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Just over 16% of children aged 5 to 11 vaccinated

Latest figures show that over 78,000 children aged five to 11 have been given a Covid-19 vaccination so far.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 2:56 pm

France to cull 1.3 million poultry to fight bird flu

The French government has said it would cull more than one million birds in the coming weeks to fight a surging outbreak of avian flu on poultry farms.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 2:54 pm

Talks under way on 2022 Leaving Cert

The National Parents Council has backed student calls for a hybrid Leaving Certificate this year, to include an accredited grades option.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 2:31 pm

Cost of living crisis sees people 'choose heat or food'

Ireland has a "cost of living crisis", Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy has said, saying those who are struggling are being forced to choose between heating their home and putting food on the table.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 1:31 pm

Teen becomes youngest woman to fly solo round the world

A British-Belgian teenager has become the youngest woman to fly solo around the globe and the first person to do it in a microlight plane after a five-month, five-continent odyssey in her Shark ultralight.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 12:34 pm

West warns Russia against 'any' Ukraine incursion

Western countries have sought to project unity over Ukraine, after US President Joe Biden suggested allies were split over how to react to any "minor incursion" from Russia.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 11:48 am

Data centre electricity usage soars by 144% since 2015

The electricity consumed by data centres in Ireland went up by 144% from 2015-2020, according to figures released today by the Central Statistics Office.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 11:11 am

Šefcovic signals February end for NI Protocol talks

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has signalled that the Northern Ireland Protocol negotiations with the UK could draw to a close by the end of February if there is no breakthrough.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 11:03 am

Austria parliament to approve mandatory Covid vaccine

Austria's parliament is expected to approve making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for adults from next month, becoming the first European country to do so.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 10:25 am

Ryanair launches biggest ever Dublin flight schedule

Ryanair is ramping up its operations ahead of the summer, announcing its largest ever flight schedule out of Dublin airport.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 10:25 am

Spain leads calls for Covid-19 to be treated like flu

Spain is leading calls for governments to start tackling Covid-19 as any other endemic respiratory virus like seasonal flu, despite WHO opposition and warnings that the approach is premature.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 9:50 am

Covid bonus will be rolled out 'as soon as possible'

The Taoiseach has said the €1,000 bonus payment scheme that acknowledges public healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic will be rolled out as soon as possible.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 8:59 am

Irish Powerchair team seeks funding for World Cup

A fundraising campaign has been launched to keep alive Team Ireland's dreams of competing at the Powerchair Football World Cup in Australia later this year.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 8:20 am

Djokovic anti-vax stance 'plainly open', judges decided

It was reasonable for Australia's Immigration Minister to conclude that Novak Djokovic holds anti-vaccination views and could be a threat to Australia's public health.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 7:56 am

Ex-pope Benedict 'failed to act' in four abuse cases

Former pope Benedict XVI failed to stop four clergymen accused of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church in Munich, the law firm that carried out a key inquiry has said.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 7:16 am

Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers formally request new trial

Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers have formally asked for a new trial after they raised concern about a juror's possible failure to disclose before the trial that he was sexually abused as a child.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 7:08 am

Court rejects Trump bid over Capitol attack documents

The Supreme Court has rejected a bid by former president Donald Trump to block the release to a congressional committee of documents related to the 6 January attack on the US Capitol.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 6:50 am

Planes and ships head for devastated Tonga

The first aid flights reached Tonga today with more en route, five days after a devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 6:34 am

75% of LDA homes 'likely to be cost rental'

Around 75% of homes built by the Land Development Agency will likely be cost rental, according to chairperson designate Cormac O'Rourke.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 6:00 am

Taoiseach says some restrictions may end next week

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he thinks people can look forward to an earlier lifting of restrictions - and this will possibly happen next week.
Posted: January 20, 2022, 12:01 am

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