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Covid news: Canada confirms two cases of Omicron variant; WHO Africa head urges world to keep borders open – as it happened
Both cases are recent arrivals from Nigeria; UN agency’s comments follow South Africa’s call to reverse flight bans; G7 health ministers to hold urgent meeting on Omicron variant

Jem Bartholomew (now), Charlie Moloney and Martin Farrer (earlier)

28, Nov, 2021 @11:14 PM

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Travel firms scramble to rearrange holidays amid new Covid measures
Swiss skiing holidays in doubt as country joins Spain in tightening travel rules to contain Omicron variant

Robert Booth, Sam Jones and Lisa O'Carroll

28, Nov, 2021 @3:29 PM

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Find vet before buying pets for Christmas, Britons warned
Increase in dog and cat ownership in lockdown and Brexit standards issues have led to vet shortage

Lisa O'Carroll and Nicola Davis

25, Nov, 2021 @1:59 PM

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UK asylum claims at highest level since 2004, with record backlog of cases
Home Office says 67,547 applications waiting to be dealt with, as ministers urged to drop ‘nationalist posturing’

Lisa O'Carroll

25, Nov, 2021 @1:25 PM

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UK should be neutral in a poll on Irish unification, says shadow minister
Labour’s Louise Haigh says people of Northern Ireland should choose their future without sway from Westminster

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

23, Nov, 2021 @11:24 PM

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EU calls on Brexit minister to stop ‘political posturing’ over NI protocol
‘We cannot undo Brexit,’ says Maroš Šefčovič after David Frost says ‘more urgency’ required in negotiations

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

21, Nov, 2021 @12:16 PM

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‘It was terrifying’: ancient book’s journey from Irish bog to museum treasure
A new book tells the story of the painstaking process to preserve the 1,200-year-old Faddan More Psalter

Lisa O'Carroll in Dublin

21, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The young loyalist who dared contemplate the idea of a ‘new’, united, Ireland
Activist Joel Keys says unionism would benefit from confronting, not avoiding, the things it finds most difficult

Lisa O'Carroll in Belfast

20, Nov, 2021 @8:31 PM

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Irish former PM asked to apologise for ‘ghettoes’ claim
Bertie Ahern’s comments about loyalists criticised by DUP MP as ‘demeaning and degrading’

Lisa O'Carroll in Belfast

19, Nov, 2021 @10:06 AM

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Trade surges between Northern Ireland and Ireland after Brexit
However, data shows negative impact of leaving EU on trade between republic and Great Britain

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

17, Nov, 2021 @12:39 PM

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Brexit minister says UK not trying to move checks to Irish border
Lord Frost says triggering article 16 remains an option but he is hopeful of deal on Northern Ireland

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

17, Nov, 2021 @9:43 AM

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Coronavirus live: Germany set to tighten rules for unvaccinated; Ireland brings in midnight curfew
Germany set to follow Austria in effort to fight fourth wave; Irish restrictions include advice to work from home to fight rising hospitalisations

Léonie Chao-Fong (now); Lucy Campbell, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

17, Nov, 2021 @12:17 AM

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