The top 4 things you need to know now

  • For every death on Irish roads, eight or nine people are seriously injured. The stark figure from the Road Safety Authority comes as it urges motorists to slow down this Bank Holiday weekend.
  • If you are aged between 18 and 49 you are being encouraged to get your COVID booster jab. The HSE says you can get it at a walk-in clinic this Bank Holiday weekend with no appointment is necessary.
  • There’s a call for a special Minister with responsibility for housing refugees to be brought in. Labour’s making the call, in reaction to the Sports Minister Catherine Martin writing to over 70 sporting bodies asking them to help accommodate refugees.
  • At least 23 people have died in Chile, following more than 230 wildfires which have left a trail of destruction. Almost 100,000 acres of forest have been caught alight – mostly in three central, and southern regions of the country.


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