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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…

Cabinet Covid-19 briefing amid govt formation efforts

Cabinet Covid-19 briefing amid govt formation efforts

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, and the Health Minister, Simon Harris, will update the Cabinet today on the Covid-19 crisis. Meanwhile, it’s likely that a joint letter from Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael on government formation will be presented to the Green Party l…

Thomas Martens to apply for prison release

Thomas Martens to apply for prison release

Lawyers for a former FBI agent convicted of murdering Irish man Jason Corbett in the United States will ask a judge to release him from prison over coronavirus concerns. Thomas Martens, 70, and his daughter Molly, were found guilty of the second-degree murde…

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…

Virgin Media outage hits broadband network across Ireland

Virgin Media outage hits broadband network across Ireland

Virgin Media has said it is working flat out to resolve problems with its broadband service that hit the network on Monday evening. The service is being cut out for short periods of time on an ongoing basis across the national network. The cause of the pr…

Two women who died in Co Offaly may have bought drugs online

Two women who died in Co Offaly may have bought drugs online

Gardaí investigating the death of two women in the midlands suspect they took a mixture of drugs, some of which was believed to have been purchased online. One woman (44) died at a hostel facility in Tullamore, Co Offaly on Sunday and three others took ill q…

Europe treads carefully as it seeks to ease coronavirus lockdown

Europe treads carefully as it seeks to ease coronavirus lockdown

Countries across Europe are tentatively easing coronavirus restrictions in a bid to try to allow as much normal life as possible while keeping the disease in check. Across the continent, governments are wrestling with how to restore everyday freedoms while p…

Coronavirus lingers in air of crowded spaces, researchers find

Coronavirus lingers in air of crowded spaces, researchers find

Coronavirus appears to linger in the air in crowded spaces or rooms that lack ventilation, researchers found in a study that buttresses the notion that Covid-19 can spread through tiny airborne particles known as aerosols. At two hospitals in Wuhan, China, r…

Coronavirus: 18 more deaths reported in State bringing total to 1,102

Coronavirus: 18 more deaths reported in State bringing total to 1,102

The deaths of another 18 patients diagnosed with Covid-19 have been reported on Monday by the National Public Health Emergency Team. There have now been 1,102 Covid-19 related deaths in the Republic. NPHET also reported 386 new confirmed cases. The total nu…

Poet Eavan Boland dies aged 75

Poet Eavan Boland dies aged 75

Irish poet Eavan Boland has died at the age of 75. She died today at her home in Dublin following a stroke. Ms Boland had been working at Stanford University as a professor since 1996. More to follow.

Investigation after women die in homeless accommodation

Investigation after women die in homeless accommodation

Two people have died and two others are seriously ill in hospital after taking ill at a homeless hostel in the midlands in the last 24 hours. Gardaí in Tullamore say they are investigating the cause of the deaths and the possible role played by illegal drugs…

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…

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