Ms Justice Tara Burns made the remark in a judgment quashing an order made by the Minister for Justice for the deportation of the 32-year-old woman to Hungary. Outlining the background, Ms Justice Burns said, having qualified as a doctor in Ukraine, the woman returned to her native Somalia to work as a junior doctor in a hospital in Mogadishu. She secured refugee status in Hungary in 2015 but, because she had no accommodation, was unable to find work. Her representations included “excellent” references from academics and medical personnel in Cork where she was staying, the judge noted. The Minister also failed to properly consider the woman’s employment prospects here, she found.
May 06, 2021 12:45 UTC
Severe cases of COVID-19 are 2.5 times more likely in men with male-pattern baldness than those retaining a full head of hair, researchers have warned. Severe cases of COVID-19 are 2.5 times more likely in men with male-pattern baldness than those retaining a full head of hair, a study has warned. Specifically, the team reported that some 79 per cent of men with severe COVID-19 had the condition, compared to the 31–53 per cent that would be expected for men of a similar age group. 'Our data show that longer AR CAG scores are associated with more severe COVID-19 disease,' said medical researcher Andy Goren of the California-based Applied Biology, Inc. The findings, he continued, 'indicate that AR CAG repeat length could be used as a biomarker to help identify male COVID-19 patients most at risk for ICU admissions.'
May 06, 2021 12:30 UTC
A primary school has apologised for mistakenly showing a picture of the Prophet Muhammad in assembly, and 'wishing him a happy birthday'. But he said that he - and a group of 30 parents - have written to the school to show support. He said he doesn't want the teacher involved to be sacked and wants the community to use this to learn instead. 'I think what happened will have obviously affected the Muslim community in the school. 'We are aware and understand fully how offensive this is to our Muslim community and I offer my heartfelt apologies for the upset caused.
May 06, 2021 12:18 UTC
The National Ambulance Service was contacted to help more than 400 people in “a place of real and active danger” following engagement with a text messaging service run by the youth mental health organisation SpunOut last year. SpunOut presented its data during an Oireachtas sub-committee hearing on Thursday, examining youth mental health challenges brought about by the pandemic. Aimed at 16- to 34-year-olds, the committee heard the text service had delivered “quite an insight into the enormous strain on young people’s mental health”. “Youth workers now feel that they are fulfilling roles outside their remit,” said national youth health programme manager Rachel Treanor. “These are mental health disorders.
May 06, 2021 12:11 UTC
What alternative options are there if I don’t get my top choices? This year, more than ever, students face a dizzying number of questions relating to the CAO, alternative options and the Leaving Cert exams themselves. To help shed light on these topics, and many more, join The Irish Times’ Facebook Live Q&A with guidance counsellor Brian Mooney on Tuesday, May 11th at 5pm. Send in a question live or, better still, email one in advance to Irish Times education editor Carl O’Brien (email@example.com). And be sure to pick up our Change of Mind 2021 supplement this Tuesday, May 11th, in print or online, which has all you need to know about CAO and further education options.
May 06, 2021 12:00 UTC
If you would like a friend or family member included in the series, please email firstname.lastname@example.orgSheamus Heneghan1944-2021Sheamus Heneghan was a fisherman and an accordion player. well, who would be anywhere else?”Sheamus was a very happy man – a quiet man, an uncomplicated man at ease with life and with his surroundings. Sheamus, he was christened Eric James but preferred the Irish Sheamus, was one of six children and from an early age, he took to music, liking classical, jazz, country and western but, above all, traditional Irish. Sheamus provided for his family by running a small fishing boat from Old Head pier, and catching salmon, mackerel, pollock and lobster. In New York, he played for a time in a loose-knit group named The Hillsiders and worked with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.
May 06, 2021 12:00 UTC
Mobile telecoms software company Anam Technologies has been acquired by Croatian tech unicorn Infobip in a multimillion-euro deal. Anam has developed technology that filters billions of messages on behalf of more than 80 mobile operators for over 600 million customers across the world. “This announcement is very exciting, and a validation of how important mobile messaging has become in today’s ever growing digital environment. “This acquisition brings two best in class messaging companies together to deliver this. When both companies’ products are combined it makes the joint offering a rare and exceptional mobile operator proposition,” added Mr Kelly.
May 06, 2021 11:59 UTC
Duggar's wife Anna is pregnant with their seventh childWhat is Covenant Eyes? The court heard there was a program installed on Duggar's computer called 'Covenant Eyes' which aims to 'defeat' porn. Duggar's family rose to fame on TLC, where cameras documented their lives as an exceptionally large fundamentalist Christian family. The agent could not say for certain when the Covenant Eyes software was downloaded onto Duggar's computer. If convicted of the child porn charges, Duggar faces up to 20 years in prison.
