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The Government are currently meeting to discuss NPHETs recommendation that the country be moved to Level 5 That’s local hairdresser Joseph Byrne who says he’s operating in complete confusion today amid mounting speculation his salon will be one thousands of retail outlets that may be forced to shut their doors once again amid new potential […]

It may affect the country’s Covid-19 testing capabilities The Medical Laboratory Scientists Association says any strike would have a big impact on testing for the disease as the 1,800 people they represent work across the health service. The HSE say it now has the ability to carry out 120,000 tests a week. General Secretary of […]

The volunteer crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 11:40pm following a request from the Irish Coast Guard to help a woman who injured her arm. The casualty was brought on board the lifeboat where she was assessed and treated by two HSE paramedics. She was then able to return to her home on the island. […]

This is one of the findings in a new report by researchers at University College Cork. It found that just one in seven inter-county players were withdrawn from a game after being concussed. One of the study’s co-authors, Mario Pasquale Rotundoa, says a culture that promotes toughness in the sport could be adding to the […]

Gyms are also expected to shut while pubs and restaurants will be takeaway only. Schools, creches and essential retail outlets will stay open under the new rules which are set to be a mix of Level 4 and Level 5. An announcement from Government is due sometime this evening. Infectious disease specialist Sam McConkey says […]

Around a quarter of Irish Rail’s fleet have windows that open manually –  with the rest equipped with air conditioning. Passengers are being advised to wrap up on board during the colder weather while windows are kept open. Barry Kenny from Irish Rail says it’s an additional step on top of current measures:

An Post is offering to carry all cards and letters from today until the end of January at no charge. The freepost offer is good for parcels up to two kilos as well. Anna McHugh says other community outreach is being brought back too to help people during the renewed public health restrictions.

Locals have no clues about what’s happened to Dingle Bay’s famous dolphin. He’s never been absent for this long in the 37 years since he made it his home. Volunteers from Mallow Search and Rescue joined the operation yesterday at the request of a local boatman. The group’s chairman John Woulfe says they found no […]

The Teachers Union of Ireland say they’ve been looking for clarity from the Government on how schools could continue to stay open. It claims the Department of Education’s failing to tackle what counts as a close contact in school – which is causing huge stress for the people they represent. General Secretary with the union, […]

There were 156 cases in Cork, while three more people have died. Professor Gerry Killeen, Research Chair of Applied Pathogen Ecology at UCC, says strong restrictions could yet bring the outbreak back under control by Christmas. But he believes far more aggressive testing and tracing is needed to drive Covid-19 out:


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