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The special edition of the chat show aired last night The annual all-star busking session, which usually takes place on Dublin’s Grafton Street on Christmas Eve, supports homelessness charity the Simon Community. It was televised last night for the first time due to the pandemic, and event founder Glen Hansard was joined by Bono, Hozier, […]

The North’s health service is under severe pressure, amid the coronavirus pandemic Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has confirmed help will be provided, but says services here will not be affected. Teena Gates has this report for RedFM News: ‘Queues of ambulances could be seen this week, lined up at accident and emergency departments across Northern […]

They have also recommended that restaurants close The Government is likely to accept that and bring in the ban on leaving your county again before the New Year. Licenced Vintners’ Association Chief Executive, Donal O’Keefe says the ongoing lockdowns are devastating for pubs:

Dr Tony Holohan’s urging people to cut their contacts His comments come after 582 new cases were confirmed, including 34 here in Cork, and 6 more deaths. He says the country cannot cope with this level of infection as we head into Christmas week. DCU Professor Anthony Staines says NPHET is right to re-impose restrictions […]

The Taoiseach has confirmed the easing of restrictions underway at the moment will be cut short Seán Defoe has this report for RedFM News: ‘On the day that travel restrictions have been lifted for the first time in months, all eyes are already turning to the next set of restrictions. With the number of new cases […]

It means workers cutting contact from their colleagues, managers and clients while taking leave This is set to be included in a new Code of Practice for employers. The Workplace Relations Commission has opened a public consultation on the issue. Tainaiste Leo Varadkar says remote working offers ‘huge benefits’ but a proper work-life balance must […]

The charity supported 570 households in Cork who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes They also helped a further 20 families move out of homelessness. Their annual report released today coincides with the announcement of a new partnership between Focus Ireland and Cork City Tours. The sight-seeing bus tour company operated by […]

It’s according to the latest report from the United Nations The Human Development Index takes in factors such as life expectancy, expected years of schooling and gross national income per capita to rank 189 countries. Ireland climbed seven places and was second only to Norway in the list. The UK is 13th, Canada is 16th […]

DAA is proposing the airports offer discounts to airlines from next summer to encourage them to resume services. Cork Airport is also proposing a separate discount scheme to drive recovery. Passenger numbers at Cork Airport are down 79% compared to last year, according to DAA. Just 13,000 passengers are expected to travel through the terminal […]

It follows a recommendation from NPHET, which has also advised that the number of households allowed to mix be reduced after Christmas. It’s warned that the virus is spreading faster than it anticipated after easing restrictions at the beginning of the month. The Taoiseach believes it’s likely the country will be in “level three plus” […]


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