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'The less decisive the government is, the less sure we are': Irish in England react to change in restrictions
We spoke to men and women in the wake of the latest change in restrictions for the country.
Premier League receives go-ahead for imminent return
The British Government’s road map for exiting the lockdown imposed to limit the spread of coronavirus was published on Monday afternoon.
World Rugby document says matches with large crowds unlikely before vaccine
Full-contact training will also present a major challenge for rugby teams.
Support for Fine Gael increases to 35% while Fianna Fáil is down four points, latest poll shows
Support for Sinn Féin now stands at 27%.
Projected July return date for soccer and GAA
18 May, meanwhile, is when things will start to get back to normal.
IRFU exploring possibility of Ulster training in Dundalk if restrictions ease
The northern province could be set for a short-term move if the IRFU pursue the idea.
'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.
Ireland will not forget its citizens abroad during this Covid-19 pandemic
Minister for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon says Irish people living abroad must be helped feel part of a community.
Education minister to give clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in coming days
The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to meet on Friday.
Rooney says footballers have been made 'scapegoats' with 30% cut demands
Now with Derby in the Championship, the 34-year-old has criticised UK health secretary Matt Hancock.
Taoiseach clarifies that 2km limit just for exercise, and confirms takeaways will stay open
“No need to do all shopping or stockpile this morning,” the Taoiseach said.
Irish people travelling abroad should return 'as soon as possible', Coveney advises
“We recommend that people who wish to do so make arrangements to return to Ireland as soon as possible,” Simon Coveney said.
Local authorities agree deferral of rates payments for businesses impacted by coronavirus outbreak
Each authority will manage repayment schedules with businesses into the future.
Paschal Donohoe to meet with five main banks about coronavirus plans
AIB, Bank of Ireland, KBC, Permanent TSB and Ulster Bank will meet Department of Finance officials at 4pm.
No increase to general election spending limits for candidates over concerns it would cost an extra €190,000
Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy decided against the increase.
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.
Eoin Ó Broin says Sinn Féin cannot form government without either Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael
Ó Broin said that even if all the left-leaning parties came together, they’d fall short of a majority in the Dáil.
What are the possible coalition options for the next government?
No one party has enough seats to do it alone – so who is prepared to pair up?
The EU should support Irish reunification, Mary Lou McDonald tells BBC
The Sinn Féin leader also said the British government needs to start preparing itself for this constitutional change.
What are the coalition options for the next government, and what are the leaders' stances?
For the first time ever, combined Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael seats may not make up a Dáil majority.
Sinn Féin is the most-Googled political party in Ireland for the past two weeks
Leo Varadkar is currently the most searched of all the party leaders.
FAI say redundancies now unlikely as they receive financial rescue package
Shane Ross insists that the government have not bailed out the FAI.
Stephen Kenny on soccer: 'We've been treated like a minority sport'
The soon-to-be Ireland senior boss feels not enough funding has been afforded to football in the last 20 years
Game workers in Ireland are concerned about low pay, unpaid overtime and uncertain work
The Irish games industry employs around 2,000 people.
Leo Varadkar signed off on former Taoisigh special support plan four months after taking office
New documents obtained under FOI detail what would be involved in the supports.
Johnson says he has an 'overwhelming mandate' to take Britain out of EU by end of January
Johnson lead the Tories to a massive victory in the general election.
Taoiseach's newspapers and embassy catering: hundreds of State contracts awarded outside official guidelines
Millions has been spent on services procured on almost 350 occasions over a three-year period.
Single-use plastics ban Bill aims to put biodegradable packaging on supermarket shelves
This Bill would leapfrog over the government’s strategy, which Fianna Fáil has said is slow to materialise.
Revealed: Data Protection Commission's pleas for more staff and 'fit-for-purpose' office
The watchdog’s pre-budget submission has been released following a Freedom of Information request.
Portugal's socialist party prepares for another term in government after general election
The party fell short of a parliamentary majority.
Taoiseach says he'd sooner bring back wolves to Ireland than let Sinn Féin into government
The Taoiseach mentioned Green Party leader Eamon Ryan’s idea of rewilding the countryside with wolves during his speech last night.
'We're preparing for worst-case-scenario': No-deal Brexit planning to be ramped-up by Government
Cabinet met to discuss preparations for a no-deal Brexit last night.
Talks underway between HSE and labs that could carry out drug-testing at festivals
A senior HSE doctor has outlined a number of ways drug-testing could be introduced in Ireland.
Italy's Matteo Salvini calls for snap elections amid coalition crisis
Salvini has clashed with his fellow Deputy Prime Minister Luigi di Maio of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement.
Irish government says it will follow expert guidance after Austria approves ban of controversial weedkiller
Austrian members of parliament earlier this week approved a total ban on glyphosate.
Varadkar says 'better enforcement' is needed to tackle scrambler bikes, but no new law
Varadkar said the use of scrambler bikes in parks and community areas is a ‘very serious and dangerous act’.
'Action was taken and our fears were conquered': Varadkar inspired by his generation's acid rain and ozone layer threats
New government plans launched today include removing petrol and diesel cars, and doubling the reliance on renewable energy.
Varadkar's popularity continues to slide as satisfaction with him and government at lowest level in years
From a high of 60%, Varadkar’s satisfaction rating now stands at 36%.
The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?
This will make it significantly less of a grey area in Irish law – and it could also herald the start of the Irish cannabis industry.
A national memorial and health supports: Zappone offers new measures for survivors of Mother and Baby Homes
But the forum of former residents of these institutions that made recommendations are frustrated the government won’t publish its full report.