The top four things you need to know – Monday March 20th

Labour will be backing a Sinn Fein motion to retain the eviction ban.

Party Leader Ivana Bacik is calling on the Government to reverse its decision not to extend it beyond the end of this month.

It comes after Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan said she’ll go against the Government on Wednesday and will back the motion.


There’s a shortage of 248 medicines in the Irish market.

New figures from the Medicines Shortage Index show the figure marks an increase of 48 per cent on last year’s number.

Tablets for anxiety and insomnia are recorded as the lowest category in the Irish market.


A new investigation has found the provision of autism services in this country is in a state of chaos.

700 jobs remain to be filled across 91 teams which is resulting in a lack of personnel to meet existing demands.

The investigation has also found families are facing multi-year waiting lists for support services.


A man in is 30s is still being held this morning over a 2.4 million euro drugs seizure in County Wexford.

The discovery of cocaine was made by Revenue Customs Service officers at Rosslare Europort on Saturday afternoon.

They found the drugs when they stopped and searched a Latvian-registered freight truck that came off a ferry from Cherbourg in France.

The man’s being held at a Garda Station in the Eastern region.


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