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It’s costing the State at least 20 million euro per month According to the Business Post, the full cost could reach 260 million given the payment’s due to last until April. The paper reports there are some misgivings in government about the wisdom of paying PUP to full-time students. It says many are missing on-campus […]

The RSA, alongside Ireland’s emergency services, have launched a new Christmas Road Safety campaign That same afternoon, the news broke that 4 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Mallow over a 24-hour period. 18 people have died on Irish roads between Christmas and New Year’s since 2015, with drink-driving, speeding, […]

That’s despite new lockdown rules in parts of the UK The Netherlands has banned air travel from Britain, due to fears over a new coronavirus strain there. Recruiter Colin Donnery, who works with Irish people living in the UK, believes many will still try and make it home to Ireland for Christmas. But he says […]

The confidential internal document has been obtained by the Sunday Independent It highlights the need for more public health staff and greater expertise to facilitate an effective roll-out. It expresses doubts about the readiness of IT infrastructure needed to retain key personal and population data on the vaccine. The report, which was prepared for HSE […]

It’s to help the struggling sector recover next year A further shutdown of restaurants and pubs that serve food is expected to be signed off on by the Cabinet on Tuesday following NPHET advice. December 30th is likely to be the closure date, while at the same time home visits will be restricted to one […]

Dr. Tony Holohan says the Covid-19 figures are a persistent, ongoing concern 527 more people have tested positive for the virus and there’s been five further deaths – while the 14-day incidence rate has risen to 102.4. The Government says virus experts at UCD haven’t detected the new strain of Covid-19 in Ireland so far. […]

It forms part of new government restrictions aimed at reducing Covid-19 infections The plan will see home visits limited to one other household from December 30th. NPHET’s advice to close the hospitality sector after Christmas is also likely to be accepted. Restaurants and pubs that serve food are expected to be told to shut from […]

It has been launched alongside Ireland’s emergency services 143 people have lost their lives on Irish roads so far this year, which is 12 more than in 2019. Here in Cork, 22 people have died in road traffic accidents in 2020. While yesterday news broke that 4 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under […]

The HSE is producing vaccine certificates However, these are to keep a record of who has been vaccinated and when. Earlier this week it was suggested vaccine certificates could be used to attend concerts or travel abroad. Senior Government Official Liz Canavan says the focus is to first get the population vaccinated:

NPHET has recommended shutting down the hospitality sector They have also recommended and re-instituting restrictions on travel and house visits from December 28th. Cabinet Ministers will meet on Tuesday to make a decision – but are likely to accept the recommendations. Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says it won’t be a full lockdown on all services:


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