This year’s total already surpasses the 27 killings seen in 2017, which had been the highest in recent years.
Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney welcomed the decision.
The Scottish First Minister spoke after cases of the new strain of Covid were confirmed south of the border.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a house.
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Israel has unveiled plans to ban all foreigners from entering the country.
Former Police Ombudsman Baroness Nuala O’Loan and Nipsa president Brian Smyth will be among speakers at an event on Monday.
The Netherlands has introduced tougher restrictions amid surging Covid-19 cases.
The doctor who discovered Omicron says symptoms from the variant are “extremely mild” and has accused the UK of “panicking unnecessarily”.