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Yesterday’s News


Yesterday’s News

Vodafone Ireland 'in process of restoring service' after data service issues

Many customers were worried they will not be able to watch the Late Late Toy Show, which has just started.

Man charged after two people found concealed in truck at Rosslare port

Gardaí said both of the people found in the truck have been offered accommodation and welfare services.

As it happened: Taoiseach announces re-opening of restaurants from next Friday and household visits from 18 December

  • Retailers, gyms and non-essential services like hairdressers to open from next Tuesday.
  • Restaurants and gastropubs to open from next Friday.
  • Restrictions on inter-county travel and ban on household visits to remain in place until 18 December.

Photos: An early peek at the Toy Show set and the performance that moved Ryan Tubridy to tears

The set this year was influenced by the works of Roald Dahl.


Thursday 26 November, 2020

Christmas Bonus will be paid to over 1.6 million people in early December

The bonus will be paid in the week beginning 7 December.

2,000 cancer diagnoses may not have been made due to impact of Covid-19 on services

Referrals and attendances at clinics dipped significantly at the start of the pandemic.

Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Publicans say government and NPHET 'determined to close down sector'

It is reported the government is looking at plans that would only allow pubs with a kitchen and a chef onsite to open.

Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Managing director of RTÉ News apologises for social distancing breaches

RTÉ officials met with gardaí yesterday in relation to the retirement gathering.

Monday 23 November, 2020

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.


Saturday 21 November, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s your round-up of what made the news today.

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 344 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Gardaí seize vehicles and stolen goods in Co Dublin searches

Two women and a man were arrested in connection with the seisure.

Restaurant sector faces 'total collapse' in January if not allowed to open in December

The sector has warned it will lose out on 30% of its annual income.

Gardaí seize €5m worth of ecstasy tablets and MDMA in Dublin

No arrests have been made.


Employees 'too fearful' to tell bosses they should be adhering to working from home advice

This week the Tánaiste said the main reason more people are attending work now is the wider definition of essential work.

Friday 20 November, 2020

'Social disapproval can be a good deterrent': The battle to ensure compliance with guidelines over Christmas

Research shows people’s main concern is about the health of their families and friends making it unlikely they will choose to put them at risk.

Thursday 19 November, 2020

HSE says no positive Covid-19 cases found in testing of mink farm workers and families

All minks in Ireland are to be culled amid concerns about a mutated strain of the virus

Wednesday 18 November, 2020

11 deaths and 518 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

The figures were confirmed by Northern Ireland’s Department of Health this afternoon.

Monday 16 November, 2020

Return of thousands of Irish people for Christmas could result in 'hundreds or thousands of cases' in January

Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn said he thinks the majority of people will decide “it’s simply not worth it”.


'We have a short period of time to turn this around': Officials warn Covid-19 situation deteriorating across country

The average daily 5-day case count is rising, now at over 400 per day.

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Coronavirus: Vaccine from US company Moderna 94.5% effective, according to early data

Its clinical trial involves 30,000 participants.

Sunday 15 November, 2020

Debunked: No, the HSE hasn't said its coronavirus testing method is useless

The PCR test is globally recognised as the gold standard method for detecting the coronavirus.

Saturday 14 November, 2020

Explainer: Which Covid-19 vaccines could Ireland get and how prepared are we for the roll-out?

The European Commission has signed agreements with four companies so far.

Thursday 12 November, 2020

Hospital outbreaks: 161 staff in Limerick out of work due to Covid-19

The HSE also confirmed there are 77 staff unavailable for work in Naas, either due to a positive result or because they are a close contact of a confirmed case.

Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Explainer: The logistical challenges for the roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccine

The news yesterday was really positive, but there are practical considerations to bear in mind.

Commission president says contract for up to 300 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be authorised

Von der Leyen today described the vaccine as “the most promising so far”.

Monday 9 November, 2020

Concern about Denmark's mutated coronavirus strain as testing begins at Irish mink farms

As the worlds largest producer of mink fur, Denmark has 1,080 mink farms, with Covid-19 being detected on 207 of them.

Health officials say vaccine news is positive but it's still 'too early to celebrate'

Today Pfizer and BioNTech said their vaccine was 90% effective in preventing Covid-19 infections in ongoing Phase 3 trials.


Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Coronavirus: One death and 270 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the spread of the coronavirus across the country.

Ten deaths and 471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

The Department of Health has provided an update on case numbers.

Thursday 5 November, 2020

How Planet Zog is a bit like New Zealand and six other things we learned from our Zoom chat with Zig and Zag

Ireland’s favourite pair of aliens return to The Den with Ray D’arcy and Dustin the Turkey this Sunday.

As it happened: Biden wins key battleground Rust Belt states as Trump files law suits

There’s still a long wait ahead before there is a clear winner.

Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Joe Biden takes Michigan and Wisconsin in significant step towards winning the White House

Michigan has 16 electoral votes while Wisconsin has 10.

Monday 2 November, 2020

Concern about Covid-19 rate in Dublin with 321 cases in the capital confirmed today

Across the rest of the country there has been an encouraging drop in cases, the CMO said this evening.

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Sunday 1 November, 2020

VAT rate reduction for tourism and hospitality sector kicks in today

The Finance Minister said the change was introduced in recognition of the unprecedented challenges facing particular sectors.

Friday 30 October, 2020

Commission submits Mother and Baby Homes report to minister

The government has said it is committed to publishing the report as soon as possible.

Thursday 29 October, 2020

Around 70 schools have had in-school Covid-19 transmission

The HSE has said 599 schools have required a public health assessment and testing.

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