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High Court dismisses LC calculated grades challenge

The High Court has dismissed a challenge taken by a 2020 Leaving Certificate student over the calculated grades process adopted for the exam.

Number of Covid-19 patients in hospital drops below 500

The number of Covid-19 patients in hospital has fallen below 500 for the first time this year, according to figures from the Health Service Executive.

Search resumes for man missing after kayak accident

A search is resuming this morning for a man who went missing after a kayaking accident in Co Kildare on Sunday afternoon.

Third woman accuses NY governor of sexual harassment

A third woman has accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate behavior, just hours after the he referred himself for investigation over similar allegations from two former aides.

Elliott must be held 'fully accountable' - Chambers

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers has said that Gordon Elliott must be "held fully accountable for his actions" and that the photograph of the trainer astride a dead horse showed "a complete and profound error of judgement.

Austria breaks ranks with EU over vaccine production

Austria has broken ranks with the European Union saying it would work together with Israel and Denmark to produce second-generation vaccines against mutations of the coronavirus.

Ryanair won't reopen Cork base until winter

Ryanair's base at Cork airport will not reopen until the winter at the earliest, the airline has said today.

Government backing moves 2030 World Cup bid step closer

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers says Ireland "won't be found wanting" when it comes to playing its part in a potential joint bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup in conjunction with the English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish football associations.

Cabinet approval sought over medical card extension

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly will seek Cabinet approval today to extend the medical cards of dependants of women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy.

RTÉ to cease radio transmission on DAB network

RTÉ is to cease transmission of its radio services on the Digital Audio Broadcast network on 31 March.

Twitter to block misleading tweets about Covid vaccines

Twitter has said it will start labelling misleading tweets about Covid-19 vaccines and ban users who persist in spreading such misinformation.

US men accused of aiding Ghosn escape arrive in Japan

A US father-son pair accused of helping former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn in his escape from Japan arrived in Tokyo after losing their battle against extradition, local media said.

All 279 kidnapped Nigerian students released - governor

All 279 girls kidnapped from their boarding school in northern Nigeria have been released and are on government premises, the local governor has said.

Study: Pfizer and AZ jabs 'highly effective' in elderly

The Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines have been "highly effective" in reducing coronavirus infections and severe illness among elderly people in Britain, with a more than 80% reduction in hospitalisation, official data has shown.

Limited easing of restrictions before May - Varadkar

The Tánaiste has told his party colleagues that only a limited number of restrictions are likely to be eased before May.

Bank of Ireland to close 103 branches in Ireland and NI

Bank of Ireland said it has taken a decision to close 103 branches in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, as the acceleration in digital banking has now reached a "tipping point".

Vicky Phelan: Signs cancer responding to new US drugs

Cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has said there are signs that her cancer is responding to new drugs in the US.

No Covid-19 admissions to ICU in past 24 hours - NPHET

There have been no Covid-19 admissions to intensive care units in the last 24 hours, something which has not happened since December, according to the National Public Health Emergency Team.

Interim suspension of Elliott runners in Britain

Gordon Elliott will not be permitted to have runners in Britain until the conclusion of an Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board investigation into an image on social media that showed the Grand National-winning trainer sitting on a dead horse on his gallops.

Govt backs prospective bid over 2030 FIFA World Cup

The Government has given its backing to a prospective bid by Ireland and the UK to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.