THE TOP 4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – FRIDAY OCTOBER 15

The ESRI says changes announced in the Budget should help most households to manage an increase in the cost of living.

The research institute says increases to welfare payments and tax bands will compensate most people, but some low-income working parents and retired couples could be negatively affected.

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Tackling traffic congestion and air pollution by simply banning cars from the City Centre will not result in people getting on board with the idea of using public transport.

That’s according to Dr Elena Tsalaporta from the school of Engineering at UCC who says people will use cars less if they are given more than just one option.

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The Criminal Assets Bureau has seized goods worth over €88.5 million since 2016.

Today is its 25th anniversary – after it was set up following the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin in 1996.

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The 66th Cork International Film Festival has been launched.

The 17 day festival will feature over 80 films and documentaries and 130 short films.


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