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Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Great Saltee rat population to be 'eradicated' under plans to protect native seabirds

The 120-acre island, located 5 kilometres off Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford, is home to thousands of seabirds.

Sale of menthol cigarettes banned in Ireland from today

A European Court of Justice ruling four years ago declared that the flavouring is used to increase the attractiveness of cigarettes.

HSE letter outlines Direct Provision strategy but warns accommodation may be 'insufficient or unsuitable' for self-isolation

There have been 171 cases of Covid-19 among people living in Direct Provision including 13 clusters.

Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Botanic Gardens, Trim Castle and Farmleigh among heritage sites reopened as part of Phase One OPW

Botanic Gardens, Trim Castle and Farmleigh among heritage sites reopened as part of Phase One

The OPW closed most of its sites to the public following public health advice as Ireland worked to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Medical community should 'monitor' patients for post-Covid mental disorders, study warns

Looking at Covid-19 patients, 12 studies found evidence of delirium in serious cases.

Sunday 17 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 64 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The figures were released from the Department of Health this evening.

HSE's Reid admits 'tensions' with CMO over testing capacity but says 'we're on the same page now'

“There are tensions with many issues,” HSE CEO Paul Reid said this morning.

Saturday 16 May, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what made headlines today.

Coronavirus: 15 deaths and 92 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The figures were released from the Department of Health this evening.

Have you seen Gerry? Appeal to find missing Dublin teenager

Gerry Connors was last seen in the Store Street area of Dublin on Thursday.

Thursday 14 May, 2020

Revenue seize more than €90,000 worth of smuggled cigarettes at Dublin Port

The cigarettes were concealed behind air conditioning fan fittings that were headed for an address in Dublin.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Wednesday 13 May, 2020

War of Independence mills grenade made safe after being found in Dublin canal

The Army Bomb Disposal Unit was called to the scene.

Childcare scheme for healthcare workers scrapped after only six providers apply

The scheme was launched last week and was due to begin on Monday.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made headlines today.

Revenue seize more than €500,000 worth of smuggled vodka at Dublin Port

Officers made the discovery when they searched an unaccompanied trailer that originated from Belgium.

Tuesday 12 May, 2020

'We know we need to get better': NPHET says testing result delays due to lack of automation

“Anyone who’s ever tried to get a PC to talk to a Mac…these things take time,” said NPHET member Dr Cillian de Gascun.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Monday 11 May, 2020

Three men arrested after €100,000 cannabis seizure in Co Offaly

Gardaí carried out a search at a house in Birr, Co Offaly today, where the seizure was made.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Hold me (back) now: What's all this about Johnny Logan and Dickie Rock?

Today has been dominated not by Covid-19 but a spat between two veteran Irish performers.

Sunday 10 May, 2020

'We've been firefighting': Inside the State's response to Covid-19 in Direct Provision

There are now 149 cases of Covid-19 in Direct Provision.

Friday 8 May, 2020

HSE confirms 1,600 people tested in Direct Provision for Covid-19 amid calls for clearer strategy

164 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Direct Provision centres.

Thursday 7 May, 2020

Department says nursing home recorded mid-February Covid-19 death 'in error' in mortality census

The graph and data have now been updated to reflect the amendment.

Debunked: No, Ireland's golf courses did not reopen on Saturday

A letter claiming to be from Golf Union Ireland stated golf courses were set to reopen on 2 May.

Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Asylum seekers continue calls to be moved out of Covid-struck former hotel in Kerry

The have been 22 confirmed Covid-19 cases at the former Skellig Star Hotel.

Tuesday 5 May, 2020

23 deaths and 211 new cases confirmed in Ireland, and WHO rebukes Trump: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here are the main points to know about Covid-19 in Ireland and around the world today.

Bus and rail union calls for compulsory face masks on public transport as restrictions ease

The NBRU has also called for temperature checks for all public transport workers.

Debunked: No, the British army is not setting up a 'military camp' at Long Kesh prison

A post on Facebook claims that the British army are to set up a ‘military camp’ at the site of the former Maze Prison.

Non-family sharing rooms in Direct Provision 'plainly contrary' to public health advice, Refugee Council says

Health Officials have confirmed 62 cases of Covid-19 in Direct Provision centres, including nine clusters.

Sunday 3 May, 2020

Council staff told to 'immediately' report intimidation incidents after protection payment court case

Dublin City Council’s Chief Executive wrote to staff in recent days.

Saturday 2 May, 2020

Only 'minor increase' in Dublin city centre traffic levels over last fortnight

New data released by Dublin City Council shows a 60%-70% decrease in traffic since mid-March.

Friday 1 May, 2020

Cocooners to be allowed leave homes but most restrictions to remain: Today's Covid-19 Main Points

Here are the main points to know about Covid-19 in Ireland and around the world today.

Man (40s) dies in suspected stabbing incident in Co Wexford

A man has been arrested by Gardaí following the incident.

Council investigated 400 short-term lets but won't be tracking rental ads during Covid-19

There has been speculation surrounding the number of rental properties in Dublin being advertised in recent weeks.

Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Who sits on the National Public Health Emergency Team and what do they do?

NPHET was established in January to lead Ireland’s response to Covid-19.

Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Poll: Are you more productive working from home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you more productive working from home?

According to a new survey from IrishJobs.ie around 90% of workers are now based at their homes.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Monday 27 April, 2020

Poll: Do you feel safe cycling in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel safe cycling in Ireland?

For years campaign groups and politicians have called for improved cycling infrastructure.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s all you need to know as you start your week.

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