Cabinet approves renewing provisions of the offences against the State and Criminal Justice Acts

The government has approved extending the provisions of the Offences Against the State and Criminal Justice Acts for another twelve months. The move is in line with the commitment in the Programme for Government to annually renew the provisions of both Acts. Following the Cabinet meeting, Minister McEntee said,  “The renewal of these laws is … Read more

PayPal to cut more than 300 jobs at Dublin and Dundalk offices

PayPal has confirmed that it is seeking to cut a total of 307 jobs from its Irish operations in Dundalk and Dublin. PayPal said in a statement, “PayPal is proposing to remove a selection of roles at its sites in Dublin and Dundalk following a review of its operational needs.” “We are proposing a reduction of 307 … Read more

Female cyclist in critical condition after horror collision with taxi in Cork city

A female cyclist (19) is in a critical condition in hospital following a collision with a taxi car in Cork city. The incident took place at shortly before 2am this morning at the junction of Anglesea Street and Union Quay in Cork city. A garda spokesperson said: “The cyclist, a woman aged 19 years, was removed from the … Read more

Irish software company Cora Systems to create 300 new jobs

Irish software company Cora Systems has announced the creation of over 300 new jobs. Half of the jobs will be placed in Ireland. The new roles will involve expanding the company’s Irish research and development team, global sales and marketing positions as well as roles in their solutions and professional services teams around the world. … Read more

Sustainable Development Goals Junior Art Competition for young people

The Department of Environment, Climate and Communications would like to invite young people, of all abilities, aged 18 and under, to take part in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) art competition. To take part all you have to do is submit a drawing/painting showing what the Sustainable Development Goals mean to you! The winning piece of … Read more

Department of Education confirms school bus operators to receive extra € 5m funding to keep services running

Department of Education has confirmed that a contribution at a total cost of €5.3 million will be provided to address the impact of the increased cost of fuel for Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 of 2022 for contractors operating on the department’s school transport scheme. School transport, which is managed by Bus Éireann on behalf … Read more

Ireland set up management team in anticipation of monkeypox arrival

Public health specialist Dr. Derval Igoe of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has said that a management team has been set up to prepare for the “eventuality” of monkeypox arriving in Ireland. Dr. Derval Igoe told RTÉ radio’s Morning Ireland that “It is always better to be prepared”. Dr. Igoe said, “Symptoms are usually … Read more

US pharma company Merck to invest €440 million, create 370 jobs in Ireland

Pharmaceutical giant Merck has announced plans to invest €440 million in its Co Cork operations, and it will create more than 370 permanent jobs by the end of 2027. The €440m investment will include the expansion of Merck’s facility in Carrigtwohill and a new manufacturing facility at Blarney Business Park in Cork. Merck said this … Read more

Major hospitality group hiring professionals in Dublin

An important hospitality group which employs more than 1600 professionals are looking for hospitality professional for their restaurants and hotels in the city of Dublin.   They seek professionals for various positions for all-level chefs, waiters/tress, bartenders, etc. Applicants must have an EU or UK passport or a current working permit with Ireland. Accepting resumes … Read more

Thousands of protesters march through Belfast in support of Irish language legislation

Thousands of people have attended a rally in Belfast in support of Irish language legislation in Northern Ireland. Protesters marched from west Belfast to the city centre in an event organised by Irish language activist group An Dream Dearg. Protestors say it would fulfill a promise first made by politicians in a 2006 agreement. Legislation … Read more

Health minister confirms HPV vaccine will be free for all women under 25

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has announced the HPV vaccine is to be made available free to all women under 25 to reduce cervical cancer rates. “I have asked the HSE to provide options on how best to introduce a catch-up programme for young women who have now left secondary school and who did not receive … Read more

Over 6,000 homes and businesses without water in Cork city

Crews are on-site in the Douglas area of Cork City this morning repairing a burst water main.  Irish Water and Cork City Council are working to restore the water supply to more than 6,000 homes and businesses as quickly as possible. The areas affected include Calderwood, Pinecroft, Grange, Frankfield, Ballycurean, Forgehill, Lenaghnamore, Marrayborough Hill, Mount … Read more