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Fire at NI Bombardier plant being treated as accidental

Latest Business News from RTE - 30 min 32 sec ago
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

Latest Business News from RTE - 1 hour 8 min ago
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

Latest Business News from RTE - 1 hour 45 min ago
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

Latest Business News from RTE - 1 hour 49 min ago
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

Latest Business News from RTE - 2 hours 26 min ago
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

Latest Business News from RTE - 3 hours 22 min ago
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

Latest Business News from RTE - 3 hours 54 min ago
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

Latest Business News from RTE - 4 hours 18 min ago
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.

Thousands flock to beaches in Europe, US

Latest Business News from RTE - 4 hours 36 min ago
Follow all today's developments on the Covid-19 outbreak from home and abroad.

Japan expected to lift state of emergency

Latest Business News from RTE - 5 hours 1 min ago
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.

Creating safe space: 'Cosy cocoons' for special schools

Latest Business News from RTE - 5 hours 10 min ago
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

Latest Business News from RTE - 5 hours 50 min ago
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

Latest Business News from RTE - 6 hours 10 min ago
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

Latest Business News from RTE - 9 hours 28 min ago
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

Latest Business News from RTE - 10 hours 53 min ago
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

Latest Business News from RTE - 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'

Latest Business News from RTE - 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

Latest Business News from RTE - 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.

Three charged over death of Irish man in Australia

Latest Business News from RTE - 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

Latest Business News from RTE - 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.

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