May 06, 2021 11:58 UTC
The tone of the intervention stood out as much as the timing, the donation and now ready availability of vaccines for all Irish athletes and support staff travelling to the Tokyo Olympics this summer being welcomed on both fronts. With the Irish Government also approving and welcoming the agreement, the Olympic federation of Ireland (OFI) and Paralympics Ireland will now begin the roll-out of the vaccinations in advance of the Tokyo Olympics, which begin on July 23rd, and the Tokyo Paralympics, which begin on August 24th. “The intention is to administer the double-dose, with our first group of athletes due to depart in early July. There are currently 67 Irish athletes, across 13 sports, qualified for the Tokyo Games, with at least another dozen currently in qualifying quota positions. Sherrard added: “It has been quite a stressful matter for the Olympic athletes preparing for Tokyo, especially at this juncture from the Games, some having to travel away for competition.
May 06, 2021 11:52 UTC
Ireland’s Covid-adjusted unemployment rate stood at 22.4 per cent in April, down slightly on the previous month. In March the overall unemployment rate was 23.8 per cent, and a year earlier the rate was 30.5 per cent. Excluding those on the PUP, Ireland’s unemployment rate stood at 5.8 per cent in April, up 1.1 per cent from the previous year. April’s seasonally adjusted rate was in line with with March’s figures, with 134,700 unemployed. The hope is that the underlying unemployment rate, which is now 5.8 per cent, doesn’t begin to accelerate.”
May 06, 2021 11:48 UTC
In Saturday’s Irish Times, Lisa McInerney talks to me about her new novel, The Rules of Revelation. Louise Nealon talks to Edel Coffey about her debut novel, Snowflake; and Rachel Donohue writes about heatwaves in literature, a feature of her second novel, The Beauty of Impossible Things. The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue is this weekend’s Irish Times book offer at Eason’s. Caoilinn Hughes has been shortlisted for the £10,000 RSL Encore Award for best second novel for The Wild Laughter. *Several Irish crime writers have been longlisted for Britain’s premier crime novel award, the Theakston Old Peculier, alongside household names such as Ian Rankin and Val McDermid.
May 06, 2021 11:37 UTC
Andrea Jenkyns shared the emblem on Twitter just after 6.30am as polls prepared to open across England, Wales and Scotland. But Brexiteer Ms Jenkyns insisted she wasn't trying to make a political point. (Image: Andrea Jenkyns MP /Twitter)Ms Jenkyns told the Mirror: "It was an honest mistake, been up since the crack of dawn for elections, quickly tweeted, and later saw my mistake so deleted. Given the amount of flag-waving Tory politicians have done recently - including putting them prominently in the background of TV interviews - Ms Jenkyns was roundly teased online. Twitter user Otto English said: "Took Andrea Jenkyns MP a whole hour to remember what her own country's flag looks like.
May 06, 2021 11:35 UTC
Holidaymakers face 10-hour delays at Heathrow this year that are 'unavoidable'The Immigration Services Union has warned Brits they face 10 hour queues at UK airports if they plan to go on holiday this year. Pressure is mounting on the Government to take action before May 17Holidaymakers face 10-hour delays at Heathrow this year that are 'unavoidable'Holidaymakers are being warned they will face "unavoidable" 10-hour delays at UK airports for the rest of the year. The Immigration Services Union (ISU), which represents Britain's border immigration and customs staff, is urging Downing Street to make drastic changes for when the ban on non-essential travel is lifted. "There's no way around the delays at the border because Border Force officers will have to check the Covid status of all arrivals and that takes around 15 minutes per person. mpuImage: PA) PA)taboolaWhile British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) General Secretary Brian Strutton told MailOnline : "Sorting border queues is absolutely in the Government's control, and they must do it now.
May 06, 2021 11:33 UTC
The park, which covers nine square kilometres (3.47 square miles), is home to a stunning natural arch. Sea stacks: When sea arches collapse, a sea stack or sea stump is left behind. Sea caves: Sea caves occur on almost every headland or coast where the waves break directly on rock cliffs. Source: Britannica.com AdvertisementWith a height of 30ft (9.1m), the Great Pollet Arch is Ireland's largest sea arch. The star attraction is Yesnaby Castle, a precarious-looking sea stack with a natural arch.
May 06, 2021 11:31 UTC
Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy noticeShoppers are being warned about a free Dyson vacuum cleaner scam that’s doing the rounds - and it could empty your bank account. The fake message - which has been set up to look like it’s from Currys PC World - wrongly tells customers that they’ve been chosen to win a free Dyson vacuum cleaner. Shoppers should delete this message as Currys PC World has confirmed it isn’t giving away Dyson vacuum cleaners. Dyson Vacuum. Similar scam emails - again claiming to be from Currys PC World - have also been circulating in recent weeks with false claims of Macbook Pro and Nespresso prizes.
May 06, 2021 11:17 UTC