Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06.31 12 Feb 2020


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Sinn Féin is to hold talks on government formation with Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett today.

It comes as political parties come together to discuss their next move.

The Green Party met yesterday and is expected to do so again over the next few days - saying it will be talking to all parties.

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Sixty-five people have now been tested in Ireland for the coronavirus - but all have come back negative.

The Department of Health is reiterating that it is ready for a potential outbreak here.

The head of the World Health Organisation has warned that the outbreak is a bigger global threat than terrorism.

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The Central Bank is predicting the economy to grow in 2020 - but not as much as last year.

The country's GDP last year was at 6.1% - the growth is expected to slow somewhat through the next 12 months to 4.8%.

The quarterly bulletin from the Central Bank has looked at how the economy has been shaped by trends and makes forecasts for the next year.

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Bernie Sanders has won the latest round in the US Democratic presidential race.

Victory in New Hampshire's primary saw him inch ahead of Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar in third.

Former favourite Joe Biden trailed badly in a bruising setback.

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Some 58% of all major trauma is sustained from falls of less than two metres.

That is according to a new Major Trauma Audit National Report for 2018.

While 46% of major trauma is sustained in patients over the age of 65 years.

Main image: Pearse Doherty of Sinn Féin speaking to the media announcing that he has been appointed the negociator between the Sinn Féin and the political parties | Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie


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