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‘Several hundred thousand’ Covid cases reported each week as sub-variant spreads

‘Several hundred thousand’ Covid cases reported each week as sub-variant spreads

The true number of Covid-19 cases is probably running at “several hundred thousand” a week, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has told a Fianna Fáil meeting.It is understood Mr Donnelly told the online meeting that current sub-variant is extremely contagious and would require “quite serious” restrictions to stop its spread.However, he reiterated the advice from CMO…

Cost of housing Ukrainian refugees could be up to €2.5bn if 100,000 people arrive

Cost of housing Ukrainian refugees could be up to €2.5bn if 100,000 people arrive

An improvised bomb shelter in a sports centre in Mariupol, Ukraine, last month. Up to 100,000 refugees could arrive in Ireland. Picture: AP/Evgeniy MaloletkaTue, 29 Mar, 2022 – 08:10Elaine Loughlin, Deputy Political EditorMinisters are to be briefed on the projected cost of accommodating Ukrainian refugees at their weekly meeting on Tuesday, which could be in…

Holidaymakers warned Dublin Airport delays ‘going to get worse’

Holidaymakers warned Dublin Airport delays ‘going to get worse’

Holidaymakers have been warned of severe delays at Dublin Airport over the Easter period after passengers missed flights and thousands faced long queues due to staff shortages.The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) chief executive Pat Dawson said the bottlenecks in security at Dublin Airport in recent days are “going to get worse”.Airlines such as Ryanair…

Colman Noctor: Why do we ask children to do homework? 

Colman Noctor: Why do we ask children to do homework? 

Pandemic anxieties in my therapy room have largely been replaced with the worries of a pending nuclear war. But there has also been a return of some old concerns. One such theme that has come up this week, possibly due to the improvement in the weather, has been the thorny issue of homework. This coincided…

‘I didn’t inhale’: would Bill Clinton’s scandals break the internet in 2022?

‘I didn’t inhale’: would Bill Clinton’s scandals break the internet in 2022?

Months before he romped home to win the 1992 U.S. Presidential Elections, Bill Clinton’s campaign to lead his country almost went to pot. The then 45-year-old had yet to be chosen as the Democratic candidate to run against incumbent George HW Bush when a newspaper article in a local New York tabloid suggested that he…