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Three sitting judges expressed interest in the job before it was given to the outgoing Attorney General Seamus Woulfe. Opposition parties have questioned whether the process was run correctly and why candidates with judicial experience were not preferred. Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said a recruitment process is not something to be debated on the floor […]

It says outbreaks in households are the main factor – there have been almost a thousand in the last week alone. The reproduction rate of the virus has risen slightly and is now estimated at between 0.7 and 0.9. HSE chief executive Paul Reid says they’re monitoring some areas of particular concern: “The trend we […]

The company’s Irish operation collapsed last April with the loss of around 1,000 jobs including 330 in Cork. Trade union officals and staff who have been protesting since the closure met with Taoiseach Micheál Martin this morning. He told them his officials are in the process of identifying a suitable individual or body who may […]

Representatives from the Mandate trade union and shop stewards from the Cork, Dublin and Waterford stores held a virtual meeting with the Taoiseach this morning, 224 days since they began blockading their former workplaces. Micheál Martin will now discuss the issue with a senior un-named member of the government and will meet with the union […]

It’s because a mutated strain of the virus has been linked to the animals in Denmark. There are around 100 thousand minks in three farms across the country in Laois, Donegal and Kerry. Plans have already been in place to phase out the practice but it’s understood the Chief Medical Officer has written to the […]

Catherine Martin has been asked to consider a new grant for the sector to get it through the crisis. A second waiver of the broadcasting levy has also been raised in the Dáil. While Minister Martin gave no firm commitment she also said it’s important local and regional radio is given funding to survive: “In […]

The van was stolen from outside a store at Victoria Cross at around 6am this morning. Millstreet Gardaí saw the van on the N72 and attempted to stop him, however the driver refused to stop. The chase came to an end in Co Kerry when Gardaí stopped him near Rathmore and arrested him. He was […]

NPHET will discuss what measures should be in effect from December 1st. The leader of the Green Party says heated and passionate arguments have been taking place about how to exit level 5 restrictions. NPHET has said it’s target to exit level 5 is to be below 100 cases per day by the beginning of […]

CIF will tell todays Southern Region Construction Summit that 2,750 homes need to be built in the city every year. The Ireland 2040 Plan projects that the population of Cork City and suburbs will increase by 125,000 over the next 20 years. However concern has been raised about where these people will live after it […]

One man was arrested last Friday while the other was arrested yesterday. Emergency services were called to a vacant house in Clancoole Terrace in the town shortly before 2am on the 31st of October. No one was injured in the blaze, however the house was extensively damaged. Gardaí have thanked the public for their help […]


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