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A distressed whale has been spotted in Wicklow harbour after it became trapped and got into difficulty.
04 July 2020
Ireland's EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan has said there is real ambition on the EU side to reach a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, but that same ambition is not there on the UK side.
04 July 2020
Patients using some private hospitals are facing fees of up to €250 for Covid-19 testing before they can undergo a procedure.
04 July 2020
Spain's northeastern Catalonia region has locked down an area with around 200,000 residents near the town of Lerida following a surge in cases of the new coronavirus.
04 July 2020
The Chairman of the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation has said that as many as 200,000 jobs in the tourism sector are at risk due to the impact of the Covid-19 crisis.
04 July 2020
The first pints have been poured at pubs in England which can now reopen following months of closure as Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are lifted.
04 July 2020
The Taoiseach has said he is disappointed that he only found out yesterday about a driving ban served by Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen four years ago.
04 July 2020
US President Donald Trump has railed against "angry mobs" that tried to tear down statues of Confederate leaders and other historical figures, warning thousands of supporters at Mount Rushmore that protesters were trying to erase US history.
04 July 2020
Up to 14 people are feared dead at a nursing home in western Japan as record rainfall triggered massive floods and landslides.
04 July 2020
A man is being questioned after shots were fired at two separate locations in Cork last night.
04 July 2020
Irish officials are bracing themselves for difficulties over the UK land bridge. Britain may be in no mood to offer Irish trucks priority boarding at Dover just because they are moving EU produce from one part of the single market to another.
04 July 2020
Ireland has been urged to use its voice on the international stage following the imposition of draconian new security laws in Hong Kong by China.
04 July 2020
Every Cabinet reshuffle inevitably results in winners and losers. However, Fianna Fáil's return to power after nine years has left a sizeable disgruntled rump in the party. And that spells early trouble for Micheál Martin.
04 July 2020
At times, it may look like Covid-19 is in retreat but perhaps it's just preparing for a second attack. There are many battles ahead with coronavirus. Some of those battles are within ourselves. There is no option but to fight on and hope things will improve.
04 July 2020
The Fourth of July is all about celebrating American independence and freedom but for many in the US today it will be about fresh restrictions and renewed calls to follow the rules.
04 July 2020
Here is the "new normal". An almost relaxed place with hairdos, sit-down meals and permission to travel outside county bounds.
04 July 2020
The RTÉ Investigates documentaries broadcast this week vividly brought home the human cost of the Covid-19 pandemic. With perhaps slightly less emotional drama, the Central Bank at the end of this week underlined yet again the very serious challenge Covid continues to pose for our economy.
04 July 2020
Another record number of coronavirus cases has overshadowed the start of America's Independence Day weekend.
04 July 2020
An Garda Síochána will begin conducting checks of licensed premises nationwide this evening to check if they are adhering to the public health guidelines for Covid-19.
03 July 2020
There have been two further deaths from Covid-19 reported here, the Department of Health has confirmed. This brings the total number of deaths to 1,740.
03 July 2020