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Divorce applications rose by 29% in 2020

1 hour 28 min ago
Applications for divorce increased by almost a third last year, according to the latest report from the Courts Service.

Bangladesh evacuates refugees from landslide-hit camps

1 hour 31 min ago
Bangladesh has evacuated 10,000 Rohingya refugees from around camps on the Myanmar border after monsoon landslides and flash floods killed at least 14 people.

Covid-19: 1,408 new cases, 26 patients in ICU

1 hour 33 min ago
The Department of Health has reported 1,408 new cases of Covid-19. As of 8am today, 152 Covid patients were in hospital, of which 26 are in ICU.

Hopes fade for five missing after German chemical blast

2 hours 12 min ago
Five people still missing a day after a huge explosion at a German chemical park are unlikely to be found alive, the site operator said, urging residents not to touch possibly toxic soot from the blast.

Online form for Covid certs available in coming weeks

2 hours 28 min ago
New online forms will be made available in coming weeks for people to apply for Digital Covid Certificates, the Department for Health has confirmed.

Watch: Latest NPHET Covid-19 briefing

2 hours 37 min ago
Live coverage of the latest Covid-19 briefing from the National Public Health Emergency Team

Status Yellow rain and thunderstorm warning issued

3 hours 47 min ago
A status Yellow rain and thunderstorm warning has been issued for Ireland.

Tánaiste denies Zappone got envoy job due to 'cronyism'

4 hours 7 min ago
Former independent government minister Katherine Zappone approached Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney to offer herself for a position of special envoy before her appointment was made.

Weapons smuggling suspect to be extradited to Lithuania

4 hours 12 min ago
A man who was found civilly liable for the Omagh bombing is to be extradited to Lithuania, where he is suspected of international weapons smuggling in support of the Real IRA.

Earth's 'vital signs' worsening, researchers say

5 hours 39 min ago
The global economy's business-as-usual approach to climate change has seen Earth's "vital signs" deteriorate to record levels, an influential group of scientists said today, warning that several climate tipping points were now imminent.

China billionaire gets 18 years for 'provoking trouble'

6 hours 22 min ago
A Chinese court has sentenced agricultural tycoon Sun Dawu to 18 years imprisonment for a catalogue of crimes, including "provoking trouble".

Quarantined Dutch athletes demand 'fresh air'

6 hours 47 min ago
Dutch Olympic athletes in hotel quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 said they went on "strike" over a lack of fresh air in their rooms, winning 15 minutes a day at an open window.

No appointment needed: Walk-in vaccine centres near you

7 hours 16 min ago
Some vaccination centres now allow walk-in vaccinations at certain times without an appointment. Here is a full list of where you can find these clinics in the coming days.

Pedro Castillo, Peru's 'first poor president'

8 hours 1 min ago
Rural school teacher Pedro Castillo will today become Peru's first president with no ties to the elites that have governed the Andean country for decades.

Landslides after heavy rain in northern Italy

8 hours 21 min ago
Heavy rain has caused landslides across northern Italy leaving widespread destruction.

Pupils will not need vaccine to go to school - Donnelly

8 hours 37 min ago
Children will not have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to attend school, the Minister for Health has confirmed.

Biles's pain could inspire change around mental health

8 hours 38 min ago
Two of the biggest names in sport, Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles, have publicly revealed that they are struggling with their mental health and they could be the catalyst for wider change.

Tokyo 2020: Medal win hasn't sunk in for family at home

9 hours 5 min ago
The father of one of Ireland bronze medal winning rowers has said it hasn't really sunk in yet after watching his daughter and her team-mates stage a late comeback to take their place on the podium.

German chemical factory blast death toll rises, 31 hurt

9 hours 7 min ago
An explosion in a German industrial park killed at least two people and injured 31, setting off a fierce blaze that sent a pall of smoke over the western city of Leverkusen.

Tokyo 2020: Biles withdraws from all-around final

9 hours 39 min ago
US gymnast Simone Biles has withdrawn from Thursday's women's all-around final, USA Gymnastics has confirmed.