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It’s the second time the constituency had the highest infection rate in a month The figure is three times higher than the national average 219 cases of Covid-19 were reported in the area in the 14-days up to October 12.

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 appealing for people to strictly follow the public health guidelines Under enhanced Level 3 restrictions, people are being asked not to travel outside their county, to limit interactions with other people, and not to visit other people’s homes. Superintendent Adrian Gamble of Midleton Garda Station says that Gardai will continue to monitor checkpoints […]

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:

Cork Simon is warning that those who are homeless in Cork face another struggle to access services “While most of us have a home to go back to and feel safe, people on the street don’t have that” That’s the message from Cork Simon who say that rough sleepers here in the city are among […]

Our senior reporter Fiona O’Donovan spoke to locals in Ballinora That’s Con O’Sullivan from Ballinora who says Level 3 restrictions have worsened the feeling of rural isolation for those who depended on their local pub and on mass for social and mental well being. Last week a letter was presented to the Bishop of Cloyne […]

The main stories making the headlines across Cork The Taoiseach and a group of senior ministers will meet today to consider whether to move the country to level five restrictions. The National Public Health Emergency Team has recommended every county moves to that level, which would force everyone to stay within 5 kilometres of their […]


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