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What impact has lockdown had on vulnerable school children?

Broadcaster Evelyn O’Rourke reports on the impact that lockdown has had on schoolchildren in Ireland. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reporting on the impact of Covid lockdowns on schoolchildren in areas of disadvantage for RTÉ Radio 1 and boy, have I learnt a few lessons! Firstly, I was blown away by the imagination, […]

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Council refuses to grant licence for Electric Picnic

Two members of Laois County Council are calling for the Electric Picnic music festival to be cancelled this year amid Covid-19 concerns. The event, which usually takes place in early September, is due to take place from 24 to 26 September this year. Yesterday the Managing Director of Festival Republic, which runs the Electric Picnic, […]

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Leo Varadkar gives update on vaccines for children aged 12-17

HSE boss Paul Reid tweeted this morning that over 5.34 million vaccines have now been administered The vaccine portal for children aged 16-17 is set to reopen “quite soon,” Tanaiste Leo Varadkar has said. But the Fine Gael leader said the situation is “more complicated” for vaccinating children aged between 12-15.. It comes as the […]

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Warning to Irish tourists heading to Spain, Portugal and more after worrying data emerges

“The number of travel-related cases has increased very sharply recently, with over 800 such cases reported in the last fortnight alone” Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn has this evening issued a warning around the increase in travel-related infections here. In a post on social media, he urged anyone arriving home from holiday hotspots […]

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Mr.Gill says Covid-19 vaccine rollout a Disaster

I had booked for a Covid-19 vaccine in which I received a message to my phone saying a time and date, where I thought it would be efficient to my amazement when I arrived I was told to queue for over 3 hours.   The appointment system is terrible what’s the point in having a time […]

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Covid-19 Ireland latest cases as 1,377 new infections confirmed with 78 in hospital

There are currently 78 people receiving treatment in hospital with 22 in ICU The Department of Health as confirmed an additional 1,377 new coronavirus cases in Ireland this afternoon. There are currently 78 people receiving treatment in hospital with 22 in ICU Concerns about the Delta variant continue to rise across the country with young […]

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Lost touch with friends during Covid? Here’s how to reconnect

With lockdown easing, our social lives can, theoretically, begin again. In practice, however, it’s not always easy to get back on track with friendships that have been put on hold through more than a year of restrictions. According to the ONS, loneliness has increased recently, with 7.2% of adults (equivalent to around 3.7 million people) […]

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Dublin Airport update as Ryanair won’t stop children with Covid from boarding its planes

CEO Michael O’Leary criticised the Government’s plans for the return of international travel by claiming they were ‘bonkers’ and ‘anti-family’ Ryanair will not stop children who test positive for Covid from boarding its planes according to CEO Michael O’Leary. He criticised the Government’s plans for the return of international travel by claiming they were “bonkers” […]

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Indoor dining legislation to go before Dáil next week

A Bill to amend the 1947 Public Health Act to allow vaccinated people eat and drink inside bars and restaurants is being worked on tonight. The legislation is set to go before the Dáil and Seanad next week. The measures in the Bill would effectively expire once the population was vaccinated. The government is hoping […]

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