A new national Covid vaccine programme for all adults is on the way because of a lack of protection against new variants of the virus.
Danish police say three people were killed and three others are in critical condition after a shooting at a shopping centre in Copenhagen.
A DNA retrieval system for rough surfaces is being examined for use by gardaí in the renewed Sophie Toscan du Plantier investigation. Use of the M-Vac has already solved several cold-case killings in the US and brought perpetrators to justice.
The Summer Economic Statement, to be unveiled today, will reveal double the room for manoeuvre the Government had for last year’s budget.
Holidaymakers are facing another week of travel uncertainty after Aer Lingus cancelled yet more flights due to an outbreak of Covid-19 among staff, while European strikes loom for the month ahead for Ryanair passengers.
The price of a family sun holiday over the Halloween mid-term break has soared by up to 22pc at peak times, an Irish Independent price survey can reveal.
Russia launched a barrage of shelling into the Donbas city of Sloviansk as it threatened to make further gains into Ukraine after announcing it had “liberated” the entire region of Luhansk.
A two-year-old from Kentucky has become the youngest person to be given membership to Mensa, a society for people with high IQs.