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The Council of Ministers has agreed to extend the emergency provisions which allow the reopening of reception in the room under certain conditions, such as with the use of the Covid pass, until January 9, 2022.

However, the government would like to point out that it remains expected that any restrictions on the certification requirement of vaccination, immunity or testing before entering a pub or restaurant, and other activities in theaters, be closed on October 22.

To travel

3. Australia will reopen its borders next monththe country’s prime minister said today, 18 months after citizens were banned from traveling abroad without permission.

Scott Morrison said vaccinated Australians could return home and travel abroad “in a matter of weeks” as the 80% vaccination targets are met.

On March 20 last year, Australia introduced some of the world’s toughest border restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sarah everard

4. The metropolitan police are investigating whether Wayne Couzens committed more crimes before kidnapping, raping and murdering Sarah Everard as the force pledged to make the streets safer for women and girls.

Senior officer admitted that a check on the former police officer was not carried out ‘properly’ when he joined the Met in 2018, amid linked to an incident of indecent exposure at a McDonald’s in Swanley, Kent, just 72 hours before Ms Everard was kidnapped in March.

The Met said it would no longer deploy plainclothes officers on their own after the sentencing hearing was informed that Couzens had used the lockdown rules to falsely arrest Ms Everard during the kidnapping.


5. The role of Senior Scientific Advisor should not be associated with any other role, according to the chairman of one of Ireland’s leading academic bodies, the Royal Irish Academy.

Dr Mary Canning issued a statement following the announcement of the post of Chief Executive Officer of the government science funding agency, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

This role was combined with the Office of the Chief Science Officer (CSA) almost 10 years ago, with concerns about a conflict of interest raised since the dual role was first announced. Before that, the office was independent from the funding agency.


6. Man who claims to have been sexually assaulted by founder of Inner City Helping Homeless Anthony flynn has spoken.

Investigations continue into allegations of sexual assault against Anthony Flynn, the late founder of ICHH. The Dublin city councilor, 34, was found dead in tragic circumstances at his home in East Wall in August.

An internal ICHH report, released last week, detailed four serious allegations made against Flynn.

Christmas in UK

7. The UK government said it “continues to work closely” with the pork industry amid a reported shortage of butchers that could impact the food supply over Christmas.

British ministers plan to ease visa restrictions for up to 1,000 foreign butchers, according to the Times.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs told the PA news agency that he was aware of labor shortage.


8. 96-year-old former Nazi concentration camp secretary has been remanded in custody after spending several hours on the run in an attempt to flee her trial in Germany to face charges of complicity in the murder of more than 10 000 people.

Itzehoe City Court ordered that Irmgard Furchner detained pending resumption of trial on October 19.

One of the first women to be prosecuted for crimes committed during the Nazi era in decades, Furchner is indicted for her role at Stutthof concentration camp in occupied Poland, where she was secretary to the camp commander while she was still a teenager.


9. Ireland’s first third-level transregional institution, the Shannon University of Technology: Midlands Midwest, has been officially opened.

TUS has a student body of over 14,000 and a staff of around 2,000 working full and part time at six campuses in Athlone, Limerick, Clonmel, Ennis and Thurles.

In a statement, the college said the status and recognition of being a technology university will allow TUS to offer a more diverse range of research and degree-granting in new areas of specialization, while remaining committed to retaining and build on its philosophy of providing higher education to all who could benefit from it.



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