Video: Covid-19 subcommittee to meet, property prices rise, three arrested over shooting

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Covid-19 subcommittee to meet over rising cases

The Cabinet Covid-19 subcommittee will meet on Monday evening to discuss the latest Nphet advice and also to “take stock” of the current pandemic picture.

As The Irish Times reports, ministers and public health officials will also discuss new modelling relating to the expected trajectory of the disease over winter.


There will then be a full Cabinet meeting on Tuesday to approve any new measures. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly is also expected to brief his Cabinet colleagues on his plan to roll out subsidised antigen testing.

It is becoming increasingly likely that the Government will advise people to work from home where possible.

Meanwhile, nursing home visitors are required to show proof of vaccination or immunity from Covid-19 from Monday under new guidelines.

Property prices jump

Residential property prices rose by 12.4 per cent nationwide in the year to September, according to an update from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).


This compares to a decrease of 0.8 per cent in the 12 months to September 2020.

In Dublin, residential property prices saw an increase of 11.5 per cent in the year to September, with house prices increasing by 12.4 per cent and apartment prices increasing by 7.7 per cent.

Outside the capital, property prices were 13.2 per cent higher. House prices were up by 13 per cent while apartment prices rose by 15.1 per cent. The region outside of Dublin that saw the largest rise in house prices was the Border, at 21.9 per cent.

Gardaí investigate discovery of two bodies

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the bodies of a man and woman in Co Kerry on Sunday morning.


The two were both aged in their 80s, Gardaí confirmed.

The discovery was made in a house in Kenmare. The man and woman were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Their bodies have since been removed to University Hospital Kerry where post-mortem examinations will be carried out.

Three arrested over fatal shooting

Gardaí investigating the 2019 shooting of a man in Dublin have arrested three people.

On May 28th, 2019, a man was shot in the front garden of a house in the Kilbarron Avenue area of Coolock.

The man had been aged in his 40s and was pronounced dead at the scene.

As the Irish Examiner reports, the three men, all aged in their 20s, were arrested in relation to the incident on Monday morning.

Salons to provide resources on domestic abuse

Hair and beauty salons around the State are beginning to provide resources on domestic abuse from this week.

The partnership is between the Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation and Women's Aid.

It is hoped that the partnership will educate staff about how to recognise signs of abuse and how they can provide support.

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