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Cabinet Ministers are expected to sign off on a plan that will merge aspects of level four and five of the current roadmap. Seán Defoe has this report for RedFM News:

It’s largely down to the budget A rise in the carbon tax by 7euro 50cent per tonne, announced last Tuesday, has sparked a 1.5cent jump in the cost of a litre of petrol. While diesel prices are up a slightly higher rate, at 2 cent per litre according to the AA’s Fuel Price Index. Despite […]

That’s according to a GP advisor to the HSE Cabinet is due to meet tomorrow to discuss what additional restrictions should be imposed. A meeting of Government leaders broke up last night without any decision on NPHET’s recommendation of Level 5. Dr Ray Walley says the level of cases in the country is considerable:

The increased presence backs up the work done under Operation Fanacht This sees Gardai carry out spot checks that pubs and restaurants are following public health guidelines. There’s also been also a key focus on crime prevention with a beefed up Garda presence at public amenities, parks, and natural beauty spots.

That’s according to an Ireland Thinks poll in the Mail on Sunday It found that 51 percent of people believe level 5 is the correct way forward. 41 percent are against the move, with men more likely to disagree with the Level 5 recommendation than women. More than half of those polled said they were […]

NPHET is recommending that the whole country enter Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions This was discussed by senior ministers at length yesterday, without agreement. The Cabinet is due to resume its deliberations on the issue tomorrow. The Green Party leader says there are a lot of issues to be considered:

That’s according to the Intensive Care Society of Ireland It’s President  Dr. Colman O’Loughlin claims in today’s Business Post that the peak critical care capacity of 529 included a number of ‘theoretical’ beds. He adds that ventilators could have been provided, but without specifically assigned staff there’s no guarantee they could open. The HSE has […]

They hold on to top spot in the Sunday Times Irish Rich List The family are valued at 11.8 billion euro, despite a fall of 114 million euro. Tipperary brothers Patrick and John Collison are the second wealthiest, with their fortunes up 2.75 billion euro to 7.75 billion euro. Sunday Times Irish Rich List Compiler, Colm […]

Lengthy meetings took place yesterday with no decision made The sector has been among the worst hit by the pandemic but now it says it’s laser focused on getting restaurants back open for Christmas. CEO Adrian Cummins says they were happy to let the Government do whatever was needed to save the festive period:

1,276 new cases have been confirmed along with 8 further deaths There are 278 cases in Dublin, 149 in Cork, 108 in Meath, 107 in Galway, 80 in Wexford, and the remaining cases are in 21 other counties. UCC Professor Gerry Killeen is concerned about the next 6 weeks but thinks we can get the […]


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