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.

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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.

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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.

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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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