In the crystal ball: Coronavirus Year 2

Published on: 07/01/2022 – 20:09 Another year begins with the coronavirus hitting the headlines and restricting people again, this time with its latest variant, Omicron. First detected in South Africa,…

U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments over Biden’s vaccine mandate for large employers

Conservative justices on Friday questioned the legality of President Joe Biden’s vaccine or testing mandate for big business as the United States Supreme Court heard arguments for a request from…

Man arrested after discovery of body in “unexplained circumstances” in Lisdoonvarna

Gardaí arrested a man in his 30s after the body of a man in his 60s was found in “unexplained circumstances” in Lisdoonvarna on Friday. The body was discovered this…

In-person visits to Irish prisons suspended for two weeks

All in-person visits to prisons in Ireland have been temporarily suspended for a period of two weeks. As of Monday, family members will not be able to physically surrender due…

The health system “to be challenged”, two in court for the assault on Ballyfermot and staff shortages

Hospitals under increased pressure Ireland’s healthcare system will be “challenged” in the coming days as the country nears the peak of the current wave of Covid-19, it has been claimed.…

Real estate giant asks permission for mural on protected structure to stop ‘illegal graffiti’

The largest owner of commercial offices in Dublin, IPUT plc has filed plans for a mural to be painted on the side wall of a protected structure on Pearse Street…

Two accused of money laundering after the Garda operation in Limerick

On Friday afternoon, a man and woman appeared before an out-of-warrant session of the Special Criminal Court, charged with money laundering offenses, in what Gardaí called a “significant development” in…

Sidney Poitier, 1st black man to win the Oscar for best actor, has died at the age of 94

Sidney Poitier, who broke racial barriers as the first black winner of the Best Actor Oscar in 1964 for his role in Field lilies, and inspired a generation during the…

Voters don’t want Assembly ballot to become referendum on protocol, says Alliance MP

This year’s Assembly election will not become a referendum on the Northern Ireland Protocol, an Alliance MP has predicted. Deputy party leader Stephen Farry told an audience at the Dublin-based…

Villa Médicis, a French pied-à-terre in Italy for generations of artists

Our first stop in our new FrancEurope show is the Italian capital Rome and the prestigious setting of the Villa Medici. It houses the Académie de France and each year,…