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Sefcovic briefing due on legal action against UK

European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic will brief EU ambassadors later this afternoon on the legal action against the UK following last week's decision by the UK government to unilaterally change the way the Northern Ireland Protocol is being implemented.
Posted: March 9, 2021, 6:12 am

Applications for third-level courses up 8.5%

More than 79,000 applications for third-level courses were received by the Central Applications Office by its 1 February closing date.
Posted: March 9, 2021, 6:00 am

34% of private homeless shelters had fire safety issues

Inspections conducted by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive found issues relating to fire safety at more than a third of privately operated emergency homeless shelters.
Posted: March 9, 2021, 6:00 am

Central Bank says stronger regulatory framework needed

A senior Central Bank representative will tell an Oireachtas Committee today that the regulatory framework requires further strengthening when it comes to holding individuals to account for breaches.
Posted: March 9, 2021, 5:38 am

Health service 'not out of the woods' - HSE Chief

The HSE's Chief Executive will tell TDs and Senators later that although the health service is emerging from a very challenging period, it is not out of the woods yet.
Posted: March 9, 2021, 12:01 am

Cabinet to consider extending protections for tenants

The Cabinet will this morning consider a proposal from Minister for Housing Darragh O'Brien to extend protections for tenants whose incomes have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Posted: March 9, 2021, 12:00 am

Brazilian judge annuls former president's convictions

A Brazilian Supreme Court judge has annulled the criminal convictions against former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a move that could allow the popular politician to run in next year's presidential election.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 9:59 pm

Ireland's first female neurosurgeon hoping to inspire

Ireland's first female consultant neurosurgeon has said she hopes that she can inspire others.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 7:47 pm

5 things we learned from this evening's NPHET briefing

This evening's Covid-19 briefing at the Department of Health heard that there is continuing progress in suppressing the transmission of Covid-19.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 7:39 pm

'Misinformation' about Covid-19 jab impact on fertility

There is "no evidence" that taking a Covid-19 vaccination affects a woman's future ability to conceive or continue a pregnancy, Dr Cliona Murphy, chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, has said.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 7:13 pm

School reopening can proceed as planned - officials

The Department of Health and the HSE have said that the gradual phased reopening of schools can proceed as planned.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 4:25 pm

Two-thirds of tropical rainforest destroyed or degraded

Humans have degraded or destroyed roughly two-thirds of the world's original tropical rainforest cover, new data reveals - raising alarm that a key natural buffer against climate change is quickly vanishing.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 3:48 pm

In at deep end: Junior doctors, nurses during Covid

"A steep learning curve" and a "mix of emotions". That's how graduate nurses and junior doctors have been describing their first year of work during a major health crisis.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 1:22 pm

Single hotel group set to sign quarantine contract

The contract to run a mandatory hotel quarantine system is set to be signed this week with a view to having facilities up and running the following week.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 12:49 pm

Davy closes bond desk in wake of Central Bank probe

Stockbroker Davy has said none of the individuals involved in a 2014 transaction that led to a €4.1 million fine from the Central Bank are working at the firm any longer.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 10:19 am

Six-month Covid immunity post-infection - HIQA

The Health Information and Quality Authority has said that the duration of immunity following Covid-19 infection should be considered to be six months.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 9:55 am

EU chief warns bloc could halt further vaccine exports

Ursula von der Leyen has warned that the European Union could block further exports of the coronavirus vaccine, after Italy stopped a shipment to Australia.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 7:17 am

Rangers criticised for 'lack of support' over gathering

Police Scotland has criticised the "lack of support from Rangers Football Club" over failing to order thousands of fans who gathered in Glasgow yesterday to go home.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 6:51 am

Meghan says royals worried about her son's skin tone

Meghan, the wife of Britain's Prince Harry, has said there were concerns about how dark their son Archie's skin would be before his birth and that such worries explained why he was not given the title of prince.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 2:47 am

'Sustained progress' in suppressing Covid-19 - Nolan

There is sustained and "perhaps even accelerated progress" in suppressing transmission of Covid-19, a briefing by the National Public Health Emergency Team has heard.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 2:26 am

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