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International students at UCD calling for compensation

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 3:56pm
A UCD student from India has begun a petition calling on the college to compensate international students who paid substantial fees to study at UCD only for their year of study to be disrupted by Covid-19.

Dublin forests will change use to recreational only

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 3:33pm
Coillte has announced that all nine of its forests in Dublin are changing to non-commercial recreational use.

At a glance: Latest global Covid-19 developments

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 3:19pm
Lockdown measures are eased across parts of Europe while Japan lifts its state of emergency.

Man jailed for 'shocking circumcision' on infant

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 3:11pm
A 55-year-old Nigerian man who masqueraded as a doctor in carrying out a "shocking and unacceptable medical circumcision" of a 10-month-old infant in Co Longford has been jailed for three years.

Varadkar followed guidelines in park - spokesperson

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 2:24pm
A spokesperson for the Taoiseach has said Leo Varadkar was complying fully with Covid-19 guidelines while out socialising in the Phoenix Park in Dublin over the weekend.

Number of people on Covid unemployment payment falls

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 2:08pm
The number of people receiving the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment has fallen to 579,400 - a drop of 5,200 over the last week.

Nursing homes are 'violation' of older people's rights

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 1:49pm
The Co-Executive Director of the NGO, Validity, has said nursing homes are not the best way to deal with older people in the community and are a violation of their human rights.

Pubs take legal action against FBD over Covid insurance

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 1:39pm
Over 1,000 pubs and bars are affected by a dispute about whether or not their insurance policies with FBD Insurance Plc cover the disruptive impact of Covid-19 on their businesses, the Commercial Court has been told.

Youth offenders complying with restrictions - report

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 1:36pm
Youth offenders are complying with Covid-19 restrictions, according to a report by the University of Limerick which finds the majority of young people have been engaged in "pro-social behaviours and activities" during the pandemic.

Fire at NI Bombardier plant being treated as accidental

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 12:39pm
A fire at the Bombardier Aerospace plant in Belfast last night is being treated as accidental.

1m versus 2m: What experts say about social distancing

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 12:01pm
An abundance of caution will be cited by some for the two metre rule. Others argue it is too restrictive and not based on an official WHO/ECDPC position.

Johnson faces perception problem over Cummings affair

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 11:24am
The problem Boris Johnson faces over the Dominic Cummings affair right now is a problem of perception. Is there one set of rules for the ruling elite, and another for everyone else?

Ryan says no problem if Martin goes for leadership

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 11:21am
The leader of the Green Party says he has no problem with Catherine Martin putting her name forward for a leadership contest.

Hospital vacant bed numbers drop alongside virus cases

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 10:43am
New figures show that while the number of Covid-19 cases in hospitals continue to reduce, so too are the number of vacant general beds.

GAA clubs can apply to open walking tracks

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 9:47am
RTÉ Sport understands that from 8 June, GAA clubs will be able to apply to open walking tracks around their premises.

No change to 2m social distance rule yet - Harris

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 9:16am
The two metre social distancing rule remains in place "for now", according to two Government ministers. Health Minister Simon Harris said the two metre rule is constantly under review but it was "important that we continue to stick to the two metre rule, for now".

Johnson lockdown plan overshadowed by Cummings fallout

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 8:51am
Boris Johnson's attempts to get Britain back on track after coronavirus threaten to be overshadowed by the continued fallout over Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip.

As it happened: No new virus deaths in Ireland

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 8:33am
Recap on all today's developments on the Covid-19 outbreak from home and abroad.

Thousands flock to beaches in Europe, US

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 8:33am
Follow all today's developments on the Covid-19 outbreak from home and abroad.

Japan expected to lift state of emergency

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 8:08am
Japan is poised to lift its nationwide state of emergency over the coronavirus today, gradually reopening the world's third-biggest economy after new cases slowed to a crawl.