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Warning over impact of 'blaming' people with Covid-19 "Blaming and shaming" people who test positive for Covid-19 may lead to fewer people presenting for testing, the Economic and Social Research Institute has warned.
Carroll's Cuisine to begin reopening Tullamore plant Carroll's Cuisine has said that the Health Service Executive and the Health Safety Authority have approved the reopening of its plant in Tullamore, Co Offaly.
Father of rescued girl felt 'helpless' during search Johnny Glynn, the father of one of the young women rescued yesterday off the coast of Galway, has expressed his gratitude to all of those involved in the search and rescue operation for his daughter Ellen and niece Sara.
Trump promotes false birther theory about Kamala Harris US President Donald Trump has said he had heard Democratic vice-presidential running mate Kamala Harris was not eligible to serve, stoking a false claim echoing the baseless "birther" theory he promoted about Barack Obama.
World's oldest captive alligator marks 83 years in zoo Muja has lived through multiple bombing campaigns and several countries - all while never leaving a tiny pool in Belgrade's zoo for 83 years, making him the world's oldest captive alligator.
Hundreds of homes evacuated as Los Angeles fires spread Hundreds of homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles as firefighters tackle a huge forest fire north of the city.
Laois, Offaly, Kildare businesses to get extra supports Businesses in Laois, Offaly and Kildare are expected to be provided with extra grant aid of up to €5,000 to help mitigate the impact of the local restrictions in the region.
Situation in hospitals with coronavirus remains stable According to new HSE figures there are 13 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in hospitals, six of whom are in intensive care units, with four on ventilators.
Afghan authorities begin release of Taliban prisoners Afghan authorities said they had started to release 400 Taliban prisoners, the final hurdle in long-delayed peace talks between the two warring sides, even as President Ashraf Ghani warned they were a "danger to the world".
Michael Jordan sneakers sell for $615,000 at auction A pair of Michael Jordan's game-worn sneakers have sold for $615,000 at Christie's auction house, shattering a record set just months ago by the sale of another pair of the basketball legend's shoes.
New Zealand extends Auckland virus lockdown by 12 days Health officials in New Zealand have said the country's resurgent coronavirus outbreak has spread beyond Auckland, in a significant setback to efforts to contain the infection.
UK adds France, Netherlands to travel quarantine list The United Kingdom has said it will reimpose quarantine for travellers from several more countries, including France and the Netherlands, from early tomorrow.
'God bless those fishermen' - relief over Galway rescue The grandmother of the two cousins who were found safe and well after spending 15 hours at sea has spoken of her overwhelming joy and relief at the positive end to what she described as "a nightmare".
Paddleboarding cousins recovering after sea rescue Two cousins are recovering in hospital in Galway after being rescued by a local fisherman, southwest of Inis Oírr, having spent 15 hours in the water.