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Monday 16 November, 2020

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

Nov 16th 2020, 6:30 PM 24,495 Views 6 Comments

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Coronavirus: Vaccine from US company Moderna 94.5% effective, according to early data
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# Covid19

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

Nov 16th 2020, 12:15 PM 51,535 Views 152 Comments

Its clinical trial involves 30,000 participants.

Sunday 15 November, 2020

Debunked: No, the HSE hasn't said its coronavirus testing method is useless
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# Covid19 Facts

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

Nov 15th 2020, 8:30 AM 22,462 Views 0 Comments

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

Nov 14th 2020, 9:30 AM 45,926 Views 103 Comments

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

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Thursday 12 November, 2020

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

Nov 12th 2020, 4:53 PM 28,623 Views 22 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Nov 10th 2020, 4:09 PM 20,865 Views 19 Comments

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
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# Covid19

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

Updated Nov 10th 2020, 3:27 PM 32,867 Views 25 Comments

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
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# Covid19

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

Nov 9th 2020, 8:54 PM 32,210 Views 43 Comments

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'
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# Covid19

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

Nov 9th 2020, 8:09 PM 19,813 Views 41 Comments

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

Nov 9th 2020, 6:30 PM 22,122 Views 5 Comments

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Coronavirus: One death and 270 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Covid19

Coronavirus: One death and 270 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Nov 9th 2020, 5:25 PM 96,255 Views 110 Comments

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
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# Coronavirus

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

Nov 9th 2020, 2:12 PM 9,820 Views 2 Comments

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
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# Comeback Kids

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

Nov 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,960 Views 9 Comments

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
# US Election
# US Election

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

Updated Nov 5th 2020, 1:00 AM 316,001 Views 82 Comments

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
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# US Election

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

Nov 4th 2020, 11:04 PM 62,627 Views 86 Comments

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
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# Coronavirus

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

Nov 2nd 2020, 8:22 PM 47,078 Views 48 Comments

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
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# Nights In

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

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:30 PM 25,399 Views 9 Comments

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Sunday 1 November, 2020

VAT rate reduction for tourism and hospitality sector kicks in today
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# Economy

VAT rate reduction for tourism and hospitality sector kicks in today

Nov 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 23,965 Views 32 Comments

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

Commission submits Mother and Baby Homes report to minister

Oct 30th 2020, 8:03 PM 13,092 Views 9 Comments

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

Oct 29th 2020, 5:35 PM 33,407 Views 59 Comments

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

Monday 26 October, 2020

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

Oct 26th 2020, 6:30 PM 52,436 Views 31 Comments

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Teenage boy missing from Dublin found safe and well
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# Found

Teenage boy missing from Dublin found safe and well

Oct 26th 2020, 1:43 PM 79,411 Views 5 Comments

Cameron Cunningham has been found.

Investigation launched into organisers of protest outside Dublin garda station
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# Rathfarnham

Investigation launched into organisers of protest outside Dublin garda station

Oct 26th 2020, 11:04 AM 77,541 Views 0 Comments

The protest related to the arrest of a man on foot of a bench warrant earlier in the day.

Over half of people in Ireland would take a Covid-19 vaccine
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Over half of people in Ireland would take a Covid-19 vaccine

Oct 26th 2020, 9:31 AM 46,556 Views 165 Comments

Results from a number of vaccine trials have been encouraging and some are aiming to file for authorisation as early as November.

Poll: Will you do more of your Christmas shopping online this year?
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# Your Say

Poll: Will you do more of your Christmas shopping online this year?

Oct 26th 2020, 9:30 AM 50,094 Views 80 Comments

Many retailers – if they have an online presence – are depending on customers shifting to online sales.

The 9 at 9: Monday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Oct 26th 2020, 8:57 AM 25,625 Views 1 Comment

Here’s all you need to know as you start your bank holiday Monday.

Two men due in court to face charges over Swords shooting
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# Dublin

Two men due in court to face charges over Swords shooting

Oct 26th 2020, 8:12 AM 34,676 Views 0 Comments

The shooting occurred at an industrial premises in January this year.

