Top four things you need to know Monday December 6th

Homeowners in the south and west are preparing for ‘Storm Barra’ which will hit Ireland tomorrow.

A Status Orange Alert’s to take effect for Cork, Clare, Kerry, Limerick and Galway from 6am.

Gusts of up to 130 kilometres per hour are expected and Met Eireann’s warning of disruption to power and travel.

The storm warning’s valid until 6am on Wednesday.


Hospitality groups will meet with the Tanaiste and Minister for Tourism later to discuss supports for the sector.

It follows the announcement that restrictions will be reintroduced tomorrow to deal high Covid case numbers.


Covid vaccine hesitancy has fallen by 45 percentage points in 12 months, according to a new survey.

The Ipsos MRBI poll for the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association shows a 12 points drop in the the number who say they’d refuse a vaccine.


Anyone arriving into the Republic of Ireland from overseas will now need proof of a negative Covid test.

It must be a professionally taken antigen or PCR test, and came into effect yesterday.


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