The top 4 things you need to know now

  • An inquiry into an alleged conflict of interest at An Bord Pleanála should be expanded to take account of new allegations, according to People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy. The Minister for Housing recently ordered a review after it was alleged, deputy chair of the board, Paul Hyde, did not declare a conflict of interest when making a planning decision on a proposed development on the northside of Cork city.
  • A Professor of Health Systems says it’s very likely Ireland will have some cases of Monkeypox, but the health service is ready to take action. The World Health Organisation’s confirmed 80 cases of the virus across the world, with an extra 50 being investigated in Europe.
  • Parts of Spain are experiencing their hottest May ever with temperatures of more than 40 degrees celsius in some areas. Spain’s state weather agency issued heat warnings in 10 regions, saying it could be one of the most intense heatwaves in years.
  • The Cork Rose of Tralee was selected last night. Jenny Byrne will represent the Cork Rose centre in August at the festival that has had a three year break due to Covid-19.

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