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The governing body of the college has launched an international investigation after two lecturers were heard discussing the so-called “weak performance” of some of their students and speculating whether one student has intellectual disabilities. The two lecturers made the comments over Zoom and were not aware that some students could hear them. Minister Simon Harris […]

But the head of the government’s vaccine taskforce says the final details have yet to be confirmed. After months of waiting, a Covid-19 vaccine could be just weeks away from arriving here. European regulators will meet next Monday to discuss approval of the Pfizer jab. If they give it the green light, doses could start […]

A virtual ceremony was held by the Irish Red Cross last night Micheál lived with his family in the city and was working with the United Nation’s World Food Programme when the Boeing 737 Max he was travelling on crashed shortly after takeoff in Ethiopia in March last year. 157 people died in the crash. […]

The government is considering introducing them as proof someone has been vaccinated against Covid-19. The certs are being considered for EU air travel, but may also be used to allow for greater attendance numbers at events. If approved next week, doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine may arrive into the country within the next two […]

That’s according to new research from the ESRI. It expects costs to rise by 5% per year over the next 15 years, with pay costs the single biggest factor behind the increase. Demographic changes will also see demand for public hospital care go up by about 1.5% per year over the same period. Conor Keegan from […]

Tourism Ireland is predicting the level of international travel will start to increase between April and June of next year. There’s been an estimated 80% decline in overseas visitors coming to Ireland this year compared to last. The organisation’s research shows young people will be the first to head abroad on holiday. CEO of Tourism […]

The €302 million a year deal would increase pay for state employees by 2% But the union’s executive says it locks in “pay discrimination” for those hired since the last agreement in 2011. Martin Marjoram, president of the TUI, says new entrants will be paid €8,500 starting off – and that’s a red-line issue for his […]

A €3m upskilling fund is to be set up by government for ex Debenhams workers. It’s part of recommendations proposed by chair of the Labour Court, Kevin Foley, following engagement with workers, KPMG and government. Roughly 1,000 Debenhams staff lost their jobs last April after its Irish operations collapsed. Former shop steward at Patrick Street […]

It could be early 2022 before the majority of people in the Republic are vaccinated against Covid-19, according to an infectious disease expert. The three-stage rollout plan was announced yesterday, with nursing homes and large hospitals set to be the first to benefit. The Health Minister said it could start by the end of the […]

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 2,134 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Monday 14th December, the HPSC has been notified of 329 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 76,776 confirmed cases of […]



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