Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has said that he has "real hope and confidence" about the continued easing of Covid-19 restrictions, but has warned that the country is "not yet where we need to be." Video: RTÉ
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has informed the Dáil that he expects the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (Niac) to issue a recommendation on the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine "early next week." Video: Oireachtas TV
The Biden administration has pledged to slash US greenhouse gas emissions by 50-52 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, a new target it hopes will spur other big emitter countries to raise their ambition to combat climate change. Video: Reuters
Climate activists shattered 19 windows at HSBC's headquarters in London's Canary Wharf business district as part of a protest against the financing of what the group says is devastating climate change that threatens the planet. Video: Reuters
LA officials were concerned that dispersing the homeless community would spread Covid-19 so they eased enforcement against vagrancy laws which has lead to a growing community on Venice beach. Video: Reuters
GPs and practice nurses are under "massive, massive workload pressure" as the vaccine rollout intensifies. Video: Enda O'Dowd
India recorded 314,835 new daily Covid-19 cases on April 22 and some hospitals have issued notices to say they have only a few hours of medical oxygen required to keep Covid-19 patients alive. Video Reuters
US attorney general Merrick Garland has announced a federal investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department following a jury’s verdict that former city police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd. Video: C-Span
The Taoiseach, speaking during a testy Dáil exchange with Labour leader Alan Kelly, has confirmed that the Government is still targeting to vaccinate 82 per cent of the population against Covid-19 by the end of June. Video: Oireachtas TV
Liverpool owner John Henry apologized to supporters and to manager Jürgen Klopp Klopp for the "disruption" caused by the club's involvement in the breakaway European Super League. Liverpool were among the six EPL clubs who signed up for the project but withdrew after protests. Video: Reuters
Crowds in downtown Minneapolis cheered and chanted George Floyd’s name after the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial was announced. Video: NYT
US president Joe Biden said the murder conviction of former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd was much too rare in a country plagued by systemic racism, and called for meaningful police reform measures. Video: Reuters
After a half-day deliberation, Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged with killing George Floyd last year in Minneapolis, has been convicted of all three charges: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Video: Reuters
Hospitals in India are facing a crunch for beds and oxygen amid a fast-rising second wave of Covid-19 infections. Video: Reuters
Speaking ahead of an informal video conference of the EU foreign affairs ministers, Germany's Michael Roth has urged Britain to adhere to the entire Brexit divorce agreement, "including the protocol on Northern Ireland." Video: EU Commission
Jurgen Klopp urges angry fans not to blame him or Liverpool players for the club's involvement in the Super League. Video: Reuters
António Guterres unveiled the State of the Global Climate 2020 report by the World Meteorological Organization on Monday. The United Nations chief warned that time to tackle the climate crisis is running out, with 2020 one of the three hottest years on record. Video: UN Web TV
Deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has urged all over 60s to take the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine if offered it, saying it works effectively against the B117 variant, the most common coronavirus variant in Ireland currently. Video: RTÉ
Eyewitness footage has captured Keir Starmer being kicked out of a Bath pub by the landlord, who accused the UK Labour leader of "failing" the British electorate during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Nasa's miniature robot helicopter Ingenuity has performed a successful takeoff and landing on Mars, achieving the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft over the surface of another planet, the US space agency said. Video: Nasa
Hundreds of passengers from Australia have started to arrive in New Zealand airports after authorities reopened borders, a pandemic milestone that allows quarantine-free travel between the countries for the first time in over a year. Video: Reuters
Cupra is Seat's spin-off electric and high performance brand, and its Leon is a plug-in hybrid with a combined 245hp and 400Nm of torque. It's softer and gentler than you might have expected. But is that such a bad thing? Video: Neil Briscoe
Speaking in an interview on Britain’s Times Radio, the day after the funeral of Prince Philip, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said she was “sorry” the IRA killed Lord Mountbatten in 1979. Video: Times Radio
The tiny eastern Caribbean island of Saint Vincent was blanketed by ash over the weekend. Some 20,000 people have been evacuated from their homes since eruptions from the La Soufriere volcano began last week. Video: Reuters
Twelve of Europe's top football clubs have launched a breakaway Super League. All of the English Premier League's Big Six, including Manchester United and Liverpool, have signed on as founding members. Video: Reuters
Israelis go about bare-faced as the mandatory wearing of protective masks outdoors was rescinded in the country's latest return to relative normality, boosted by a mass-vaccination campaign against the Covid-19 pandemic. Video: Reuters
For several nights, Ebonie McMillan and her children watched in real time as protests over the death of Daunte Wright turned violent. Video: NYT
Cheryl Orange of the Ethical Society of Police is working to change the reputation of US police unions from defenders of police to defenders of justice. Video: New York Times
Queen Elizabeth has emerged from Windsor Castle to lead the British royal family in mourning at the funeral of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.
Relatives and friends of Minnesotans killed by the police came together a day after the former Minnesota police officer charged with manslaughter of Daunte Wright made her first court appearance. Video: Reuters
Hundreds of New Yorkers marched to protest the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old boy while he had his hands raised. Video: Reuters
A whitewater rafting facility at George’s Dock is still being discussed, but Dublin-based doctors Patrick Earls and Mark Murphy are campaigning for the site to be converted into an outdoor swimming pool instead.
In a 20-second segment of a video posted to YouTube in 2018, Tommy Robinson describes his visit to a train station in Rome. A section of its raw footage, provided by Caolan Robertson, contradicts Robinson’s account of what happened there
Across Poland medical staff are complaining of queues of ambulances, 12 to 48 hour shifts and newly qualified residents staffing Covid wards alone as a third coronavirus wave stretches the country's understaffed health system to its limit.
Chicago's police accountability office has released to the public body-camera video footage showing a police officer shooting and killing 13-year-old Adam Toledo on March 29th, 2021. Video: Reuters
Dr. Anthony Fauci faced angry questions from Republican congressman Jim Jordan, who demanded to know when Americans could "get their liberty and freedoms back."
The Italian ambassador to Ireland has denounced the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine system as “discriminatory”.
Director General of the HSE Paul Reid recounted the roller coaster week for the vaccine rollout which saw more than 9,000 people sign up in the first hour though the portal. Video: RTÉ
An overturned lorry on the M50 has seen the northbound motorway closed between Junction 11 Tallaght and Junction 9 Red Cow and widespread traffic disruption in west Dublin. Video: Collins
As France marks the second anniversary of the Notre Dame fire, Parisians who witnessed the event remembered the fear and anxiety of that day. Video: Reuters