The Tánaiste has confirmed there will be an increase in welfare spending in the upcoming budget. "The cost of living and prices are rising, everyone can see that in supermarkets and forecourts," Mr Varadkar said. Mr Varadkar said the low-interest rate policy for borrowing from central banks was the right thing to do in the pandemic. Concern around electricity blackoutsOn electricity supply, Mr Varadkar conceded there was concern around brownouts or blackouts this winter, and that contingency plans are in place to avoid that. However, Mr Varadkar warned such a move had created issues in the UK.
September 21, 2021 15:00 UTC
A groundbreaking animated series starring Adam King has had its first airing at a prestigious event in France. The Late Late Toy Show star features in Adam Loves Adventure!, which has been pitched today to potential broadcasters and investors at the Cartoon Forum event in Toulouse. The Adam Loves Adventure! We are thrilled to capture Adam’s spirit, his love of space and adventure in this wonderful cartoon,” David King said. Juelie McLoughlin, Adams Adventures; Gary Timpson, Kavaleer; David King; and Andrew Kavanagh, Kavaleer at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse.
September 21, 2021 14:15 UTC
In case you missed it: the maturing of Liam Gallagher from the headline-grabbing, fraternally-feuding Britpop icon of the nineties to a jocular, good-natured, elder-statesman figure for the genre's legacy continued last week. Absolutely gutted to cancel my Belfast show this weekend. Apologies to all the people who has bought tickets.. the show is being rescheduled...i'll make it up to ya. LG x pic.twitter.com/DNC1R8Ng1r — Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) September 21, 2021“Absolutely gutted to cancel my Belfast show this weekend. The Doctors have told me to rest up,” wrote the singer on Twitter.
September 21, 2021 11:39 UTC
Winchester, TN (37398)TodayCloudy early, then off and on rain showers for the afternoon. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%..TonightShowers and scattered thunderstorms. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
September 21, 2021 10:41 UTC
He sarcastically joked that they should play the World Cup annually before citing the excessive pressure placed on players. "Play the World Cup every two years? In his new role at FIFA he is looking to further develop the game and a revamped World Cup is among his ideas. Would you like to see a World Cup every two years? My feedback would be - I don't know - that our generation are going to find a World Cup every two years a strange concept."
September 21, 2021 10:41 UTC
Learn moreCristiano Ronaldo reportedly broke a 'pact' with Juventus to force through his return to Manchester United last month. Image: Getty Images) Getty Images)Where to buy the Manchester United Ronaldo shirt Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United Shirts, £79.95, Manchester United store - buy it hereJuventus ' stance was due to their belief that finding a replacement for their top goalscorer would be impossible after that date. Manchester United also managed to structure a deal worth a guaranteed £12.8m, but paid in five installments, giving Juventus little to work with in terms of immediate reinvestment in their squad. Since the transfer has gone through, Ronaldo has made an instant impact back at United, though Juventus have struggled in his absence. You are playing for Juventus,” he barked on the touchline video which has now gone viral.
September 21, 2021 10:18 UTC
Forty per cent of pupils and 50 per cent of staff have tested positive for Covid-19 at Cradoc Primary School in Brecon over the last couple of weeks, leaving the local authority no choice but to send everyone homePrimary school shuts days into term when almost half of pupils test positive for CovidA primary school has sent home their pupils and staff after almost half of them tested positive for Covid. Forty per cent of pupils and half of all staff have caught the virus at Cradoc Primary School in Brecon over the last couple of weeks. The term had started up again earlier this month, and with so many positive test results the local authority said left the school with no alternative but to close, Wales Online reports. Lynette Lovell, interim chief executive of Powys County Council, said: “We can confirm that Cradoc Primary School has closed due to rising Covid cases. Has your primary school been hit by a bad Covid outbreak?
September 21, 2021 10:17 UTC
A mental health facility in Midleton which is due to be closed by the end of October is “too important” to be lost to the community, according to a Government TD. The Owenacurra Centre, which is situated at the centre of the town, currently hosts 19 patients, some of whom have lived there for many years. Ahead of the HSE’s appearance before the Oireachtas mental health committee, a “huge turnout” at a community meeting at the Midleton Park Hotel on Monday evening left relatives of the centre’s residents feeling “a bit more hopeful”. This is a vitally important service for everyone in east Cork, and especially so for the people currently living at the centre. “We don’t want to lose this service, it’s too important,” he said, adding that “we should be building a purpose-built facility” in the area.
