The top four things you need to know – Tuesday September 7th

Thousands of Leaving Cert students in Cork will get a first round offer from the CAO today.

More than 84 thousand applications were made to the CAO this year, will offers available online at 2pm.


The Minister for Foreign Affairs is due before an Oireactas committee this morning as the controversy continues over the appointment of Katherine Zappone to a special envoy role.

Simon Coveney will answer further questions after text messages showed he offered Ms Zappone the UN job four months before it was agreed by Cabinet.


A consultant in infectious diseases says the number of Covid patients in hospital could continue to rise, despite falling case numbers.

Yesterday, the Department of Health confirmed 1,144 further cases of the virus, down 36 on the day before.


Some parts of the country could see temperatures hit as high as 27 degrees today.

Counties in the midlands are expected to feel the heat, with coastal areas reaching highs of 24 degrees.


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