• Lifestyle
    Irish Independent

    Behind the scenes: Inside Penneys and what to expect when you shop by appointment

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  • Politics
    Irish Independent

    Irish News headlines today: Opening hours blow as shops struggle for staff, and cost of beer to skyrocket for some brands under Minimum Unit Pricing

    Cost of beer to skyrocket as some brands double in price under MUP Some brands of beer will skyrocket in price under the Government’s new minimum unit pricing (MUP) formula. In research carried out by the Irish Independent, one example showed a 75c beer more than doubling in price to €1.60. Micheál Martin cautious about EU waiving Covid-19 vaccine patents globally Taoiseach Micheál Martin has taken a cautious stance on the prospect of the EU globally waiving patents on Covid-19 vaccine technolog...

  • Business
    The Clare Champion

    Gardai warn of more scams underway

    GARDAÍ in Clare have issued a warning to the public after a number of people were victims of scams. Last Tuesday, April 27, at 12 noon a gentleman received a phone call from a person claiming to be from the office of the Attorney General and alleging that he had been involved in money laundering. The caller asked him to transfer a sum of money to an account.

  • News
    Irish Independent

    Ireland unlocks: What restrictions will ease from tomorrow?

    After almost four months in a strict lockdown, it is welcome news from much of the country that further restrictions will ease from tomorrow, May 10. From getting your hair done to appointment-based shopping, here is what you can do from tomorrow: Shopping Click and collect and appoint-based shopping for non-essential retail will resume from tomorrow, with full reopening commencing on May 17. Appointment-based shopping is not something we have seen yet during the pandemic.

  • News
    Limerick Leader

    Limerick barrister seeks landmark speeding judgement

    A LIMERICK barrister is leading an appeal to challenge the way in which speeding fines can be appealed. Desmond Hayes is representing parties taking a High Court constitutional challenge which, he says, could change the means to appeal against fixed charges for alleged speeding offences. When you are caught for alleged speeding, you receive a fixed charge notice, pursuant to section 36 of the Road Traffic Act 2010, as well as other statutes.

  • News

    Speeding novice driver faces novel court date after being nabbed by Laois Gardaí

    A speeding newly qualified driver stopped on the M7 motorway in Laois was brought to a standstill by Gardaí who have now directed the motorist in direction of Portlaoise district court for the misdemeanour. Gardaí issued a statement after stopping the N plate driver on Friday, May 7. "Laois Roads Policing Unit conducting a speed check on the M7 this evening detected a Novice driver travelling at 184kph.

  • Health
    Big News Network.com

    China discussed weaponising coronaviruses before pandemic

    Beijing [China], May 9 (ANI): A document written by Chinese scientists and health officials before the pandemic in 2015 states that SARS coronaviruses were a new era of genetic weapons that could be artificially manipulated into an emerging human disease virus, then weaponised and unleashed, reported Weekend Australian. The paper titled The Unnatural Origin of SARS and New Species of Man-Made Viruses as Genetic Bioweapons suggested that World War Three would be fought with biological weapons.