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Ten months added to expiry date on driving licences
The extension will apply to driving licences expiring from 1 July to 31 October 2021.
'Just ignore the bell': Whistleblowers raise concerns about patient care in nursing homes
In some homes Covid-positive and Covid-negative residents were placed in the same areas, Prime Time reported tonight.
'Significant jump' in number of applications made by gardaí to involuntarily detain patients
2020 figures show that, for the first time, the highest number of applications to involuntarily detain mental health patients came from gardaí.
Boks boss Nienaber 'can’t see the Lions tour being in jeopardy' due to Covid
The Lions and Springboks are in bubbles that limit their contact with the outside world.
Travel abroad jumped by 23% last month as 85,000 travel from Ireland overseas
The number of departures from April to May increased by a third.
Lions land into Johannesburg as South Africa tightens Covid restrictions
The third wave of the virus has hit South Africa hard.
'It will wither on the vine': Concern over future of Waterford Airport as government pulls emergency funding
A further €5m in Government investment has also been placed in doubt.
Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry
Up to 100 demonstrators took part in a protest in Dublin calling for a commitment from the government to reopen the sector.
'Exhausted all possibilities': All Together Now festival cancelled until next year
The music festival in Co Waterford has been rescheduled for July 2022.
Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive
The airline’s CEO and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer appeared before a committee this morning.
Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI
‘Overwhelming majority’ have supported public health measures and would have preferred them to be more restrictive.
Levels of recorded crime fall sharply during the Covid pandemic - except for fraud
However, the number of fraud incidents increased in the last year by more than 13% compared with the previous year.
97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression
Six in 10 people are struggling with suicide ideation and half are struggling with self-harm, according to a new survey.
'I was stuck in a room with no privacy': Fears that pandemic will have long-term impacts on disadvantaged young people
A new report from the Irish Youth Foundation has been published today.
Countries urge broader patent waivers beyond Covid-19 vaccines
More than 60 countries support the waiving of patents for medical tools needed to fight the pandemic for three years.
'If I didn't run, he would have killed me stone dead': Domestic abuse survivors say more support is needed
Over the course of the pandemic some people have been trapped with their abusers 24-7, Órla Ryan writes.
Over the course of the pandemic some people have been trapped with their abusers 24-7, Órla Ryan writes
One domestic abuse survivor says people who breach barring orders should be automatically jailed
NGOs are calling for a new ministry dedicated to domestic violence
West Cork domestic violence charity purchases first safe house after private donation of €400,000
Two years on: Ireland is 'failing to act in spirit' of agreement to help women escaping domestic violence
WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine
This is the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality.
'The eating disorder crept in': Kilkenny twins on their experience dealing with anorexia during lockdown
Aislinn and Roisin Duggan (23) are in recovery after several years dealing with their eating disorders.
Over-active immune response could be one reason for long Covid, study says
The researchers said the findings may be of value for future studies in this area.
Spain says it is ready to welcome tourists from June
MEPs will today vote on a proposal for Digital Green Certificates.
India's official Covid-19 death toll passes 200,000
Many experts suspect that the true death toll is higher than this.
People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year
Every person in Ireland aged 15 and over drinks, on average, 10.8 litres of pure alcohol each year, according to new figures.
India overtakes Brazil as world's second worst-hit country by Covid-19
India reported a new daily record of more than 168,000 cases.
'Sex workers are seen as either criminal or victim, but we're just people trying to survive'
Kate McGrew on how the Covid-19 pandemic, legislation and stigma are making life more difficult for sex workers in Ireland.
Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services
Ella Arensman has been appointed Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health.
India tightens restrictions as Covid-19 cases hit new daily record of over 100,000
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, recorded nearly 60,000 cases in the last 24 hours.
Black market Guinness and garda raids: Hundreds of illegal shebeens believed to be serving punters every day
Gardaí have raided dozens of the illegal pubs.
Sharp decline in recorded crime rates in 2020 amid pandemic
The biggest drop was in burglary and related offences, falling by over a third in 2020 compared to the previous year.
Poll: Should Ireland accept surplus UK vaccines?
Or should we stick to what we are already due to receive?
A year of lockdown in nursing homes: 'Staff and residents are now closer than ever'
We speak to two staff members tasked with keeping care home residents engaged during the pandemic.
Plans underway for Ireland's first mother and baby mental health unit, amid Covid-19 delays
New and expectant mothers with severe mental health issues are currently admitted to a general psychiatric ward.
'Huge step in the right direction': Nursing home residents allowed two visits per week from today
New guidance on nursing home visits has taken effect.
Some houses selling for €120,000 above asking price as virtual viewings become the norm during pandemic
Home-buyers have raised concerns about the impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on house prices.
First female president of Tanzania sworn in after death of Magufuli from mystery illness
Questions remain over the true cause of the late president’s death, after multiple rumours he had Covid-19 or had sought treatment abroad.
Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 646 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The latest figures were confirmed by NPHET this evening.
'We can't afford to deteriorate': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.
US Congress approves Covid-19 relief package, giving green light to stimulus checks of up to $1,400
The $1.9 trillion plan was approved today in the US.
Two years on: Ireland is 'failing to act in spirit' of agreement to help women escaping domestic violence
The pandemic has led to a surge in domestic violence – but Ireland has less than one third of the number of refuge spaces that it should have.
Family carers 'devastated' after being left out of changes to vaccine priority list
Yesterday the government announced people with underlying conditions that put them at high risk have been moved up the priority list.
Frontline healthcare workers should get pandemic compensation, INMO tells Oireachtas committee
An Oireachtas committee heard from healthcare representative organisations this morning.