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Follow updates for the latest on Covid-19 as 120 people have now died and 4,273 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 8:20 pm
The man shot dead in Belfast this morning was a notorious Dublin criminal and was a suspect for the murder of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 7:11 pm
Nursing home staff are to have their temperatures checked twice a day as part of new measures to tackle the coronavirus in these settings.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 7:10 pm
The new Labour leader Alan Kelly has indicated that his party will stay out of government, however he has said he will continue to engage with all parties.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 6:58 pm
Three men have been arrested by the Police Service of Northern Ireland after two ATMs were stolen from banks on the main street in Dundalk, Co Louth, overnight.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 6:57 pm
The Department of Health has reported 17 more deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland, bringing the overall death toll to 137.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 6:55 pm
Coy is not exactly the first term that springs to mind when you think of Alan Kelly.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 5:00 pm
From pet therapy to balcony aerobics, here are five things keeping people busy and entertained right now.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 3:23 pm
Necessity is the mother of invention and there's no time like a crisis or a recession to force a business to look very frankly at its future strategy and consider where it's going to be when the storm has passed.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 3:06 pm
The number of people that a person with Covid-19 is infecting in Ireland has reduced from 4.3 in mid-March to 2.5 by the end of the month.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 2:06 pm
Supermarkets are high-risk sites of infection for Covid-19, according to the Irish Global Health Network, an independent gathering of people concerned with health inequities globally.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 12:04 pm
An online campaign focused on repatriating Irish doctors has welcomed its first arrival this morning.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 11:41 am
We are at the foothills of the Covid-19 peak and the climb ahead is very uncertain, writes Fergal Bowers.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 11:38 am
Irish expatriates living in China have raised €20,000 to send much-needed Personal Protective Equipment to Ireland.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 10:51 am
"Their levels of anxiety and stress are off the scale at the moment," says one school principal. She is referring to her Leaving Certificate students.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 7:25 am
The Department of Health has reported 22 more deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland bringing the overall death toll to 120.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 10:36 pm
Political Correspondent Mícheál Lehane charts the rise of Alan Kelly, who went from senator to MEP to minister to leader of the Labour Party.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 10:32 pm
There are now 49 of the 60 Seanad seats filled after five long days of counting, with the incoming Taoiseach nominating the final 11 Senators.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 9:24 pm
Part of the consignment of Personal Protective Equipment which was recently distributed to Covid-19 test centres, mobile ambulance units and hospitals is being described as "not fit for purpose" and "unusable" by medical staff.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 7:17 pm
Public health doctors, senior nurses and medics are to be deployed to nursing homes as concern grows over the number of coronavirus clusters in the facilities.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 7:02 pm


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