All arrivals into Ireland can now end movement restrictions after five days with a negative Covid-19 test
FROM TODAY, ALL passengers arriving into Ireland regardless of their origin can end their movement restriction after five days if they receive a negative Covid-19 test. The change comes as Ireland continues to adapt its travel restrictions in line with the EU’s traffic light approach. Before today and besides some specific exceptions, people arriving into Ireland from orange, red or grey countries were required to restrict their movements for 14 days.
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Melania Trump thanks volunteers for decorating White House 'after saying “who gives a f**k about Christmas” on tape'
US First Lady Melania Trump has unveiled the Christmas layout of the White House, with this year’s theme being “American Treasures”. On social media, Melania shared a video of the decorations along with a message. "During this special time of the year, I am delighted to share “America the Beautiful” and pay tribute to the majesty of our great Nation.
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Johnson wrote to Tory MPs on Saturday night ahead of a crunch Commons vote on the restrictions on Tuesday, when scores of them could rebel. They are angry at that so much of the country will be under stringent restrictions when the national lockdown ends. Johnson said the government will review local areas’ tiers every fortnight and bring the regulations before Parliament after the fourth review on January 27 which will determine whether the tier system stays in place until the end of March.
SYDNEY HAS RECORDED its hottest November night ever as Australia’s largest city suffered through a weekend heatwave that saw daytime temperatures peak above 40 degrees Celsius. The overnight temperature did not drop below 25.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday into Sunday in central Sydney, making it the hottest November night in the city since records began.
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I got to hug my parents for the first time in eight months last Wednesday night. What a sign of the times that this would be the most memorable moment from my big win at the An Post National Book awards. When I was sitting down to write the first draft of The Great Irish Farm Book last January, never did I dream that the book would scoop a national award.
The first seven images are from the library’s past Photo Detectives exhibition, in which the Flickr community came together to identify people, locations and dates previously unknown to the National Library. Once an unidentified photo from the Wiltshire Photographic Collection, Flickr user Sharon Corbet searched other National Library photos to see if she could find the location of this image.
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Donald Trump has admitted he faces an uphill struggle to persuade the Supreme Court to overturn his defeat by Joe Biden in the presidential election. In his first full interview since the November 3 vote, Mr Trump said it was “very hard” to get to the Supreme Court, albeit “that’s what everyone is fighting for”. I’ve got the best Supreme Court advocate that wants to argue the case if it gets there,” he told Maria Bartiromo, of Fox News, in an hour-long interview littered with more false claims a...