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Taoiseach tells Dáil that RTÉ needs 'funding model'

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has told the Dáil that RTÉ needs a sustainable funding model.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 4:26 pm

Warrant for footballer Anthony Stokes in headbutt case

A judge has ordered the arrest of footballer Anthony Stokes, who is accused of headbutting a man in Dublin's Temple Bar.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 3:27 pm

Americans urged to 'hold on' amid virus surge

US Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams appealed to Americans to grasp "the severity of the moment" and remain vigilant against the coronavirus pandemic, as record hospitalisations pushed healthcare professionals to the brink.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 2:55 pm

Pakistan's only Asian elephant packs trunk for Cambodia

With music, treats and balloons, friends of Pakistan's only Asian elephant threw a farewell party ahead of his relocation to Cambodia, following years of campaigning by animal rights activists.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 2:49 pm

British govt must hold Finucane public inquiry - Martin

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has told the Dáil that a public inquiry must be held into the 1989 killing of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 2:47 pm

McEntee says she is being accountable to Dáil

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said she is being accountable to the Dáil, despite refusing Opposition demands that she make a statement in the chamber regarding the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Seamus Woulfe and then answer questions.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 2:42 pm

Witness jailed over failure to give evidence

A 30-year-old man has been jailed for three weeks and fined €2,000 after he failed to give evidence during the trial of Aaron Brady, who is serving life for the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 2:17 pm

Offender not detected in majority of sex offence cases

Gardaí identify a suspect in more than four out of five drugs cases, but fail to detect an offender for the majority of sex offences.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 12:49 pm

Govt decision on easing restrictions expected on Friday

The Government decision on easing Covid-19 restrictions next week is now most likely to be taken on Friday.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 12:48 pm

Apology over scan delay for woman who later died

The Health Service Executive has apologised to the family of a 19-year-old woman who died from a brain haemorrhage after a delay in arranging a CT scan.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 12:43 pm

Cabinet approves €108m for midlands peatland project

The Cabinet has approved funding for a major peatlands restoration plan in the midlands.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 12:31 pm

EU agrees deal for 160 million doses of Moderna vaccine

The European Union has reached a deal with US biotech firm Moderna for the supply of up to 160 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, the President of the European Commission has said.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 12:07 pm

Oh what a night! 10 of the Toy Show's best moments

We're counting down to Friday's Late Late Toy Show with our favourite moments from down the decades. See if you agree!
Posted: November 24, 2020, 12:00 pm

€3.3m interim settlement for girl over hospital birth

The High Court has approved an interim settlement of €3.3 million for a four-year-old girl over the circumstances of her birth at a Dublin maternity hospital.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 11:55 am

'Don't pass the gravy boat' at Christmas, says expert

Immunologist Professor Luke O'Neill has been giving advice about how to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 over Christmas saying the less time spent together the better.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 10:48 am

Two-way food ban 'reflection of many issues of Brexit'

Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has said Irish officials are working with European Commission representatives to try to avoid a potential two-way ban on a wide range of foods moving between Great Britain and the island of Ireland from 1 January.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 8:36 am

Swedish watchdog criticises nursing home Covid failures

Sweden's healthcare watchdog has issued a stinging condemnation of the way elderly people in the country have been treated in care homes during the coronavirus pandemic, noting that some patients were left to die without a medical exam.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 7:04 am

Misunderstandings among Irish women about contraception

New research has found there are serious misunderstandings and misconceptions among Irish women about contraception and fertility.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 7:00 am

Pandemic Unemployment Payment extended to March 2021

The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be extended to 31 March 2021, the Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys has said.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 7:00 am

Last-minute bid to prevent UK-Ireland meat product ban

EU and UK officials are in last-minute talks to avoid a potential two-way ban on a wide range of foods including sausages, mince and prepared meals moving between Great Britain and the island of Ireland next year.
Posted: November 24, 2020, 7:00 am

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