A new report confirms Ireland hasn’t escaped the impact of global warming. The island's climate is getting warmer and wetter, according to the study by Environmental Protection Agency and other bodies.
Rainfall has increased 6% over the 30 years up to 2018, sea levels are rising 2-3 mm every year since early 1990s, 15 of the 20 warmest years on record have occurred since 1990, and greenhouse gases have soared, with carbon dioxide up 50% compared to pre-industrial levels.
Vaccine registration has opened for children aged 12-15 year-olds. The first doses are due to be administered at weekend.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn has reiterated that 'vaccines work' and has called on people to get vaccinated. Of the 155 adults in Ireland who have died with Covid-19 since April, only seven were fully vaccinated, he said. Amid growing calls for an easing of Cvoid restrictions, the Master of Rotunda Hospital this morning explained why some Covid visitor restrictions have to remain in place. Speaking on Irelandam he defended the hospital's current stance.
A man remains in custody following fatal stabbing in Tallaght area. Gardaí arrested the man in Dundalk, Co Louth on Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident. The deceased was named locally as Ademola Giwa, a fitness coach and personal trainer.
Residential property prices increased by almost 7 per cent nationwide in the year to June, new CSO figures show. While the price of houses and apartments nationally remains 12.7 per cent lower than their 2007 peak, prices have almost doubled since their recession-era low in 2013.
A Do Not Swim Notice has been issued for a popular beach in Co Wexford. Wexford County Council carried out routine testing at Duncannon beach as part of their bathing water sampling programme, with results showing breaches for E-coli levels.
New Zealand plans to allow quarantine-free entry to vaccinated travellers from low-risk countries from early 2022, as it looks to open its borders again after nearly 18 months of pandemic-induced isolation.
Finally in sport, Tipperary hurler Brendan Maher has announced his decision to retire from inter-county action in a statement released by the Tipperary county board.