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# protection
'I’m thankful that he had my back... I’m glad that he said what he said'
Michael Obafemi praises Stephen Kenny for support as he looks to draw a line under club issues at Swansea City.
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EU agrees to offer Ukraine refugees temporary right to live and work in member states
The decision allows people fleeing the war to obtain a residence permit in the EU and opens their access to education and the labour market.
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# Afghanistan
Coveney announces €1 million in funding to support people of Afghanistan
Human rights groups have today called on Ireland to resettle at least 1,000 Afghan refugees.
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Waiting time for asylum seekers to seek permission to work reduced by three months
Asylum seekers will need to wait six months instead of nine before they can apply for permission to work in Ireland.
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'We're not going to put anybody at risk' - Jim Crawford responds to Millwall boss's Troy Parrott comments
Gary Rowett had previously suggested he was less than pleased with the youngster going away on international duty.
# protection
'The pandemic exposed big failings': ICTU calls for mandatory sick pay for all workers
The union said up to half of the labour force, including hundreds of thousands of low-paid workers, do not receive sick pay.
# protection
Concern about number of people wearing face masks under their chins or with noses exposed
Acting CMO Dr Ronan Glynn this evening warned improper use of face coverings could increase risk.
# Consumer protection
New guidelines for producers of Covid-19 face coverings
The CCPC has warned against claims that these items protect the wearer from Covid-19.
# protection
Concern over how physical distancing in workplaces will be 'policed' once restrictions are eased
Unions are monitoring the situation but they say enforcement resources need to be increased.
# protection
Concerns remain about safety of Bus Eireann drivers as they demand screens on all buses
The company said it is rolling out face visors to drivers this week as an interim measure.
# protection
Council workers receiving garda protection in inner city Dublin
Photographs seen by TheJournal.ie show garda cars parked as workers carry out street repairs.
# Justice
Ban on taking photos of gardaí on duty would 'criminalise ordinary members of the public'
Minister Charlie Flanagan’s proposal would be “grossly disproportionate”, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has said.
# protection
Cavanagh called for second referee in GAA before weekend injuries
“I like the idea of a second referee with some of the stuff that goes on off the ball,” Sean Cavanagh told The42 last week.
# protection
Israeli firm selling bulletproof backpacks in US in wake of Parkland school massacre
Nikolas Cruz allegedly killed 17 people on 14 February in his former high school in Parkland, Florida.
# prizegiving
'In Mother Russia only Putin gets an umbrella' - Viewers bemused by President's World Cup 'power move'
Putin was shielded from the rain – but Macron and the Croatian leader got drenched.
# protection
Irish charity trains hotel staff to spot markers of child trafficking
Between 2009 and 2016, there were 512 victims of human trafficking identified in Ireland – 143 were children.
# Data Protection
'Common sense prevailed': Proposal to raise digital age of consent to 16 rejected
Children’s rights groups had strongly opposed the proposal.
# protection
'They're on their own': Call for complainants in rape cases to have their own legal counsel
The Minister for Justice has said he will review legal protections offered to complainants.
# Circuit Civil Court
Judge hears all cases under garda surveillance after threat of 'hand grenade day'
Judge Jacqueline Linnane was put on notice of the threat just before she was due to sit in the Circuit Civil Court.
# Housing
Renter told she'd be sharing a room with another female, after she paid deposit the 'landlord' said she'd be sharing with him
Licensee renters have very few of the same rights given to other tenants.
# protection
Law change will make it easier for refugee families to reunite in Ireland
A new Bill will amend the International Protection Act 2015, which covers the reunification of refugee families.
# protection
There are at least 24 Hutch family members who are potential targets of an attack
Gardaí believe they know who was behind the murder of Michael Keogh.
# global attack
Growing global cyberattack hits 200,000 victims so far and there's more to come
Fears for millions of users who will be turning on their computers tomorrow morning.
# vesel jahiri
'I’m now left with despicable and torturous imaginings of what her short adult life had entailed'
Vesel Jahiri was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing Anna Finnegan
# protection
Security systems installed in homes of Mountjoy prison officers following death threats
Gardai are taking the threats seriously.
# Footing the bill
Costing the city over $100k a day, New Yorkers are desperate to get Melania Trump to move out
More than half a million people have signed a petition urging Melania to move to Washington.
# protection
Military veterans back in action saving South African rhinos from poachers
In 2008, less than 100 rhinos were poached in South Africa, but in recent years numbers have rocketed with nearly 1,200 killed in 2015 alone.
# Security
Taoiseach says 'you can't rule anything out' but gardaí vigilant against terror attacks
The Taoiseach also addressed calls for mosques and Islamic education to be regulated by the government.
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Cullen willing to work with all parties to ensure Sexton returns in 'best possible shape'
The eastern province face the Dragons at the RDS tonight without their first-choice out-half.
# smashed up
A new smartphone screen will make smashed displays a rarer sight
The new Gorilla Glass 5 will be able to survive shoulder-height drops “up to 80% of the time”.
# on the inside
Gang culture on the rise in Irish prisons as increasing numbers seek protection
A visiting committee described the situation in Cloverhill prison in particular as a “logistical nightmare”.
# easy to guess
Microsoft is going to start banning your incredibly dumb passwords
The most common passwords like ’123456′ and ‘qwerty’ will no longer be allowed under the new system.
# Safety First
This patch will say you're at risk of being sunburned before it happens
The UV Patch, which changes colour to indicate the different levels of sun exposure, will be launched here in June.
# protection
You may want to continue using PayPal if you're funding any risky projects
The service is no longer covering crowdfunding under its Purchase Protection plan, but Irish users are safe.
# guardians of the peace
Can Ireland continue to operate without an armed police force?
Rank-and-file gardaí will discuss their concerns about armed cover at the Garda Representative Association annual conference.
# Stress Test
What happens when you throw a Samsung S7 into a washing machine?
Amazingly, it survives.
# protection
On patrol with the bikers scaring off looters after UK floods
“We’re big chaps, a lot of us. If people see us they’re liable to go away.”
# protection
Francesco Totti paid police to ensure son wasn't kidnapped by Roma ultras
La Gazzetta dello Sport reported that the Serie A legend had private protection between 2008 and 2010.
# Screen saver
Apple's idea for a screen protector involves bumpers popping out of your phone
The four retractable ‘tabs’ would be located at each corner of a phone’s display, activating anytime it senses a fall.
# nasty racket
Gangs in Dublin asking for 'protection money' for residents' cars
The crimes are happening in the Crumlin-Kimmage area.