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1. Over the past 15 months, Ireland has grappled with a wave of disinformation about Covid-19 and the effects of social restrictions linked to the pandemic on people.
Often, this misinformation takes the form of blatantly false claims about the virus, blockages, or the contents of Covid-19 vaccines.
But sometimes false claims can go viral on social media because they are more subtly misleading, Lauren Boland written in today’s main story.
Reopening of pubs
2. Some have had stops and starts, while others have remained closed since the first lockdown, but the sun has been shining since publicans because they finally welcomed the customers for the field service yesterday.
“Mother Nature got the memo,” joked Paul Flannery, owner of Flannery’s Bar in Limerick City. “People are buzzing, the weather is obviously a big plus and people are just happy and smiling, meeting friends they haven’t seen in a long time.”
Flannery said there were many “emotional moments” along the way, such as having to close the bar on Christmas Eve afternoon, just 20 days after the pubs were allowed to reopen again. .
3. Education Minister Norma Foley praised the “remarkable resilience and goodwill” of the nearly 60,000 students who are due to take the graduation certificate exams tomorrow.
Norma Foley acknowledged the difficult year the students faced, saying they did it with good humor. Written exams start tomorrow and will run until June 29.
Students had the choice of taking the exams or receiving accredited grades, with over 90% opting for both. Applicants will be credited with the better of the two results.
4. When news broke that an investment fund had bought 135 newly built houses during a development in Maynooth, Co Kildare last month, the government was panicked by an Irish public emerging from a global pandemic, Conal thomas written.
Suddenly the housing crisis, for so long the main social problem for people living in this country, once again became the main political problem, which alerted the coalition parties and forced a series of spontaneous political decisions in response.
5. A autopsy will be performed this morning on the body of a little girl who died when she was attacked by a dog at her home in Waterford.
The three-month-old was fatally injured by the dog in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Sources said the baby was attacked by the dog in his bedroom in the early hours of the morning – the dog belonged to the family.
Mother and baby houses
6. The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has written on several occasions to the Mother and Baby Home Commission expressing his concerns about the handling of personal data. sensitive survivor testimony and response times to requests.
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The DPC also said it was “disappointed” that the Commission did not respond promptly to one of their letters and warned that failure to address their concerns could constitute a violation of their duty to cooperate. under data regulations.
7. The US Department of Justice has announced that it has recovered more than half of the $ 4.4 million (€ 3.6 million) paid by Colonial pipeline Russian-based ransomware extortionist Darkside, who forced the shutdown of a major fuel network.
“We have turned the tide on Darkside by attacking the entire ecosystem that powers ransomware and digital extortion attacks, including the proceeds of crime in the form of digital currency,” the Deputy Prosecutor said. General Lisa Monaco.
8. Many workers could find themselves without extra income as their short-term jobseeker’s allowances expire and government inaction is to blame, according to a Sinn Féin TD.
Claire Kerrane TD says many workers risk losing their Short Term Work Support (STWS) if the government does not extend it.
STWS is a type of allowance for job seekers that provides workers with additional income if their working hours have been temporarily reduced by their employer to three days or less per week.
9. Today will be rather cloudy to begin with patchy light rain, drizzle and mist along southern coasts.
Met Éireann says hazy waves of sun will break through over the days, but it will remain largely cloudy in the western and southern coastal counties with episodes of rain sometimes. The highest temperatures will range from 15 to 20 degrees, the coolest in the southern coastal regions.