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A man in his 40s has been charged with two counts of the attempted sexual exploitation of a 14 year old girl.

Tim Bowen of Cottage View in Monkstown appeared before Cork District Court in connection with the charges.

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A package of supports to help with the rising cost of living will be announced by government later.

A Cabinet sub-committee’s meeting to sign-off on measures, which are likely to include an extension to the fuel allowance season and a potential doubling of the 100 euro energy credit.

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A nurses union says the situation in public hospitals has become “extremely dangerous” due to “out of control” overcrowding.

It comes as the number of people on trolleys reached its highest level in over a year this week.

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The number of people struggling financially has doubled since before the Covid 19 pandemic.

A Red C survey carried out for the St. Vincent De Paul also found that half of renters are worried about their ability to pay the rent in the coming six months, while 37% say they’ve cut back on essential heating and electricity use.


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