Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06.18 15 May 2020


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Cabinet Ministers are due to consider whether to go ahead with the first phase of easing coronavirus restrictions.

It is expected they will approve the measures on advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

From next Monday, it would mean outdoor work can begin again - including construction and the re-opening of DIY and hardware shops.

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All of the country's hospitals are to have their COVID-19 reporting systems examined urgently, after it emerged one hospital failed to report 250 confirmed cases until Thursday evening.

Some of the cases involving patients at the unnamed hospital date as far back March.

In total there are now 23,847 confirmed cases here, while the death toll has risen to 1,506.

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Gardaí are investigating after a man in his late teens presented himself to a Dublin hospital with apparent gunshot wounds.

They have sealed off two locations in the northside suburb of Darndale.

Officers were callled out to reports of a shooting around 9.00pm on Thursday night - around that time, a man appeared at Beaumont Hospital having suffered what seemed to be gunshot wounds.

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An extradition hearing for an Irishman wanted in the UK to face manslaughter charges is due to get underway later.

Ronan Hughes was arrested last month at his home at Leitrim Silverstream, Tyholland, Co Monaghan on foot of a European Arrest Warrant.

He is accused of being the “chief organiser and ringleader” of an illegal operation that led to 39 Vietnamese migrants losing their lives.

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One in three Irish adults are shopping online weekly.

That is the finding from a Banking and Payments Federation survey carried out into consumer habits since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The research shows that 31% of people who responded say they will continue to shop online when restrictions are lifted.

Main image: An empty Westmoreland Street in Dublin city centre. Picture by: Rollingnews.ie

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