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Car traffic levels have dropped by around 15% in the last week after level 3 restrictions were brought in nationwide. There was a 43% drop in traffic on the N7 Kill last weekend compared to the previous weekend, a 40% drop on the M8 at Mitchelstown and a 45% drop on the M9 at Mullinavat. […]

The 29-year-old shot Detective Donohoe during an armed robbery outside a credit union in Co. Louth in 2013. Aaron Brady has been handed the mandatory life sentence for the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe. The 29-year-old, from Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh, shot Detective Donohoe from close range during an armed robbery outside a credit […]

Officers from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau carried out searches today in Dublin, Dundalk, Co. Louth and Tralee, Co. Kerry Two men have been arrested and one of them is being held in Cork for questioning as part of an investigation into invoice redirection fraud. Officers from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau carried […]

There were 1217 new cases of Covid 19 and four additional deaths   Meanwhile, a four week ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown will come into effect in Northern Ireland on Friday. The measures include an extended Halloween break for schools, which will reopen on November 2nd. Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill says the two week long school […]

ITAA CEO and Cork Travel Agent Pat Dawson was critical of Ryanair’s handling of refunds It’s claimed up to 30 million euro in cancelled bookings is owed to travel agents from airlines. The Irish Travel Agents Association made the claim before the Oireachtas Transport Committee which is discussing the impact of the pandemic on aviation. […]

A high level officials group met this morning to discuss the impact of the 4 week circuit breaker in Northern Ireland Seán Defoe has this report for RedFM News  

It will see the closure of pubs and restaurants and the extension of the Halloween break for schools The new restrictions, which come into effect on Friday, also mean no overnight stays in private homes, unless it’s part of your social ‘bubble’. The government here is expected to decide whether to impose tougher restrictions on […]

Almost 13,000 social housing units are going to be made available under the Budget, but Sinn Fein says it was hoping for 20,000 The cost of petrol, diesel and cigarettes increased overnight as the first of the budgetary measures came into effect. Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald believes the Budget didn’t deliver for those […]

New Irish research has examined the methods staff use to detect the virus. This study by researchers at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin found the success rate of swabbing was just over 38% The testing technique of 229 staff members at an academic centre were assessed and it was discovered that the method was poor. Researches […]

Drew Harris was tested for the virus at the weekend after what Gardaí say was a socially distant meeting with the person late last week. He has tested negative for the disease. A Garda statement says he’s now restricting his movements in line with public health advice, but continues to carry out his duties. Separately, […]



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