Travel and commodities help FTSE to strong finish to week

London markets had another strong showing to end the week in high spirits, following on from Thursday’s inroads. he FTSE has not yet followed its counterparts to record highs but made further strides towards pre-pandemic levels as travel and commodity stocks made ground. The FTSE 100 closed 26.32 points, or 0.37%, higher at 7,234.03 on … Read more

US borders to reopen for foreign travelers, including the Irish, on November 8

The United States will reopen its borders for fully vaccinated travelers on November 8 after more than 18 months of continuous closures.  The White House announced on Friday that borders will reopen on Monday, November 8 for fully vaccinated travelers who obtain a negative PCR test within 72 hours of traveling to the US.  The … Read more

33 killed, 74 injured in Afghan suicide bombing

A suicide bomber attacked a Shia mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, Taliban officials said, killing at least 33 people and injuring 74 others. The assault came just a week after a suicide attack on Shia worshippers at a mosque in the northern city of Kunduz, which was claimed by … Read more

Dr Ronan Glynn: ‘People should work from home where possible this autumn and winter’

With almost 20,000 cases in the last fortnight, incidence of #COVID19 is increasing. However, there is much we can do to protect ourselves & one another; get vaccinated; isolate & get tested if symptomatic (even if vaccinated); wear a mask; meet outdoors; ventilate indoor spaces — Dr Ronan Glynn (@ronan_glynn) October 15, 2021 DEPUTY … Read more

Dave Grohl reveals how trip to Kerry inspired him to start the Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl has revealed how a trip to Kerry in the 1990s inspired him to start the famous band following the death of Kurt Cobain.  Speaking to the Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio 1, Grohl revealed how a trip to the Ring of Kerry had a profound impact … Read more

‘There are jobs in hospitality,’ Minister tells people unable to return to work |

People who cannot return to their jobs if the next easing of Covid restrictions is delayed have been told there are opportunities to work in restaurants and elsewhere. Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, said there is a shortage of labour in some areas, including the hospitality sector. The Minister made the comments after she … Read more

George Takei calls William Shatner an ‘unfit guinea pig’ as he reignites feud

George Takei has reignited his bitter feud with former Star Trek co-star William Shatner, calling him an ‘unfit guinea pig’. The 84-year-old actor took aim at the Captain Kirk star after he rocketed to the edge of space with Amazon boss Jeff Bezos on Wednesday, and sparked up their war of words that has been … Read more