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Everyone featured in the inter-agency video appeal has been working for and with their communities throughout the pandemic. Members of An Garda Síochána, the City Fire Service, the HSE, Cork City Council, Cork County Council and Kerry Council explain what they are missing due to Covid-19 restrictions and ask people to continue to play their […]

The Education Minister’s being urged to consider extending school holidays this Christmas. The Labour Party says it’s needed due to the high levels of stress students and staff have faced in recent months. Minister Norma Foley is to go before the Oireachtas Education Committee later to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the education system. […]

The discovery was made in Swinford at around 11 o’clock last night. A man in his 30s has been arrested at taken to Castlebar Garda Station in relation to the incident. Anyone with information or witnessed anything unusual in the Swinford area last night are being urged to contact Gardaí.

Dozens of jobs and small businesses could be at risk due to changes to an Irish tax scheme. That’s according to economist Jim Power, who says Cork’s retail and tourism sectors will be vulnerable to proposed changes to the Retail Export Scheme. Under the current scheme, non-EU tourists can claim VAT back on Irish goods. […]

It’s after large groups of people were filmed drinking on the streets in Cork and Dublin over the weekend. NPHET has warned that the suppression of Covid-19 has stalled and that time is running out to turn things around by December 1st, when we’re due to exit level 5 restrictions. 456 new cases and 5 […]

5 additional deaths have also been announced 105 of the new cases are in Dublin, 85 in Limerick, 43 in Cork, 38 in Meath and 25 in Clare, with the rest in all other counties. The 14 day incidence rate per 100,000 people is now at 120. 274 people are being treated for the virus […]

It aims to bring vacant properties back into social housing use The limit for the Repair and Leasing Scheme is now 60,000 euro, up from 40,000 euro. Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien says in addition to providing additional housing stock, there are benefits to employment and investment in local areas.

That’s according to a representative group The warning comes as the government launches a consultation process on making it mandatory for firms to operate a scheme. The issue has come to the fore during the pandemic with reports low paid workers feared not showing up for their jobs for financial reasons, even if they were […]

Taoiseach Micheál Martin made the comments on Cork’s RedFM this morning It’s after large crowds gathered in Cork and Dublin over the weekend drinking on the streets. Some pubs who are closed claimed they had to clean human excrement off the outside of their premises after people gathered outside with take-away drinks from other pubs. Speaking […]

According to Kantar 50% more people have secured their Christmas turkey compared to the same time last year. Sales of mince pies are also up 36.8 percent. But it wasn’t a great Halloween for supermarkets with sales of multi-packs of sweets down 40 percent compared with last year –  with pumpkin sales down 15.5 percent. […]



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