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Hong Kong locks down housing block over Covid cases Nearly 3,000 residents at a Hong Kong housing estate will be confined to their homes for five days, authorities announced, as they struggle to halt an outbreak of the Omicron coronavirus variant.
New grant for first-time buyers of derelict properties New regulations which would allow vacant and derelict pubs to be turned into homes without the requirement for planning permission will come before the Oireachtas at the beginning of next month.
US, Russia agree a return 'next week' on Ukraine crisis Washington and Moscow's top diplomats agreed at high-stakes talks today to keep working to ease tensions over Ukraine, with the United States promising a written response to Russian security demands next week.
Hospitality normal trading times could resume tomorrow Coverage of all today's developments as the Cabinet meets to decide on the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
Gloomy Netflix forecast erases much of pandemic gains Netflix dashed hopes for a quick rebound after forecasting weak first-quarter subscriber growth, sending its shares down nearly 20% and wiping away most of its remaining pandemic-fuelled gains from 2020.
Dublin Port volumes dip just 5.2% despite Brexit hit The volume of goods passing through Dublin Port last year only dropped marginally, despite the impact of Brexit on Irish Sea trade.
Teen 'out of this world' after his art sent to space A 13-year-old space enthusiast from Co Kildare is feeling out of this world after seeing his artwork sent to the International Space Station (ISS).
Special committee on international surrogacy announced The establishment of a special joint Oireachtas committee to examine issues around international surrogacy has been announced.
Work still needed on timing to end measures - Varadkar Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has not ruled out the possibility of bars and restaurants being able to stay open beyond 8pm tonight, but said there are still some things which have to be worked out in order to change the current ...
Easing restrictions: Will Govt opt for a 'big bang'? What will the Cabinet decide when ministers gather at 3pm to consider easing of restrictions?
Longest locked-down county set for return to normality Businesses in Kildare, the county that was locked down for longer than any other, are eagerly awaiting Friday's update on the lifting of restrictions, explains Conor McMorrow.
CIA says 'Havana Syndrome' is not foreign campaign The CIA has concluded that US diplomats suffering mysterious headaches and nausea in what has been dubbed "Havana Syndrome" were not targeted in a global campaign by a foreign power
More Leaving Cert talks planned amid call for clarity Minister for Education Norma Foley said she had a "positive and constructive" engagement today with partners on Leaving Cert 2022.