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Government defends extension of Sport Ireland contracts

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 8:14pm
The government has defended the extension of contracts for the chairman of Sport Ireland Kieran Mulvey and CEO of Sport Ireland John Treacy

Domestic violence charities call for extra supports

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 7:18pm
Groups working with victims of domestic violence and vulnerable children are calling for extra supports as they say Covid-19 restrictions are putting more pressure on people in difficult situations.

Podcast: It's politics. It's emotional

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 7:16pm
It has been a big week as Ireland has gone into Level 5 restrictions to battle the rising tide of rising Covid-19 numbers.  Politicians across the political spectrum have been put under pressure as large swaths of activities have been closed down.

RTÉ expects financial results to be better than feared

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 6:59pm
RTÉ's Director General Dee Forbes has said that the broadcaster's financial results for the year are likely to be much better than was feared in the early part of the pandemic.

Department of Education defends virus letter to schools

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 6:26pm
The Department of Education has defended a communication it sent to schools which has been interpreted by some as an attempt to influence the Public Health response to Covid-19 cases among teachers so that schools remain open.

Ghislaine Maxwell's 2016 deposition on Epstein revealed

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 6:20pm
British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell said under oath in 2016 that she had never witnessed "inappropriate underage activities" by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, according to a deposition that she had fought hard to keep secret.

Dan Martin wins Stage 3 of the Vuelta a Espana

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 5:56pm
Dan Martin's incredible start to the Vuelta a Espana continued as he won stage 3 of the Grand Tour, adding to two third-place finishes on Tuesday and Wednesday .

WHO's Ryan calls for 'collective commitment' on virus

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 5:23pm
The Executive Director of the World Health Organization Dr Michael Ryan has said economies cannot return to normal until the Covid-19 virus is somewhat under control.

Covid-19: Three additional deaths, 1,066 new cases

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 5:21pm
The Department of Health has reported a further 1,066 cases of Covid-19 today, bringing the total to 54,476.

Covid-19: Three additional deaths, 1,066 new cases

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 5:21pm
The Department of Health has reported a further 1,066 cases of Covid-19 today, bringing the total to 54,476.

Fórsa warns of 'chaos' without public service agreement

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 5:09pm
The largest public service union, Fórsa has warned of potential industrial relations chaos in the new year after the current Public Service Stability Agreement expires in December.

305 Covid-19 cases in hospitals; 37 in ICUs

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 3:38pm
There were 305 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in hospitals as of this morning and 37 of these patients are in intensive care units.

'Pinch points' on some Dublin Bus services

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 3:33pm
The National Bus and Rail Union has claimed there was "mayhem"  trying to accommodate passengers on a number of bus routes this morning after the 25% capacity rules came into effect.

Appeal for retailers to stick to Level 5 rules

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 3:13pm
Retail Excellence has appealed to shop owners to abide by the rules amid reports that some non-essential retailers are justifying opening by stocking small amounts of items classed as essential, while some essential retailers are continuing to sell items considered non-essential.

Deaths of mother and baby treated as 'family tragedy'

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 3:03pm
Gardaí say they are treating as a family tragedy the deaths of a mother and her baby son in Dublin overnight.

Students call for improved virus measures in schools

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 2:34pm
A body representing second level students has expressed "serious apprehension" at schools remaining open without improved measures to support student safety wellbeing and learning.

Jury in Cabra murder trial retires to consider verdict

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 2:26pm
The jury in the trial of a man accused of the murder of his partner has retired to consider its verdict.

Matt Damon shares special message for Temple Street

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 2:24pm
Matt Damon has taken time out of his busy schedule during his latest visit to Ireland to send a heartfelt message of support to sick children, families and staff in CHI at Temple Street.

RTÉ apologises to Declan Ganley over 2008 programme

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 2:05pm
RTÉ has apologised in the High Court to businessman, Declan Ganley over a Prime Time programme broadcast almost 12 years ago.

Majority of residents, staff at nursing home have Covid

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 1:41pm
It is understood that 25 out of 27 residents in a nursing home in Co Galway have tested positive for Covid-19, with the virus also impacting a significant number of care staff at the facility.