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How to stay safe in 30C heat

With a high temperature advisory in place for Ireland for next Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, it looks like we will be dealing with what could potentially be up to 30 degrees Celsius or higher. Hydration Getting enough water into the system is one of the best ways to...

New law to protect workers’ tips

A new law to protect tips and gratuities received by workers has been passed by the Oireachtas. The Payment of Wages Bill is designed to ensure that tips and gratuities are distributed fairly to staff and to prevent employers from using tips to make up basic wages....

People with early Covid symptoms urged to isolate

The current wave of Covid-19 cases is having a huge impact on hospitals and people seem less likely to be isolating when they have early symptoms, the Covid-19 lead with the Irish College of General Practitioners has said. Dr Nuala O'Connor said that GPs are finding...

Cost-of-living crisis could last ‘years’, says Tánaiste

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil that the cost-of-living crisis could last for years. Speaking during Leaders' Questions, Mr Varadkar said that the issue was something people would be "grappling with for months, if not years, ahead". He added that what he...

‘Prolonged period of high inflation’ possible – McGrath

The country may be facing in to a "prolonged period of inflation" according to Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath, who said measures to help with the rising cost of living must be timed wisely to have maximum impact. For more details...

Ireland ‘in middle’ of another wave of Covid-19

Ireland is in the middle of another wave of Covid-19, driven largely by Omicron sub-variants, according to the HSE's Chief Clinical Officer. Dr Colm Henry said the sub-variants now comprise about 90% of cases that they are doing genomic sequencing on. For more details...

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