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The 29-year-old, from Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh, was found guilty of the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe. Courts Correspondent Frank Greaney has this report for RedFM News:

It now costs two cent more for a litre of petrol, and 2.5 cent more for a litre of diesel. 50c has been added to the cost of a box of cigarettes, with other increases on related products. Dr Patrick Doorly, from the Irish Heart Foundation, says that will help many more people to quit […]

Dr Tony Holohan says it has become ‘a whole population issue’ and has appealed to every individual, family, household and workplace to act on public health advice. It comes as a further 811 new cases of the virus have been confirmed including 141 in Cork. Cavan has overtaken Donegal as the newest hotspot, after 22 […]

The plan to raise the pension age to 67 in the new year now won’t go ahead. A commission will now examine the issue and report back to government. Age Action chief executive Paddy Connolly says that may only delay the inevitable if the law doesn’t change.  

Restaurants say they are broadly happy with the package of measures for their sector. However, the Restaurants Association says they were hoping the Pandemic Unemployment payment would be restored to 350 euro. Chief executive Adrian Cummins says it was a missed opportunity.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 1,830 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Monday 12th October the HPSC has been notified of 811 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 44,159* confirmed cases of […]

The government is looking to spend its way out of the recession, confirming there’s set to be a €17 billion budget deficit next year. The largest budget in the history of the state will be funded by borrowing heavily. Some of the big talking points- VAT for hospitality will be reduced to 9% from November […]

500 new civilian staff have also been announced   Minister McGrath outlines the increase in the Garda budget  

The fuel allowance is increased by €3.50 a week to €28 The Christmas bonus to be paid to those on PUP and other welfare if they’ve been on that for 4 months instead of the usual 15 Minister Michael Mc Grath outlines the details  of the fuel allowance rise

Road projects and electric rail carriages have been announced by Minister Michael McGrath Construction on N56 in Donegal, N4 in Sligo, N5 in Mayo, n22 and Dunkettle interchange in Cork were all unveiled  


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