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There is just hours to go before the transition period ends The legislation was rushed through Parliament yesterday to ensure it would meet the 11pm deadline tonight. From then on, the UK will no longer follow EU rules. These people have mixed feelings about the country’s future:

It resulted in the death of a man. George Nkencho was shot in a Hartstown housing estate after members of the force responded to reports of a man with a knife in a local shopping centre. Bullets were fired from an official Garda firearm after the man made several threats and an attempt to resolve […]

The main stories making the headlines across Cork: Non-essential retail is opening for the final day for at least a month, as the country has entered its third lockdown. Household visits were banned at midnight after the third record daily number of Covid-19 infections since Christmas. === Under the new regime, schools Christmas holidays have […]

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has reported a further 20 Covid 19 related deaths. 1,634 people have tested positive in the last 48 hours in Northern Ireland. Health Minister Robin Swan’s urged strict adherence to restrictions in place this week, and throughout the remainder of the North’s six week lockdown. He’s warned a New Year’s […]

A bill aiming to tackle online bullying has been signed into law by the President. The sharing of intimate images without consent is now illegal, and if someone is found guilty of the crime they will face an unlimited fine and/or up to seven years imprisonment. The Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill- is […]

Over €71m in retirement lump sums have been paid to HSE staff in the first nine months of the year. 17 staff who received over €250,000 were consultants, including obstetricians, psychiatrists and paediatricians. Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show 131 received at least €100,000. Professor Bill Tormey, who is a Consultant in […]

Traders in Cork say people here on Leeside made a huge effort to shop local this year. The impact of the pandemic was felt by many retailers and businesses across Cork who were forced to shut their doors on different occasions due to the restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID19 outbreak. It led […]

Ministers are expected to consider the latest developments in terms of Covid 19 when they meet later. The roll out of vaccinations and the current restrictions are likely to be discussed. Political Correspondent with the Irish Examiner, Daniel Mc Connell says there is a growing belief the restrictions could last for some time. “There is […]

Ireland will be the second-last EU state to start vaccinating against Covid-19 even after the HSE said it would start ahead of schedule. HSE boss Paul Reid says the inoculation drive would begin tomorrow instead of Wednesday, after criticism from the Medical Council. Medics in 22 EU states were giving the Pfizer vaccinations yesterday as […]

The cabinet will meet today to discuss the post Brexit trade deal struck between the EU and the UK. It was due to be held tomorrow but has been brought forward. Separately a meeting of the European Parliament’s political leaders will take place this morning to discuss the deal. The EU-UK trade agreement needs the […]


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