The top four things you need to know – Monday April 24th

A number of Irish citizens have been safely evacuated from Sudan.

The Spanish government has confirmed Irish nationals were among a group of 100 people flown from Khartoum to Djibouti on one of its military aircraft last night.

It didn’t specify how many, but says the evacuation passed off without incident.


There’s a call on the Justice Minister to start an independent inquiry into the GSOC officer who resigned.

The officer is alleged to have attended a house party which Gerry Hutch also attended after he was acquitted of the Regency Hotel murder, a week ago.

Labour’s Justice spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has written to Minister Simon Harris.


A ballot for strike action is to begin by SIPTU members in the National Ambulance Service today.

They’re in a dispute with the HSE over its failure to fully introduce reforms to benefit the vital public service.

NAS recommendations include the introduction of new grades of staff, new job descriptions and the up-skilling of workers.


Members of the disabled community across Ireland are taking to the streets today, to highlight the need for Personal Assistants, to allow them to live independently,

Protesters will also be highlighting what they say is the state’s failure to provide adequate provision of PA’s.


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