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The special needs assistant tested positive for the virus The main secondary teachers’ union the ASTI has expressed its concerns following the report in today’s Irish Examiner. The SNA tested positive two weeks ago, but had been teaching at the school just three weeks back. Sinn Féin’s education spokesman Donnchadh O’Laoghaire says he has major […]

The are urging the public to follow the current public health guidelines They are urging people Leeside to make a special effort in limiting their contact with other people, to wear a face mask when required, and to stay within the County unless it’s for work, education, or essential family circumstances. A Cork Superintendent says […]

NPHET have requested the entire country be moved to Level 5 COVID restrictions The three government party leaders are due to meet this afternoon to decide what to do to control the spread of Covid-19. Stephen Bourke has this report for RedFM News:

It’s due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic The 2020 programme of events have been reimagined to take place online due to current restrictions. This year’s festival will include a number of online talks and seminars, a virtual parade, and an interactive LGBT+ walking history tour. The Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival gets underway on Monday 19th […]

Senior ministers will meet later to discuss moving to Level 5 Ross Byrne says going to gyms and leisure centres is vital for people’s mental health during the pandemic. Ross who’s an online coach says if they close it’ll put a strain on people’s mental wellbeing and health services:

It’s after Boris Johnson said trade talks with the European Union ‘are over’ He said it’s time to prepare for a no-deal scenario. Talks were planned for London on Monday, but the British have told the EU not to come. However MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan says the British Prime Minister will back down and do […]

Almost 400 million was spent by June That’s compared to its budget of just over 391 million. The Child and Family Agency says the overspend was largely due to private residential and foster care costs. Sinn Féin’s spokesperson for children, Kathleen Funchion, says it’s very worrying that over 15 million euro was spent on legal fees:

It’s to make sure people are sticking to the current COVID restrictions Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal are at level four, while every other county’s at level 3. A high-visibility Garda operation will be in place throughout the weekend. Immunology professor Kingston Mills, from Trinity College, says the current crisis will continue until spring if people […]

There were 476 cases in the 14-day period that ended on Monday That’s compared to 233 in the previous two weeks. Healthcare workers account for nearly 22 per cent of all coronavirus cases in the Republic. Meanwhile, Dr Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organisation, says masks alone won’t protect people from Covid-19:

They will meet to discuss the proposal this afternoon 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 home. Another 1,000 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday, and three more deaths. Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan says the situation’s […]


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