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18 more deaths from Covid-19, 386 additional cases

18 more deaths from Covid-19, 386 additional cases

Eighteen more people who were diagnosed with Covid-19 have died in Ireland, the Department of Health has said. 17 of the 18 deaths reported today have been laboratory confirmed. It brings the total number of deaths linked to the virus to 1,102. There have a…

President Higgins pays tribute to Tiede Herrema

President Higgins pays tribute to Tiede Herrema

Dutch industrialist Tiede Herrema, who was kidnapped by the IRA in Limerick almost 45 years ago, has died at the age of 99. Dr Herrema was kidnapped on 3 October 1975 as he was leaving his home to go to the Ferenka factory that he ran. It was the city’s big…

US House committee launches probe of WHO aid cutoff

US House committee launches probe of WHO aid cutoff

The US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee has launched an investigation into US President Donald Trump’s blocking of funds for the World Health Organization, giving the US State Department a week to provide information about the decision as th…

Almost 600,000 people receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment

Almost 600,000 people receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment

Almost 600,000 people are receiving the special Covid-19 unemployment payment, with 21,000 applicants due the payment for the first time this week, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has said. Minister Regina Doherty said the State ma…

Apple to delay mass production of flagship iPhones

Apple to delay mass production of flagship iPhones

Apple is delaying the production ramp-up of its flagship iPhones coming later this year by about a month as the coronavirus pandemic has weakened global consumer demand and disrupted manufacturing across Asia, the Wall Street Journal has reported citing peopl…

Ken Early: German ‘ghost games’ could deepen some divides

Ken Early: German ‘ghost games’ could deepen some divides

Last week, the Sports Medicine Task Force assembled by the German FA and German Football League published a document that sketched out potential logistic arrangements for behind-closed-doors football matches known in Germany as ghost games in case of a possib…

Fiscal Advisory Council: Return to austerity can be avoided

Fiscal Advisory Council: Return to austerity can be avoided

The framework document between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael picks up the Herculean task of making a five-year plan for Ireland at a time of crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic is imposing a heavy human, social and economic cost. While the situation evolves day by day…

How coronavirus is changing our relationship with food and cooking

How coronavirus is changing our relationship with food and cooking

We are in the middle of one of the biggest social experiments in our history and it will be fascinating to see how we change as a result of it, says Rory McDonnell, Bord Bias head of strategic planning, as he pores over mountains of real-time data looking at …

Increase in Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes

Increase in Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes

Official figures show an increase in outbreaks of Covid-19 in nursing homes with long term residential care facilities also facing a significant risk regarding their operations, mainly in terms of staffing demands. Of the 425 residential residential care fac…

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