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Schools across Cork have begun welcoming back students after the summer break.
The majority of the Covid-19 measures in place will remain the same as the last academic year.
914 children were treated in hospital for drug or alcohol-related illnesses last year.
686 children were aged between 10 and 17 – with over twice as many girls as boys, in this age-group.
Irish army rangers and senior diplomats have arrived in Afghanistan to begin evacuating Irish citizens.
They’ll work with their international counterparts at Kabul airport over the coming days to get 36 people out on flights.
Laois County Council is being urged to immediately reverse its decision to refuse permission for this years Electric Picnic.
The call from organisers, came after the Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan said NPHET would have no objection to the event going ahead – if it was for vaccinated ticket holders only.