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23rd Sep 2021

School Run News: 5 stories to catch up on this morning

Kat O'Connor

Five of the biggest news stories of the day so far.

At Home: Woman in critical condition following horror car crash in Wexford

A woman is in critical condition after she was involved in a three-car collision in Co. Wexford.

She was rushed to Tallaght Hospital.

The incident took place on Tuesday, September 22nd at 4 pm in New Ross, Co Wexford.

€10 million allocated for mental health services has not been spent

It is believed €10 million that was allocated for mental health services during the pandemic has not been spent.

Adovocates are calling on the Government to properly invest in these services before Ireland’s mental health crisis worsens anymore.

Government claims the funding will be spent in the final three months of 2021.

Simon Harris and wife Caoimhe welcome their second child together

Minister Simon Harris and his wife Caoimhe have welcomed their second child into the world.

The proud dad confirmed that Caoimhe gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

The couple have decided to name their son Cillian.

Minister Harris and Caoimhe are also parents to 2-year-old daughter Saoirse.

Covid: Primary school close contacts will no longer have to isolate from September 27th

Officials have announced that primary school children who are deemed close contacts of a positive Covid case won’t have to isolate if they have no symptoms.

They also won’t need to be tested, NPHET confirmed.

However, experts stressed that children under 12 who display Covid symptoms should isolate immediately and stay out of school until their symptoms have been clear for 48 hours.

Entertainment: Netflix granted rights to Roald Dahl’s stories

Roald Dahl’s classic stories are set to air on Netflix in the coming years. The streaming service has purchased the rights to the late author’s stories, which means plenty of movies inspired by his great works will be coming soon.

A movie inspired by Matilda: The Musical is already in the works.

Timothée Chalamet will also star as Willy Wonka, which is due for release in 2023.


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