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Over 30,000 people avail of walk-in vaccine centres

More than 30,000 people availed of the walk-in vaccination centres that operated around the country over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Tokyo 2020: Harrington guarantees medal with Khelif win

Kellie Harrington has guaranteed herself an Olympic lightweight medal after beating Algeria's Imane Khelif on a unanimous decision.

Man dies and five injured in road collision on M7

A man in his 80s has died in a road collision involving three cars in Co Laois.

China's Wuhan to test 'all residents' as Covid returns

Authorities in Wuhan said they would test its entire population for Covid-19 after the central Chinese city where the coronavirus emerged reported its first local infections in more than a year.

Belarusian athlete Tsimanouskaya offered Polish visa

A Belarusian Olympic athlete is sheltering in Poland's embassy in Tokyo after being offered safe passage to Warsaw, as the US slammed her team's attempt to send her home.

Bank of Ireland reports strong recovery in H1

Bank of Ireland is reporting a strong recovery in its business performance with a €465 million underlying profit before tax, according to the bank's interim results for the first half of the year.

5m fewer girls to be born over next 10 years - study

An estimated 4.7 million fewer girls are expected to be born globally in the next ten years because of sex-selective practices in countries with a cultural preference for male offspring, research showed.

Olympic heroes are welcomed home to Skibbereen

Olympic medalists Paul O'Donovan, Fintan McCarthy and Emily Hegarty are among six athletes who were welcomed back to Skibbereen by the local rowing club at a function in the town this evening.

Army to help enforce Covid-19 lockdown in Sydney

Troops hit Sydney's streets to help enforce its prolonged lockdown while stay-at-home orders in Australia's third-largest city Brisbane were extended to curb a worsening outbreak.

Tokyo 2020: Harrington wins bronze - Day 11 updates

Four Irish runners are on the track this morning, while Kellie Harrington can secure a bronze medal if she wins her second fight of the Games later.

Tokyo 2020: Coscoran progresses to 1500m semi-finals

Andrew Coscoran has qualified for the semi-finals of the men's 1500 metres in Tokyo as one of the fastest runners outside of the automatic qualifiers.

Tokyo 2020: Dingley misses out on 3m springboard semis

Ireland's Oliver Dingley missed out on qualification for the semi-finals of the 3m springboard at Tokyo 2020, finishing 25th overall in the preliminary round.

Northern Ireland blocks fraudulent Covid pass claims

Almost 300 fraudulent Covid-19 passport claims have been rejected in Northern Ireland.

Cranes born in Ireland for first time in over 300 years

Common cranes hatched two baby chicks earlier this year, the first recorded birth of crane chicks in Ireland in over 300 years.

Investigation into alleged removal of Armada artefacts

Authorities in Northern Ireland are investigating a report about the alleged removal of potential artefacts from a protected Spanish Armada shipwreck.

Germany considers manslaughter probe over flood deaths

German prosecutors have said they are examining a possible manslaughter investigation arising from failed or delayed warnings about July's deadly floods.

Vaccines for 12-15 age group to begin in weeks - HSE

The HSE expects to begin vaccinating children aged between 12 and 15 within the next two weeks.

Belarusian athlete Tsimanouskaya granted Polish visa

A Belarusian athlete who took refuge in the Polish embassy in Tokyo on Monday a day after refusing her team's orders to board a flight home from the Olympic Games has been granted a humanitarian visa by the Polish government.

Electric Picnic will go ahead this year, says organiser

Managing Director of Festival Republic, which runs the Electric Picnic, Melvin Benn, has said that the festival in Stradbally, Co Laois, will go ahead this year.

1,352 new cases of Covid-19 as hospital figures edge up

The Department of Health has reported 1,352 further cases of Covid-19. There are 27 people in ICU with the disease, while there are 177 patients in hospital with Covid-19.