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HSE working to increase testing capacity - De Gascun

The Chair of the National Public Health Emergency Team's coronavirus expert advisory group has said work is ongoing to bring the country's testing capacity to a level that it needs to be at.

Electric scooter user found dead on Co Meath road

Gardaí are investigating the death of a man who was travelling on an electric scooter in Co Meath.

Close contacts not restricting movements, warns GP

A Donegal GP has said that close contacts who receive a negative Covid-19 test are not getting the message that they need to restrict their movements for 14 days.

Farmers cry wolf as predators attack flocks in Europe

There are estimated to be close to 18,000 wolves living wild in Europe and in many areas their numbers are growing - but a controversial referendum in Switzerland this weekend could cement a law that would see the predator's numbers being more tightly controlled by shooting.

Makhlouf: Nothing stopping banks giving payment breaks

The Governor of the Central Bank has said that there is nothing in the system stopping banks from putting further payment breaks in place for borrowers who have been impacted by Covid-19.

175th anniversary of anti-slavery leader's Irish visit

Escaped slave, Frederick Douglass, is today seen as an inspiration for the Black Lives Matter movement worldwide. However, it was in Ireland in 1845 where he spent what he described as some of the happiest days of his life, tasting freedom and campaigning against slavery.

Lawmakers to consider assisted dying Bill

Lawmakers are set to grapple with the complex issue of assisted dying as a new Bill has galvanised support for a conscience vote.

Jail threat for guest after negative Thai resort review

An American man has been sued by an island resort in Thailand over a negative Tripadvisor review, authorities have revealed.

Anti-lockdown rally in London after new UK restrictions

Thousands of protesters have gathered for an anti-lockdown demonstration in central London today.

Why going to the GP may never be the same again

Many things have changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, including how we receive healthcare.

Pandemic is proving to be a test of humanity

We are in a war with the virus and among ourselves, too. The uneasy consensus we had at the beginning has evaporated. There are new divisions among ordinary people, experts and politicians.

Donegal hotelier plans closures in 'sad time' for staff

A leading Donegal hotelier has said he fears the season is over and it could be St Patrick's Day before tourist towns like Bundoran see business getting back to normal.

Brexit: A tangle of high wire deadlines and ultimatums

October is shaping up to be a tangle of high risk, high wire gambles where all the most divisive Brexit issues are supposed to get somehow resolved.

Fauci: 'I have been physically threatened and harassed'

US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has been the victim of threats and harassment, he told Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ's Late Late Show last night.

Ukraine plane crash death toll climbs to 23

At least 23 people were killed when a Ukrainian air force plane carrying mostly cadets in the east of the country crashed, emergency services said.

Irish Open leaderboard - Round 3

Keep up with the scoring from the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Taoiseach to make video address to UN General Assembly

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will address the 75th annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly today.

Seven held after two injured at former Hebdo office

French police have detained a total of seven people following an attack with a meat cleaver that left two wounded outside the former offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Trump set to name Ginsburg replacement to Supreme Court

US President Donald Trump is set to unveil his Supreme Court nominee today, barely five weeks out from the November 3 presidential election.

WHO warns virus death toll could surpass two million

Covid-19 is highly likely to kill more than two million people without relentless global action to combat the disease, the World Health Organization has warned.