‘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…

€7m in settlements over banking, insurance and mortgage complaints

€7m in settlements over banking, insurance and mortgage complaints

Fresh warnings on the dangers of investing in cryptocurrencies have been issued by Ireland’s banking, insurance and investment watchdog.A new report from the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (FSPO) for 2021 shows the agency handled more than 5,000 complaints relating to banking, insurance and investment which resulted in €7m in settlements last year.The acting Ombudsman…

Man due in court this morning in connection with fatal stabbing of Shane Murphy

Man due in court this morning in connection with fatal stabbing of Shane Murphy

One young man was stabbed to death and another is fighting for his life after a hammer attack following separate violent attacks in their own homes in Cork over the weekend.The father of the fatal stabbing victim and the mother of the assault victim were also injured in the brutal attacks but both are expected…

Oscars red carpet style: 10 standout looks from this year’s Academy Awards

Oscars red carpet style: 10 standout looks from this year’s Academy Awards

It’s the most glamorous night of the year, as Hollywood stars shine bright on the red carpet. As always the glitz and glam was in full force at the Dolby Theatre, where we were treated to sartorial feast. In true Hollywood style there were the ultimate A-list winners while others remain unforgettable for all the…

Oscars 2022: The complete list of nominees and winners from the 94th Academy Awards

Oscars 2022: The complete list of nominees and winners from the 94th Academy Awards

NomineesJavier Bardem, Being the Ricardos, Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog Andrew Garfield, tick, tick…BOOM!Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of MacbethActor in a supporting role  Winner Troy Kotsur, Coda Troy Kotsur accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role for “CODA” at the Oscars. Picture: AP Photo/Chris PizzelloNomineesCiaran Hinds, Belfast Jesse Plemons, The…

Kenneth Branagh salutes the ‘fabulous island of Ireland’ as he accepts Belfast Oscar

Kenneth Branagh salutes the ‘fabulous island of Ireland’ as he accepts Belfast Oscar

It was the star’s first Oscar, following eight past nominations Kenneth Branagh accepts the Writing (Original Screenplay) award for Belfast onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards. Picture: GettyMon, 28 Mar, 2022 – 05:13Branagh took the award for best original screenplay for Belfast, his autobiographical coming-of-age film set at the advent of the Troubles.Kenneth Branagh…