The top four things you need to know – Thursday April 27th

A survey of radiation therapists has found that cancer services in both public and private hospitals are facing a crisis a looming staffing crisis.

SIPTU conducted the survey which revealed that most respondents say they intend to leave the profession within the next five years.

Radiation therapy is used to treat around half of cancer cases and staffing issues in the service will have a knock-on effect on treatment waiting times.


Junior Minister Niall Collins is set to make a statement in the Dáil today following controversy surrounding a land sale.

He’s been the subject of allegations in recent days relating to purchase of land by his wife when he was a local representative for Limerick County Council in 2007 and 2008.


Fáilte Ireland’s welcoming new data showing a strong recovery of domestic tourism in 2022.

A total of 13.3 million domestic trips were taken.

This represents an increase of 14% on 2019, before the Covid pandemic.


More than 100 Irish citizens remain in Sudan as evacuations from the war-torn country continue.

A fragile 72-hour ceasefire announced on Monday night is said to be “mostly holding”.

16 Irish citizens and members of their family were evacuated yesterday, bringing the total who’ve escaped the violence so far to 88.


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