Jack Quann
Jack Quann

22.05 17 Apr 2020


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COVID-19: 44 further deaths in Ireland

There have been 44 further coronavirus deaths in Ireland.

The latest figures show 597 new cases have been confirmed, along with 112 back from a German laboratory.

This brings the total number of new cases on Friday to 709.

Taoiseach orders "urgent review" of travel rules after Keelings flies in seasonal workers

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked for "an urgent review" of the current rules and procedures at Irish airports and ports.

It comes after Irish fruit company Keelings flew almost 200 seasonal workers into Ireland on a chartered Ryanair flight from Bulgaria on Monday.

The firm said this was to ensure fresh strawberries were available on the Irish market.

Sister of Lyra McKee appeals for information on first anniversary of her death

A renewed appeal has been launched on the first anniversary of the death of Lyra McKee.

The 29-year-old journalist was shot dead in Derry while covering rioting in April last year.

Her sister, Nichola Corner, says the coronavirus restrictions are impacting on how they are remembering Lyra.

Donohoe calls on insurance industry to introduce COVID-19 rebate

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has called on the insurance industry to "do the right thing" due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

It comes amid calls for rebates for motor insurance customers, on the basis that vehicles are not being used as much during the current restrictions.

Minister Donohoe held a teleconference call on Friday with Insurance Ireland.

Call for Dublin businesses and homes to donate any unneeded laptops for students

There's a call for homes and businesses in Dublin to donate any unneeded or disused laptops for students who need them during the coronavirus crisis.

A new programme is looking to ensure students with no access to technology at home can continue learning during the current pandemic.

Tech2Students - organised by Camara Education Ireland and TCD's Trinity Access programmes - will prioritise supplying any Leaving Certificate students who need laptops.

Main image: Pictured (l to r) Assistant Secretary at the Department of Health Kathleen McLellan, Chief Clinical Officer Dr Colm Henry, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn at the nightly coronavirus briefing in the Department of Health, Dublin. Photo by: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

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