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Dublin: 12°C Monday 8 August 2022

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.



1. Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa is considering going on hunger strike after his trial, which was due to go ahead today, was postponed, again.

2. Over 140 people are going to lose their jobs at the iconic Grafton Street Cafe Bewleys. The cafe is due to be refurbished and will open again later this year.

3. The Revenue Commissioners have sent out reminder letters to those that have not paid the local property tax reminding them the deadline is tomorrow.

4. A HSE manager was asked eight times this morning whether Irish hospitals are safe.

5. Jurors in the Boston bombing trial got their first glimpse at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the young man accused of bombing the renowned Boston Marathon.

6. The Department of Social Protection has told a Dublin pub to remove their logo from a drinks promotional advert for ‘Welfare Wednesday’.

Main pic: A man holds a cross as a swimmer kisses it, after a competition to retrieve it from the water during a ceremony to bless the water in Greece’s Flisvos beach. (AP)

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