The Top Four Things You Need To Know Now

The Main Stories Making The Headlines Across Cork

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The cost of alcohol in supermarkets is set to rise in the coming days as minimum pricing for will be introduced on Tuesday.

Under the plan there’s to be a minimum price of 10 cent per gram of alcohol.

It’ll mean the cheapest bottle of wine on the market will retail for a minimum of 7 euro and 40 cents.

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Hospitals are being urged to curtail all non-emergency activity and introduce greater measures to reduce transmission of Covid-19.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says the hospital system’s too small to cope with servicing emergency care, Covid care and elective treatments.

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Anyone aged over 16 who’s eligible for a Covid-19 booster can get one from today.

The acceleration in the vaccination programme comes amid record infection rates and concern at its impact on the hospital system.

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A People Before Profit TD’s calling for the return of contact tracing in schools ahead of their return later this week.

Classes are set to resume on Thursday following the Christmas break, despite concern over high Covid case numbers.

 


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