EACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you should know before you head out the door.
1.#MEDICAL CARDS: The HSE moved to clear up the controversy surrounding the awarding of medical cards. The executive said that they were moving to combat the “lack of clarity” and “misinformation” that has surrounded eligibility for the cards. The health minister, meanwhile, apologised for the problems and said it was “a balancing act”.
2.#WATER WATER NOWHERE: Plans to restrict Dublin’s water supply from tonight were roundly criticised by councillors and local traders. One councillor said that the capital was “like a third world country” when it comes to water supply.
3.#DUBLIN BUS: Dublin Bus announced that it will implement cost-saving measures, despite drivers still being balloted on an agreement. SIPTU members will vote on industrial action next week, but Dublin Bus says that it cannot wait to start the measures.
4.#DRIVING ON: The National Driver Licence Service was back up and running after IT difficulties had besieged the system yesterday. A spokesperson for the Road Safety Authority said that things are “a lot calmer” today.
5.#WEB HEADS: 10,000 tech industry leaders gathered in the RDS today for the fourth Dublin Web Summit. The summit, which runs until tomorrow, features start-ups, talks by industry experts and this year saw the NASDAQ Stock Exchange opening bell being rung live on stage by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.