First human patient injected with revolutionary cancer-killing virus

For the first time, scientists have injected a human medical trial participant with a new and experimental cancer-killing virus. Known as Vaxinia, the virus developed in the US has been successful when tested on animals. Imugene Limited a clinical stage immuno-oncology company, and City of Hope, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations … Read more

Pandemic creates new billionaire every 30 hours-now a million people could fall into extreme poverty at same rate in 2022

As the rich and powerful from across the globe gathered in the Swiss town of Davos for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022, Oxfam International Today said the COVID-19 pandemic has seen one new billionaire emerging every 30 hours, while nearly one million people could be pushed into extreme poverty every 33 hours in … Read more

Covid-19: Two new Omicron variants classified as strains of concern in UK

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has elevated the classification of the COVID-19 variants Omicron BA.4 and Omicron BA.5 to variants of concern (VOCs) on the basis of observed growth. 115 cases of probable or confirmed BA.4 have been identified, with 67 in England, 41 in Scotland, six in Wales, and one in Northern Ireland. … Read more

Monkeypox expect to reach in Ireland soon, says tropical disease expert

According to a tropical disease expert, monkeypox expected it to crop up in Ireland soon. The HSE has confirmed it has formed a group of experts to assess the disease and prepare a response. The World Health Organization is due to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the recent outbreak of monkeypox, a viral infection … Read more

Qatar World Cup 2022: 3 Women appointed as referees for FIFA World Cup Qatar for first time ever

Three female referees and three female assistant referees will make World Cup history this year by working games at a major men’s tournament for the first time in Qatar  The FIFA Referees Committee today announced the lists with the names of the selected match officials for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.  36 referees, 69 assistant … Read more

India’s export ban: International wheat prices jump record high

International wheat prices jumped to a record high on Monday as an export ban by India, the latest country to use trade curbs to counter food inflation, threatened to further squeeze the world wheat supply strained by the war in Ukraine. India is the world’s second-largest producer of wheat. Russia is the largest exporter with Ukraine in fifth. The … Read more

Central helpdesk for Ukrainian students seeking access to higher education studies in Ireland

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris has announced the establishment of a National Student and Researcher (NSR) Helpdesk. This facility will be available to assist Ukrainian students and researchers who are seeking to continue their higher education studies in Ireland. The National Student and Researcher (NSR) Helpdesk, which will be supported in its work by a … Read more

Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani plans joint bid for Britain’s retailer Boots

Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani is reportedly planning a takeover bid for Britain’s well-known retailer Boots, according to the BBC report. Ambani is the biggest shareholder and chairman of retail-to-energy group Reliance Industries. Reliance Industries is considering a joint bid with US buyout firm Apollo Global Management, reports the BBC. Earlier this year, the Walgreen Boots … Read more

Rare birth of Asiatic cheetah cubs in Iran

An Asiatic cheetah gave birth to three “healthy” cubs in Iran, the head of the environment department said Sunday, calling it a first in captivity for the endangered species. “Iran”, one of only a dozen cheetahs found in the Islamic republic, delivered three “healthy” cubs by C-section, Ali Salajegheh told IRNA news agency.“This is the … Read more

Ukrainian licence holders allowed to drive in Ireland

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has announced Ukrainians fleeing the war can now exchange their Ukrainian driving licence for an Irish driving licence, making it easier for them to move around and access work, school or other vital public services. Minister Ryan has signed an Order today that will allow Ukrainians temporarily resident, under the … Read more

Taoiseach Micheál Martin meets Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal

Taoiseach Micheál Martin met with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal in Ireland today to discuss the ongoing war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. They held an hour-long bilateral meeting this afternoon at Shannon Airport before PM Shmyhal continued his journey to Washington DC. Following the meeting, the Taoiseach said, “Prime Minister Shmyhal gave … Read more

Minister Simon Coveney announces €3 million for the International Criminal Court

During his visit to Kyiv, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney announced €3 million in funding to the International Criminal Court (ICC). €1 million will be disbursed immediately to the Office of the Prosecutor. Announcing the contribution, Minister Coveney said, “I discussed with Foreign Minister Kuleba this morning the essential need for accountability for … Read more

Minister Donovan reviews Irish Troops heading for service with UNIFIL

The Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan, conducted the formal review of the Defence Forces contingent comprising the 120th Infantry Group who will leave in the coming weeks for service with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). The … Read more

McConalogue meets French Minister of the Sea in Paris to discuss access to Irish coastal waters

Irish Minister for the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D. met with his French counterpart, Annick Girardin, the French Minister of the Sea, in Paris. The primary focus of the meeting was to discuss Minister McConalogue’s case to provide greater protection to the inshore fishing waters around Ireland under the Common Fisheries Policy. The background to the meeting … Read more