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Up to €40m available for summer programmes for schools

Summer education programmes are to be expanded with funding being doubled with up to €40m being made available.

At least 7 children killed in Russian school shooting

Seven school children have been killed and many more wounded after a lone teenage gunman opened fire in a school in the Russian city of Kazan, the head of the region said.

Housing issue is 'number one priority' - Taoiseach

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the Government regards the issue of housing as its "number one priority" and that it will be doing everything it possibly can to provide housing for people.

Findings of Ballymurphy inquests to be announced

A coroner will today deliver her findings in relation to the deaths of 10 people who were shot and killed in Ballymurphy, west Belfast almost 50 years ago.

Indicators show Covid-19 in Ireland reducing or stable

Most of the indicators for Covid-19 in Ireland are now reducing or stable, the latest figures show.

DSPCA 'inundated' with calls over sale of ducklings

The DSPCA says it has been "inundated" with calls and inquiries from members of the public about teenagers and children buying ducklings from street sellers for as little as €5.

UK to introduce law governing prosecution of soldiers

The British government says it will bring in a new law governing the prosecution of soldiers for alleged offences committed in the UK, including Northern Ireland.

NASA craft on return after collecting asteroid samples

A NASA spacecraft, which scientists believe has collected samples from an asteroid, has begun its two-year journey back to Earth.

Protests at maternity hospitals over restrictions

A number of nationwide protests are taking place at maternity hospitals today.

'We need truth' - families await Ballymurphy verdicts

Families of those who died in Ballymurphy, west Belfast in August 1971 say they "need truth" as a coroner prepares to deliver the findings of her inquests into the deaths.

Foreign investors account for 78% of property funding

€4.2 billion in capital was pumped into the Irish commercial and residential property market by foreign private finance providers each year between 2017 and 2019, new analysis has found.

Fresh concerns raised over HSE accommodation scheme

The HSE in Galway has informed asylum seekers availing of a temporary accommodation scheme for healthcare workers that they should find somewhere else to stay.

Ryanair warned Government over hotel quarantine checks

A month before the Government introduced mandatory hotel quarantine, Ryanair warned the Department of Transport that its staff were "in no position" to "interrogate" passengers about their hotel bookings.

Younger workers most impacted by pandemic - ESRI

Young adults have suffered the worst unemployment and labour market impact from Covid-19, according to the latest research by the Economic and Social Research Institute.

Renewable energy sources growing at faster rate - IEA

Renewable sources of electricity such as wind and solar grew at their fastest rate in two decades in 2020, and are set to expand in coming years at a much faster pace than before the pandemic, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.

Young whale stranded in London's Thames is put down

A juvenile minke whale that became stranded in London's River Thames has been put down after its condition deteriorated and vets decided it could not survive in the open water.

US authorises use of Pfizer jab for those aged 12-15

US regulators have authorised Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine for use in children as young as 12 and said they could begin receiving shots as soon as Thursday.

EU willing to give AstraZeneca more time for deliveries

The European Union is willing to see its Covid-19 vaccine contract with AstraZeneca fulfilled three months later than agreed, providing the company delivers 120 million doses by the end of June, a lawyer representing the bloc said today.

Hong Kong ends mandatory vaccines for domestic workers

Hong Kong today scrapped a plan to make coronavirus vaccines mandatory for foreign domestic workers after the proposal sparked an outcry and a diplomatic tussle.

How many vaccinations have been administered so far?

Use our Covid-19 real time dashboard to check in on the latest number of different vaccines administered, case numbers, up-to-date ICU figures and an interactive map to find the 14-day incidence rate in your local area.