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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.

Mental health budget allocation falls by 1% - PNA

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 1:27pm
The percentage of the overall health budget allocated to mental health services has fallen by 1% despite growing demand for such services at every level, according to the Psychiatric Nurses Association.

5.5 million cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 1:17pm
More than 5.5 million cigarettes, with an estimated value of €2.9m, were seized yesterday at Dublin Port by Customs officials.

Europe on alert over rapidly spreading bird flu

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 12:40pm
A highly contagious and deadly form of avian influenza is spreading rapidly in Europe, putting the poultry industry on alert with previous outbreaks in mind that saw tens of millions of birds culled and significant economic losses.

Strike action planned in 'Section 39' pay row

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 12:27pm
SIPTU members in two HSE-funded "Section 39" health and social care agencies in Cork and Kerry will hold one day strikes next month in a dispute over pay restoration

No changes to Central Bank's mortgage rules

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 12:14pm
The Central Bank has left its key rules on mortgage lending unchanged and has also extended its relaxation of certain regulations on bank reserves into next year.

Govt seeking special status for 'Irish Grass Fed Beef'

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 12:03pm
The Government is to seek EU approval to grant "Irish Grass Fed Beef" special status under the Union's Protected Geographical Indication Status.

Minister moves to reassure over PUP Christmas bonus

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 11:48am
The Minister for Social Protection has reassured PUP recipients that most will retain their entitlement to a Christmas bonus even if they return to work when public health restrictions are eased next week.

WHO director Ryan recognised for work in public health

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 11:20am
The Executive Director of the World Health Organization's Emergencies Programme, Dr Mike Ryan, will be presented with an award for his work in public health by the Bar of Ireland this afternoon.

Taoiseach contacts UK prime minister over Finucane case

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 10:55am
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has contacted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, calling for the UK Government to hold a full public inquiry into the murder of civil rights lawyer Pat Finucane.

Israel free Palestinian who waged 103-day hunger strike

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 10:18am
Israel released a Palestinian who waged a 103-day hunger strike to protest Israeli rules allowing his detention without charge, the Palestinian Prisoner's Club said.

Packaging waste from online retailers jumps 25% in 2020

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 10:12am
Packaging waste generated from online shopping in Ireland increased by 2,953 tonnes, or 25%, this year, new data from Repak shows.

Coveney says EU-UK talks proving 'very, very difficult'

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 10:02am
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said the final outstanding issues in talks on a trade deal between the UK and the European Union are proving "very, very difficult".

Coronavirus: 13 key milestones in a year like no other

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 9:23am
From the first cases in central China to hopes of a vaccine a year later, here are a 13 key developments in the spread and subsequent fight against Covid-19.

Australian-British lecturer freed in Iran prisoner swap

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 9:04am
Australian-British academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who was jailed for spying by Iran, has been released after two "traumatic" years behind bars, in a swap for three Iranians linked to a botched Bangkok bomb plot.