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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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