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The main stories making the headlines across Cork: Covid-19 transmission rates are now as bad as during the first wave of the outbreak here — or even worse. That’s the message from the Chief Medical Officer as 3,394 more cases were confirmed yesterday. === Meanwhile, Cork University Hospital has issued a statement to say they’re […]

Gardaí were alerted to activity at the rear of a former pub in Rathkeale yesterday. Officers say they saw up to 30 people but many fled the area on foot. They entered the premises and found a number of people socialising with large amounts of alcohol, playing cards, with two open fires lit. Details were […]

The skit made allegations that God committed rape. Around 600 people complained about the New Year’s Countdown Show clip, and Catholic Archbishop Eamon Martin’s called it ‘deeply offensive’. Tom Douglas reports: ‘RTE has apologised to anyone who was offended by the sketch, and says formal complaints will be accepted, and responded to within the relevant […]

It’s as the country enters into a cold spell. There has been some overnight snow in highland areas and along the east coast, with temperatures hitting minus 3 over night. Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather says the cold snap could last into next week:  

Protestors say they plan to demonstrate for 14 days. The 27 year old died after being shot by Gardai at Hartstown, West Dublin on Wednesday. A candle lit Vigil was held at the Spire on O’Connell Street before protesters marched to Pearse Street Garda Station chanting ‘no justice no peace’. GSOC investigations into the shooting […]

The main stories making the headlines across Cork: A post mortem is due to take place today on the body of a man found dead at a residence in Cork yesterday. The body of the 40 year old was discovered at a house in Bishopstown. === NPHET says at least 9,000 new cases of Covid-19 […]

That’s according to a new survey by the AA Despite the savings, almost a third of respondents said they would only shop around for a good price if they were unhappy with their current provider. The company is encouraging motorists to shop around or use a broker to get the best quote possible.

He was born at the National Maternity Hospital just four seconds after midnight. Brody’s family all come from Sallynoggin in Dublin. His mother Jennifer McWilliams said she has no idea her baby would be among the first of 2021.

That’s according to the Taoiseach. The government’s expected to borrow 40 billion euro between 2020 and 2021, largely due to the economic fallout from Covid-19. While income tax and USC will not rise this year, Taoiseach Micheal Martin says he cannot rule out other revenue generating measures:

The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI are appealing to people to have safety arrangements in place There’s a warning the cold temperatures could pose a risk of hypothermia. The advice is if people are in doubt they should not go out.


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