• Politics
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    EU Leaders Agree on Introduction of Vaccine Passports by Summer 2021

    EU leaders have agreed to introduce vaccine passports by the summer in a boost to Britons planning holidays on Europe's beaches. Having suffered its deepest recession to date and still floundering on the rollout of its vaccination programme, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that 'everyone agreed that we need a digital vaccination certificate' programme during a virtual summit.

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    Irish Independent

    Once again, the people of Cork wake to news of tragedy, another community shaken to its core

    Gardaí at the farm off the Mitchelstown-Mallow road in Co Cork where the bodies of two brothers in their 60s were discovered. The body of a third man was later found in a river. Photo: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

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    Irish Independent

    Teenager wrongly accused of not paying for a can of Coca Cola awarded €9,000

    A judge has approved a €9,000 damages settlement offered to a teenager who was pulled back into a Tesco store and wrongly accused of not paying for a can of Coca Cola. Barrister Maeve Cox told Judge John O’Connor in the Circuit Civil Court today that 15-year-old Luke Wall had also been falsely imprisoned in a small room while security checked CCTV coverage of the alleged theft on December 30, 2018.

  • Lifestyle
    Irish Independent

    'Gloriously remote' – Irish beach named by Lonely Planet as one of Europe's 'Top 20'

    No matter your taste in beaches, Europe obliges,” says Lonely Planet. Its latest list of the continent's top beaches certainly proves the point, ranging from Arctic escapes to sandy coves squirreled away in Sicily and Sardinia. And there’s an Irish inclusion too – at No.

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    Irish Independent

    Would-be murder victim saved through 'miraculous' luck when bullet joined an artery and vein

    A would-be murder victim survived an attempt on his life through "a miraculous piece of medical luck" when his gunshot wounds formed an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein, stopping him from bleeding out. At the sentencing hearing today of getaway driver Alan Graham (49) the Central Criminal Court heard how Lee Boylan sustained three gunshot wounds to his shoulder and neck as he sat in his van in broad daylight in a highly populated area in west Dublin.

  • Health
    Irish Independent

    €990,000 for boy (16) who developed narcolepsy after receiving swine flu jab a decade ago

    A MEDIATOR in the High Court action of a 16-year-old boy who claimed he developed a rare sleep disorder after receiving a swine flu jab has recommended a €990,000 award. Last November, Benjamin Blackwell’s action was resolved in a groundbreaking settlement which is set to pave the way for the resolution of 80 cases over the Pandemrix vaccine which were due before the High Court. The case had been put back so the amount of the settlement could be brought before the court.

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    TheJournal.ie

    Woman who went to Syria to join IS as a teenager cannot return to Britain, UK's highest court rules

    SHAMIMA BEGUN CANNOT return to the UK to pursue an appeal against the removal of her British citizenship, its Supreme Court has ruled. Begum was 15 when she and two other east London schoolgirls travelled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State group (IS) in February 2015. Her British citizenship was revoked on national security grounds shortly after she was found, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp in February 2019.