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Government details the full list of 'essential workers'

3 hours 22 min ago
The Government has issued a list of workers who can continue to leave home to go to work amid the latest restrictions.

NCT centres to remain closed during public restrictions

5 hours 10 min ago
The National Car Testing Service has said that its test centres will not re-open tomorrow.

New Covid-19 measures 'as tough as it can get' - Harris

6 hours 6 min ago
The Minister for Health Simon Harris has said the current measures introduced by the Government were "as tough as it can get".

Two more coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland

8 hours 2 min ago
Two further people with coronavirus have died in Northern Ireland, taking the region's death toll to 15.

High alert: A week of warnings in the US

9 hours 3 min ago
Brian O'Donovan reports from Washington as the United States heads towards becoming the new global epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic.

The long road home from Lima for Irish couple

9 hours 16 min ago
An estimated 120 Irish citizens are trying to leave Peru and get home to their families. Ciaran Mullooly charts the progress of one young Co Westmeath man and his wife, setting out on a 10,000km journey home from Lima during the Covid-19 crisis this weekend.

2km radius - how far is that exactly?

10 hours 9 min ago
There has been some confusion about the Government's new 2km exercise restriction - what exactly does this mean and how far can you go?

Banks work through 28,000 mortgage break applications

10 hours 17 min ago
28,000 mortgage payment break applications have been processed or are currently being worked through by the banks in the last week since the initiative got under way.

CIF directs members to stop work on building sites

10 hours 38 min ago
The Construction Industry Federation has directed its members to cease working on building sites and secure them immediately.

UK virus deaths increase by 260 in one day

10 hours 58 min ago
Another 260 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus, taking the death total there to 1,019.

Spring forward: Clocks change in Ireland this weekend

11 hours 11 min ago
'Summer time' in Ireland will officially begin this weekend with clocks going forward by one hour on Sunday morning.

Explainer: What is cocooning, and who needs to do it?

11 hours 13 min ago
The Government has said all those who are over 70 or who are extremely medically vulnerable should "cocoon" for the next two weeks.  But what does that actually mean?

Free meals to resume for school children

11 hours 37 min ago
The Department of Education has confirmed that the planned resumption of free 'school meals' for around 250,000 school children can go ahead, despite the new restrictions on movement.

#InThisTogether - Rays of light in the Covid-19 storm

11 hours 56 min ago
While the world can seem a dark place at present, there are rays of light, with people facing the Covid-19 storm by coming together while staying apart. We want to share these stories.

At a glance: Latest global developments due to Covid-19

12 hours 6 min ago
The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 551,000 people and killed almost 24,900 across the world. The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the outbreak first emerged, began lifting a two-month lockdown on Saturday.

Travel updates for Irish people stranded abroad

12 hours 13 min ago
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has issued an update on the repatriation of Irish citizens who are stranded abroad after flights were grounded due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Spain: 832 more people die due to Covid-19

13 hours 2 min ago
Spain's coronavirus death toll rose by 832 cases overnight to 5,690, the health ministry has said.

Economist McCarthy warns of slow recovery

13 hours 23 min ago
Economist Colm McCarthy has warned the recovery of the Irish economy post-Covid-19 is linked to external factors, especially to the swift recovery of the US economy.

US civil rights leader Joseph Lowery dies aged 98

13 hours 55 min ago
US civil rights leader Reverend Joseph Lowery, a key ally of Martin Luther King, has died aged 98.

Taiwan invites US media expelled by China

14 hours 30 min ago
American journalists expelled by China are welcome to set up shop in Taiwan, foreign minister Joseph Wu said on Saturday as the democratic island burnishes its credentials as a regional free speech haven.

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