EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you should know before you head out the door.
1. #CROKE PARK: A fall in public sector staffing levels and pay bill has seen the Croke Park deal deliver total savings to the taxpayer of about €920 million in its second year, according to a new report from the implementation body overseeing the agreement.
2. #ROADS: It has been a grim few days on Irish roads. In Dublin, Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Drumcondra in which a woman in her 60s was fatally injured by her own car.
Meanwhile, a motorcyclist has died following a road accident in Cavan this morning. The man in his 20s was fatally injured when his motorbike collided with a truck at Belturbet. Separately, a 17-year-old who was seriously injured in a two-car crash on Saturday evening has passed away in Tipperary. Ciarán Quigley was one of a number of passengers who were taken to hospital for treatment after the incident at Grange Cross.
3. #SYMPHYSIOTOMY: A group of women who have suffered with life-long pain because of severe surgical procedures called symphysiotomies have given powerful first-hand testimonies at an Oireachtas committee meeting. Read exactly what happened to one of the survivors, Catherine McKeever, here.
4. #EUROZONE: There’s been no let-up for the eurozone today as contagion risks continue to affect borrowing costs across the continent. Italy saw its bond yields skyrocket and even Germany has seen the cost of taking out a 10-year loan rise.
Despite claims that it has money to pay the bills until 20 July, Greece’s situation continues to deteriorate with reports of members of the public withdrawing as much cash as they can ahead of this Sunday’s election.
5. #WALLACE: The Dáil was suspended this morning after a heated dispute between the Ceann Comhairle and the leader of Fianna Fáil. Micheál Martin claimed there was no reason why Mick Wallace’s tax affairs should not be discussed in the House but Seán Barrett made no apology for “adhering to Standing Orders” in not allowing the Wexford TD make a personal explanation.