And the thunder rolls
by Róisín McKane

Plans to provide cheaper antigen tests are still being finalised today as discussions on the matter continued last night.


The cut-off date for new entrants to pandemic business supports may be extended if more sectoral closures are forced due to the worsening disease in the country, according to The Irish Times.


The Government’s spending watchdog has sharply criticised a lack of information about the Sláintecare reforms for the health service. 


Members of the Garda Representative Association will meet in Kerry for its annual conference today, against a reported backdrop of deep mistrust within the organisation.


Elsewhere, the country's military officers are discussing burnout, work-life balance and governance and oversight of units at this year’s RACO conference.


Reported incidences of antisocial behaviour on Dublin’s Luas trams are increasing significantly according to a new study.


And finally, the €19million Lotto jackpot remains unwon after the weekend’s draw as calls were made by a Fine Gael TD to revamp the game to make it more ‘winnable’.



If you ever wondered how penguins get weighed then look no further. This clip from Saint Louis Zoo resurfaced on my timeline over the weekend and didn't fail to make me smile. 


Have a good day folks. 





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