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December 4, 2021

Restrictions at Christmas will be ‘hammer blow’, hospitality industry warns

Hospitality organisations have warned that the reintroduction of Covid-19 restrictions for the Christmas period is a “hammer blow” to the sector.
December 4, 2021

Vaccines for children to arrive in Ireland in next fortnight, Taoiseach says

The first batch of Covid-19 vaccines for children will arrive in the country in the next fortnight, the Taoiseach has said.
December 4, 2021

Second suspected case of bird flu identified in flock in Northern Ireland

A second suspected case of bird flu has been identified in a flock in Northern Ireland, the Department of Agriculture has confirmed.
December 3, 2021

New Covid restrictions after ‘stark advice’ from health officials

Ireland will reintroduce some Covid-19 restrictions for the Christmas period, following “very stark” advice from health officials, Taoiseach Micheal Martin has said.
December 3, 2021

Covid cases ‘could surge to 15,000 a day’ if Omicron variant becomes dominant

The number of Covid-19 cases could surge to 15,000 a day after Christmas if the Omicron variant becomes dominant, health experts have warned.
December 3, 2021

Man seriously injured in south Dublin shooting

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after a shooting in south Dublin on Friday.
December 3, 2021

Fresh appeal for information over murder of Jim Donegan in west Belfast

A fresh appeal for information has been made on the third anniversary of the murder of Jim Donegan.
December 3, 2021

Thousands of undocumented migrants ‘no longer have to live in the shadows’

Thousands of undocumented migrants will no longer have to “live in the shadows”, following a new scheme that will allow them to regularise their status in […]
December 3, 2021

Cabinet set to meet to discuss possibility of Covid-19 restrictions

The Cabinet will meet on Friday to discuss the possibility of new Covid-19 restrictions ahead of Christmas.