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Passing the time: Emma Murphy (8) tries to keep her kite away from her brother, Sean (10), on Dollymount Strand, Dublin. Photo: Frank McGrath

Passing the time: Emma Murphy (8) tries to keep her kite away from her brother, Sean (10), on Dollymount Strand, Dublin. Photo: Frank McGrath

Passing the time: Emma Murphy (8) tries to keep her kite away from her brother, Sean (10), on Dollymount Strand, Dublin. Photo: Frank McGrath

The coronavirus so far seems to be taking a higher toll on men in Ireland than on women - mirroring a gender gap also seen in countries like Italy, China and Spain.

Men in the Republic account for 54pc of cases of the virus and they also make up the majority of those who have died of complications from this killer.

Among the 10 tragic deaths from the virus here on Thursday, seven were men.


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