Ireland's R number is now "at or above 1." The National Public Health Emergency Team has announced that six more people have died due to Covid-19 in Ireland. The latest figures take Ireland's known death toll due to Covid-19 ton 1,743, taking into account the denotification of one death.
- NewsIrish Independent
A man who recently withdrew a personal injury claim after video footage of him pushing a wheelchair to a medical appointment was shown in the High Court has been arrested, Independent.ie. can reveal. Constantin Iosca (40) of Scholars Walk, Lusk, Dublin was arrested along with a woman this morning in relation to an investigation for conspiracy to defraud.
A man has spoken out on Twitter about an incident where he was subjected to homophobic slurs while walking past a hotel in Naas, County Kildare. In a Twitter thread, the man said that as he was walking past the Osprey Hotel with a friend, the words “f*ggots” was yelled out from the windows of one of the rooms by someone staying in the venue. He wrote, “We took it as a joke, and started yelling back asking them to come down and say it to our faces.
- BusinessIrish Independent
TV Licensing says that no-one will need to leave their home, to claim a free TV Licence or to pay for one. How do I start paying for my TV licence? Information on payment options will be sent next month.
- HealthThe Huffington Post UK
You may only be allowed 280 characters, but it is often mind-blowing how much incorrect information a person can fit into one tweet. Take the president of the United States for example, who on Thursday managed to completely misunderstand numbers, the nature of disease and how the media works all in one remarkable post on Twitter. Referring to the skyrocketing number of coronavirus case currently ripping through the United States, Donald Trump said: There’s a lot going on here so let’s break it d...
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A police force is reviewing whether footage of its officers restraining a man who repeatedly shouts “I can’t breathe” needs to be investigated. In a video circulating on social media, a man is lying on the ground, restrained by three officers, on a hill behind a police car in Brighton. Sussex Police said the man was arrested and became aggressive towards officers before being placed on the ground.
- EntertainmentIrish Independent
On more than one occasion during his evidence, Johnny Depp has accused Amber Heard of “building a dossier” about him. The actor has claimed during his time in the witness box in his libel action against The Sun newspaper that Ms Heard’s allegations against him of domestic violence are a “hoax”. He told the High Court on Thursday it was part of a strategy by his ex-wife to “dismiss me as a wet-brain, as a savage, as an uncontrollable maniac, as a monster…”.