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#InThisTogether - Virtual hugs and outdoor pursuits With a bit of cycling or tennis in the garden, or a virtual hug through a window pane, people are making the best of a bad situation.
Labour TDs will not attend Thursday's Dáil sitting The Dáil will meet on Thursday afternoon for statements on health and social protection.
'Substantial' extra borrowing needed in Covid-19 crisis The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has said 'substantial' extra borrowing will be required to cover the cost of tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.
Italy holds moment of silence to remember its dead Italy has marked a minute of silence and flew flags at half mast to mourn the 11,591 people who have died from the coronavirus pandemic that has drastically altered life in the Mediterranean country.
No room for prisoners in hostels, says homeless charity Prisoners should not be released into the Irish hostel system, the Chief Executive of Inner City Helping Homeless, Councillor Anthony Flynn, has said.
Over 25% increase in reported fraud offences in 2019 There has been a substantial increase in fraud and related offences in the last year according to the latest CSO crime figures.
New data says UK deaths higher than in hospital reports The true toll of deaths across England and Wales from Covid-19 is higher than reports from hospitals suggest, according to new figures.
Blood test 'can detect more than 50 types of cancer' A blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before any clinical signs or symptom of the disease has been developed by scientists.
Hungary's Orban gets sweeping new powers in virus fight Hungary's parliament endorsed a bill yesterday giving nationalist premier Viktor Orban the sweeping new powers he says he needs to fight the new coronavirus pandemic.
First benefit pay for thousands who lost job over virus Tens of thousands of people who have lost their jobs as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic are due to receive their first benefit payment today.
Govt to be advised on further measures over Covid-19 The National Public Health Emergency Team is to advise Government today on further measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Marts to be allowed facilitate sale of animals - Dept Marts are to be allowed facilitate the sale of animals under protocols agreed by the Department of Agriculture.
Warning of 'squandering' island advantage with Covid-19 A professor of Public Health University of Bristol has said the island of Ireland needs to work as one unit in the fight against coronavirus.