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Two due in court over €3.9m cannabis seizure

Two men are due in court charged in connection with the seizure of €3.9m worth of cannabis in Co Laois on Wednesday.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:32 am

Wage scheme will not come to 'an abrupt end' - Donohoe

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said while he does not know how long the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme will continue, it will not come to "an abrupt end".
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:18 am

Fears of turbulent times ahead for Shannon Airport

Last month Shannon airport warned that traffic could fall by up to 70% this year and that it would take at least three years for passenger numbers to return to 2019 levels.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:06 am

Excess deaths 'substantially' less than Covid figures

A new HIQA report shows that while Covid-19 caused a 13% increase in deaths in Ireland between March and June 2020, the number of excess deaths linked to the virus may be 'substantially' less than has been reported.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:48 am

Saudi suspects in Khashoggi murder on trial in absentia

The trial in absentia of 20 Saudi suspects accused in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018,  including two former aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has begun in Istanbul.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:43 am

French PM Philippe resigns as Macron readies reshuffle

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has resigned ahead of a government reshuffle by President Emmanuel Macron.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:40 am

Social distancing circles roundly praised at IMMA

Social distancing circles are proving to be a popular addition to the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:50 am

Equine therapy home visits 'a joy' for children

An education centre for blind and multi-disabled children has started equine therapy home visits for youngsters who had been missing their sessions due to the lockdown.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:30 am

Kim Jong-un indicates N Korea will keep borders closed

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has warned against the "hasty" relaxation of anti-coronavirus measures and has indicated the country will keep its borders closed for the foreseeable future, according to state media reports.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:25 am

English holidaymakers get green light to travel

English holidaymakers can embark on overseas trips from tomorrow as quarantine restrictions are lifted and travel advice is updated.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:14 am

Draft deal agreed for movement of Irish food products

Irish and EU officials have reached a draft agreement to limit the impact of Brexit on the movement of Irish food products and live animals into the rest of the EU via the UK land bridge, RTÉ News has learned.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:00 am

McDonald apologises for any hurt over funeral gathering

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has apologised for any hurt caused by the large crowds that lined the streets for Bobby Storey's funeral in Belfast earlier this week.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:40 am

Tourism and hospitality sector in NI reopens

Hotels and eateries in Northern Ireland have been declared open for business following the coronavirus lockdown.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:37 am

Central Bank warns economy could shrink by up to 14%

The Central Bank has said the economy could shrink this year by up to 14%, while it has also warned that unemployment could average as high as 17% this year.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:18 am

Texas orders wearing of face masks in public places

The governor of the US state of Texas has issued an executive order requiring face coverings in public spaces as the state marks record numbers of new coronavirus infections.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:34 am

Covid-19: five further deaths, 15 new cases diagnosed

The Department of Health has announced that a further five people who had been diagnosed with Covid-19 have died.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 8:35 pm

Govt focus on reopening schools 'as fully as possible'

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said it is the Government's focus and target that both primary and secondary schools reopen as fully as possible at the end of August.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 6:16 pm

Podcast: Micheál Martin's mixed first week

He took the scenic route to the office of the Taoiseach. But despite all the time he had to to prepare Micheál Martin got off to a bumpy start
Posted: July 2, 2020, 6:01 pm

Holohan 'taking time out' from role over wife's illness

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has said that he is "taking time out" from his work commitments to be with his family as his wife Emer, who has cancer, has been admitted to palliative care.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 6:00 pm

Ghislaine Maxwell charged in Epstein sex abuse case

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has appeared in court in the US accused of facilitating long-time associate Jeffrey Epstein's sexual exploitation of underage girls.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 2:41 pm

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