A general view of the crowded street as retail business fully reopens as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions continue to ease after a long period of lockdown in Dublin, Ireland on May 17 2021. REUTERS / Clodagh Kilcoyne DUBLIN, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Five Roman Catholic bishops from Ireland’s 22 dioceses set to challenge COVID-19 restrictions …

A group of investors, which includes tech entrepreneur and aviation enthusiast John Collison, have purchased a controlling stake in Weston Airport near Leixlip in County Kildare. Weston Airport owner Brian Conneely made the announcement this morning. Derick Walshe, a Limerick-based financier, heads the investor group including Mr. Collison, John Brennan, Catherine Greene, Gerald Dundon. The …

Gangland killer Brian Rattigan was released from Portlaoise prison this morning after spending more than 18 years behind bars for various extremely serious offenses. o warden were present when Rattigan walked out of Ireland’s highest security prison at 6.30am, wearing a gray suit, fisherman’s hat, white shirt, sunglasses and a black mask. An armed member …

Member countries approved the largest infusion of resources in the history of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with $ 650 billion (€ 547 billion) to help countries cope with growing debt and fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. The creation of reserve assets – known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) – is the first since the …

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 …