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Why are politicians so reluctant to form a government?

Recent weeks have seen an unprecedented response from the country's health workers to the Covid-19 crisis.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 4:08 pm

Nurses 'waiting and wondering when is the surge'

Nurses working in ICU units across the country have spoken of the anxiety they face as they wait for the surge in Covid-19 cases to begin.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 1:38 pm

Andrews, Duff and Kelly named as Ireland coaches

New Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny will guide the national team forward with the assistance of Keith Andrews, Damien Duff and Alan Kelly after the former internationals were appointed to his backroom team.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 1:14 pm

Chinese human rights lawyer released after five years

A leading Chinese human rights lawyer has been released from prison after almost five years behind bars, his wife has said.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 12:41 pm

Mayo student running marathon to raise funds for PPE

A Mayo student has started to run a marathon in his garden to raise funds to purchase personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 12:09 pm

What will the world look like after Covid-19?

One day, the battle against the novel coronavirus will be won, but it could reshape society and politics. There are many areas it could impact.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 12:07 pm

SuperValu beef wrongly labelled as Azerbaijan product

SuperValu has said "a labelling mistake" meant that some beef products in its stores were wrongly labelled as having been a product of Azerbaijan.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 11:45 am

Covid-19 clusters in nursing homes rise to 50

The number of clusters of Covid-19 in nursing homes around the country has risen by 10 in just one day.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 10:54 am

Covid-19: 621 more die in UK, including seven in NI

A total of 4,934 people have died after contracting Covid-19 in the UK after the latest increase of 621.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 9:58 am

Greece quarantines second camp due to Covid-19 case

Greece has quarantined a second migrant facility on its mainland after a 53-year-old man tested positive for Covid-19, the migration ministry said.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 8:57 am

PFA warns 30% wage cut could harm UK health service

The union representing Premier League footballers has questioned the call for a 30% player wage reduction amid the coronavirus crisis, saying it would reduce tax revenue for the UK's National Health Service.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 8:25 am

Hospitals fighting Covid-19 'at risk of cyber attack'

Cybercriminals are exploiting the coronavirus crisis and threatening to hold hospitals to ransom despite the life-saving work they are carrying out, Interpol has warned.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 8:16 am

Fifth of PPE consignment from China 'not suitable'

Follow the latest national and international updates on the coronavirus outbreak.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 7:51 am

Teenager among those being questioned over murder

A teenager is among four people being questioned by the PSNI about the murder of Robbie Lawlor.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 7:42 am

Could team of Independents form part of next govt?

The clock is finally ticking down on this caretaker Government. This week the pace and timing of the process in forming a new government, now largely in the hands of Fine Gael, became much clearer.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 7:00 am

The hair necessities - DIY cuts making a comeback

Slick and shambolic home haircuts are making a comeback, writes Cian McCormack.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 7:00 am

Global economic turmoil is different this time around

This week we got a first glimpse of the impact Covid-19 is likely to have on our economy.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 7:00 am

Trump warns of 'very horrendous' number of virus deaths

President Donald Trump has warned Americans to brace for a "very horrendous" number of coronavirus deaths in the coming days.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 3:47 am

China says it has sold nearly four billion masks abroad

China has sold nearly four billion masks to foreign countries since March, officials said, as they tried to stem widespread fears over the quality of medical exports.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 3:34 am

HSE 'will have capacity' for 4,500 virus tests per day

The head of the Health Service Executive has said that Irish laboratories will have the capacity to carry out 4,500 Covid-19 tests per day, but that this will be dependent on the availability of the testing reagent.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 2:49 am

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