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'We have to let people know what they're missing': The man tasked with getting Dubliners back to their city
A report by
Sean Murray
Dublin city has been shaken by the pandemic but the man in charge of its recovery is hopeful for its future, writes Sean Murray.
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?
Whether or not you’ll be asked to return to the office – and how often – will likely vary from company to company.
Government says working 'will never be the same again' - here's its plan for what it will look like
The way we work has changed dramatically in the last year - but what will it look like after Covid?
'Enough is enough now - I need my passport back': Months of frustration as Passport Office backlog stands at 83,000
Applicants who submitted documents as far back as November and December are still waiting to get them back.
Passport Office to begin processing some applications as categories of 'reasonable excuses' for travel expanded
Passport Office unable to say when people who sent their passport in pre-lockdown will get it back
'Good men need to speak up': Call for GAA officials to stop giving character references in rape trials
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
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?
Officials want to add 17 EU countries to the list.
Irish consumer spending approaching pre-Covid levels as path to recovery becomes clearer
However, the outlook remains ‘uncertain’ and unemployment will remain high into 2022.
Facebook 'concerned' over plans to regulate online political advertising in Ireland
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
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
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
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
It’s been a year since Varadkar’s Washington speech, and many people have been out of work for almost 12 months.
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
24 hours that changed everything: An oral history
Why the start of the pandemic might feel like a million years ago rather than just one
Paul Reid says Ireland is 'coming out of very challenging period' but is 'not out of the woods yet'
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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?
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
The figure was revealed in response to a Parliamentary Question last month.