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Kenneth Fox

Mask wearing advice

A further 19,866 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed as calls continue for people to continue to wear face masks in crowded settings.

According to the Department of Health, there have been another 9,324 positive cases of Covid-19 confirmed by PCR testing in Ireland.


In addition, a further 10,542 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal.

Mr Martin appealed for people to wear masks in crowded places, even though the legal requirement to do so has lifted.

Charles and Camilla

Relatives of Ashling Murphy, who was fatally attacked while out running, have met with Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla.

Charles and Camilla offered their condolences to the family of school teacher Ashling Murphy, who was killed after going for a jog along a canal near Tullamore, Co Offaly in January.


The royals met privately with Ms Murphy’s parents Kathleen and Ray, sister Amy, brother Cathal and boyfriend Ryan Casey at Bru Boru Cultural Centre in Cashel, Co Tipperary on Friday.

Climate protests

Hundreds of people gathered for protests across the island of Ireland on Friday as part of a global climate strike.

A rally closed off one side of Merrion Square in Dublin, as protesters gathered to demand urgent action to tackle climate change.

Demonstrators also held a minute’s silence for the people of Ukraine at the event, organised by Fridays for Future.


Biden Polish border visit

President Joe Biden has visited US troops stationed near Poland’s border with Ukraine and is getting a first-hand look at the humanitarian response to the millions of Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion of their homeland.

Mr Biden’s first stop was with members of the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, visiting a barber’s and dining facility set up for the troops, where he shared some pizza.

The Americans are serving alongside Polish troops.

Christian brother estate

The High Court has dismissed a man's action against the estate of a Christian Brother teacher he claims sexually abused him at school more than 24 years ago.

The brother, who died in 2019, was a vice-principal and career guidance counsellor in the secondary school the man attended in the 1990s.

He alleged the brother, between 1993 and 1998, sexually abused him in his office on the school grounds, in private, and during the school day.

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