• Health
    Big News Network.com

    Coronavirus infected hundreds of children at US summer camp

    Hundreds of children contracted the coronavirus at a summer camp in the US state of Georgia last month, infected at least 260 of the 597 attendees.The camp ignored the CDC's advice that all participants in summer camps wear cloth masks - requiring them only for staff.It did however adhere to a state executive order requiring all participants to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken 12 days or less before their arrival.

  • News
    Irish Independent

    Driver (30s) in critical condition after serious collision near Dublin Airport

    A man (30s) is in critical condition after a single vehicle crash took place last night near Dublin Airport. Three men were rushed to Beaumont Hospital after the collision took place on the R108 road near Dublin Airport at 10pm last night. The driver is currently in critical condition and two male passengers, aged in their 20s and 30s, were also hospitalised with non-life threatening injuries.

  • Health
    Limerick Leader

    Winning Euromillions ticket sold in Limerick

    THE National Lottery is appealing for Euromillions players in Limerick to check their tickets from last night’s draw. It comes after a prize worth €500,000 was sold at a filling station down the road from Thomond Park rugby stadium. This winning Quick Pick ticket was bought at the Circle K Thomond service station in Thomondgate, Co Limerick.

  • Politics
    Big News Network.com

    Ireland launches taskforce to build night-time economy

    DUBLIN, Ireland - Ireland is to establish a new taskforce which will see a range of departments, agencies and groups work together to promote and develop a vibrant and sustainable night-time culture and economy. "The establishment of a Night-Time Economy Taskforce is a key commitment in the Programme for Government and I am delighted that my Department will be leading and driving this initiative," Catherine Martin, the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht said Thur...

  • Health
    Irish Independent

    Covid-19 Ireland: 45 more cases confirmed as health chief warns against house parties over bank holiday weekend

    Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has warned against large gatherings and house parties over the bank holiday weekend as 45 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed. No further coronavirus-related deaths were recorded, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) said. There is now a total of 26,109 confirmed cases and a total of 1,763 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

  • Sport
    The Clare Champion

    UPDATE: Swimming ban on five Clare beaches

    CLARE County Council has issued an update today (Saturday, August 1) raising its alert level for Lahinch beach to a swimming ban. Temporary bans remain in place, until further notice, on five other beaches. In a statement, the council said that following ongoing monitoring of the bathing waters at Lahinch, the notice has been upgraded from advisory not to swim to swimming prohibition as a result of increased bacterial levels.

  • Sport
    Irish Independent

    Prince William makes light of Aubameyang trophy fail as Arsenal claim FA Cup

    Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made just one mistake during the FA Cup final – fortunately for Gunners fans, it came when he was attempting to lift the trophy. The north London side triumphed 2-1 against Chelsea in a repeat of the 2017 final, with the Gabon striker scoring a penalty in the first half and a sublime solo effort in the second. Arsenal clung on to claim their 14th FA Cup victory, but Aubameyang was unable to cling on to the trophy after the game.