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It’s to encourage people to live in smaller towns and villages. The Irish Independent reports a range of reliefs – including cuts to property tax and commercial rates, as well new grants – are being considered under Town Centres First. It’s a plan to make greater use of derelict lands and buildings in towns and […]

Temperatures dropped to at least minus-seven degrees in places. A status yellow low temperature and ice warning will remain in place countrywide until 12 o’clock this afternoon. Met Éireann is warning of treacherous conditions on the roads, with severe frost and freezing fog. Cathal Nolan, from Ireland’s Weather Channel, says it was extremely chilly overnight:

The main stories making the headlines across Cork A leading member of NPHET says Covid-19 vaccines may not work against the South African variant that’s been detected in Ireland. Three cases of the highly transmissible variant were confirmed here yesterday, all linked to people who’d travelled from South Africa. === An investigation’s underway in the […]

The drop was largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s according to FRS Recruitment, who are however forecasting a 25% increase in job postings nationwide in the coming year. The Cork experience reflected the national trend, with a 36% drop in job postings nationally over the last 12 months. By sector, the largest drop in […]

The drugs worth €131,000 were recovered. It’s after a house in Lismore Park was searched at around 9pm last night. Gardai found a large grow house there which was ventilated and insulated. A total of 183 cannabis plants were recovered during the search operation.

The registration of imported cars was down by almost 30%. Just 79,969 cars have been registered. Diesel remains the most popular engine type at 42 per cent while hybrid, electric and plug-in hybrid accounted for a combined 19 per cent of the total number of cars registered in 2020.

It’s due to the impact of Brexit. The number of trucks using the port remains low as many businesses stockpiled before the transition period ended on December 31st. Only a small number of hauliers arriving from Britain in recent days have been stopped for extra checks due to issues with their paperwork.

The Meath East TD said the apology was an ’empty gesture’. The state broadcaster says it wants to “apologise to those who were offended” after receiving 600 complaints about the segment on its New Years’ Eve countdown show.

A yellow low temperature and ice warning is in place. Met Eireann’s warning of icy roads, with potentially dangerous conditions nationwide. Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather has the outlook:

The demonstration is over the death of George Nkencho. The 27-year-old died on Wednesday after being shot by an armed Garda during a standoff in Blanchardstown. Gardaí say, as with any protest under the current restrictions, officers will advise organisers of their legal responsibilities if they can be identified. Pastor Dare Adventurer of the Redeemed Christian […]


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