Video: Fatal crash in Galway, insurance deal, reopening plans and remote working report

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Four people have been killed in a three-car collision in Co Galway. The fatal crash happened on the M6 near Ballinasloe on Thursday evening. It's believed a car had been travelling the wrong way down the motorway and hit two other vehicles.

Car insurers are set to introduce new practices after being investigated by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). Six insurers have made legally-binding commitment to reform their internal competition laws. However, Brokers Ireland has refused to sign up and disputes the findings of the investigation.

The reopening of schools, colleges and workplaces is the priority in the next phase of easing restrictions. The Government is due to publish its new Covid roadmap at the end of the month. Taoiseach Micheál Martin has suggested that indoor diners may not be required to present a Digital Covid Cert once the vaccination programme has been concluded. However, the return of live entertainment is likely to be slower, with Mr Martin taking a cautions approach.


Anyone over 16 years of age who is not yet vaccinated is being encouraged to attend a walk-in vaccination centre. A number of new centres are opening today and are also available to those awaiting a second dose. The HSE has warned that there's still a high level of case in the 15-24 year-old age group, due to social gatherings.

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar says there is a "real opportunity" to make remote working part of life here. His comments come as a report on the right for employees to work remotely was published on Friday. The report will form part of a process to create a new law to set out how it should be facilitated by employers.

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to make a 'short working visit' to Ireland next week. Mr Macron will arrive in Dublin on the morning of Thursday, August 26th before being welcomed by President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin.

Elon Musk says Tesla is building a humanoid robot. The South African tech entrepreneur revealed the news at Tesla’s ‘AI Day’, which was largely a presentation about the firm’s self-driving vehicle technology. Musk explained the robot is 5’ 8” and weighs about nine stone with a walking speed of about 5mph.

OnlyFans, the social media platform, will ban sexually explicit images and videos from October 1st. The site is used by sex workers but also celebrities, musicians and comedians, and allows “creators” to share pictures and videos with their subscribers.

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