- Big News Network.com
Hong Kong, April 4 (ANI): While the world is busy in fighting China-originated coronavirus on a war footing, Beijing is utilising the global crisis to draw profits. In the last few days, the country has conducted military drills and deployed large-scale military assets to the maritime area. Richard Javad Heydarian, a Manila-based academic, wrote in Asia Times that Beijing has launched a "concerted attempt" to reshape the pandemic's narrative, including the bizarre suggestion by top Chinese officials that the US military planted the virus in China. At the time of crisis, Beijing is moving ahead in expanding its strategic and economic footprints in the South China Sea. According to China's Ministry
- Limerick Leader
DEPUTY Niall Collins has reported a video of an open air barber shop in Rathkeale to gardai. The short clip has gone viral this Friday with many receiving it and forwarding it through WhatsApp. The video shows the barber cutting hair in a yard, a male in a chair getting a trim and a mirror propped up against a jeep. The narrator says, "We have our own hairdresser, lads, in Rathkeale, our own mobile hairdresser" as the camera pans around to show a queue of people waiting for a short back and sides. This Friday evening, Deputy Collins told the Leader he has reported the video to gardai. "I have had a lot calls over this. People are angry and incensed over it. I have passed the video to gardai
- Big News Network.com
DUBLIN, Ireland - Ireland has recorded four more times as many deaths from the coronavirus as Australia, which has a population of more than 25 million. With the death toll from the coronavirus now at 98, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has given details of where the latest thirteen deaths have occurred. Nine deaths have occurred in the east, 1 in the south, and three in the west of the country. Twice as many males (9) died compared to females (4). Ten of the 13 who died had underlying health conditions. There have now been 98 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. By comparison, Australia which has six times the population of Ireland has recorded only one quarter the number of deaths
- Limerick Leader
A FOURTEEN-year-old boy is one of a number of people who have been charged in relation to so called 'Covid-19 assaults' in Limerick over the past week. The juvenile, who can't be named because of his age, appeared before Limerick District Court on Tuesday after he was charged with assault causing harm. It is alleged that he aggressively approached a retailer in the town where he lives and coughed at him before claiming he had tested positive for Covid-19. The incident, which traumatised the complainant, is alleged to have happened at around 12.30pm last Friday at the retail premises where he works. The defendant, who was accompanied by his mother in court, was granted bail subject to his compliance
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- Irish Independent
Former glamour model Linda Lusardi has opened up on her coronavirus diagnosis and said the symptoms were so severe she wanted to die. The Dancing On Ice star, 61, contracted the illness alongside husband Sam Kane and spent 10 days in hospital suffering from fever, chronic chest pains and vomiting. Lusardi told The Sun: “It got to the stage where both of us were praying we wouldn't wake up because it was so bad.” The veteran model told the newspaper she fell ill at home and her son Jack, 20, called 999 and she and Kane were hooked up to oxygen and taken to hospital in the same ambulance. She tested positive for Covid-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Kane's condition improved but
- Irish Examiner
The numbers just aren't adding up for the remaining members of Castleisland Golf Club and their parkland course is set to close next Monday if a solution cannot be found before then. The Irish Examiner reported yesterday that the members-run club in Kerry was about to follow its neighbour Killorglin GC the previous week and close its gates permanently having been declared to be “no longer a viable enterprise”. Club captain and steering committee member Brendan Mullins fears the worst and in outlining the decline of a club that once boasted a membership of more than 650 before the 2008 recession hit he paints a picture of the fragility of life for a middle of the road golf club in Ireland when trouble brews. Castleisland opened in 2002 and had grown steadily in size and reputation before the global economic collapse brought the Celtic Tiger to a crashing halt.