Axa sets aside €20m to reimburse motor insurance policyholders

Axa sets aside €20m to reimburse motor insurance policyholders

Axa has become the first of the major motor insurers operating in the Republic to spell out its plans to offer a rebate to customers, putting aside about 33 for each motor policy. The Irish arm of the French insurer told The Irish Times it would set aside u…

Man in 80s gets protection orders against three sons living with him

Man in 80s gets protection orders against three sons living with him

A woman got a protection order against her adult grandson, and a man in his 80s got protection orders against his three adults sons during a busy session at the Dublin District Family Court on Monday, during which the Covid-19 lockdown was mentioned on a numb…

Short-term costs drive ‘storing up’ problems for PSNI

Short-term costs drive ‘storing up’ problems for PSNI

The focus on short-term cost reductions means the PSNI storing up problems for the future, the Northern Ireland Audit Office has warned in a new report. The office referred to how the PSNI has been operating on a significantly reduced budget in recent years.…

Normal People TV review: Painful, joyful, gorgeous

Normal People TV review: Painful, joyful, gorgeous

You would think, when it comes to choosing novels for adaptation to the big or small screen, the less perilous route for any director to take would be to select an obscure work that never came close to troubling a bestsellers list. Opting to adapt one as su…

Clusters of Covid-19 infections spread to 211 nursing homes

Clusters of Covid-19 infections spread to 211 nursing homes

Coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes have passed the 200-mark with the States chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan saying that there were now clusters in 211 nursing homes. This amounts to cases in almost 40 per cent of the countrys 540 nursing homes. Ad…

UN to decide how to proceed with election for Security Council seat

UN to decide how to proceed with election for Security Council seat

The United Nations will decide this week how to proceed with a key election for membership of the Security Council, as Ireland competes for a seat on the influential body. The UN vote had been scheduled to take place on June 17th, with Ireland competing with…

Genoa bridge ‘completion’ offers ray of hope for Italy

Genoa bridge ‘completion’ offers ray of hope for Italy

A final section of a new bridge in Genoa, built after a deadly 2018 motorway collapse, was to be slotted into place today, providing a much-needed symbol of renewal for coronavirus-hit Italy. Construction of the gleaming structure in northern Italy’s coastal…

Hairdressers reaching out to cocooning clients

Hairdressers reaching out to cocooning clients

With the doors closed on hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons across the country, the hair and beauty industry says it has not forgotten about its clients. HABIC, the newly formed Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation, has partnered with Age Action Irela…

New Zealand starts to ease Covid-19 lockdown measures

New Zealand starts to ease Covid-19 lockdown measures

Three-quarters of New Zealand’s economy has re-opened after a month-long lockdown, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern credited with eliminating domestic transmission of the coronavirus. Schools will reopen and gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed for e…

Trump says US may seek damages from China over Covid-19

Trump says US may seek damages from China over Covid-19

US President Donald Trump has held his first news briefing since he was ridiculed for suggesting disinfectant might be worth considering as a treatment for Covid-19. Speaking at the White House, he suggested he may seek damages from China over the coronaviru…

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