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School Run News: 5 stories you need to know about this morning

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At Home: Hospital apologises to Gráinne Somers for failings in care

St Luke's Hospital in Kilkenny has issued an apology to heartbroken mother Gráinne Somers, who lost her baby boy Laurence in 2018.

Ms Somers lost her baby boy mere days after he was born via emergency C-section. The inquest into his death continues.

Students in Limerick are living in hotels due to accommodation crisis

It has been revealed that students in Limerick are currently living in hotels due to a lack of accommodation. A deal has been made between hotels and Mary Immaculate College to help students struggling with the accommodation crisis.

They're paying up to €390 a week for five nights in a hotel.

Mum frustrated over mixed signals from school about Covid risks

A mum has called on schools to be clearer about the spread of Covid after her daughter contracted the virus. She told The Irish Times: "We have followed the rules. It is just so unexpected and upsetting for it to be our children who get it at this stage."


The mum believes schools have sent mixed signals about the risk students face.

Covid: 12-15-year-olds offered Covid-19 vaccine in Northern Ireland

Children aged between 12 and 15 years of age will be offered the Covid vaccine in Northern Ireland.

Health Minister Robin Swan confirmed the news this week. He said youths will receive one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

He hopes the vaccination programme will help reduce school disruptions and lower the spread of Covid in this age group.

Entertainment: The cast of The Great British Bake Off 2021 has been confirmed

Bake Off returns to our TV screens on September 21st and the line-up has just been revealed. Taking part in this year's series includes a Met Police detective, a trombonist and a retired nurse and midwife.

Tune into the new series at 8 pm on September 21st, Channel 4.