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They were among 943 people who attended the HSE’s six sexual assault treatment units in 2019. It’s slightly more than 2018, when there were 941 presentations. Noeline Blackwell, from Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, says she’s not surprised children under 14 are attending the units. “Age does not protect you, young age does not protect people. […]

Mr Justice Woulfe is refusing to resign after attending a golf dinner that broke Covid restrictions. His refusal comes despite Chief Justice Frank Clarke calling for him to do so. Taoiseach Micheál Martin is seeking consensus in how to approach the stand-off. Solicitor Robert Pierce represented Judge Brian Curtin who was tried for possessing images […]

Restaurants have been hit with a “huge upsurge” in bookings for December — even though there’s no plan for them to reopen yet. That’s according to the main lobby group for the sector, which says it would normally do a third of its trade for the year in the weeks up to Christmas. The Restaurants […]

The Chief Medical Officer says international travel will be one of the biggest Covid 19 risks in the run-up to Christmas. Dr Tony Holohan has urged people to avoid non essential travel – and that includes Irish people abroad flying home for Christmas. NPHET is hopeful all counties can move out of Level 5 restrictions […]

We’re at the mid-way point in the measures, and Micheal Martin says the data shows people are complying. The Taoiseach is paying tribute to the great national effort that’s underway to suppress the virus, and bring down the rate of infection across all communities. Micheál Martin says we’re one of the leaders in Europe when […]

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is seeking consensus in how to approach the stand-off within the highest court in the land. The controversy over Seamus Woulfe’s attendance at the Golfgate dinner in Clifden has progressed all it can within the limited conflict resolution structures available to members of the judiciary. Chief Justice Frank Clarke has made it […]

Stormont Ministers have struck a deal that will see the current Covid-19 restrictions extended for two weeks, beyond Friday. Coffee shops, cafes and close contact services will be able to open a week earlier. The deal was supported by the DUP, Ulster Unionists and Alliance parties. But Sinn Féin voted against it, and the SDLP […]

395 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Republic, and one more patient is known to have died. 31 of those cases are here in Cork. 20 more patients have been hospitalised in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 279, with 39 now being treated in ICU Ireland’s fortnightly infection rate […]

People have been advised not to book flights home to Ireland for Christmas by the Tánaiste. Leo Varadkar has said it’s too early to be able to say whether people will be able to travel home for the holidays. The Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has also refused to be drawn on what the […]

An Post is asking customers not to worry about parcels being delivered to them. It’s handling over 2,000,000 parcels a week as a result of a surge in online shopping, which has led to some delays. Around the same time last year, it processed 900,000 parcels weekly. Managing director of mail and parcel at An Post, Garrett […]


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