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Former Irish international Neil Francis has been sacked from his role as an expert with the Irish Independent following a comment he made about British and Irish opener Marcus Smith. Francis, working on the newspaper’s The Left Wing podcast, made an apparently racist remark about Smith, who is of British and Filipino descent and was …

A leading immunology expert criticized the government’s “last minute” approach to establishing Covid vaccine certificates, calling the deployment a “disaster.” Liam Fanning, professor of immunovirology at University College Cork, called for the use of antigen testing in public places to identify infectious individuals. He believes rapid tests should be widely available and should be used …

Opening ceremony: security restrictions One year after being canceled due to the global pandemic, Olympic Games return, but still with strict restrictions due to the increase in cases in the host country. No fan will be allowed at the Olympic events or the Opening and Closing Ceremonies this year, an aspect that will radically change …

Organizers of a multicultural football tournament this weekend said it would help bring young people together. he former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand’s founding partnered with refugee and migrant communities in Northern Ireland to host a youth leadership football event in Co Armagh on Sunday. Fifteen young people from the Syrian community will be in …

Eamon Waters was chosen by the Irish Times Business Person of the Month for June, an award presented in association with Bank of Ireland. This follows the sale of Beauparc Utilities, the state’s largest waste company, to Australian financial services giant Macquarie. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed, but it was believed to …

Known as a “gentleman” whose business skills were matched only by his kindness and compassion, tributes were paid to former Independent Newspapers director Billy Allen. he former head of broadcast accounts died a week before his 99th birthday. Originally from Fairview in Dublin, Billy was only 16 when he took his first job in 1939 …

People were openly crying as they arrived at the Islamic Cultural Center of Ireland (ICCI) in Clonskeagh in Dublin for the start of the Eid al-Adha celebrations. none had seen other members of the Muslim community since the start of the pandemic and hearing the call to prayer coming from the complex that houses its …

Sarah Hawkshaw has spent much of the past year alone on the field hockey pitches. In his home country of Ireland, national lockdowns prevented people from moving more than two kilometers from their homes. Hawkshaw, a 2018 UMass graduate, knew the Irish women’s field hockey team had a place at the Tokyo Olympics. She was …

The Northern Ireland office insisted it had “no intention” to introduce a “code of ethics” prohibiting the media from investigating the unsolved murders of the Troubles if a statute of limitations was introduced by the government. rivate Eye reported allegations that an NIO official said the government was preparing a code of ethics for the …

Des O’Malley, who was a dominant figure in Irish politics for four decades, has died at the age of 82. r O’Malley was less than two years of TD when he was appointed Minister of Justice in a government in crisis, affected by a cabinet plot to import weapons for the IRA, as sectarian violence …