School Run News: Antigen tests likely to be used in schools, Minister Donnelly claims 7 months ago

School Run News: Antigen tests likely to be used in schools, Minister Donnelly claims

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At Home: Woman dies in a two-vehicle crash in Co. Fermanagh

A woman has sadly passed away in a two-vehicle collision in Co. Fermanagh.

The crash occurred on Boa Island Road, Belleek.

The victim has been named as 71-year-old Joan Love.

The PSNI is conducting a full investigation.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the accident has been asked to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference number 1070 06/11/21.

Electric scooter sets Dublin city apartment on fire

7 people have been treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a Dublin city apartment.


Dublin Fire Brigade confirmed 7 units and 3 ambulances attended a well-developed fire on Georges Street on November 7th.

It is believed an electric scooter caught fire when it was charging in the apartment.

Weather: Met Éireann warns as Storm Wanda approaches Ireland

A subtropical Atlantic storm is heading for Ireland, Met Éireann has warned.

Storm Wanda will bring strong winds and rain to the Southwest on Monday, November 8th.

Luckily, the worst of the storm will be cleared by Tuesday morning (November 9th)


Wednesday is set to be quiet the dreary day with heavy, persistent rain showers in both Leinster and Munster..

Light showers and highs of 12 degrees are expected later in the week.

Covid: Antigen tests to be used in schools, Donnelly says

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said antigen testing could be re-introduced in schools before Christmas.

Concerns have been expressed about the high level of Covid-19 transmission in school-aged children.

Minister Donnelly told Newstalk's Gavan Reilly that the Government is considering rapid testing in schools.

He claims the vast majority of infection is happening in households and not in schools.

"We are looking at how rapid testing can be used for contact tracing in the schools. There has been a call for rapid testing to be used and it is something we are looking at deploying.”


“The infection rates are going up. All of the data says they are not going up because of infections in the schools. The schools are low risk environments."

He believes a decision will be made soon.

Celebrity: Elaine Crowley's heartache after her mum passes away

Elaine Crowley has paid a moving tribute to her mother who has sadly passed away.

The TV presenter shared a series of beautiful photos of her mum Mary to announce the harrowing news.

"My best friend is gone. My heart is broken," Elaine wrote alongside the photos.

The grief-stricken presenter added, "Love you to the moon and back Mary V. I’ll be lost without you."


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