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3 more deaths have been confirmed by the Dept of Health 254 of the cases are in Dublin, with 102 in Meath, 88 here in Cork, 81 in Cavan and 75 in Galway. The remaining 400 are spread across 20 different counties. There have been almost 2,300 cases confirmed across the island of Ireland today, […]

There have also been two further deaths linked to the virus there It brings the total there to 25,177. Thre have been 6,708 new positive cases in the last seven days. Northern Ireland goes into lockdown this evening for 4 weeks. Pubs and restaurants will be forced to close, apart from for take-aways and deliveries […]

NPHET has recommended a six week lockdown of the country The leaders of the three government parties will meet tomorrow with the Ministers for Health, Finance and Public Expenditure to discuss whether or not to accept the recommendation. Speaking in Brussels this afternoon Taoiseach Micheál Martin didn’t put a timeline on when a decision can […]

150 people will be hired to work at its headquarters in Athlone 1 million euro is to be invested in the Westmeath facility. It’s also looking to recruit 550 drivers and operations staff nationwide. DPD Ireland Chief Executive Des Travers says they need hundreds of additional staff as more people are now shopping online

The process saw over 12,000 pupils’ grades reviewed 11 of those students were awarded a higher grade after appealing their calculated result, while 7 were brought up following quality assurance checks. The Department of Education says over 33 thousand individual subject records were reviewed as part of the appeals process. It says the low number […]

Public health officials believe a six week lockdown is necessary to suppress the virus It’s predicting that case numbers could reach as high a 2,500 a day by Halloween. Tanaiste Leo Varadkar says the advice will be considered but there are no plans for Ministers to meet today:

They are in place to support public health guidelines. Josh Crosbie has this report for RedFM News

Public health officials have said the lockdown should last for six weeks. Seán Defoe has this report for RedFM News:

Drivers say level three travel restrictions have decimated their industry and are warning that a lack of support for some drivers will lead to many being forced to quit. The government announced new measures to allow self employed people to claim the Pandemic unemployment Payment in this weeks budget, however taxi driver representatives say the […]

The Archbishop of Dublin says they are being deprived of their worship   Level 3 and 4 restrictions say religious ceremonies are to be held online, while certain numbers of people can attend funerals. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin says attending mass can improve the wellbeing of people who want to go:


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