Sharp drop in face mask use as cases rise
There has been a sharp decline in the wearing of face masks Covid-19 is on the rise again with 63,954 new infections reported about the celebrations of St. Patrick’s.
Russia ‘accidentally’ reveals 10,000 of its soldiers were killed before article disappears from pro-Kremlin news website
Before it was removed, the article quoted the Russian Defense Ministry as saying 9,861 Russian soldiers had been killedand 16,153 were injured in more than three weeks of fighting.
Man known to innocent mother Sandra Boyd questioned on suspicion of murder
A well-known man is the innocent mother of five who was shot dead in Dublin last weekend interrogated on suspicion of murder. Sandra Boyd, 36, died after sustaining a gunshot wound at a house in Collins Place, Finglas, just before 9pm on Saturday.
Ukrainian refugees must not be screened by the Guard before they move into the homes of government ministers
Ukraine refugees can be housed in the homes of senior government ministers without being screened first from security services it surfaced. Government policy is currently to only screen those providing shelter, but not to background check people fleeing war-torn Ukraine.
Farmers will receive €400/ha for additional tillage in the proposed €12 million scheme
Farmers receive €400/ha for each additional hectare of tillage they plant this year in proposals to be presented to Cabinet today.
Support for an early EU ban on Russian oil imports is growing
Fifth round of sanctions talks – against Russian energy – uncover a deep EU fault line. But the decisions expected this week will have major implications for Ireland.
Ryan: TDs behind “crazy” calls to focus on fossil fuels need an economics lesson
Politicians and lobbyists are calling for a renewed focus on fossil fuels as a solution to the energy crisis have a “crazy” idea and need a lesson in energy economicssaid Eamon Ryan.
Irish novel in the running for the €100,000 Dublin Literary Award
A Novel from Ireland is among the six books nominated for this year’s nomination Dublin Literary Prize. Sponsored by Dublin City Council, the award, now in its 27th year, is the world’s most valuable annual award for a single work of fiction published in English, and awards €100,000 to the winner.
The host father asked the au pair if she had any “offensive” photos
A teenage au pair she said Host father made sexual advances towards her and touched her without consent while his wife was away is set to pay over 9,000 euros for sexual harassment.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has related how his son “got a terrible slag” and then “dunk for cover.” A picture of him in 2018 went viral for his good looks.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-surge-in-covid-cases-as-people-quick-to-ditch-masks-russia-accidentally-reveals-10000-of-its-soldiers-have-been-killed-41472458.html Today’s Irish news headlines: Covid cases surge as people rush to shed masks; Russia “accidentally admits” that 10,000 of its soldiers were killed