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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.

Turkish court jails 27 for life over 2016 coup attempt

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 9:02am
A Turkish court jailed 27 former pilots and other suspects for life in one of the largest trials stemming from the bloody 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Tiny owl freed after days in Rockefeller Christmas Tree

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 9:01am
A tiny owl that was found stuck in the Rockefeller Centre Christmas Tree in New York was released back into the wild this week after being treated at a rehabilitation facility.

Govt urged to consult with older people on restrictions

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 8:50am
Age Action Ireland has called on the Government to consult with older people about how best to live with Covid-19 restrictions and to facilitate safe visits for nursing home residents who feel "forgotten and invisible".

South Korea reports biggest Covid-19 spike since March

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 7:57am
South Korea reported 583 new coronavirus cases, the highest since March, as it grapples with a third wave of infections that appears to be worsening despite tough new social distancing measures.

Rebels unveil ambitious 'One Cork' vision

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 7:54am
Cork GAA is hoping to generate over €20m in the next five years through a new amalgamation of the county board, the Páirc Uí Chaoimh Stadium board, and fundraising body Cairde Chorcaí.

Argentina declares three days of national mourning

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 7:22am
Argentina president Alberto Fernandez declared three days of mourning after the passing of Diego Maradona, with fans worldwide paying tribute to one of the most iconic sportspeople of all time.