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Covid infections will rise over Christmas, says NI CMO

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 6:00pm
The number of Covid-19 infections in Northern Ireland will increase due to Christmas get-togethers, Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride has said.

Liam Brady: Maradona 'could do everything'

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 5:49pm
Liam Brady has paid tribute to Diego Maradona, saying the Argentinian legend could "actually do everything" on a football field.

Harris says 'no evidence' intimate images stolen

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 5:44pm
The Garda Commissioner has said gardaí are not investigating any crimes in relation to reports of thousands of intimate images of Irish women being released on the internet without the women's consent.

Legendary footballer Diego Maradona dies aged 60

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 4:25pm
The legendary footballer Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60.

Two men found dead in Dublin city centre

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 4:09pm
The body of a man has been found in a tent off Nassau Street, while a second man has been found dead in his home on Longford Street.

DNA loss could mean 234 people cannot be prosecuted

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 3:47pm
The Garda Commissioner has told the Policing Authority that there is "a small risk" that 234 people may have engaged in a crime that the gardaí can't prosecute them for because DNA samples were mislaid or lost.

Stardust fire inquests moved from Dublin Castle to RDS

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 3:07pm
A preliminary hearing of the Stardust fire inquests in Dublin has been told the full inquests will now take place in the RDS Concert Hall in Ballsbridge, rather than the original planned venue of Dublin Castle.

EMA 'hopeful' of vaccines approval before Christmas

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 1:55pm
The European Medicines Agency has said it needs to know Covid-19 vaccines are "safe, of high quality and effective" before granting approval, but is hopeful a positive opinion will be delivered before Christmas.

'Emotional and shook up' over online attacks - Wright

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 1:41pm
An 18-year-old man will be sentenced in January after he pleaded guilty to harassing the former England and Arsenal footballer Ian Wright on social media.

Tributes to Patricia Carrick who has died aged 51

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 1:39pm
Patricia Carrick, who received an apology from the Taoiseach after her cancer diagnosis was missed, has died aged 51.

Boris must make biggest call of his political career

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 12:41pm
Expect Boris Johnson's survival instincts to kick in over the coming days, a deal with Brussels being the way out of a deepening hole for the British Prime Minister, writes Northern Editor Tommie Gorman.

PUP arrears to be paid by next week, committee told

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 12:28pm
Up to 300,000 recipients of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment are set to receive arrears due to them by next week, an Oireachtas commitee has been told.

First of several cases over audiology services settled

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 12:25pm
The first of several High Court actions over substandard audiology services for children in the west of Ireland has been settled.

Call for all pubs to be allowed reopen in December

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 12:01pm
The chief executive of the Vintners Federation of Ireland has said that all pubs should be allowed re-open in December because the guidelines are the same for food and non-food pubs.

Eight dead as migrant boat capsizes off Canary Islands

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 11:24am
At least eight people were drowned after a boat carrying more than 35 migrants from the Maghreb region of North Africa and heading towards the Canary Islands capsized yesterday, emergency services said.

Russia says it chased off US warship in its waters

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 11:23am
A Russian warship has caught a US Navy destroyer operating in Russia's Pacific waters and chased it off, the defence ministry in Moscow said.

Decision on Woulfe vote 'outrageous', says Murphy

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 10:59am
It is unlikely that a motion to remove Justice Seamus Woulfe from the Supreme Court will go before the Dáil tomorrow.

€2.2m in receipts uploaded to Stay and Spend initiative

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 10:53am
Just 14,000 receipts worth €2.2m have been uploaded to Revenue under the Government's Stay and Spend initiative since it was launched at the start of last month, new figures from the tax collector show.

Donohoe says focus is on getting people back to work

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 10:46am
The Minister for Finance has said it is "appropriate" that the Government should have as much information as possible before it makes decisions that have vast impact on public health but also on the economy.

Welsh First Minister concerned about I'm A Celeb trials

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 9:42am
The Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford, has expressed concern about the use of non-native wildlife on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.