Top four things you need to know – Thursday July 22nd

Vintners and restaurateurs have welcomed the signing of a bill into law which allows for the reopening of indoor hospitality next Monday.

Paul Montgomery, the owner of Clancys Bar in Cork says pubs and restaurants can now start organising staff and stock.

A number of publicans in Cork have announced are stay shut as many of their young staff are still not vaccinated.

The Bulman in Kinsale and Longboats in Blackrock say they won’t be bringing back indoor dining on Monday.

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Almost a tenth of fines for breaches of Covid-19 restrictions have been in Cork.

That is according to the latest report of the Policing Authority on the policing performance of gardaí during the Covid-19 crisis.

There were 2,132 fines handed down by Gardaí in Cork city since regulations came in, second to Dublin Metropolitan Region with 2,755 fines.

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Celebrity model and actress Emily Ratajkowski has agreed to sponsor two Bantry boys basketball teams.

The Gone Girl and Entourage actor’s clothing brand Inamorata will sponsor the U15 and U16 teams for the coming season

The model has strong links with Cork, her parents own a house just outside of Bantry.

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The hot conditions will continue today with temperatures again expected to top 30 degrees in parts, with cooler conditions forecast over the weekend.

Yesterday was the warmest day of the year so far, with a high of 30.8 degrees recorded at Mount Dillon in Co Roscommon.

Met Eireann has two high temperature warnings in place until tomorrow morning.

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