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What Brexit will mean to border communities in Ireland

By Niall Ó Brolcháin / August 27, 2020

What will Brexit mean to border communities in Ireland?  With the date that the UK is due to leave the European Union (EU) drawing ever closer – December 31, 2020 – no-one seems to be any the wiser about what is going to happen.  What is in the deal between the UK and the EU?  […]

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What will education in Ireland look like post lock-down?

By Aoife McDowell / August 26, 2020

For many pupils across Ireland, this week marked their first day back at school since March. After months of online classes and working at home, pupils have finally been giving the all-clear to go back to school. However, pupils are going back to a very different kind of educational experience. With new regulations and guidelines […]

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Northern drivers will need green card after Brexit

By Niall Ó Brolcháin / August 17, 2020

The Irish Department for Transport has confirmed that drivers from Northern Ireland and Great Britain will have to carry an insurance green card while driving across the border to the Republic of Ireland from January.  The new rule will apply after the end of the Brexit transition period. Insurance A spokesperson said: “A green card […]

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Nobel peace laureate John Hume dies

By Niall Ó Brolcháin / August 6, 2020

Derry was in mourning this week when the news broke of the death of one of its greatest sons.  Nobel peace laureate John Hume died at Owen Mór nursing home in the city after suffering dementia for some years.  He was 83 years old. Family statement In a statement, his family announced that he died […]

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Cross-community GAA club formed in East Belfast

By Niall Ó Brolcháin / July 23, 2020

Gaelic games have returned to East Belfast for the first time in a generation.  The last club of this kind to hail from the area, St Colmcille’s GAC, was disbanded in the 1970s as a result of the Troubles.  A new cross-community GAA club  has now been formed. East Belfast GAA Announced earlier this year, […]

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Jack Charlton’s Republic of Ireland triumphs

By Niall Ó Brolcháin / July 21, 2020

Jack Charlton will undoubtedly be remembered as the greatest Republic of Ireland soccer manager ever.  Tributes poured in for the England World Cup winner after his death on July 10 2020.  The 85-year-old had been diagnosed with lymphoma in the last year and was also suffering from dementia.  Jack Charlton’s Ireland triumphs include reaching the […]

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Amputee’s epic voyage across the Atlantic

By Niall Ó Brolcháin / July 17, 2020

An amputee’s epic voyage across the Atlantic began when the lockdown conditions started to kick in around the world because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Derry sailor Garry Crothers found himself on the French/Dutch island of Sint Maarten in the Caribbean.  With no means of getting home, Garry decided to set off on an epic voyage […]

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Over one million people have downloaded the Covid-19 tracker app

By Karl Ffrench / July 10, 2020

Over one million people have now downloaded Ireland’s Covid-19 tracker app. Ireland has now joined Italy and Germany who have already activated their tracing apps as tools to avoid a second wave of coronavirus infections. But what does it actually do and how does it work? The Covid Tracker App is free to download and […]

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Life nursing in a Covid-19 ward

By Niall Ó Brolcháin / July 9, 2020

What is it like nursing in a Covid-19 ward during the pandemic?  Eva McGilloway is a nurse at Altnagelvin hospital in Derry.  She spoke to me recently about what it is like taking care of people who have had to receive intensive care as a result of the virus. ICU 24-year-old Eva, who happens to […]

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Coronavirus: Did you know?

By Srekanth Nilakantan / March 30, 2020

    Did you know COVID-19 is likely to cost the economy $1 trillion during 2020? Did you know globally, the airline industry is set to lose $113bn? Did you know the oil price has slipped to 30$ per barrel? Did you know the UEFA EURO 2020 has been postponed to 2021? Did you know […]

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