Three men have died following a crash between a car and a lorry on the N7 in Dublin late last night.
The collision occurred when a car travelling on the wrong side of the road collided with a truck at approximately 11.40pm. The three occupants of the car received fatal injuries.
Dublin Bay South byelection
Voting is underway in the Dublin Bay South byelection.
Polls opened at 7am and will close at 10.30pm, before the count begins on Friday.
It follows weeks of campaigning in the race to succeed ex-Fine Gael Minister Eoghan Murphy in the constituency.
Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has become the frontrunner for the vacant seat, and is now the bookies favourite at 2/5.
Restaurants’ court challenge
A bid by the Restaurants Association of Ireland and three restaurants, including Boxty House in Dublin’s Temple Bar, to challenge “irrational” regulations permitting indoor dining within hotels while preventing indoor dining in non-hotel restaurants has been adjourned at the High Court to later this month.
The adjournment to July 22nd is to allow the Minister for Health’s side more time to file affidavits.
The funeral of a 14-year-old killed in a road crash in Killarney, Co Kerry is due to be held on Saturday morning.
Thomas Healy was pronounced dead at the scene of the single-vehicle collision, which took place shortly after 1am on Wednesday.
A second teenager, also reported to be 14-years-old, was a passenger in the car. He was taken to University Hospital Kerry for treatment, where his condition was described as serious.
Digital Covid certificate
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said the EU digital Covid certificate could play a role in the reopening of the indoor services in pubs and restaurants.
While antigen testing was an option, any such system would not be ready in time for reopening on July 19th, he told Newstalk radio.
Minister of State Ossian Smyth said that the certificate had been designed for international travel, but that details were being “firmed up” for a proposal on how to fully reopen pubs and restaurants.
Representatives from the hospitality sector will hold another meeting with Government officials later today about the reopening of indoor dining.
Two million people in Ireland are now fully vaccinated, the Taoiseach has said.
Micheál Martin also said that 70 per cent of adults have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.