The top four things you need to know – Monday February 7th

A Cabinet sub-committee will meet on Thursday to tackle the rising cost of living.

The Government’s planning ‘once off measures’ to help people deal with spiralling fuel and energy costs.


The Vintners Federation says the Government needs to speed up the process of dealing with work permits.

It says there’s a ‘pretty significant challenge’ with staffing, with 40,000 vacancies in hospitality, as many workers have left the country.


A man in his 20s arrested over a drugs seizure in Cobh has been released without charge.

€42,000 worth of cannabis and cocaine were found during searches in Cobh on Friday.

The man was being held at Midleton Garda Station.

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.


For nearly two years tourists have been blocked from entering Australia – but now that’s about to change.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s confirmed that, in a fortnight, borders will be reopened to fully vaccinated international visitors.


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