by Mark Corcoran

Sad news this morning as 27 people died while trying to cross the French Channel. Four suspected traffickers have been arrested by French authorities.


The Irish TImes reports that discussions are on the table to introduce mandatory mask wearing for children in primary schools. NPHET will meet this afternoon to discuss such measures.


Gareth Brooks has added another day to his Croke Park gig taking place next September. This comes after almost 300,000 people were left in a queue to but tickets for the show.


First-time buyers aged 30 or under accounted for less than a quarter of Irish mortgage drawdowns in the first half of this year, down from a 60 per cent share of the market in 2004, according to a new report from Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI). 


German Covid deaths has passed the 100,00 mark with the latest resurgence of the disease pushing new infections higher at a record pace and putting hospitals in some hotspots under severe pressure. 


According to the Irish Business Post, local authorities last year recorded the highest number of derelict sites since 2013. A total of 1,548 properties were on the derelict site registers of the state’s 31 local authorities at the end of 2020. 



On this day in 1942 one of Hollywood's most-revered films had its premiere. Set in occupied Morocco during World War 2, directed by Michael Curtiz, and startting Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid. Cassablanca won the Oscars for best picture, director and screenplay.

One of the most quoted films in history: "Here's to Paris"


Here's Looking At You, Kid - Casablanca (5/6) Movie CLIP (1942) HD

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