by Róisín McKane

New Covid isolation regulations have come into effect from today. The Times has out together this handy explainer.


The HSE’s portal for people to report positive antigen test results has opened. See more on that here.


Elsewhere, The Minister for health has said that companies should look at providing employees who are close contacts with high-grade masks if they need to be in the office.


Property prices are expected to rise by about 5 per cent this year as supply shortages and pent-up demand continue to drive activity, according to a new survey.


A plan to provide housing for disabled people over the next five years has been published by the Government, which seeks to place a greater emphasis on independent living and community inclusion.


The Times reports on Trinity College Dublin’s  exemptions from sweeping Government reforms aimed at strengthening the accountability of higher education institutions due to its “distinct legal basis”. Read more on that here.





Our zen today is brought to us by Joshua Whelan, a schoolboy in Galway who has discovered a love of art by using the wheels of his wheelchair to apply the paint.


Joshua has cerebral palsy and creates art with the assistance of his SNA and art teacher.


Check out his work here.





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