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7th June 2023
# stardust
First witnesses give evidence on Stardust fire as inquests enter new phase
More than 300 people are expected to give evidence to the inquests.
# donate
'National crisis in animal welfare': post-pandemic surge in cruelty cases says ISPCA
The charity needs to raise €500,000 from members of the public so that no animal will be turned away from the care it needs.
# Cancer
2021 was second year in a row with fewer cancer diagnoses due to Covid, report finds
1 in 12 expected cancers were not detected over the first 2 years of the pandemic, an estimated 4,320 cases.
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Discover the 232 Audi range.
This week
4th June 2023 - 8th June 2023
# Cyber Attack
Aer Lingus falls victim to global cyber attack
The airline stressed that no bank details relating to current or former employees were compromised.
# cancer treatment
Access to cancer treatment has returned to pre-Covid levels, report finds
The government allocated €35 million in extra funding last year and recruited 172 additional staff to cancer services.
# good evening
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Your roundup of what made the headlines today.
# ibsa
Northern Irish man sentenced to four years in prison for Image Based Sexual Abuse
The man sent intimate images of the women to their relatives or employers and made three death threats.
Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# underwater cables
Ireland to consider joining EU or Nato programme to protect undersea cables
Varadkar said that he didn’t believe Ireland was capable of defending cables off its coast without international support.
# Lough Derg
Teenager who died in jet ski accident on Lough Derg named locally
The young man’s body was recovered from Lough Derg yesterday evening following an incident involving a jet ski.
# North Belfast
PSNI appeal for witnesses after man shot in back and legs yesterday
Detectives are treating the attack as attempted murder.
# Unemployment
Monthly unemployment reaches all-time low of 3.8%
The unemployment rate was last at 3.9% between October 2000 and April 2001 at the height of the Celtic Tiger.
Struggling with energy bills? Here are some resources which could help you
There are several resources available from the Government and energy suppliers that can help ease the burden posed by energy bills.
# Overcrowding
'Winter trolley numbers in May': INMO slam hospital wait times as almost 12,000 without beds
This month’s figures show the worst level of hospital overcrowding seen since the INMO began counting trolleys.
# forecourts
Full tank of petrol to rise by €3.60, diesel by €3 as excise duty cuts expire at midnight
Rates were cut last March and will return to previous levels in three increments.
# Accident
Gardaí and HSA investigating after man dies at Kerry slurry pit
The man, aged in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was brought to University Hospital Kerry for a post-mortem examination.
# Pedestrian
Man in his 80s killed on Co Louth road yesterday evening
The driver of the car was uninjured.
# Rescue
Coast Guard rescues two children clinging to buoy off Malahide
A passing boat which happened to be helmed by an off duty member of the Howth Coast Guard team picked up the two children.
Meet 2023's National Enterprise award nominees
The 31 regional representatives are a diverse group, including Atlantic ocean seaweed cultivators and 'Netflix for AR' creators.
# pandemic
Two-thirds of all Covid deaths occurred in care homes, study finds
Ireland had the second highest proportion globally of Covid-19 deaths from Long Term Residential Care homes.
Prof Philip Nolan appointed as head of new research agency
The agency will amalgamate the activities and functions of the Irish Research Council (IRC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).
# Income Tax
Peter McVerry says Varadkar has his 'priorities wrong' when it come to tax cuts
‘My priority, if you have €1.5 billion to give away, are the hundreds of thousands struggling to make ends meet,’ McVerry said.
Last month
May 2023
# Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport parking spaces expected to fill up this weekend
The airport’s short term car park is almost full but spaces have been set aside for people who are coming to pick travellers.
# graduation
25 Ukrainian doctors graduate from English course run by St. Vincent’s Hospital
The 8-week course was delivered by a Ukrainian lecturer in response to the significant language barrier faced by Ukrainian doctors arriving in Ireland.
# budget 2024
McGrath says he won't be 'bullied' by Fine Gael into tax cuts in next Budget
Earlier this week, three Fine Gael junior ministers called for the next budget to contain tax breaks of up to €1,000.
# Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport warns passengers that all its car parks will likely be full this weekend
Members of the public who haven’t booked a parking space in advance are unlikely to get one, an airport official warned.
# Fine Gael
Fine Gael TD for Cork East says he will not seek re-election
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Stanton is a ‘brilliant TD’ who will help ensure that Fine Gael retains a seat in Cork East.
# good evening
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Here’s a rundown of today’s news headlines.
# DART Coastal North
Iarnród Éireann says it will not cut off Howth during Dart extension despite local concerns
The DART+ Coastal North programme will cost an estimated €600 million and be completed in 2029 at the earliest.
# Asylum Seekers
Minister says ‘floatels’ are being looked at to house refugees
The Department of Integration had ruled out using cruise liners but a smaller ‘floatel’ concept could work, Roderic O’Gorman said.
# Guess who's back
150 years after they became extinct in Ireland, ospreys to be reintroduced this summer
Ospreys are a fish-eating bird of prey that went extinct in Ireland 150 years ago but are being reintroduced with the assistance of Norway.
# In Demand
An electric vehicle is most popular car on DoneDeal as demand rises 35% in a year
The demand for EVs has led to the average price for a brand new electric car reaching €64,755.
# Missing
Crimecall issue appeal for man missing from Carlow since 15 April
John Coakley was last seen near Hanover Bus Station, Carlow Town on 15 April and is described as being approximately 6’1” in height and of slim build.
# Madeleine McCann
Police investigating Madeleine McCann disappearance will search Portuguese reservoir
The reservoir is 50km from where the toddler went missing in Praia da Luz, Portugal 16 years ago.
# Electricity
Wholesale electricity prices fell 40% in past year, but savings for customers will be delayed
Daragh Cassidy from price comparison website, has said that prices for consumers still remain high and may not fall for months.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Here’s a rundown of today’s news headlines.
# e-waste
Data concerns are deterring people from recycling tech products, research finds
WEEE Ireland figures for the last three years also reveal that for every 10 new tech products sold in Ireland, only four are eventually coming back for recycling.
# Newtownards
PSNI investigating after petrol bomb thrown at property in Newtownards
No one was injured in what the PSNI described as ‘a reckless attack that could have resulted in more serious consequences’.
Retained Firefighters to begin industrial action on 6 June with possibility of strike
Rolling work stoppages are scheduled to commence during the following week with an all-out strike set for 20 June if the dispute has not been resolved.
QUIZ: Can you tell which household appliance uses more energy?
With the cost of living crisis continuing to affect families, how well do you know your household appliances and their energy use?
British author Martin Amis dies at age 73
Amis published 15 novels including Money and London Fields, as well as the memoir Experience in 2000.
# good evening
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your roundup of what made the headlines today.
# This Morning
Phillip Schofield quits ITV's This Morning after 21 years
His departure comes amid reports of a rift between Schofield and his co-host Holly Willoughby.
Sipo clears Paschal Donohoe of complaint over undisclosed donations from businessman
The minister received a donation of services in which six individuals being paid by businessman Michael Stone put up election posters for Donohoe during the 2016 campaign.