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Graham Rowntree said it’s important that there is a good mix of personalities in a management team, but you don’t have to have multiple nationalities involved for this to be successful. The four Irish provinces have a mix of foreign and Irish coaches on board and strikers coach Rowntree, the only current senior manager to …

Kamil Tomko was 16 when his parents told him his family was moving to Ireland. He was not surprised by their decision to leave Slovakia – the family had parents in Ireland and had regularly talked about moving abroad to build a better life. He tried to mentally prepare for the change, but was deeply …

A The New Year’s Honors bus driver for over 40 years of service to his local community said the award “won’t change it.” Cornel Grant, currently based at Sharston Depot in Manchester, received a British Empire Medal (BEM) for his fundraising work and efforts in organizing local events. The 68-year-old served in the Royal Fusiliers …

More than 100 protesters kept vigil outside Blanchardstown Garda station on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the murder of George Nkencho, who was shot dead in a confrontation with Gardaí. Members of the Nkencho family carried a banner calling for a public inquiry into the murder, while protesters held candles. Mr Nkencho (27) was …

Randalstown is expected to represent Northern Ireland in the Small Towns category in the upcoming Britain in Bloom 2022 competition, subject to Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) approval. he city of Co Antrim was shortlisted last year, 2020, before the event was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They then put the UK’s largest community gardening …

The demand for Covid-19 PCR testing after Christmas has been described as “extremely high” with limited availability for appointments through the HSE booking portal on Saint-Etienne’s Day. As stated in Irish weather, the health ministry urged people with symptoms to self-isolate and book a PCR test when available. The department also reminded people of the …

Volunteers worked throughout Christmas Day to bring festive joy to those most in need. number of initiatives aimed at providing a Christmas lunch as well as helping parents give gifts to their children. Hundreds of toys were distributed by volunteers. At the People’s Kitchen in Belfast, prep work had been going on since Christmas Eve …

Palliative care services have been “cut back” for new patients in four counties in the northeast of the country, to cope with a large backlog of referrals accumulated due to the absence of Covid-19 staff. The Health Service Executive (HSE) said the decision would affect services in Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan. Health officials have …

Faced with desperate living conditions in camps in Kurdistan, several Yazidi families were among thousands of migrants who traveled to the extremely cold Polish border last month. The Belarusian government gave them hope for an easy crossing to Europe, which used them mercilessly to pressure EU states to remove sanctions imposed on Belarus, after hijacking …

Countries around the world are responding to rising Covid-19 numbers as the Omicron variant quickly becomes the dominant strain. This was the case in Ireland, where 52% of cases came from Omicron, where the government has now put in place a curfew. The Health Protection Surveillance Center reported on Sunday: 5,124 confirmed cases of Covid-19, …