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The Taoiseach has urged UCC graduates to “verify facts” and “challenge where they come from”. He made the comments while addressing the class of 2020 who are graduating in virtual ceremonies this week. Almost 5,000 students will graduate from UCC this week and will be live-streamed across the UCC website.

The death toll from Covid 19 has passed 2,000 for the first time here. There has been a further 12 deaths and 379 new cases. It brings the total number of fatalities from the virus to 2006. Of today’s cases – 116 of the cases are in Dublin, 38 in Donegal, 30 in Meath, 27 […]

Young Irish Catholics has launched the “We Need Worship” campaign which calls on the government to reconsider level 5 restrictions that prevent in-person mass from taking place. Earlier this month business man Declan Ganley initiated a High Court Action, alleging the Covid-19 rules violate his right to religious freedom. Spokesperson for the campaign Sandra Parda […]

The pharmaceutical giant says their jab has a 95% success rate according to further data, which is up from 90%. Ireland is set to get over 2.2 million doses of the vaccine if its approved for distribution, which would cover 1.1 million people. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says Ireland also has bids in for other […]

There’s been further sharp exchanges in the Dáil over the appointment of Supreme Court judge Seamus Woulfe. Taoiseach Micheál Martin has completely denied there was any political interference in Justice Woulfe’s appointment. Further calls were also heard today from the opposition for Minister Helen McEntee to come before the Dáil and explain the process around […]

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said a bailout from the government will be provided to help Dublin Zoo and Fota Wildlife Park survive Covid enforced closures. Dublin Zoo has warned it may have to shut permanently due to the lack of revenue from visitors with Fota Wildlife Park facing similar problems. Helen Clarke Bennett works […]

These are some of the impossible choices St Vincent de Paul in Cork say many families will face this Christmas. The charity admits that this year has been one of the most difficult in the Society’s 176 year history SVP say they’re depending on the generosity of Cork people to get them through as the […]

The average number of daily cases of Covid 19 has risen from 350 to 424 over the past week. Canada saw a spike in cases following Thanksgiving and there are concerns that could happen here too. Minister Stephen Donnelly feels the message to Irish abroad is clear. “You don’t need to travel in the middle […]

Nanny Nellie’s Panto Telly will take audiences down a virtual memory lane using recorded footage from the last five years. The panto will run from December 22nd to 31st. Management at the Opera House say the online show is a result of huge demand from families across the City and County. More information is available […]

Cork City Council have issued a final call in their search for individuals to join the Ballincollig Fire Service. The station operates 24 hours a day and responds to around 250 call-outs every year. Applicants must be aged between 18 and 55 and live and work within 3 kilometres of the fire station. Anyone interested […]



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