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Creating safe space: 'Cosy cocoons' for special schools

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 8:00am
So-called "cosy cocoons" have been fitted out in a number of schools around Galway to create safe spaces for children, ahead of reopening later this year.

Hairdressers preparing plan for 'safe' early reopening

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 7:19am
The Irish Hairdressers Federation (IHF) will present comprehensive recommendations to Government this week in an effort to open salons earlier.

Hairdressers preparing plan for 'safe' early reopening

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 7:19am
The Irish Hairdressers' Federation (IHF) will present comprehensive recommendations to Government this week in an effort to open salons earlier.

VAT returns may fall by up to €6.7bn due to coronavirus

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 7:00am
VAT receipts could fall this year by between €3.9 billion and €6.7 billion, according to research carried out by the Economic and Social Research Institute.

New Zealand PM unruffled as quake hits mid-interview

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 3:42am
A moderate 5.6-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand's North Island but failed to crack Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's composure as she conducted a live television interview.

US prohibits travel from Brazil for foreigners

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 2:16am
The United States said it was prohibiting most non-US citizens from traveling to the country if they had been in Brazil in the last two weeks, two days after the South American nation became the world No 2 hot spot for coronavirus cases.

South Africa to lift alcohol sales ban from June

Sun, 24/05/2020 - 9:48pm
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has said a controversial ban on the sale of alcohol would be lifted for home consumption when the country moves into level three of a five-tier coronavirus lockdown next month.

Healthcare system in Chile 'close to the limit'

Sun, 24/05/2020 - 9:13pm
Chile's healthcare system is under strain and "very close to the limit," President Sebastian Pinera has said, as the number of confirmed novel coronavirus infections approaches 70,000 after a rapid increase in recent days.

Call for action on special needs education supports

Sun, 24/05/2020 - 8:36pm
A body representing people with disabilities has said the Government must act urgently to provide educational supports for children with special needs.

How social distancing and remote working will impact Irish life

Sun, 24/05/2020 - 7:47pm
New research looks at how social distancing and remote working will affect occupations, sectors and regions across Ireland

Three charged over death of Irish man in Australia

Sun, 24/05/2020 - 7:08pm
Police in Australia have charged three men in connection with the death of a 19-year-old Irishman which occurred early on Saturday morning.

Harris signs order making locator forms mandatory

Sun, 24/05/2020 - 6:20pm
Minister for Health Simon Harris has signed the regulations making it mandatory for all passengers coming into Ireland to fill out a passenger locator form.

Covid-19: Further four deaths, 57 additional cases

Sun, 24/05/2020 - 5:29pm
The Department of Health has announced that a further four people who had been diagnosed with Covid-19 here have died, and have confirmed an additional 57 cases of the virus.

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