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Stronger sanctions for hospitality

Stakeholders from the hospitality sector met Government officials on Tuesday to discuss compliance with the rules as well as risks associated with their wider reopening last month.

Following the meeting, a spokesman for the Restaurants Association of Ireland said it has called for stronger sanctions, like penalties and fines, on businesses that breach Covid rules.

It comes after ESRI research found that the number of outlets not asking customers for Covid-19 certification had almost doubled in a month.

The Minister for Public Expenditure has said outlets that do not enforce the rules are “putting everyone at risk”.

Seán FitzPatrick dies aged 73

Sean FitzPatrick, the former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, the lender that collapsed during the financial crisis, has died aged 73.

A spokesman for Mr FitzPatrick’s family confirmed that he died on Monday from a cardiac arrest.

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Mr FitzPatrick oversaw the rise of Anglo Irish Bank from a small Dublin lender into Ireland’s third-largest bank before the financial crisis and property crash brought down the bank.

Mr FitzPatrick is survived by his wife and their three adult children, David, Jonathan and Sara.

Government face pressure over booster campaign

The Government is facing growing political pressure to share a timeline for the roll-out of booster jabs.

The latest Covid-19 figures show 81 people have been admitted to hospital within the last 24 hours. This is the highest daily admission of patients with Covid-19 since January.

Sinn Féin's health spokesperson David Cullinane has said people need to know when they can expect to get their third vaccine.

Teens charged over incident at Dart station

Two Dublin youths charged with a violent incident at Howth Junction Dart station earlier this year have been granted bail with strict conditions.

CCTV footage emerged showing a 17-year-old girl falling between the platform and a train on April 1st. She was helped back onto the platform by her friends and staff.

Investigating gardaí obtained directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and arrested two boys, aged 16 and 17, by arrangement on Tuesday.

They were charged at Clontarf Garda station and brought before Judge Paul Kelly in separate Dublin Children's Court hearings.

 

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