• Politics
    Radio Nova

    Taoiseach Indicates That Travel And Other Restrictions Could Ease In April

    He received heavy criticism for telling The Irish Mirror in an interview that restrictions may not be eased until the end of April. The new living with Covid plan was announced earlier this week and many were disappointed that some restrictions were not lifted. The news was first reported in The Irish Time and it was also revealed that many in Fianna Fáil were upset at the vaccination rollout across the country.

  • Politics
    Big News Network.com

    No new tax measures- but you will pay more if you drink and smoke

    In light of improvements in tax revenue collections in recent months, government has withdrawn a proposal to introduce tax measures to raise revenue by R40 billion over the next four years. However, this year it will implement increases to indirect taxes - mainly an 8% increase in excise duties on tobacco and alcohol as well as inflation-linked increases in the fuel levy.

  • Entertainment
    Irish Independent

    Dr Mike Ryan's frightening warning to humanity goes viral on Twitter

    At an event, in which he received the Trócaire Romero Award, WHO's Dr Mike Ryan issued a frightening warning of a future where a pandemic would be much more fatal, due to the 'chasing of economic growth'. "We are creating the conditions in which epidemics flourish", Dr Mike Ryan said. "We're pushing nature to its limit.

  • Entertainment
    Irish Independent

    Jesy Nelson says she 'mentally bullied' herself to try to please others

    The singer, 29, left Little Mix last year, saying the high-profile role had “taken a toll” on her mental health. Writing on Instagram, Nelson said: “On the day this picture was taken, I remember going to the gym with my manager and I stood in the mirror and I said, ‘god I’m so fat I just want my legs to be like this’ and I pulled my skin around to try and create a thigh gap because I genuinely believed that being skinny would make me happier.

  • Sport
    Irish Independent

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hails 17-year-old who became Manchester United's youngest-ever player in European competition

    United and Sociedad played out a forgettable 0-0 draw in the second leg, but Thursday’s match will go down in the history books after Shoretire’s record-breaking late introduction. Having made his debut as a substitute in Sunday’s league win against Newcastle, he replaced Norman Whiteside as the youngest player to represent United in European competition by coming on aged 17 years 23 days.

  • Politics
    Irish Independent

    Republicans are at a crossroads as Donald Trump aims to retake global spotlight

    The next few days will give Republicans the chance to stand together or fight among themselves, first when the House of Representatives votes on a $1.9tr n (€1.5trn) Covid package today and again when Donald Trump steps back into the global spotlight with a speech to the party’s most conservative members. The Republican leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives – Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy – have focused on rallying their caucuses against president Joe Biden’s bill and away from...

  • Health
    Limerick Post

    Patient overcrowding surges at Limerick hospital, as numbers of patients with COVID falls sharply

    THE number of Coronavirus patients has reduced considerably at University Hospital Limerick, as has the numbers of staff sidelined due to the virus, however patient overcrowding at the hospital has surged in recent days. The UL Hospitals Group, which operates University Hospital Limerick (UHL); University Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL); St John’s Hospital, Limerick; Croom Orthopeadic Hospital, Limerick; Ennis hospital; Nenagh Hospital, provided figures showing that up to 48 covid patients we...