Jack Quann
Jack Quann

22.09 30 Jun 2020


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COVID-19: 11 new cases, one further death in Ireland

There have been 11 new cases of the coronavirus in Ireland.

Latest figures also show that one further person has died.

There has now been a total of 1,736 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland and 25,473 confirmed cases.

COVID-19: Ireland 'has one chance' to get air travel right

The head of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has said Ireland has 'one chance to get it right' in relation to air travel and COVID-19.

Pat Dawson told The Hard Shoulder travel will have to open up to keep the economy going.

He also said that air bridges - travel agreements between states that have low transmission rates - is the best option going forward.

'Embrace and cherish your children' - Noah Donohoe's mother appeals to parents

The mother of Belfast schoolboy Noah Donohoe has appealed to other parents to 'embrace and cherish' their children.

Fiona Donohoe has also thanked the hundreds of people who helped in the search for him.

The body of the 14-year-old teenager was found on Saturday, six days after he went missing.

New affordable homes will cost between €160,000 and €250,000, Housing Minister says

Affordable homes pledged by the new Government will cost between €160,000 and €250,000, according to the Housing Minister.

Darragh O'Brien says many people are "stuck in a rip-off rental trap" and the new Government wants to address that.

He told Newstalk Breakfast the aim is to "give hope" to those who may have wondered when they'll be able to afford a home.

Should the 'Lord Mayor' title be changed to remove gender?

There is a suggestion that the official title of Dublin's Lord Mayor should be changed to remove gender.

As it stands, the office holder is known as 'Lord Mayor' - while their partner is 'Lady Mayoress'.

This means the fiancée of Lord Mayor Hazel Chu, Patrick Costello, is now known as Lady Mayoress.

Main image: A passenger wearing a mask as he leaves Dublin Airport on Sunday June 28th. Picture by: Leah Farrell / RollingNews.ie

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