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Asking prices for homes rose 9% in Q3, but rate eases Asking prices for homes in the third quarter were up 9% across the country compared to the same period last year.
Training policy excluding non-EU doctors to be scrapped A policy which effectively excluded doctors from outside the EU/EEA from accessing postgraduate training places is to be scrapped.
Tiny state of San Marino votes to legalise abortion The tiny state of San Marino has voted to allow abortion in a historic referendum result that brings the predominately Catholic country in line with most of the rest of Europe.
Plans for extra 2021 bank holiday at 'advanced stage' The Government is examining introducing a bank holiday between now and the end of the year as part of a pandemic bonus.
Tánaiste travelling to Washington for trade meetings The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar is travelling to Washington DC ahead of a series of high-level engagements this week on commerce and trade.
Gardaí investigate Covid incident at Donegal hospital An investigation is under way into an incident where a man was encouraged to leave a Donegal hospital against medical advice while suffering with severe symptoms of Covid-19.
Covid-19: Dept confirms 1,459 cases, 296 in hospital The Department of Health has been notified of 1,459 new cases of Covid-19.
La Palma reopens airport but flights still suspended The airport on the Canary island of La Palma has reopened after a 24-hour closure because of ash emanating from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, operators said.
Mayo's last All-Ireland winner Paddy Prendergast dies Paddy Prendergast, former winner of the All-Ireland Football Championship with Mayo, has died aged 95.
Dublin Metro Link will not be delivered by 2027 - Ryan The Minister for Transport has indicated that Dublin's Metro Link will be delayed and will not be delivered by 2027.
UK offers 10,500 post-Brexit visas to counter shortages The British Transport Secretary has defended his foreign visa plans to solve the HGV driver shortage as he accused a haulage group of sparking petrol station queues.
Iceland falls short of women majority in parliament Iceland believed briefly it had become the first country in Europe to have a women-majority parliament after its election yesterday, but a recount showed it fell short, an election official has said.
SPD edges ahead in vote to decide Merkel successor Germany's Social Democrats came first by a narrow margin in today's national election, projected results showed, putting them in pole position to lead a government for the first time since 2005 and to end 16 years of conservative-led rule under ...
Evergrande: The firm that's put markets into a panic Global markets wobbled this week, as the debt woes of a single Chinese property company sparked fears of a new financial crisis, writes Adam Maguire.