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Coronavirus: 142 New Cases Confirmed In Republic - 98FM
There have been 142 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Republic.No further deaths have been ...
There have been 142 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Republic. No further deaths have been reported. Today's new cases bring the total number of cases to date to 28,720. Of today's cases, 32 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case, while 19 have been identified as community transmission. 59 of the new cases were reported in Dublin, 20 in Kildare, 14 in Donegal, 14 in Limerick, eight in Wexford, six in Tipperary and the remaining 21 across Carlow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Mayo, Meath and Wicklow. Today's figures come six months after the first case of the virus was reported here on February 29th. Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: "It has been a very difficult time for many and few have been left untouched in some way by the negative effects of this pandemic. However, it has also been a time of incredible solidarity, a time when a sense of community has come to the fore. We have seen innovation, cooperation, volunteerism and charity, and kindness on an enormous scale. "Our frontline workers have stepped up again and again. But underpinning it all has been each person playing their part by making the right choices, many times, each day." He said the curve has been flattened, but it will be people's behaviours that make the difference as the number of cases rises. As of 8am this morning, there were 30 confirmed COVID-19 cases being treated in the country's hospitals. Five coronavirus patients remain in intensive care. Main image: File photo of Dr Ronan Glynn. Picture by: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie
Garda Investigation Expected After Covid Outbreak At Dublin Care Home - 98FM
A criminal investigation is expected to be launched after an outbreak of covid-19 at a Dublin car...
A criminal investigation is expected to be launched after an outbreak of covid-19 at a Dublin care home. It follows allegations a staff member hid a positive test result from managers and continued working according to the Irish Independent. An elderly resident and another worker contracted the virus, while a number of others were put into isolation. Special Correspondent with the paper, Paul Williams, says Gardaí are due to get involved; "The sources close to the current inquiry that's going on between the management of this care home facility and the HSE are basically preparing the ground because they interview the employee and then refer the file to the Gardaí for investigation which apparently is the protocal." It's understood the woman contracted the virus from her son who worked in a meat factory. However the contact information given at the covid test centre did not identify the person as a care worker. It meant the care home was not contacted by the HSE in relation to the positive test. When the facility learned of the positive result on Monday August 17th it ordered a lockdown.
TaxSaver Tickets Extended By Six Months - 98FM
People who have the annual TaxSaver travel ticket are to have it extended for six months.The mov...
People who have the annual TaxSaver travel ticket are to have it extended for six months. The move effectively gives customers back the portion of the ticket that they couldn't use as a result of the Covid-related travel restrictions. It applies to all customers whose tickets were valid on April 1st. Commuters aren't required to fill in forms or supply any details. Any customer whose ticket expires, and who has not already requested a refund, will automatically be provided with a new ticket on their existing Leap card, which extends validity for six months from the date of expiry of their original ticket. People also have the option to receive a refund rather than avail of the extension, which must be requested via their employer under existing terms and conditions.
Champion Green Movement Asks Dubliners To Spend Locally This Summer - 98FM
Irish businesses are urging people buy Irish as lockdown restrictions ease.The movement is calle...
Irish businesses are urging people buy Irish as lockdown restrictions ease. The movement is called Champion Green. According to them, spending at least 20 extra a week in local shops could be a massive boost. If every Irish adult took part, the cash injection would be around 875 million. The movement was launched this morning with the support of Kilkenny Design, Visa and a range of trade associations. Monica McGinn, owns Shamon Boutique in Castleknock. She says the support she's enjoyed from local people has been excellent in recent weeks. However she's under pressure for the summer season after the late start. "We have stock in the shop that you know, does have a shelf life." "It is summer stock, it needs to be moved in the summer." "So it's been really stressful." "But look, we've been open three weeks - the local people have been fantastic in supporting us." "We hope that this campaign will really just capitalise on that." "I think people, in the last three four months, have realised and are more appreciative, supportive of the businesses on their doorstep." "Hopefully this will generate income from it, not just sentiment." We have pledged to #SupportLocal and #ChampionGreen. Will you?If we support each other we all can rise.Play your part - pledge your support today at https://t.co/8PoKWIbIAYpic.twitter.com/PtIcWkcK6i DublinHerbalists (@DublinHerbalist) June 25, 2020 Shopping Locally - "We're All Talking About Jobs!" Kilkenny Design CEO Marian O'Gorman said spending that 20 could save businesses and local communities all over the country. Ill tell you why they should do that, she said. Because we are all talking about jobs; we are talking about local people in jobs and local businesses. So, if every Irish adult citizen spends 20 a week in the local economy for 12 weeks, that will 875m to the local economy." "That will save jobs and that will save businesses. The campaign launch featured a 20ft high butterfly mural. Organisers said symbolises the butterfly effect, where small actions lead to big impacts. The movement includes a digital hub for businesses to highlight their local credentials and advertise products designed in Ireland. Follow @98FM on Twitter for the latest Dublin news
Some Dublin Pubs Accused Of Allowing Crowds To Drink Outside - 98FM
A Dublin city councillor says the take-away drinks service some pubs are offering has become out ...
A Dublin city councillor says the take-away drinks service some pubs are offering has become out of hand. Mannix Flynn says large groups of people were gathered outside certain bars and drinking on the streets in the south east area of the city over the weekend. One pub has been forced to deny it was adding to the problem after being criticised online. In a statement Grogan's on South William Street says it's been closed since mid March and is not selling take-away drinks. pic.twitter.com/Syy8w88fIB Grogans Castle Lounge (@GrogansPub) June 21, 2020 Councillor Flynn says some bars are flouting the rules and causing issues for local residents; "Some of them are shut because they respect the general consensus of people but there are certain public houses and cafes that have a complete disregard." Pubs that serve food will be allowed to reopen from next Monday, June 29th. However all other bars will have to wait until July 20th.
Coronavirus: 34 More Deaths And 221 New Cases In Republic - 98FM
There have been a further 34 coronavirus-related deaths in the Republic.It brings the total numb...
There have been a further 34 coronavirus-related deaths in the Republic. It brings the total number of deaths in the country to 1,265, with one previously reported death having been denotified. There have also been another 221 new cases of the virus confirmed this evening. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Republic since the outbreak began now stands at 20,833. Todays figures come ahead of an announcement this evening on the next steps regarding coronavirus restrictions, with the Taoiseach due to make an address on the Government's latest decisions at around 6:30pm. There is likely to be a two-week extension of the current restrictions from May 5th. The Cabinet has this afternoon been considering increasing the distance in which people can exercise from two to five kilometres, as well as a slight easing of restrictions for people who are cocooning. A 'roadmap' for the wider easing of restrictions over the coming weeks and months is also expected to be announced. Main image: File photo of Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan. Photo: RollingNews.ie