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The budget airline made the call yesterday as it announced its base at Shannon will reopen in April. The owner of Cork and Dublin Airports- DAA- is proposing the airports offer discounts to airlines from next summer. Cork Airport is also proposing a separate discount scheme to drive recovery. Ryanair says the government needs to […]

Cuts to the payments were due to come in from February 1st with the number of bands being reduced. However, Minister Heather Humphreys says in light of the new Level Five restrictions she plans to delay that move: “I have to consult with my government colleagues. But my hope is that the PUP payment will continue […]

Post-Christmas COVID restrictions will be brought forward this afternoon. While Christmas isn’t going to be totally cancelled, it will be severely limited. From early afternoon on Christmas eve much of the hospitality sector will close including pubs and restaurants. Hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, cinemas and galleries will close as well – but gyms and non-essential retail […]

Hundreds have been getting them done every day at a drive-through clinics this week. The Tropical Medical Bureau director, Dr Graham Fry, says people are looking for reassurance. But he says all tests have to come with a health warning: “The swab is purely looking for the scenario at this point in time, it’s not […]

They have made the call based on the current trends. It’s estimated the reproduction rate has risen to between 1.5 and 1.6 while the estimated 14 day incidence has increased to 122 per 100 thousand. Professor Philip Nolan, chair of NPHET’s modelling advisory group, says the country has “clearly” entered a third wave: “If we’re […]

An Post warns it will effect post to wider Europe as well The company says it will do everything it can to maintain the flow of international and outgoing international mail. Due to air freight capacity issues, practically all incoming and outgoing international letters and parcels are sent by ferry through Britain. An Post says […]

Many parishes have been raffling tickets Mairéad Cleary has more for RedFM News: ‘In what’s normally the best attended religious sermon of the year, this year’s Christmas celebrations will be very different. Just 50 people are permitted into a church under public health guidelines. Some churches have decided to host ceremonies in car parks while […]

It’s after armed gardaí caught him with a loaded gun in a cabin at the back of a house in Dublin Trevor Byrne, of Cappagh Road, Finglas, Dublin 11, also had just over €3,000 in his pocket when the house was raided on November 15th last year. He claimed he only had the gun because […]

It’s due to the tightening of Covid-19 restrictions alongside a new Christmas Road Safety campaign That’s according to Brian Farrell of the Road Safety Authority, who says that intoxicant checkpoints are already in operation Leeside, and will continue to operate throughout the Christmas and New Year season. On Friday afternoon, news broke that 4 people […]

It’s due to fears over a newly discovered strain of coronavirus Last night London and the south east of England were placed on Tier 4 restrictions — with the new variant accounting for over a quarter of infections. Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy have also banned air travel from the UK because of the strain, […]


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