Video: Man dies in tent, Ireland to push for Russian sanctions and Covid latest

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Man dies in tent

An investigation has been launched after a man died in his tent in Dublin city centre on Monday morning.

The man was found in his tent which was located at Loftus Lane, between Bolton Street and Parnell Street.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene at around 3am. The man received medical treatment but was later pronounced dead.

Finglas shooting

Gardaí are considering the possibility the fatal shooting of a woman in Finglas in Dublin over the weekend could be accidental.

Sandra Boyd (36), a mother of five, sustained at least one gunshot wound to her upper body in Finglas, north Dublin on Saturday night.

She was rushed to the Mater Hospital where she died from her injuries. Gardaí continue to appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

Ireland to push for Russian sanctions

Ireland will push for stronger sanctions “to put an end to the Putin regime”, according to Minister Eamon Ryan.

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One of the best ways to do that would be to stop spending hundreds of millions on Russian gas and oil, he said. However, any such action would have to be part of a united, collective European response.

It comes as the Government is to start the process of moving Ukrainian refugees in with Irish families. Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said that 9,000 Ukrainians have arrived in Ireland, with the vast majority staying in hotels.

Covid latest

The Taoiseach has said he does not see Dr Tony Holohan or Paul Reid sitting in a witness chair to explain the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Micheál Martin said details of an investigation into the Government's response will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Tánaiste meanwhile ruled out bringing back Covid restrictions despite Ireland battling another wave of the virus. Leo Varadkar said the rise in the number of Covid cases is a “cause for concern, not a cause for panic”.

It comes as public health expert said Ireland will need to use “reasonable precautions” like face masks to tackle Covid-19 for the foreseeable future, as case numbers continue to climb in hospitals.

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