The top 4 things you need to know now

  • An extra 215,000 people are able to access free GP care from today. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced the opening of applications for the GP visit cards for newly eligible people.
  • A man in his 60’s has died after a serious assault in County Mayo over the weekend. Peter McDermott was attacked in Westport on Saturday.
  • The Taoiseach is visiting Belfast today to to announce over 1 billion euro in funding for Northern Ireland. PEACEPLUS is a new EU programme to build reconciliation and greater prosperity across the North and the border counties.
  • Over 2,100 people are now confirmed to have died in Friday’s powerful earthquake which rocked Morocco. The rescue effort’s being hampered by aftershocks.


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