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A woman in her 30s has been arrested after a passenger jet travelling from Spain to the UK was forced to divert to Cork Airport. The Irish Mirror report that the Jet 2 flight from Fuerteventura to Manchester was diverted to Cork airport after staff on board became concerned about the behaviour of the woman. […]

Gardaí have arrested and charged two people in relation to a burglary in Cork city on December 27, 2020. At around 6am, Gardaí received a report of a possible break in at a business on Leitrim Street, Cork. Gardaí from Watercourse Road and Mayfield Garda Stations attended where they found a man (40s) and woman […]

The number of positive Covid-19 tests is set to surge in the next few days, according the the Chief Medical Officer. r. 744 more cases were confirmed yesterday, 131 of which were in Cork, but Dr Tony Holohan says there are “higher levels of the disease circulating”. The number of people admitted to Covid-19 wards in hospital […]

The union has written to Minister Norma Foley, to consider the issue with NPHET, prior to the reopening of schools in January. ASTI General Secretary Kieran Christie says the strain of Covid that has emerged in the UK raises some key issues: “This raises obvious and important questions that need to be addressed. Because it’s alleged that […]

Bank of Ireland is urging people to be wary of any requests to change bank account details or transfer funds. The bank says people need to be particularly cautious of anything that says it’s from a supplier or senior management asking for details to be changed. Paul O’Brien from Bank of Ireland’s fraud team says […]

The budget airline made the call yesterday as it announced its base at Shannon will reopen in April. The owner of Cork and Dublin Airports- DAA- is proposing the airports offer discounts to airlines from next summer. Cork Airport is also proposing a separate discount scheme to drive recovery. Ryanair says the government needs to […]

Cuts to the payments were due to come in from February 1st with the number of bands being reduced. However, Minister Heather Humphreys says in light of the new Level Five restrictions she plans to delay that move: “I have to consult with my government colleagues. But my hope is that the PUP payment will continue […]

Post-Christmas COVID restrictions will be brought forward this afternoon. While Christmas isn’t going to be totally cancelled, it will be severely limited. From early afternoon on Christmas eve much of the hospitality sector will close including pubs and restaurants. Hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, cinemas and galleries will close as well – but gyms and non-essential retail […]

Hundreds have been getting them done every day at a drive-through clinics this week. The Tropical Medical Bureau director, Dr Graham Fry, says people are looking for reassurance. But he says all tests have to come with a health warning: “The swab is purely looking for the scenario at this point in time, it’s not […]

They have made the call based on the current trends. It’s estimated the reproduction rate has risen to between 1.5 and 1.6 while the estimated 14 day incidence has increased to 122 per 100 thousand. Professor Philip Nolan, chair of NPHET’s modelling advisory group, says the country has “clearly” entered a third wave: “If we’re […]


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