Taoiseach Micheál Martin is to make a formal apology to those who were placed in mother and baby homes in the next hour. Micheál Martin is expected to address the next steps the government will take following publication of the 3,000 page Commission report. That’s likely to include issues like memorialisation, access to records and […]

The Irish Second-Level Students Union is calling for the standard Leaving and Junior certs to be scrapped this year. It has written to Education Minister Norma Foley, calling for an alternative format for 2021. Schools are closed until at least January 31st – but the Minister says she intends to run the exams as planned […]

Survivors of Mother and Baby Homes say they’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed ahead of the publication of today’s report. The Commission of Investigation’s work over the last five years looked at 18 homes and is expected to show 9,000 children died in the institutions. The cabinet is meeting at the moment to consider the findings […]

The Commission of Investigations’ final report into Mother and Baby Homes will be published today. It was started in 2015 following claims the bodies of 796 babies lay in an unmarked grave at the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam. The 4,000 page report looks at 18 homes and is expected to show […]

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 8 years in prison. The seizure of 3 kilos of heroin with an estimated street value of €418,600 was made in July 2020. Our Senior News Reporter Fiona O’Donovan has this report for RedFM News: ‘Derek Keenan, of Harbour View Road in Knocknaheeny pleaded guilty to the possession […]

The money has been secured under The Town & Village Renewal Scheme. Cork County Council have received the funding, which will will support the delivery of six projects across the county. These include public realm improvement works in Liscarroll and Coolagown in North Cork, improved pedestrian connectivity for Kanturk, delivery of new walking infrastructure for […]

Management confirmed a plan is in the pipeline. Just 530,000 passengers passed through the airport in 2020 compared to almost 2.6 million in 2019. The airport was on track to post another year of growth before the pandemic hit- passenger traffic had increased by a quarter between 2015 and 2019. Just two airlines are currently […]

Cork County Council confirmed activity will resume today following yesterday’s fire The blaze broke out in the R&H Hall grain store at 8.40 yesterday morning. No-one’s been injured in the blaze at Ringaskiddy which has been contained by fire services from Carrigaline, Cobh and Crosshaven. An aerial appliance from Midleton and a Command Vehicle from […]

He was charged in connection with the seizure earlier this week 19-year-old Evan Hourigan was brought before a special sitting of Cork District Court yesterday, and charged with two offences following the seizure by Gardai on Thursday. Cliona O’Dwyer has this report for RedFM News: ‘Gardai recovered €85,000 worth of cannabis herb and €10,500 worth […]

The main stories making the headlines across Cork: A professor of epidemiology says the drop in Covid-19 cases gives hope but it’s too early to say if the numbers have flattened out. 4,842 new cases were confirmed by the Department of Health yesterday evening, after Friday’s record high of 8,248 infections. === A Cork teenager […]



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