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  • UK to toughen Covid rules after Omicron cases detected November 27, 2021
    Mask rules will be mandatory in UK shops and on public transport, Omicron contacts will have to self-isolate and new arrivals will have to quarantine until they test negative for Covid-19, after two cases of the concerning new Omicron variant were detected there.
  • Irish in southern Africa region offered assistance November 27, 2021
    There are over 35,000 Irish citizens based in South Africa, the Department of Foreign Affairs have confirmed.
  • US calls for urgent negotiations over Ethiopia conflict November 27, 2021
    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is greatly concerned about Ethiopia's military escalation and called for urgent negotiations over the crisis, a US State Department spokesperson has said.
  • 'Reason to be concerned' over Omicron - De Gascun November 27, 2021
    There is a "reason to be concerned" about the Covid-19 variant Omicron, the Director of UCD's National Virus Reference Laboratory has said, but added there is no reason to believe the vaccine would not be effective against it.
  • Munster continue work on travel plans for return home November 27, 2021
    The Munster squad and staff remain in South Africa and are still working on securing passage back to Ireland.
  • Ireland World Cup dream ends as qualifiers cancelled November 27, 2021
    Ireland's hopes of reaching the 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup are over after the International Cricket Council announced the cancellation of the qualifier stage due to the introduction of travel restrictions from a number of African countries.
  • Kurdish woman named as victim of migrant tragedy November 27, 2021
    A Kurdish woman from northern Iraq, who was among 27 people who died trying to cross the Channel between France and Britain this week, has become the first victim to be named by British media.
  • Late Late Toy Show charity appeal surpasses €5m November 27, 2021
    The Late Late Toy Show charity appeal has this afternoon surpassed the €5 million mark, with a total of €5,161,897 so far raised, and further donations of up to €1m yet to be added by Revolut co-founder Vlad Yatsenko.
  • Hotel quarantine to reopen for check-in November 27, 2021
    During the pandemic perhaps the most draconian measure the Government introduced was mandatory hotel quarantine.

Ireland Calling is a weekly radio programme on community radio station 2RDJ 88.1 FM. The show airs every Saturday morning from 8.00am - 11.00 am.