The top four things you need to know – Wednesday April 27th

The trial continues today of a 38-year-old woman who is charged with the murder of a two-year old girl in Cork nearly three years ago.

Karen Harrington with an address at Lakelands Crescent in Mahon denies murdering Santina Cawley who was found with serious injuries on the Boreenamanna Road.

Yesterday, the jury were shown CCTV footage from the apartment complex and surrounding neighbourhoods.


Ireland will have another surge of Covid infections in four to six weeks, according to the World Health Organisation.

It’s after the number of patients in hospital with the virus dropped by over two thirds this month.

There are 478 now – compared to nearly 1,500 at the start of April.


Russia’s suspending gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria from today, escalating its row with Western nations following its invasion of Ukraine.

Both nations have refused Moscow’s demand to pay for the energy in Russian currency.

Poland insists it has enough reserves, while Bulgaria says it’s working to find alternative sources of gas.


After Dublin, Cork city has the second highest average rent for new tenancies in the country.

That’s according to the Residential Tenancies Board, which has published its quarterly Rent Index report for the 2021 October to December period



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