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Taoiseach announces range of new restrictions

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that everybody must stay at home until Easter Sunday except in certain circumstances including food shopping, vital family reasons and to attend medical appointments. From midnight tonight, individuals are advised to take brief individual physical exercise within two kilometers of homes. Mr Varadkar also confirmed that one of the patients who died from the coronavirus today was a healthcare worker. The nurse worked in the
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Cork County Council and An Garda Siochana advise of traffic restrictions and patrols at beaches and amenity area

Cork County Council and An Garda Siochana wish to advise that traffic restrictions and patrols will be in place this weekend at beaches and amenity areas across Cork County. Members of the public are asked to respect and adhere to the advice of Government and HSE in relation to physical distancing. Gatherings at such facilities is discouraged and will be dispersed. Traffic will be diverted by An Garda Siochana where
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BREAKING: Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael formally enter negotiations on programme for government

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have formally entered into negotiations on a programme for government. More than six weeks after the 2020 General Election, the two parties have agreed to begin the process of officially forming the next government. In a joint statement, the parties said they both agree the need to form a “strong stable government” that will help Ireland recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. “They are working to
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Curraheen Park and Youghal greyhound tracks close in Coronavirus shutdown

THE governing body of the Irish greyhound industry announced measures to support trainers as tracks shut down. Up until Tuesday, Curraheen Park and Youghal in Cork, along with other venues nationwide, had been hosting meets behind closed doors. However, the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) confirmed greyhound racing activity is now suspended to ensure full compliance with all directions of government and HSE protocols to battle Coronavirus. That means Monday's racing
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‘A very serious constitutional problem’ – Politicians cannot pass any new laws after Sunday

POLITICIANS will be unable to pass any new laws after this Sunday creating a “very serious constitutional problem”, the Dáil Ceann Comhairle has warned. Seán Ó Fearghaíl has confirmed that without a newly-elected Taoiseach's 11 nominees to the new Seanad, the Oireachtas will not be able to pass any new legislation after this weekend. It comes as Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are to continue talks today to form a
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Creches told to drop childcare fees in return for major bailout

Childcare providers will be asked to stop charging parents for places in crèches in return for a major bailout for the sector during the Covid-19 emergency. Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone secured a substantial rescue package for the industry which will see childcare businesses and their staff receive State support in return for ditching fees for parents who are worried about keeping their places. Minister Zappone demanded the introduction of the
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Coronavirus unemployment payment to rise to €350 per week and Government to pay 70pc of retained workers’ salaries

The emergency welfare payment for workers who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus crisis will increase to €350 per week, Independent.ie understands. And in a significant new move the Government will also pay 70pc of employee wages up to €410 per week for businesses who are willing to meet the remainder of their staff’s weekly payment. From The Irish Independent.
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Schools to remain closed indefinitely

Schools are to remain closed indefinitely but no decision has been taken in relation to the State written exams in June. The Leaving Cert and Junior Cycle exams are still scheduled to go ahead as normal, but that could change, depending on the spread of Covid-19 in the community. Education Minister Joe McHugh confirmed the extended closure today ahead of the Government’s announcement about other restrictive measures. In relation to
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‘They are playing with people’s lives’: Warning on social distancing issued after large crowds flock to Cork beaches

AN Garda Síochána are encouraging everyone to observe social distancing with a number of car parks being closed across the country. Gardaí confirmed that a number of car parks were being closed due to the huge crowds that flocked to beaches and cliff sides today. Images shared on social media showed large crowds gathering in Youghal with cars parked bumper to bumper along the side of the road. Independent councillor
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Cork GP: Coronavirus pandemic ‘like science fiction’; surgeries hectic as more people look for tests

A CORK GP with around 40 years experience in the field of medicine has said he has never seen anything like the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. Dr Declan Mathews, a general practitioner in Youghal, compared the current pandemic to something only seen in science fiction. Speaking to The Echo, Dr Mathews revealed that GP surgeries in Cork are under immense pressure from calls about Covid-19 and everyday
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Three years on, Gardaí make fresh appeal in search for Tina Satchwell

GARDAÍ are making a fresh appeal for information on the whereabouts of Tina Satchwell, as part of a review of the case. The Fermoy native was reported missing by her husband Richard, who returned home from shopping in Dungarvan to discover she was not at home. The 47-year-old went missing from her Grattan Street home in Youghal on March 20, 2017. More than 370 lines of enquiry have been carried
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Pandemic unemployment payment set up to help people out of work due to coronavirus closures

THE GOVERNMENT HAS established a Pandemic Unemployment Payment to help people who have lost work because of the coronavirus outbreak. The payment of €203 per week will be available, for a six-week period, to all employees and the self-employed who have been affected by the seizing up of economic activity. The social welfare payment is an attempt to quickly deliver income security to the unemployed. People can get the payment by
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Jobseekers Allowance and COVID Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Information for people who will need to claim a payment over next few days There is no need for to attend your local Intreo Centre as you can apply online. An application form for the new Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment can be downloaded from the Department of Social Protection website www.gov.ie/jobseekers and returned to to PO BOX 12896 Dublin 1; You can apply for an other income support from through the online portal
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Employees and Self Employed: How to apply for Jobseeker’s Payment

Section 1. Employees: How to apply for Jobseeker's Payments online - for people losing their jobs or going on Short-Time due to COVID-19. Section 2. Self Employed: How to apply for Jobseeker's Benefit (Self-Employed). Section 1. Employees: How to apply for Jobseeker's Payments online - for people losing their jobs or going on Short-Time due to COVID-19. The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection are experiencing an unprecedented increase
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CRY Schedule Changes

Due to the COVID 19 virus our schedule will be changing over the coming weeks. We will endeavour to keep as many programmes on air as possible but staff shortages will more than likely affect programming. Please note that we will be airing live Mass Monday to Friday at 10am starting on Wednesday 18th March. Saturday Mass at 7.30pm will also be broadcast. This will continue until the Churches are
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SouthDoc to close multiple Cork centres as part of coronavirus contingency plan

From EchoLive. SouthDoc, the out of hours GP service, is to close some clinics across Cork to focus care from seven centres as part of contingency plans to keep the service in operation. The move is part of contingency plans to ensure the service remains available to the public across Cork amid the coronavirus outbreak in the region. The move will see SouthDoc operate from seven treatment centres across the
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Youghal Municipal District Offices

In light of measures put in place to-day by the Irish Government relating to Covid-19 , all Municipal District Offices will be closed to the public from 9.00am tomorrow morning (13.03.2020). Customers and/or members of the public wishing to make contact with their local office are advised to do so by phone, email or post. If an issue is urgent, persons may make an appointment by phone, and may then be
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Parish of Yougha Update on Coronavirus precautions

The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holydays of Obligation is lifted for all. The Bishop of Cloyne has cancelled all weekend Masses until the end of the month. This period may be extended depending on government guidance. In addition, to avoid gatherings of people who may be vulnerable to the virus, we will not be celebrating public daily Masses in the parish Churches, Hospital or Nursing homes during
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The Old Imperial Hotel and Carewswood Garden Centre Make Short List For Restaurant Awards

From The East Cork Journal. Every kitchen has its own recipes and ingredients, but two East Cork eateries carry something else also, a big nomination. For the past 12 years, the Irish Restaurant Association has been honouring the best culinary teams across Ireland. This week the team at a Youghal hotel and a Castlemartyr Café were nominated by their customers for this year’s outstanding restaurants and chef awards. The Old