Government accused of ‘mixed messaging’ over Covid restrictions

The Government has been accused of “mixed messaging” on new Covid regulations by Sinn Fein after the Tanaiste said that tightening restrictions at the current time was “peculiar”.A Government minister has also said that the restrictions introduced by the Government on Friday will be lifted if concerns about the Omicron variant do not materialise.A range of restrictions will be in place from December 7 to January 9, including the closing of nightclubs and new limits on household gatherings.The rules will see the hospitality sector largely revert to the situation before October 22, with a maximum of six adults per...
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Machimoodus State Park, East Haddam, (B3C, Easy)

Registration is not required for this activity. However, you may wish to contact the leader(s) if you have any questions. A 4 to 5 mile loop hike along the Lower Vista Trail and other trails through forests and open fields with an excellent view of the Salmon River and Salmon River Cove. We will also be walking on a few trails in Sunrise State Park and have lunch along the banks of the Salmon River. Meet at 10:00 AM at Machimoodus State Park off Rte. 151 in East Haddam. The park can be accessed in two ways. FIRST WAY - From the intersection of Rtes. 151 and 196 in Haddam, follow Rte. 151 south for 1.1 miles to the park entrance on the right. SECOND WAY - From the intersection of Rtes. 149 and 151 near the 7-Eleven gas station in the Moodus section of East Haddam follow the Rte. 151 north signs for 1.4 miles to the park entrance. The entrance to the park will be on the left just after you pass the KinderCare Learning Center (99 Leesville Rd., Moodus). There are a few areas shaded by evergreens, so there may be some icy sections of trail. For those who are interested, we will be going to a nearby restaurant after the hike. Bad weather, deep snow, poor trail conditions or extreme cold cancels.

RTÉ to contact gardaí for clarity over Creaven offences

RTÉ is to contact the gardaí to try to establish if the convicted paedophile and former employee Kieran Creaven used RTÉ equipment in his abuse of children or committed any offences on RTÉ time. The decision to seek clarification from the gardaí was made today by the Director General Dee...

Top doctor Luke O’Neill says Omicron variant could be just a common cold

Professor Luke O’Neill says the discovery of the cold virus in the Omicron variant is a sign of hope that it is just a common cold. The Trinity Immunologist said the discovery overnight on Friday has given him hope “that it’s like a cold – which would be tremendous.”. He...


Beautiful custom-built 4 bd/ 3 ba ranch-style home on a secluded 0.5 acre, partially-wooded lot in the Beatty Woods neighborhood of Springfield. Pass through the slate entryway, where you'll find gorgeous oak hardwood flooring throughout the home and a spacious rear family room with brick fireplace and French doors to a stone patio. Put your renovation hat on for the kitchen which is light filled and roomy, just prime for a Chefs kitchen remodel! All four bedrooms are comfortable with good natural light and ample closet space. Entertain in the fully-finished basement, which has plenty of room for furniture and media stations along with a full sized bath and laundry room with extra fridge. The home is situated on a corner lot which allows for the basement to be open on three sides, with two separate entrances and a third through the 2.5 car oversized garage. This well built cinder block/brick home with 2" x 4" wood framing has been meticulously maintained and updated throughout the years with a 200-amp electric service, air conditioning, remodeled tiled bathrooms with new plumbing and fixtures, storm doors and windows, and security/ fire alarm system. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, you'll love the sprawling backyard ? it has plenty of space for pets to roam or to exercise. Nearby: local shopping and dining, easy access to I-476 and Rte. 1. Buyer to verify all information.

Mayo's Admiral Brown and Caolan Doris

I AM sure RTE has a well-paid research team. Yet, in the recent Ireland/Argentine rugby international in the Aviva Stadium, in the post-march discussion, not one of the contributors had any knowledge where Admiral Brown came from. “I think he came from somewhere in the west of Ireland,” one of...

Six Nations women after men and all on TV. Under 20 between February and March

The company that owns the Six Nations rugby union, made up of the six national federations plus the CVC investment fund, chooses two different paths to enhance the smaller tournaments. In 2022 the women’s one will remain at the end of the men’s one, after the positive experiment of 2021. The under 20s will return to play on the same weekends as the seniors, after the emergency season concentrated in the “bubble” of Cardiff (Wales ). The two calendars were announced, with some new features. Federugby has chosen to have the Azzurri’s home games played in the stadiums of the Urc franchises: the “Lanfranchi” of Parma for the Italdonne of the coach Andrea Di Giandomenico, the “Monigo” of Treviso for the Italy under 20 of Massimo Brunello .

Feena’s foxy idea celebrates first anniversary

A LETTERKENNY school teacher who started a small arts and crafts business while on maternity leave last year has celebrated the first anniversary of her company. The Arty Fox, which is run by Feena McBride, makes seasonal craft boxes for children, entertaining them with something worthwhile rather than a screen! One of her boxes featured on the Late, Late Toy Show on RTE last Friday night.


Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces traffic patterns and other information for the Monday, December 6th, 2021, Buffalo Bills’ game. · The section of Abbott Road in front of the stadium closes to north and southbound traffic at 3:15 p.m.;. · The road will remain closed until after the...

RTE to feature four Dublin schools in recycled fashion contest

RTE is set to feature four Dublin schools in Junk Kouture Grand Final judged by Roz Purcell, Louis Walsh, Michelle Visage and Stephen McLaughlin. Junk Kouture is a recycled fashion contest that encourages youth expression, creativity and sustainability. This is the second year running for the show to be broadcast on Irish TV screens.

RTE listeners accuse Dublin Minister of ‘mansplaining’ in heated debate

RTE listeners have been hitting out at Dublin South West TD, Colm Brophy, after his appearance on Saturday with Katie Hannon. Many have been accusing Minister Brophy of ‘mansplaining’ during a heated debate with the host and guests over current Covid issues. When speaking about the problem of infection rates...