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Body of woman found in house in Killiney, south Dublin

Body of woman found in house in Killiney, south Dublin

Gardaí are investigating the death of a woman in unexplained circumstances at a house in south Dublin on Tuesday. An investigation has been opened following the discovery of the body of the female in her 50s in a house in Killiney. The house is located on …

Miriam Lord: Vigilant Richard Boyd Barrett keeps the Hungary at bay

Miriam Lord: Vigilant Richard Boyd Barrett keeps the Hungary at bay

Opposition TDs must keep a watchful eye on the Government during this unprecedented lockdown period, otherwise Leo Varadkar will Orbánise the entire country and suddenly it will be like Dublin on the Danube, with democracy as we know it out the window. Vigil…

Construction firm stops work on national children’s hospital

Construction firm stops work on national children’s hospital

Bam Ireland has announced that it has stopped work on the building of the national childrens hospital. The company said it ceased work on the project immediately after getting confirmation from the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB) that…

Distance learning – Frank McNally on the revelations of lockdown

Distance learning – Frank McNally on the revelations of lockdown

One of the more sobering revelations of the lockdown, for me, is that what the health services call social distancing is what, before now, I had considered normal life. Certainly, the adjustments have been minimal. Ive always hated shopping, long before it wa…

Coronavirus: Republic reports 17 further deaths, 325 new cases

Coronavirus: Republic reports 17 further deaths, 325 new cases

Another 17 patients diagnosed with coronavirus have died, the National Public Health Emergency Team reported on Tuesday evening. The patients included four women and 13 men. Eight of the deaths occurred in the east of the country, three in the south, three …

Members of same household may exercise together, Government confirms

Members of same household may exercise together, Government confirms

Members of the same household are allowed to take physical exercise together under Government restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of the Taoiseach has confirmed. The Government clarification comes after some confusion emerged around…

Margaret Glaspy on songwriting: ‘Rinse and repeat to find the gems’

Margaret Glaspy on songwriting: ‘Rinse and repeat to find the gems’

Margaret Glaspy is no stranger to flipping the script. Growing up in California, she was a fiddle-playing virtuoso who also played trombone; she switched to guitar in her teens and became a purveyor of both tender folk songs and thumping indie-rock tunes, as …

Body of woman discovered in south Dublin

Body of woman discovered in south Dublin

The body of a woman in her 50s has been discovered at a house in Killiney, Co Dublin. Gardaí said they were investigating what they described as the “unexplained circumstances” surrounding the discovery of the woman’s body in Laurel Heights. The scene has b…

Podcast: Ep. 2 North-South Relations

Podcast: Ep. 2 North-South Relations

In this episode Colm Ó Mongáin discusses North-South approaches to tackling the virus on the island of Ireland with RTÉ Health Correspondent Fergal Bowers. We also look at North-South tensions in the Eurozone over tackling the economic impact with Europe Edit…

17 more deaths from coronavirus and 325 new cases

17 more deaths from coronavirus and 325 new cases

Seventeen more people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland and 325 new cases have been diagnosed today. There has now been 71 Covid-19 related deaths in the country, with 3,235 confirmed cases of the virus. In Northern Ireland there have been six further deat…

Covid-19 patients asked to take part in clinical trials

Covid-19 patients asked to take part in clinical trials

Critically ill patients with Covid19 in Ireland will be asked to take part in a clinical trial on how to treat the disease. The trial will test the effects of different interventions for Covid 19 patients, who are being treated in intensive care units.  The…

Work to stop on Children’s Hospital during Covid-19

Work to stop on Children’s Hospital during Covid-19

Construction firm BAM has said work is to cease on the National Children’s Hospital as a result of Covid-19 measures. In a statement this evening it said it had received confirmation from the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board that work on the ho…

Five things we still don’t know about the coronavirus

Five things we still don’t know about the coronavirus

Despite extensive study by doctors and scientists across the world since the new coronavirus first appeared in China three months ago, much about the virus is still unclear. Here are five key questions that remain unanswered about the virus officially known …

Teacher who admitted having child porn struck off teaching register

Teacher who admitted having child porn struck off teaching register

An order removing a former deputy primary school principal from the teaching register after he was jailed for possessing and distributing child pornography has been confirmed by the High Court. The Teaching Council was of the opinion no words could be used t…

Couple in mortgage legal-fees dispute get €10,000 compensation

Couple in mortgage legal-fees dispute get €10,000 compensation

A couple deep in default on their mortgage five years ago have received 10,000 in compensation after settling a dispute with their bank on the addition of legal fees to their loan, according to the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsmans (FSPO) review of c…

US authorities scrutinise Zoom’s practices as app sees traffic surge

US authorities scrutinise Zoom’s practices as app sees traffic surge

Video-conferencing app Zoom is under scrutiny by the office of New Yorks attorney general, Letitia James, for its data privacy and security practices. On Monday, the office sent Zoom a letter asking what, if any, new security measures the company has put in…

Banks issue warning about Covid-19 scam attempts

Banks issue warning about Covid-19 scam attempts

The banking industry here has warned consumers to be on the lookout for an expected rise in online fraud and scam attempts that try to take advantage of the circumstances around the Covid-19 crisis. The Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) FraudSMA…

Up to 10 family members can still attend funerals

Up to 10 family members can still attend funerals

A government spokesperson has said that small numbers of immediate family can still attend funerals, subject to social distancing rules, and that anyone requiring urgent health care should still go to the emergency department or call an ambulance. Speaking a…

Italy holds moment of silence to remember its dead

Italy holds moment of silence to remember its dead

Italy has marked a minute of silence and flew flags at half mast to mourn the 11,591 people who have died from the coronavirus pandemic that has drastically altered life in the Mediterranean country. The nation of 60 million people has recorded nearly a thir…

New data says UK deaths higher than in hospital reports

New data says UK deaths higher than in hospital reports

The true toll of deaths across England and Wales from Covid-19 is higher than reports from hospitals suggest, according to new figures. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for England and Wales shows there were 24% more deaths relating to Covi…

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