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The bases were closed for winter, resulting in 135 people being laid off. The airline has agreed to buy 75 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, but says any passengers with safety concerns can be moved to the next available flight on an older model. Group CEO of Ryanair Michael O’Leary says how soon Cork and Shannon […]

The National Public Health Emergency team is advising the public to keep their contacts down over the Christmas period. It’s warned that the ‘R’ number is currently close to 1. There are concerns it will grow to 1.4 over the coming weeks. Public health officials say it would result in between 300 to 600 cases […]

Indoor dining will be allowed – however with extra measures and only pubs with a kitchen on-site can welcome back customers. People are being advised to pre-book a table for a meal. Restaurants Association of Ireland Chief Executive Adrian Cummins says the setting is safe: “we’re extremely pleased the government has given us the green light […]

A review of student nurses allowances is underway according to the Tanaiste. Any recommendations made by the review will be implemented in September next year. It was revealed today student nurses, who lost jobs due to Covid, would be allowed to claim PUP payments from the date the employment ended. Last night the government voted […]

It brings the total it has ordered to 210 They will be delivered over the next four years. The model was grounded last year after 346 people died in two fatal crashes but the plane has since been approved by the FAA. Some of the new fleet will take to the skies in early 2021, […]

However, the department says that might be a significant underestimation 56 of the cases are in Dublin, with 26 in Donegal and 13 in Limerick, with the others spread across 15 different counties. New cases in Cork today have been logged as <5. There are six new deaths linked to the virus, while the country’s […]

Vaccines in the UK are due to begin next week The head of the HSE says it’s possible the vaccine will start to become available here by early January. Kacey O’Riordan has this report for RedFM News: ‘The European Commission has signed advance purchase agreements with six pharmaceutical companies  including Pfizer and Moderna, giving Ireland […]

New figures from MyHome.ie have found that those hoping to buy a house are largely unaffected by the economic hit from the pandemic However close to 8 in 10 people believe the government should be doing more to increase housing stock. Angela Keegan, Managing Director of MyHome.ie says that’s been a common theme throughout the […]

A decision on who will receive the vaccine first is still being made, however it’s believed nursing home residents, the elderly and frontline healthcare workers will be prioritised A strategy on how best to roll out the vaccine will be presented to Government by the vaccine task force by December 11th. HSE CEO Paul Reid […]

The move comes as a review continues into pay for nurses on placement The government voted against an opposition motion in the Dáil last night on the issue. In response to Sinn Féin criticism in the Dáil today, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar defended the government’s record on nurses pay:


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