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Agriculture Minister and Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue is urging farmers to take every precaution possible to ensure there isn’t a bird flu epidemic. It’s after five cases among wild birds in the Republic, and two in the North were detected, since the beginning of last month. Ministers from both sides…

The Sligo-born head of the World Health Organisation’s emergency team says lockdowns will not be enough to fully defeat the coronavirus. Dr. Michael Ryan says the danger is that without strong public health measures, the virus will jump back up again when lockdowns are eventually lifted. Michael Ryan, from Curry,…

A second case of bird flu has been identified in county Galway. The discovery was made yesterday after a wigeon was found to be carrying a strain of avian influenza. Farmers are being advised to keep their poultry flocks confined – although no outbreaks have been found in Irish poultry…