Sunshine News from Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
The latest news is broadcast every hour on Sunshine 106.8 from 6am to midnight.
Here's some selected stories from the Sunshine newsroom in recent days:
Taoiseach Says State Failed Women And Children Sent To Mother And Baby Homes In Formal Apology
The Taoiseach has said Ireland embraced a "perverse religious morality" by turning a blind eye to Mother and Baby Homes.
700,000 People To Receive Covid Vaccine By The End Of March
The Health Minister says 1.4 million doses will be available over the next 11 weeks, meaning all frontline healthcare workers, over 70s and people in long-term residential settings will be vaccinated.
Irish Water Asks Residents In Greater Dublin Area To Conserve Supplies After Pipe Burst
Irish Water says the cold weather has led to a surge in demand in recent days.
Three Fine Gael Senators Back In The Party After Golfgate Scandal
Fine Gael has declined to comment on why it chose to re-admit three senators, stripped of the party whip over their attendance at the Oireachtas Golf Society event in Clifden last August, on the day of the publication of the landmark Mother and Baby Homes report.
Mother And Baby Survivors Coalition Says Church Apology Difficult To Accept
The Taoiseach will make a formal state apology to Mother and Baby Home survivors in the Dáil today.
Greystones Man Receives Suspended Sentence At Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
A 24 year old recovering drug addict from Wicklow who pleaded guilty to spitting blood and saliva into the faces of gardaí and a paramedic three years ago before telling them he had AIDs, was given a suspended prison sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday.
ABO Wind Ireland Moves Forward With West Plans For West Wicklow Wind Farm
The company behind plans to build a wind farm in West Wicklow is due to submit a planning application and environmental impact assessment report to the County Council later this week.
New Covid Case Figures On The Decline, But Death Toll Numbers Expected To Climb
The Chief Medical Officer is warning the high number of daily deaths linked to Covid-19 is likely to continue.
Expert Says Predicted Plans For Vaccination Unrealistic
Plans to vaccinate the majority of people by the end of the summer is highly unlikely, according to an immunologist.
Sinn Fein Says New Travel Requirements Not Tough Enough
The government's new testing requirement for all international arrivals won't prevent more Covid-19 cases being imported, according to Sinn Fein.
Ireland To Receive Funding To Cope With Impact Of Brexit
Ireland's set to receive over 1 billion euro from the European Union this year to help it deal with Brexit.