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It comes as Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal became the first counties to enter level 4, as new restrictions came into effect overnight. A nationwide ban on household visits is also in place in an effort to suppress the virus. NPHET is predicting that case numbers could reach 2,500-a-day by Halloween. Dr Tony Holohan says community […]

The Shine a Light Night kicks off at 8pm to raise €1.3 million for the charity. The money is being raised for Focus Ireland, which wants to help the 8,728 people who are sleeping rough across the country. Focus Ireland CEO, Pat Dennigan says due to the restrictions in place they’ve had to change what […]

It will focus on supporting the vulnerable and crime prevention. Josh Crosbie has this report for RedFM News:

The Irish Examiner reports an interim examiner has been appointed to L&M Keating Ltd and Kilmihil Rental Stores Ltd. Their parent company Keating Group says the move was caused by Covid, Brexit and current trading conditions. City Hall insist efforts to reopen the bridge linking the Mardyke to Sunday’s Well are ongoing and say they […]

Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal are now under level 4 restrictions, meaning shops that sell non-essential items are not allowed to open for four weeks. In addition, no more than six people from two households can meet outdoors. It comes as a record 1,205 cases including 173 in Cork were confirmed last night. Chief Medical Officer […]

CyberSafe Ireland’s holding ‘Cyber Break’ from 5 o’clock this evening until 5pm tomorrow. It wants families to take a break from their screens and to spend the day to connect in other ways. CyberSafe Ireland, CEO Alex Cooney says it’s important people get the balance right, away from devices:

The decision by Ryanair to close its Cork and Shannon bases was raised in the Dáil last evening with the Minister for Transport. The Committee held an emergency meeting yesterday following Ryanair’s announcement that it would close its Cork and Shannon Airports bases for the winter period. The committee has called on the Minister for Transport […]

It says the Government’s current strategy for managing the virus clearly isn’t working – and that the most recent restrictions fall between levels. Party leader Alan Kelly says there’s a clear need now to try to protect the festive season for families, and for the retail sector:

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 1,838 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Wednesday 14th October the HPSC has been notified of 1,205 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 46,429* confirmed cases of […]

From midnight people should not visit other households across the entire country, except for compassionate reasons and for childcare. While Level 4 restrictions will come into force in Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan. CEO of the Health Service Executive, Paul Reid,says the ban on home visits is difficult but necessary:


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