There has been a further 1,378 Covid-19 cases - the highest figure in nearly 6 months.
Mr Murtagh, of Melrose Grove, Clondalkin in Dublin, admits killing Nadine Lott, but has pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder.
The number of Pandemic Unemployment Payment has now reached its lowest level since March 2020.
There are calls for an explanation as to why a social housing scheme in Dunlavin which was expected to be handed over to tenants in spring of last year, remains vacant, with no date confirmed as to when keys will be handed over.
Wicklow County Council says an emergency road closure has been put in place at the junction of Upper and Lower Dargle Road, Bray.
Former Minister and founder of the Progressive Democrats Des O'Malley has died aged 82.
The mother of a young Wicklow woman who was killed by her former partner following a serious assault gave evidence at his murder trial yesterday, in which she described her efforts to try to save her daughter.
The British government is expected to call for significant changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol today.
A status orange high temperature alert remains in place for Cavan, Monaghan, south Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford, Westmeath, while a yellow high temperature alert is in operation for Wicklow and the rest of the country until Friday.
Cabinet is expected to sign off on a 100 million euro package to fund the return to on-site teaching for colleges and universities.
The incidence rate of Covid-19 has increased in every county around Ireland over the past week.
Cabinet ministers are expected to sign off on guidelines for the resumption of indoor dining today.
251 children have been waiting at least a year for an appointment with the mental health service.