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Tusla unable to locate records of baby girl despite “extensive” search
Child and family agency Tusla has been unable to locate records about a baby girl who spent time in St Gerard’s institution in Dublin in 1936. The institution housed unmarried mothers and their children in the 1920s and 1930s.
Prisoner dies following Mountjoy cell assault
Robert O’Connor, aged 34 was attacked by at least three other prisoners in Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison days after his latest sentence was imposed. On a ventilator since last Friday, he has died in hospital. A number of suspects have been identified and are being investigated.
Nancy Pelosi vows US support for Taiwan
Nancy Pelosi has pledged an “ironclad” US commitment to Taiwan during a historic visit to the country that has infuriated China. This commitment also raised warnings that military manoeuvres Beijing announced in retaliation would amount to a blockade of the island.
Less than 1,000 people apply for special Covid redundancy payment
The government scheme providing workers with financial support has paid out some €455,500 in its first two months. Aiming to ensure that employees let go due to the pandemic and are eligible for a statutory redundancy payment are taken care of.
“I think I’m probably suffering with PTSD”
Rebekah Vardy has said that she is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after losing a libel trial against Coleen Rooney. “I feel physically sick when I talk about the trial and what happened, and I have nightmares.”