The top four things you need to know – Tuesday November 2nd

Irish Water and Cork County Council, attended the site of a larger burst water main at Kent Bridge in Fermoy yesterday evening.

Crews isolated and closed off the flow of water and the area was made safe with some interruption to supply to customers in the North of Fermoy.


The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has welcomed the decision to extend vaccine boosters to healthcare workers following advice from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee.

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly says the vaccinations will begin to be rolled out at the weekend.


The Taoiseach Micheál Martin is to deliver Ireland’s National Statement to the COP 26 summit in Glasgow later today.

Mr.Martin will be setting out how Ireland has been contributing to achieving goals set out in the Paris Agreement, including limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees.


Hundreds of families will be without any legal protection if the governments assisted Human Reproduction Bill doesn’t allow for international surrogacy, according to an advocacy group.

Irish Families Through Surrogacy will protest outside Leinster House this morning and present a letter to the Taoiseach and Ministers outlining their frustration at the lack of progress in legislating for surrogacy.


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