The top four things you need to know – Thursday October 14th
A member of NPHET is expressing concern about plans to ease almost all restrictions on October 22nd.
It comes as Covid cases have increased by 43% over the past week, with 2,066 reported yesterday.
A Cork priest who announced his terminal cancer diagnosis in an emotional online video has died.
Fr Ger Galvin posted a video on Facebook to tell his parishioners that he had been diagnosed with terminal lung and bone cancer in August.
There were 320 assaults in Irish prisons last year.
250 involved prisoners attacking other inmates – with 64 in Cork jail, 44 in Castlerea in Roscommon, and 29 in Midlands Prison in Portlaoise.
A number of crime scenes in Norway are being forensically examined after five people were killed in a series of bow and arrow attacks.
Police have charged a 37-year-old Danish man.