAI issued less than half of the enforcement orders last year that it issued in 2019.

'We can't just say it's too difficult': Could criminal investigations into Ireland's mother and baby homes happen?
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'We can't just say it's too difficult': Could criminal investigations into Ireland's mother and baby homes happen?

Jan 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 24,692 Views 43 Comments

There have been calls for investigations following the publication of a long-awaited report this week.

Factfind: Did the government actually follow NPHET's advice heading into December?
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Factfind: Did the government actually follow NPHET's advice heading into December?

Jan 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 58,503 Views 0 Comments

This week, Health Mininister Stephen Donnelly denied the government had gone against public health advice.

'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report
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'Accept responsibility and we might accept your apology': Survivors brace themselves for mother and baby home report

Jan 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,100 Views 48 Comments

The long-awaited report will be published today – and survivors want “urgent” action on foot of it.

How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission
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How a 'surprising' lack of burial records impacted the work of the mother and baby home commission

Jan 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,172 Views 29 Comments

Ahead of the commission’s final report being published tomorrow, we’re taking a look back at its interim reports.

'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response
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'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response

Jan 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 94,704 Views 69 Comments

The UK and South African variants have been recently confirmed in Ireland.

Q&A: The vaccine rollout has begun - we've been putting your latest questions to the experts
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Q&A: The vaccine rollout has begun - we've been putting your latest questions to the experts

Jan 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 61,330 Views 45 Comments

Thousands of people have been given their first jab – and the programme will be ramped up in the coming months.

90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences
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90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences

Dec 31st 2020, 12:05 AM 28,470 Views 37 Comments

The figure was revealed in response to a Parliamentary Question last month.

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