State entitled to refuse Malaysian students entry to Ireland for online course, court rules

The State was entitled to refuse two Malaysian students permission to land in Ireland to study online courses here, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Chain Wen Wei and Tang Ting Ting arrived at Cork Airport in December 2020, during a “Level 3” lockdown, to take up an English language course that moved online due … Read more

Finglas Cricket Club begins summer cricket coaching camp

The Finglas Cricket Club, which has quickly become the favourite club of Irish cricket fans by presenting the best players in the sports world, is beginning its summer cricket camp. Both kids and adults are eligible to take advantage of this opportunity. The camp is open to players in the Blitz (5-7 years), Cubs (8-11 … Read more

Home burglaries fall more than 21% over past year, figures show

Residential burglaries reportedly fell by more than 21% throughout the winter, according to the Garda. The number of burglaries decreased last winter as compared to last summer, according to new garda figures released today. The officer in charge of organised and serious crime said the reduction is an effect of Operation Thor, which was started … Read more

Record numbers sitting Leaving Cert, Junior Cycle exams

In spite of the Covid pandemic’s continued impacts, a record 135,033 pupils are beginning their Leaving Cert and Junior Cycle examinations today. A mandatory five-day absence from the exam site is required for any applicant who has Covid starting on the day of their first symptom. However, the public health advice is that students who … Read more

EU approves first vaccine against common respiratory virus RSV

The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which results in tens of thousands of hospital admissions and fatalities each year, has finally received approval from European regulatory authorities. The Arexvy injection, manufactured by British pharmaceutical company GSK (GSK.L), is intended to safeguard individuals 60 and older. RSV normally manifests as cold-like symptoms, but in young children and … Read more

Cork Indian Nurses to host Summer Fest on 11th June

Cork Indian Nurses (COINNs) will be organising Summer Fest on Sunday 11th June. The festival will take place in the St. Finbarr’s National Club in Togher, Cork, from 9 am to 9 pm. Mexican dance, a karate demonstration, a performance by the Anugraha School of Dance in classical dance, tug-of-war, and belly dancing by Dublin’s … Read more

Rejection of Atypical work permits for over 1,000 nurses; Migrant Nurses Ireland makes action plan for solutions

A large number of Atypical Working Scheme (AWS) applications for overseas nurses (of various countries, although the bulk are from India) have been rejected since January 2023, or they have been subjected to a multitude of “Further Information Required” (FIR) inquiries. Unreasonable delays and a questionably high rejection rate during the Atypical Working Scheme (AWS) … Read more

Tolls on national road network to rise from 1 July

Tolls on the country’s national road network are to increase from 1 July, the Department of Transport and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) have confirmed. This follows the conclusion of the Government’s six-month deferment of toll increases on 30 June and the standard regulated toll in line with the inflationary increase will take effect on 1 … Read more

650,000 families to get extra €100 per child benefit on Tuesday

650,000 families would receive an additional €100 per child in Child Benefit payments, the Department of Social Protection has announced. Families will get the payment as additional help on Tuesday in a measure aimed at helping families with the cost-of-living crisis. The proposal, which was included in Budget 2023, will benefit more than 1.2 million … Read more

Kinahan crime gang leader Liam Byrne arrested in Spain

A Kinahan organised criminal gang leader who has been detained in Spain was described by the High Court as being deeply involved in both drug trafficking and violent crime. Liam Byrne, from Dublin, who is thought to be one of the most trusted members of the Kinahan organised crime group, was arrested on Sunday in … Read more

Deadly heart attacks more common on Mondays, Study reveals

Monday seems to be the day of the week when serious heart attacks are most likely to occur. According to the study, Mondays had a 13% higher than predicted chance of having a heart attack. Data from 10,528 individuals were analysed by doctors at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and the Royal College … Read more

Kerala House hosts biggest Indian football tournament in Blanchardstown today

Ireland’s biggest Malayali football tournament is to be held today in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Football tournament organised by Kerala House starts in the morning and ends in the evening. The football event, which will be contested on six pitches at the National Sports Ireland Campus, will feature 18 senior teams and 14 children’s teams for the … Read more

Urgent travel warning for Irish tourists as strikes reported across Europe this bank holiday weekend

Irish travellers who may go during the June bank holiday weekend have been warned of many strikes taking place around Europe. In order to avoid serious interruptions to their trip plans, sunseekers have been advised to keep an eye on local news in the region they will be visiting. Over a massive 4 days, from … Read more