THE TOP 4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
The Cabinet will consider covid measures including working from home, when it meets this morning.
Last night the cabinet sub-committee heard up to 500 people with Covid could require ICU admission by next month, under a worst-case scenario – in new NPHET modelling.
Cork City councillors agreed an expenditure budget of €240 million for 2022 at their annual budget meeting, an increase of approximately €14 million in spending compared to 2021.
Parking charges are set to rise in Cork city but commercial rates will remain unchanged.
A new report on motor insurance shows the average cost of a premium fell by seven percent last year.
The data published by the Central Bank for 2020 also shows a 26% drop in the number of claims by drivers.
A redress scheme for the survivors of Mother and Baby Homes will be brought before Cabinet this morning.
The scheme, which is expected to cost more than €800m, follows the publication of the report by the Commission of Investigation last January.