Mandatory quarantine: Ireland needs to have '' exception system ' – French ambassador

Mandatory quarantine: Ireland needs to have '' exception system ' – French ambassador

The French ambassador to Ireland, Vincent Guérend, has said there has to be exceptions to Ireland’s ‘harsh’ mandatory hotel quarantine system. He was speaking after the European Commission said it was seeking ‘clarifications’ from the Government over the system. A spokesperson said on Thursday there were concerns in relation to the general principles of European…

400 Covid-19 cases and seven deaths as Ireland surpasses 1m vaccine milestone

400 Covid-19 cases and seven deaths as Ireland surpasses 1m vaccine milestone

There have been seven further Covid-19 related deaths confirmed this evening by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet).Of the deaths reported today two occurred in April, another two occurred in March, and three happened in February. The number of deaths related to coronavirus now stands at 4,737.Another 400 cases of the coronavirus were also…

Irish nationals in UAE state hotel quarantine in Ireland has triggered huge upset for households

Irish nationals in UAE state hotel quarantine in Ireland has triggered huge upset for households

As part of Covid-19 measures in Ireland, hotel guests undergo testing on the first and tenth days of quarantine Irish citizens living in the UAE said Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine has caused anguish for residents who need to travel home on compassionate or emergency grounds. Many are calling on the government to make exceptions for…

What do we understand – and not understand – about the costs of an unified Ireland?

What do we understand – and not understand – about the costs of an unified Ireland?

As part of The Good Information Project we are posing the question this month ‘What could a shared island look like?’. Here, CJ McKinney examines what we know – and don’t know – about the economics and living standards of a different Ireland.  HOW WOULD A united Ireland do economically? At the moment, credible answers are pretty…

Ireland to stop briefly usage of AstraZeneca vaccine as preventative measure while blood clot issues are examined

Ireland to stop briefly usage of AstraZeneca vaccine as preventative measure while blood clot issues are examined

THE NATIONAL IMMUNISATION Advisory Committee (NIAC) has recommended that the administration of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine be temporarily deferred.  In a statement this morning, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said the recommendation has been made following a report from the Norwegian Medicines Agency of four new reports of serious blood clotting events in…

COVID Fines in Northern Ireland Nine Times More Likely to Go to Black People

COVID Fines in Northern Ireland Nine Times More Likely to Go to Black People

Black people in Northern Ireland received COVID-19 fines at a rate nine times higher than white people last year.The figures have been described as an example of “Northern Ireland’s structural racism and oppression of black people”, with police facing calls from human rights groups and political representatives to provide answers, and explain the figures.VICE World…

Ireland facing cancer crisis in 2021 after delayed scans due to pandemic

Ireland facing cancer crisis in 2021 after delayed scans due to pandemic

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