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Last night’s Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting heard calls for this summer’s Leaving Cert to be scrapped. Some TDs and Senators argued the exams should be replaced with predictive grades once again. Schools are closed for the rest of the month, but Education Minister and Fianna Fáil TD Norma Foley says the written Leaving Cert […]

Healthcare workers, who are deemed close contacts of someone with Covid 19, are being called back to work if they have no symptoms. Hospitals are under massive pressure with a record number of people being treated for Covid 19. 1,750 patients are in hospital with the virus and 172 are in ICU. But Tony Fitzpatrick from […]

A TD is warning supermarket shelves will be empty if the disruption at the ports continues. Almost 30% of goods entering Dublin Port are being held back over documentation issues. Independent TD Verona Murphy, former head of the Road Haulage Association, says the disruption will have knock on impacts. “Utter disruption has ensued since the first […]

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is to make a formal apology to those who were placed in mother and baby homes in the next hour. Micheál Martin is expected to address the next steps the government will take following publication of the 3,000 page Commission report. That’s likely to include issues like memorialisation, access to records and […]

The Irish Second-Level Students Union is calling for the standard Leaving and Junior certs to be scrapped this year. It has written to Education Minister Norma Foley, calling for an alternative format for 2021. Schools are closed until at least January 31st – but the Minister says she intends to run the exams as planned […]

Survivors of Mother and Baby Homes say they’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed ahead of the publication of today’s report. The Commission of Investigation’s work over the last five years looked at 18 homes and is expected to show 9,000 children died in the institutions. The cabinet is meeting at the moment to consider the findings […]

The FBI is warning that armed protests are being planned in all 50 US states following violent scenes in Washington DC. An internal memo, seen by CNN, reports that there are threats of an ‘uprising’ if Donald Trump is removed via the 25th amendment of the constitution before inauguration day. It’s also warned that the […]

The Commission of Investigations’ final report into Mother and Baby Homes will be published today. It was started in 2015 following claims the bodies of 796 babies lay in an unmarked grave at the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam. The 4,000 page report looks at 18 homes and is expected to show […]

The Commission of Investigation’s findings are due to go before cabinet tomorrow. They are expected to show 9,000 children died in the 18 institutions looked into. Details of the report were leaked to the Sunday Independent yesterday and Michael Martin, who’ll issue a state apology on Wednesday, says the matter will be addressed.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 8 years in prison. The seizure of 3 kilos of heroin with an estimated street value of €418,600 was made in July 2020. Our Senior News Reporter Fiona O’Donovan has this report for RedFM News: ‘Derek Keenan, of Harbour View Road in Knocknaheeny pleaded guilty to the possession […]


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