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Austria and Italy removed from hotel quarantine list

Austria, Italy and Ukraine are among 11 countries that have been removed from the mandatory hotel quarantine list.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 7:14 pm

55 killed as blast targets school in Afghanistan

Explosions caused by a car bomb and mortars outside a school in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least 55 people and wounded over 150, mostly female students, officials said, in an attack President Ashraf Ghani blamed on Taliban insurgents.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 5:18 pm

Seven people killed in two avalanches in French Alps

Two avalanches in the French Alpine region of Savoie have left seven people dead, prefecture sources said today.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 4:22 pm

Da Vinci bear drawing is expected to sell for €13.8m

A drawing of a bear by Leonardo da Vinci is expected to fetch up to €13.8 million at auction.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 4:07 pm

Man arrested as part of probe into teenager's murder

Gardaí have arrested a man in his late 20s as part of the investigation into the murder of Keane Mulready-Woods.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 3:24 pm

Indian states impose lockdowns amid record death levels

India reported its highest ever single-day COVID-19 death toll, as cases continued to rise and states imposed stricter lockdowns.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 2:24 pm

Shops may not operate full hours due to staff shortage

The director of Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin has said a number of retailers at the centre may not be able to operate full opening hours when they reopen due to a shortage of staff.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 2:22 pm

What is the Covid-19 incidence rate in your area?

Use our Covid-19 real time dashboard to check in on the latest number of different vaccines administered, case numbers, up-to-date ICU figures and an interactive map to find the 14-day incidence rate in your local area.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 2:00 pm

Dentists as vaccinators would impact dental care - IDA

Asking HSE dentists to act as Covid-19 vaccinators will result in missed diagnoses and treatments of conditions in children and vulnerable adults, and some will lose "teeth for life", according to the President of the Irish Dental Association.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 12:54 pm

Steve Aiken to resign as Ulster Unionist Party leader

Ulster Unionist Party leader Steve Aiken has announced his intention to resign from the position.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 12:41 pm

EU agrees deal for up to 1.8bn extra Pfizer doses

The EU has concluded a deal with Pfizer-BioNTech for up to 1.8 billion extra doses of its Covid-19 vaccine, according to European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 10:24 am

Antrim GAA figures urge Govt plan for 'shared Ireland'

A group of more than 3,000 GAA players and supporters in Co Antrim have written an open letter to Taoiseach Micheál Martin, calling for the Government to "take the lead" in planning discussions around "an agreed shared Ireland".
Posted: May 8, 2021, 9:49 am

Netanyahu defends police as Jerusalem protests continue

Israeli police fired water cannon to disperse Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem tonight, a day after clashes wounded more than 200 people at the city's Al-Aqsa mosque and prompted international calls for an end to escalating violence.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 9:30 am

Risk of damage from falling Chinese rocket is low

China's rogue rocket is in an uncontrolled free-fall towards Earth and no one knows where or exactly when it will burn through Earth's atmosphere, but the risk of debris hitting an inhabited area remains very small, experts said.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 8:23 am

No grounds to block independence vote - Sturgeon

The leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, said today there were no grounds for Westminster to block a referendum on independence for Scotland after the SNP won a fourth term in power.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 7:59 am

Darkness Into Light raises more than €6m for Pieta

More than 140,000 people across the world signed up to participate in today's Darkness Into Light event to raise funds for suicide prevention charity Pieta.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 7:13 am

Covid-19: One further death and 408 new cases

There has been one further Covid-related death and 408 new cases of the disease notified to the Department of Health.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 7:01 am

9 key changes to Covid-19 restrictions from Monday

Covid-19 restrictions are due to ease further from Monday 10 May. Here is a brief summary of the key changes.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 7:00 am

Concerns over cross-border travel as restrictions ease

Minister of State with responsibility for EU Affairs Thomas Byrne has said the government have "left no stone unturned" to ensure they are working as close as possible with health officials in the north.
Posted: May 8, 2021, 12:00 am

Businesses urged to review protocols ahead of reopening

People have been urged to "take great care" and businesses have been asked to review their safety protocols ahead of the easing of coronavirus restrictions from Monday.
Posted: May 7, 2021, 1:30 pm

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