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Government set to announce exit plan from Level 5

2 hours 52 min ago
The Cabinet is set to approve a plan that will allow for the reopening of restaurants and gastro pubs, most likely on  Monday 7 December, but it is expected that household gatherings will not be permitted until 18 December.

31 school students, staff test positive in past week

2 hours 52 min ago
A total of 2,384 students and staff underwent testing for Covid-19 at 147 schools around the country last week, with 31 people, or 1.3% of the total, found to have the virus.

Trump to leave office if Electoral College picks Biden

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 10:57pm
US President Donald Trump has said he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for Democratic President-elect Joe Biden.

Poland and Hungary issue statement on EU budget row

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 9:47pm
Hungarian and Polish leaders have maintained their opposition to the EU's proposals for its long-term budget and Covid-19 recovery package, insisting the funds must be separated from rule-of-law conditions

Fans and police clash as thousands mourn Maradona

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 9:21pm
A hearse bearing the flag-draped coffin of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona rolled through the center of Buenos Aires as thousands of fans bade him a final farewell.

Tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 7:16pm
Residents of an Austrian village will ring in the new year under a new name - Fugging - after ridicule of their signposts, especially on social media, became too much to bear.

British actors cannot apply for Prince William role

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 7:15pm
British actors have been told they cannot audition for the role of a young Prince William in a forthcoming film about Diana, Princess of Wales, due to new rules faced by the country post-Brexit.

Calculated grades director rejects 'criticism' claims

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 7:04pm
The High Court has heard the director of the calculated grades office has made a sworn statement rejecting claims that a document circulated by her contained "scathing criticisms" of the exclusion of historical school data from a calculated grades model for the Leaving Cert.

Focus turns to Varadkar after McEntee's Dáil comments

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 6:17pm
At the beginning of this Dáil debate, the focus was on Helen McEntee. By the end, it was all about Leo Varadkar.

Podcast: Government 'u-turns'

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 5:44pm
The three party coalition of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens has been accused by other parties of a series of "u-turns" this week.

Around 40 people trapped in Zimbabwe mine collapse

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 5:35pm
Around 40 informal miners have been trapped underground in northeastern Zimbabwe after a shaft in a disused gold mine collapsed, according to the country's miners' federation.

'Urgent action' on Brexit needed from agri-food sector

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 5:19pm
The Minister for Agriculture has said he is concerned that a "significant number" of agri-food companies are not prepared for Brexit and has urged for "urgent action" from businesses.

'Additional study' needed for AstraZeneca vaccine

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 4:57pm
AstraZeneca is likely to run an additional global trial to assess the efficacy of its Covid-19 vaccine, its chief executive Pascal Soriot has said, after questions over the results from its late-stage study.

Court to decide if Lunney assault trial can go ahead

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 4:42pm
The Special Criminal Court has heard that one of the men accused of falsely imprisoning and assaulting Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney has complained to GSOC that DNA was "planted" on a van that he says was deliberately destroyed.

Two men remanded over refusal to avoid Roscommon farm

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 4:19pm
Two men must remain in prison after they refused to give undertakings to stay away from a Co Roscommon farm, which was the scene of a controversial eviction in 2018.

Santa Claus given clearance to enter Irish airspace

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 4:11pm
Santa Claus has been deemed an essential worker and will not be subject to Covid-19 travel restrictions when he arrives in Ireland next month.

Around 2,000 cases of cancer 'lost' in 2020 - NCCP

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 3:18pm
The HSE has said that there could potentially be around 2,000 cases of missed cancer as a result of the impact of Covid-19 on other clinical services.

Call for sharing of Covid details after school closure

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 3:11pm
The principal of a Cork primary school has told RTÉ News she believes a significant outbreak of Covid-19 in the school could have been prevented if there had been a greater sharing of information between public health authorities and the school.

Derry bus company cancels Dublin shopping trip plan

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 2:34pm
A bus company in Derry, which had advertised a shopping trip to Dundrum Shopping Centre, has said it will now not go ahead.

Stick to the hygiene 'basics' as measures eased - HSE

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 2:30pm
The Chief Executive of the HSE, Paul Reid has called on the public to continue to follow of the public health guidance on preventing the spread of Covid-19.

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