Gardaí have launched a safety appeal after the death of six road users in a 24-hour period. Four people died – including an infant – in a three-car collision near Ballinasloe in Co Galway on Thursday evening. On Thursday morning two men were killed in a multiple-vehicle crash in Co Meath.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs has confirmed that three more Irish citizens have left Afghanistan. Simon Coveney says they’re still working to get remaining Irish passport holders out of the country. There are 35 Irish citizens, including dependents, that still need to get out, he said.
The Government says the entertainment sector will get clarity on reopening by the end of the month. It’s expected that there will be a phased return of live events over September and October. There are concerns for workers still on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment which his due to change.
Dublin Bus drivers have been protesting in the capital, with fears the unrest could lead to a strike. Some 90% rejected a new deal which they say will extend their hours and worsen working conditions.
Consultants have been advised to suspend patients on the waiting list for a kidney transplant until after Covid-19 if they are unvaccinated, according to a letter from Beaumont Hospital, where the national kidney transplant service is based.
Germany is designating parts of Ireland as high-risk areas, meaning unvaccinated travellers from those regions would need to go into quarantine. The Border region and the West will be considered high risk from Sunday, the Robert Koch Institute for Infectious diseases said on Friday.
Former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny is to join the board of Heneghan Strategic Communications from September as a non-executive director. It’s Mr Kenny’s latest role since retiring from politics last year.
Excitement is building across Limerick ahead of the All-Ireland hurling final against Cork. Limerick is bidding for a second title in a row at Croke Park on Sunday, but arch-rivals Cork will be hoping to stop them. An estimated 40,000 will descend on Dublin this weekend for the match.