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Man in court charged with murder of Kilkenny pensioner

Man in court charged with murder of Kilkenny pensioner

A man (28) has appeared in court charged with the murder of Kilkenny pensioner Anne Butler. Trevor Rowe, Abbey Street, Kilkenny was remanded in custody after he was charged with the murder of the 71-year-old at her home at Maudlin Street in the city on March…

Garda operation under way as new restrictions begin

Garda operation under way as new restrictions begin

Gardaí have begun a major policing operation to support public compliance with the emergency health restrictions that commenced at midnight. Thousands of gardaí will be deployed all over the country on high-visibility mobile patrols and checkpoints, and at k…

Covid-19: Who are the essential workers?

Covid-19: Who are the essential workers?

The list of essential workers and those who will be free to travel for work purposes following the new Covid-19 restrictions will be published in full by the Government tomorrow. However, RTÉ News understands that the broad categories include those who work …

New restrictions: Exceptions for leaving your home

New restrictions: Exceptions for leaving your home

With effect from midnight tonight, for two weeks until Easter Sunday 12 April, everybody must stay at home in all circumstances: Except – To travel to and from work for the purposes of work only where the work is an essential health, social care or other es…

Covid-19: Taoiseach announces further restrictions

Covid-19: Taoiseach announces further restrictions

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that from midnight tonight until 12 April, everybody must stay at home except in specific circumstances. He made the announcement in an update on the Government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic at a press conference at G…

Covid-19: Three more deaths, 302 new cases in Republic

Covid-19: Three more deaths, 302 new cases in Republic

Three more people have died from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland, the National Public Health Emergency Team has revealed. One was a male in the north-west of the country, alongside two female patients in the east. There have now been 22 coronavirus-rela…

Irish citizens stuck on cruise during Covid-19 outbreak

Irish citizens stuck on cruise during Covid-19 outbreak

Up to a dozen Irish citizens are on board a cruise liner which is being refused entry to Panama after four passengers died from coronavirus and more than 140 others contracted the virus. RTÉ News understands the Irish passengers are on board the Seattle-base…

Man in court charged with murder of Kilkenny pensioner

Man in court charged with murder of Kilkenny pensioner

A man (28) has appeared in court charged with the murder of Kilkenny pensioner Anne Butler. Trevor Rowe, Abbey Street, Kilkenny was remanded in custody after he was charged with the murder of the 71-year-old at her home at Maudlin Street in the city on March…

Coronavirus: Insurers told to interpret claims in customers’ favour

Coronavirus: Insurers told to interpret claims in customers’ favour

The Central Bank has told insurance chief executives in the State they must take personal responsibility for the oversight of how claims relating to Covid-19 are handled by their firms, and to interpret policies in favour of customers where there is doubt. A…

LIVE Coronavirus: Worldwide death toll climbs to more than 25,000

LIVE Coronavirus: Worldwide death toll climbs to more than 25,000

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson and health secretary Matt Hancock (right) have both tested positive for coronavirus, also known as Covid-19. The pair are seen enjoying a cup of tea during a UK general election campaign visit to a hospital in November 2…

Coronavirus: Approval secured to fly home Irish stranded in Peru

Coronavirus: Approval secured to fly home Irish stranded in Peru

The Government has been given approval to send a repatriation flight to Peru to pick up more than 100 Irish citizens who are stranded as a result of restrictions introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of Foreign Affairs said in a…

Vacant property owners need to ‘answer Ireland’s call’

Vacant property owners need to ‘answer Ireland’s call’

A local authority initiative designed to bring vacant homes back into use is seeking property owners to answer Irelands call and make housing available for medics returning from abroad. Vacanthomes.ie was developed in 2017 by MayoCounty Council on behalf of …

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