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German President Steinmeier on three-day state visit

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has arrived in Ireland for the start of a three-day state visit.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 3:43 pm

Sarah Everard killer appeals life sentence

The British policeman guilty of murdering Londoner Sarah Everard in a crime that rocked the country has launched an appeal against his life sentence.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 3:35 pm

Pope to visit Canada after indigenous school scandal

Pope Francis will visit Canada as the Catholic Church seeks to rebuild bridges with the indigenous community following a horrifying scandal of abuse at church-run residential schools, the Vatican said.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 2:51 pm

US issues first passport with 'X' gender

The US has announced its first passport with "X" for gender, a landmark step for people outside the binary male or female categories.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 2:44 pm

Swine flu vaccine case settled for €1m

The mother of a teenage girl who claimed she developed the sleep disorder narcolepsy after receiving the swine flu vaccine has told the High Court her daughter was robbed of her childhood and teenage years.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 2:23 pm

NPHET concerned by growing Covid rates as 101 in ICU

Covid-19 infection in Ireland is now growing at a rate that is concerning NPHET, according to the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 2:04 pm

Advance ticket purchase rule to take effect tomorrow

Nightclub and live venue operators have been told that rules requiring tickets to be booked at least one hour in advance will take effect from tomorrow.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 1:20 pm

New law to give workers legal protections over tips

The Government has announced plans to ensure workers including waiters and waitresses retain tips paid by customers.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 12:59 pm

European court fines Poland €1m a day in legal row

The European Union's top court has ordered Poland to pay a penalty of €1m per day for not suspending the disciplinary chamber of the Supreme Court.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 12:48 pm

Pupils may be sent home because of teacher shortage

Primary school pupils are at risk of being sent home due to a growing shortage of substitute teachers, according to the Irish Primary Principals' Network.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 11:48 am

New parents face long delays to register birth certs

Thousands of new parents have been living without vital State financial supports for up to five months, because the cyber attack on the HSE in May has meant they have not been able to register their child's birth.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 11:41 am

Charlie Bird confirms he has Motor Neurone Disease

Former RTÉ journalist Charlie Bird has said he has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 11:13 am

WHO criticises rich nations for not sharing vaccines

The Executive Director of the World Health Organization's Health Emergencies Programme has strongly criticised countries who have not shared their excess Covid-19 vaccine doses with developing nations.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 11:06 am

Israel designates Irish funded NGOs as terror entities

Minister for Foreign Affairs has expressed concern at the designation by Israel of six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist entities.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 9:26 am

Situation to get worse before it gets better: Donnelly

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has warned that the situation would get worse before it gets better as the number of Covid-19 cases over the past week is the fourth highest since the start of the pandemic.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 8:58 am

Ticket-tout legislation 'not doing its job' - Sinn Féin

Legislation to protect sports fans from ticket touts is "obviously not doing its job", Sinn Féin's Enterprise spokesperson Louise O'Reilly has said.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 8:10 am

Localised flooding possible amid rain warnings

A number of weather warnings are in place as Met Éíreann said heavy rain in ten counties could lead to localised flooding.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 7:58 am

Top German minister tells footballer 'get vaccinated'

Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich has been told to get vaccinated against Covid-19 by Germany's acting interior minister after the footballer sparked a lively debate by revealing he had opted out of receiving jabs against the coronavirus.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 6:11 am

US vows no supermax prison for Assange in UK court case

The United States has sought to assure a British court that it would not hold Julian Assange at a supermax prison, seeking to overturn a block on his extradition in order to put him on trial for espionage.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 6:02 am

Brexit sees Dublin Port UK traffic fall by over 20%

The volume of traffic through Dublin Port in the first nine months of this year is down 3.3% compared to the same period last year.
Posted: October 27, 2021, 5:00 am

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