September 21, 2021 08:03 UTC
“He was lifting very nicely in the gym today when I arrived,” said Harrington. “After hearing the reports last week, I arrived in to find him too sweaty to give a hug due to lifting some heavy weights. He said: “Our players play for the glory of this event. If there was 40,000 US fans and no Europeans, we’d prefer that than having no fans. Having no fans is no fun.”United States captain Steve Stricker insists he has no worries over the mindset of Brooks Koepka.
September 21, 2021 06:45 UTC
Sabina Nessa, 28, was found in Cator Park, Greenwich just a few miles from where she worked in Catford - Metropolitan Police have arrested a man in his 40s on suspicion of murderA primary school teacher was found dead in a south London park after a suspected stranger attack. Sabina Nessa, 28, was found in Cator Park, Greenwich just a few miles from where she worked in Catford..Officers were called at 5.32pm on Saturday after her body lay undiscovered for almost 24 hours. She had been a teacher at nearby Rushey Green Primary School after studying at the University of Bedfordshire. A man, aged in his 40s, arrested on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation pending further enquiries. Image: Peter Manning/LNP) Peter Manning/LNP) Image: Marcin Nowak/LNP) Marcin Nowak/LNP)"We know this incident will be worrying to those who live and work in the community.
September 21, 2021 06:35 UTC
AstraZeneca has announced that it will be establishing a next-generation active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility for small molecules near Dublin, at a cost of over €300m. The project, AstraZeneca's first-ever manufacturing facility here, was developed with the support and collaboration of IDA Ireland. "In choosing Ireland as the location for its new next-generation active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing facility, AstraZeneca joins the very strong and successful network of global life sciences companies we have in Ireland. Great news that @AstraZeneca is to establish its first ever manufacturing facility in Ireland, creating 100 highly-skilled jobs. AstraZeneca said the investment programme was expected to significantly reduce lead times, costs and introduce more sustainable manufacturing processes, contributing to the company’s Ambition Zero Carbon programme.
September 21, 2021 06:33 UTC
Pharma company AstraZeneca is to invest $360m (€307m) in a manufacturing facility near Dublin. The planned investment at the Alexion Campus in College Park, Blanchardstown, is expected to create around 100 highly skilled direct jobs, including scientists and engineers, and further indirect jobs. The investment by AstraZeneca is being supported by the government through IDA Ireland. Commenting on the company’s decision to establish a manufacturing plant in Ireland, IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said: “It will be a considerable addition to the well-established life sciences ecosystem here. This investment, creating 100 highly skilled jobs, including scientists and engineers, is most welcome and will be of substantial benefit to the local economy,” Mr Shanahan added.
September 21, 2021 06:31 UTC
Twitter has said it will pay 809.5 million US dollars to settle a consolidated class action lawsuit (AP)Twitter has said it will pay 809.5 million US dollars (£592 million) to settle a consolidated class action lawsuit alleging that the company misled investors about how much its user base was growing and how much users interacted with its platform. The San Francisco company said the proposed settlement, which must still be signed off by a judge, resolves all claims against it without Twitter admitting any wrongdoing. Expand Close Twitter has said it will pay 809.5 million US dollars to settle a consolidated class action lawsuit (PA) / FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsapp Twitter has said it will pay 809.5 million US dollars to settle a consolidated class action lawsuit (PA)The company said it plans to use cash on hand to pay the settlement in the fourth quarter of 2021. In 2019, Twitter stopped reporting monthly user figures. And in 2017, Twitter said it had been overstating its monthly user numbers by mistake because it was including users of a third-party app it should not have.
September 21, 2021 06:22 UTC
Rio Ferdinand believes Antonio Rudiger is the new best centre-back in the Premier League, above Ruben Dias and Virgil van Dijk. The German centre-back faced an uncertain future at the club when Frank Lampard was manager and Ferdinand admitted his confidence would have 'taken a beating'. Ferdinand was effusive in his praise for the Chelsea man after that victory and said on his YouTube channel: 'Since Tuchel has come I think he's arguably been the best centre-back. 'Under Frank [Lampard], it was evident he wasn't Frank's cup of tea. Rudiger fell down the pecking order when Frank Lampard was boss but has bounced back
September 21, 2021 06:22 UTC
Ever since Marcel Coetzee decided he wanted to return to South Africa, Ulster have been in the market for a bulked-up back-rower different to anything they have already at the club. “We were always in the market for a difference-making player,” said McFarland, ahead of Ulster’s season opener against Glasgow on Friday. “When Leone didn’t work out we didn’t want to rush straight back into the market, we wanted to wait for a player who would really make a difference. “On the few occasions we have been within reaching distance of trophies it’s us as a team that have fallen short. “Dwayne will help and play a part in that, but it will be how we play as a team.”
September 21, 2021 06:11 UTC