President Higgins signs Mother and Baby Homes Bill into law
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# Legislation

President Higgins signs Mother and Baby Homes Bill into law

Oct 26th 2020, 7:19 AM 74,982 Views 165 Comments

The President pointed out that his decision to sign the legislation “leaves it open to any citizens to challenge the provisions of the bill”.

Saturday 24 October, 2020

Explainer: How close are we to a Covid-19 vaccine?
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# Coronavirus

Explainer: How close are we to a Covid-19 vaccine?

Oct 24th 2020, 12:10 AM 56,825 Views 78 Comments

Although the research is by no means complete, there is a strong sense of optimism in the medical and scientific community.

Thursday 22 October, 2020

HSE boss says rapid acceleration of cases and staff 'scheduling issue' led to contact tracing backlog
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# Covid19

HSE boss says rapid acceleration of cases and staff 'scheduling issue' led to contact tracing backlog

Oct 22nd 2020, 4:32 PM 10,700 Views 17 Comments

Paul Reid also said he takes responsibility for the fact that the government was not informed of the issues at the weekend.

Wednesday 21 October, 2020

GPs 'inundated' with calls from close contacts of Covid-19 cases due to HSE backlog issue
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# Covid19

GPs 'inundated' with calls from close contacts of Covid-19 cases due to HSE backlog issue

Oct 21st 2020, 5:36 PM 27,260 Views 23 Comments

More than 2,000 people are being expected to do their own contact tracing this week.

Monday 19 October, 2020

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

Oct 19th 2020, 6:30 PM 35,817 Views 26 Comments

Here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Sunday 18 October, 2020

Union calls for mandatory sick pay as NPHET says workers still turning up with symptoms
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Union calls for mandatory sick pay as NPHET says workers still turning up with symptoms

Oct 18th 2020, 11:00 AM 30,865 Views 35 Comments

Dr Ronan Glynn said it is not acceptable this winter to go to work with cold and flu symptoms.

Saturday 17 October, 2020

The government's telling you to work from home - what if your boss insists you come in?
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The government's telling you to work from home - what if your boss insists you come in?

Oct 17th 2020, 11:00 AM 47,887 Views 56 Comments

Yesterday Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the government is looking at giving workers a right to request to work remotely.

Thursday 15 October, 2020

Concerns over 'significant delay' in delivery of flu vaccine from HSE supplier
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Concerns over 'significant delay' in delivery of flu vaccine from HSE supplier

Oct 15th 2020, 5:46 PM 26,291 Views 20 Comments

Pharmacists have said the uncertainty about deliveries and cancellation of appointments may undermine the vaccination programme.

Outbreak of Covid-19 among residents and staff at Dublin nursing home
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Outbreak of Covid-19 among residents and staff at Dublin nursing home

Oct 15th 2020, 5:18 PM 38,317 Views 6 Comments

Residents and staff who tested positive are now isolating.

Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Coronavirus: Northern Ireland reports 1,217 cases - a record daily high
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Coronavirus: Northern Ireland reports 1,217 cases - a record daily high

Oct 14th 2020, 2:12 PM 39,120 Views 47 Comments

New restrictions announced by the Executive this morning will remain in place for four weeks.

Explainer: What are the new Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland?
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Explainer: What are the new Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland?

Oct 14th 2020, 2:04 PM 14,260 Views 2 Comments

The majority of the restrictions will kick in on Friday and will be in place for four weeks.

Man arrested in Dublin after shots fired at house
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Man arrested in Dublin after shots fired at house

Oct 14th 2020, 10:11 AM 21,831 Views 4 Comments

Damage was caused to the windows and exterior of the house but no one was injured,

Warning that Republic will follow North's Covid-19 trend without 'radical' change in behaviours this week
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Warning that Republic will follow North's Covid-19 trend without 'radical' change in behaviours this week

Oct 14th 2020, 9:29 AM 31,466 Views 92 Comments

Dr Mary Favier said the health service here faces a greater challenge due to resourcing deficiencies.