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It comes as a nursing home in Galway appealed for help earlier this week following a major outbreak Nursing Homes Ireland says staffing remains the biggest issue in the fight against Covid-19. It says 40 of the country’s 570 residential facilities currently have clusters of the virus. Positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at […]

That’s according to Pfizer Ireland managing director, Paul Reid Ireland could get the first batch of a Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the year. Pfizer Ireland managing director, Paul Reid, believes his company’s jab could be approved for emergency use at the end of November. Speaking to the Irish Independent, he says clinical trials […]

The survey will run until 9am on November 16th The Department of Education has asked parents in Ballincollig to express their preferred patron for a new school. It’s one of 4 post primary schools to be established across the country next year. Schools will also open in Dublin, Meath and Wexford. Two to three groups […]

In the last seven days, the rate of those testing positive has declined from 8.9 to 5.8 percent. The head of the HSE, Paul Reid, says a drop in the positivity rate of people with Covid-19 gives hope for the future. It’s seen as an important measure as it indicates how widespread infection is in […]

Under level 5 restrictions, live music and dancing is not permitted at weddings Up to 25 guests are allowed which is an increase from 6 in the original plan for level 5. However hair and make up artists can’t go to the venue, and live music and dancing is not permitted. President of the Irish Hotels […]

The 14 day incidence of the virus per 100 thousand people has increased to 306. 777 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed – 41 of those in Cork. 7 further deaths have been reported. 182 cases are in Dublin, 81 in Galway, 44 in Wexford and 42 in Meath. The 14 day incidence of […]

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.   Shortly after 4.30pm Gardaí from Mayfield, assisted by the Southern Region Dog Unit, executed a search warrant at a house in Lagan Grove. During the course of the search Gardaí seized cannabis herb, suspected cocaine and €1,400 in cash. All of the suspected […]

They also found a gun similar to the one used to kill Veronica Guerin in 1996   Six people in total were taken into custody in Alicante after the discovery of four kilos of cannabis and 15,000 pills. A gun was found buried in a garden which matches the description of the weapon which killed […]

They’re urging people to continue the good work they’ve done when it comes to keeping a distance, wearing face coverings, catching coughs and sneezes and washing hands. Statutory agencies in the Cork and Kerry region have thanked the people of both counties for adhering to new temporary restrictions which are now in place to stop […]

That’s according to the son of a resident at the Nightingale nursing home in Galway 25 of the 27 residents and the majority of staff at the Galway nursing home have contracted Covid-19, while one resident has died. Management say the HSE sent no “hands-on help” and agency staff failed to show up. The HSE […]


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