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Venice visitor tax is 'useless and damaging' - tourism minister   Plans to charge tourists €3 were announced by Luigi Brugnaro, the mayor of Venice. Photo: PA A tourist tax that Venice is to introduce in May has been criticised by Italy's tourism minister as "useless and damaging". Plans to charge tourists €3 were announced by Luigi Brugnaro, the mayor of the city....
Most major trauma incidents caused by low falls, report finds One in two major trauma patients sustain injury in their own home, many of them through falling. A report has found that the majority of major trauma in Ireland is caused by a fall of less than two metres (Niall Carson/PA) The majority of major trauma incidents in Ireland are caused by...
NCH costs: Who are the key players? Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photo: Arthur CarronPaschal Donohoe. Photo: Gareth Chaney, CollinsJim Breslin. Picture: Tom BurkeRobert Watt Simon Harris The Public Expenditure Minister has faced questions over his oversight of the costs of the NCH, one of the biggest capital projects in the history of the State. Last night, he told the Finance Committee...

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Healy-Rae caught on camera driving in bus lane Footage: Michael Healy-Rae drives his car in the bus lane on the M7 yesterday Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae has claimed he felt it was necessary to drive in a bus lane yesterday so he could lend his support to nurses. Footage of Mr Healy-Rae's Skoda emerged yesterday shortly after he drove by traffic on...
© Reuters. A money changer counts Euro banknotes at a currency exchange office in Nice By Tommy Wilkes LONDON (Reuters)...
Russia ramps up missile plans after collapse of US nuclear arms treaty Weapons programme: Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: AP Russia has said it will develop a new hypersonic missile and a land-based version of an existing cruise missile by 2021 following the demise of a key nuclear arms control treaty with the US. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu yesterday issued a deadline...
'What should have been the happiest day, was absolutely the worst' - Mum of baby who died 12 hours after birth Baby Evan Tuite’s inquest was held today at Drogheda Coroners Court. A verdict of medical misadventure was returned. Picture Ciara Wilkinson The mother of a newborn baby who died in her arms aged 12 hours, said what should have been...
DCC shares up on robust profits as it shrugs off impact of French 'Yellow Vest' protests   Stock image Operating profit at Irish conglomerate DCC was 'significantly ahead of the prior year' in the company's third financial quarter. DCC told the market yesterday that despite a mild winter - a negative for sales of the company's home heating oil and gas - trading...
HSE 'failed to take necessary urgent action' to address fire safety issues at nursing home - watchdog report Stock image The HSE failed to take the necessary urgent action to address fire safety issues at a Co Cork nursing home, a report by the health watchdog has found. The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) inspectors who conducted an unannounced inspection on...
Social media putting young people off alcohol, C&C warned Don’t you want me?: The Human League’s Philip Oakey at Bulmers Live – C&C has been warned many youngsters don’t think alcohol is ‘cool’Bulmers cider Social media culture is putting people off alcohol, posing challenges to Bulmers-maker C&C, analysts at investment bank Berenberg have told clients. Shares in the company fell 2.6pc in...

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