The top four things you need to know – Friday September 10th

Gardai are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a post office/shop in the Ballinhassig on Thursday.

Shortly before 4pm two heavily disguised men who were armed with a firearm and machete entered the premises and demaded money.


Ireland has the highest incidence rate of Covid-19 in the EU, despite falling case numbers.

Analysis from the ECDC puts our 14-day incidence rate at 434 cases per 100,000 people.


The Covid-19 pandemic led to Irish hotels losing a combined total of 5.3 billion euro in revenue.

That’s according to the Irish Hotels Federation, which says there was a 55 per cent drop in revenues for 2021 compared to pre-Covid levels.


Fianna Fail TD John McGuinness has called on party leader Micheal Martin to step down.

The Carlow-Kilkenny rep blasted the party in a letter to members last night, describing it as an ‘echo chamber’ with ‘entirely unrealistic’ views.


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