Top four things you need to know – Wednesday September 1st

Capacity on public transport returns to 100% from today.

It’s the first time full capacity will be restored on buses, trains and trams since the start of the pandemic.

The change applies to all operators and comes ahead of the phased return to offices from September 20th.


Workers will have to honour their contracts if an employer asks them to return to the office later this month, according to the Tanaiste.

The phased return will begin from September 20th under the governments new roadmap out of Covid-19 restrictions.

Tens of thousands of people have been working from home through the pandemic.


The National Ambulance service is appealing for the public’s assistance in tracing a small quantity of drugs which went missing in Cork CIty yesterday.

A red pouch containing the drugs was noticed missing by a crew member while on duty in the Grenville Place area of the CIty yesterday evening.

It has CD RX A42 printed on the front – with the National amublance services warning not to touch the contents if located, and to contact the nearest Garda station or the Bridewell Garda Station on 0214943330.


Joe Biden’s defended the evacuation of US troops from Afghanistan, saying the mission was an “extraordinary success”.

The president’s been heavily criticised for his handling of the airlift, which saw more than 120-thousand people successfully flown out of Kabul.

But between 100 and 200 Americans have been left behind.


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