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Apologies are being issued to GMIT students directly affected after tutors made personal comments about them following a virtual presentation. In a video being circulated online, one person is heard asking whether a student has ‘something wrong with her.’ Galway Mayo Institute of Technology President Dr Orla Flynn has also apologised. Reporter with the Irish […]

Gino Kenny is drawing up a bill he plans to put before the Dáil next year. He says attitudes have changed in Ireland in the eight years since the last time it was proposed. The People Before Profit TD says our drugs policy should not seek to criminalise users: “Giving people educational facts, not sending […]

Hotels in Ireland’s main cities have been hit harder by the tourism downturn than those in the countryside. Dublin hotel rooms lay empty 56% more of the time compared with rural ones. That’s a trend seen all across Europe, but Ireland has the biggest gap of ten countries examined in the study by E-Y. Simon McAllister, partner […]

The Chief Medical Officer says the pattern of Covid-19 is still trending upwards, despite a drop in the number of daily cases. 264 new infections were recorded yesterday, along with two further deaths. The estimated national 14-day incidence of the virus in a number of counties is continuing to rise. Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony […]

Dublin Fire Brigade paramedics gave first aid at the scene yesterday afternoon, but could not resuscitate the man. Garda forensic teams are examining the scene on the Dundrum Road in Milltown, where the blaze broke out just before 4pm. A woman in her eighties who was also rescued from the house is being treated at […]

Cabinet will consider a report later on how it should be distributed – including the establishment of large, centralised vaccination centres. A high-level Covid taskforce reported to government last Friday and that will be published this afternoon following a cabinet meeting. It will set out how vaccines will be secured, transported, stored and ultimately delivered. The […]

264 new cases of the virus have been confirmed this evening 10 cases have been confirmed in Cork. While 2 more people have died. The 14 day incidence rate per 100,000 people is 83. Yesterday Dr Tony Holohan said he was concerned after 429 cases were recorded.

306,000 people will get the payment tomorrow That’s compared to 348,000 this time last week. 46,000 people closed their PUP claims in the past seven days – with 40,000 of those returning to work.

The European regulatory body is aiming to approve the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine by December 29th A potential roll-out could be on the cards at the start of January. According to Department of Health research, three quarters of people said they would either definitely or probably get the shot. Dr. Ronan Glynn says it’s important the […]

Almost 2,000 people were tested in a one-day period There was a positivity rate of 21%. Another five people have also died with the virus. There are 429 patients in hospital with Covid in the North, with 18 in intensive care.


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