Today’s headlines: Nphet warns we are powerless to stop New Delta wave, and woman rescued after man dies in tragic fall from Sligo Cliff



Here’s a look at some of today’s biggest titles.

“We are powerless to stop this,” says Holohan as fourth wave approaches

The country is facing a devastating fourth wave of Covid-19 this summer that will claim lives and threaten to leave hospitals in dire straits. Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has warned that the surge triggered by the highly infectious Delta variant, which will strike in August and September, will be unstoppable.

Nearly 30 families sue nursing homes for wrongful death over Covid-19

Nearly 30 families have filed wrongful death lawsuits against nursing homes following the Covid-19 outbreaks. Law firm PA Duffy said its clients are taking legal action over the treatment of loved ones in nursing homes during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tributes to 16-year-old boy who died after quad biking accident on family farm

Tributes were paid to a teenager who died in a quad biking accident on the family farm. Patrick McKeogh (16), from Inchadrinagh, Ballina, Co. Tipperary, was seriously injured in the crash on Monday morning.

Woman (27) rescued after man died in tragic cliff fall in Sligo

A man has died after falling off a cliff in a tragic incident in Sligo. A 27-year-old Spanish woman was also rescued from a dangerous cliff in the Gleniff Horseshoe area after a passerby who saw the hiker fall, alerted emergency services.

Princes honor Diana’s ‘strength and character’ by unveiling statue

Princes William and Harry put aside their differences yesterday to unveil a statue of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday. This was only the second time the brothers have appeared together in public since Harry stepped down from royal duties last year.

“When I walked into this room, I knew I was doomed. I hear corpses rolling in front of the door. This is death row ‘

Jimmy Lee (81) died in a nursing home after being caught in the Covid wave that swept the country after Christmas, writes Catherine Fegan.

“They couldn’t get a pulse and apparently I turned blue” – Kenny opens with “traumatic” heart fear

Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has revealed that contact with Christian Eriksen’s death brought back memories of his lucky escape to Sweden two years ago. Kenny suffered from a heart problem and collapsed at the airport before a return flight following a victory for his U-21 team in September 2019, and was reluctant to release details once he recovered.

Pub outbreak in Waterford has led to more than 180 Covid infections

An outbreak in a Waterford pub has resulted in more than 180 cases of Covid-19, according to public health doctors. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said a “complex” outbreak started in a pub and has now spread to the local community “and beyond”.

Ireland lone late as EU digital certificate holiday travel authorization scheme goes live

Ireland was the only one absent when the EU’s new Covid digital certificate – to allow EU citizens to travel for unnecessary purposes – was launched yesterday. John Downing examines some answers to key questions.



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