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Northern Ireland Protocol
1. This morning, Gráinne Ní Aodha examines the impact of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
“Since the EU released proposals to change the current protocol last week, young British Minister David Frost and European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič have been discussing the proposals in the hope of reaching an agreement .
If they don’t, the UK risks triggering Article 16, a nuclear option that will cut all agreed post-Brexit trade ties between the UK and the EU, and kick-start a whole new process of trade negotiations from the outset, such as while stoking political tensions.
The EU and the Irish government have agreed that some elements of the protocol do not work, but insist that there are businesses and citizens benefiting from it, and that changes, such as those released last week, can be made to improve it.
The UK government has taken the position that the protocol should be abandoned in favor of other agreements and has reportedly submitted unpublished proposals to the European Commission.
2. Media coverage of climate change has evolved over the past decades – with more stories typically seen on reports, conferences, and extreme weather events.
The Good Information Project examines how this vast and endless topic entered the mainstream sphere in the late 1980s. Since then, it has seen ups and downs in media coverage.
“Since the late 1980s, media coverage of the climate has fluctuated. It typically increases in volume during extreme weather events, before annual United Nations climate summits, and when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports – the most recent of which is released – are released. released in August.
COP26 is taking place in Glasgow from October 31st and, as with previous COPs, there will be increased interest in the climate crisis.
The 2009 COP summit in Copenhagen also attracted enormous media attention.
Between that date and 2019 – aside from media coverage of the COP 2015 in Paris – American journalist Mark Hertsgaard said there had been relative “media silence” on climate change.
James michael tyler
3. Jennifer Aniston marked the death of Friends co-star James Michael Tyler, saying the series “wouldn’t have been the same” without him.
The 59-year-old man died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday after being diagnosed with prostate cancer, his representatives said.
The star was loved by millions of fans for his portrayal of Gunther, the eccentric Central Perk cafe manager who possessed bleached hair and unrequited love for Rachel from Aniston.
4. Sudanese military forces have arrested a number of senior government officials, officials said, as prominent politicians called on people to take to the streets to counter an apparent military coup.
Sudan’s information ministry said the internet had been cut and military forces shut down bridges, while the country’s national news channel was broadcasting traditional patriotic music and Nile scenes.
The Umma Party, the country’s largest political party, called the arrests an attempted coup and called on people to take to the streets to resist.
5. Public health officials yesterday confirmed 1,725 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
At 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, there were 473 Covid-19 patients in the hospital, 97 of them in intensive care.
As of Saturday, there were 2,427 new cases of Covid-19, 449 people with the virus in hospital and 93 in intensive care.
6. Bars and pubs hosting musical performances will not need to introduce a ticketing system under new industry requirements for nightlife.
Those in these venues must remain seated if live music is playing, but there will be no requirement to introduce ticketing, unlike the new rules for nightclubs and concert halls.
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In a statement, the Culture Ministry said “traditional bars and pubs that do not function as nightclubs or concert halls can operate under hospitality guidelines published on the Fáilte Ireland website.”
7. The Irish Organization of Nurses and Midwives (INMO) fears the Covid-19 infection rate among healthcare workers is going in the ‘wrong direction’.
The union renewed its call for booster shots against the virus to be deployed to frontline staff.
INMO Secretary General Phil Ní Sheaghdha said “the infection rate of healthcare workers is heading in the wrong direction” and is “of particular concern given the time of year” .
8. The South Korean president said he would continue to strive to promote peace with North Korea through dialogue after Pyongyang aroused animosities with a resumption of provocative weapons testing.
While launching a series of newly developed weapons in recent weeks, North Korea has also criticized Washington and Seoul for what it calls hostility to the North.
Its actions indicate that North Korea wants rivals to relax economic sanctions against it and accept it as a legitimate nuclear state, experts say.
In his last political speech to parliament, President Moon Jae-in said he “will make efforts to the end to help establish a new order of peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula through dialogue and diplomacy.” .
9. The singer tested positive for Covid-19 less than a week before the release of his next fifth album.
The chart-topping singer, 30, said he still intends to give his interviews and scheduled performances from his home.