Cabinet's expected to approve updated supports for businesses impacted by the latest restrictions on hospitality and live events when it meets this morning.
The Irish Examiner reports changes to the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme could see affected companies able to claim up to 5,000 euro a week.
Sophie Toscan du Plantier's uncle says he's very hopeful a new Garda investigation will lead to charges in connection with her murder.
It comes ahead of the 25th anniversary of the French woman's death on Thursday.
The chief medical officer says Covid cases are rising sharply among young adults, due to the Omicron variant.
The positivity rate among 16 to 34 year olds has jumped to 25 per cent - one of the highest rates since the pandemic began.
Today is officially the shortest day of the year.
The winter solstice is marked when the noon sun is at its lowest altitude of the year.