The top four things you need to know – Thursday April 28

Employers and employees are being urged to take workplace safety seriously.

Today is International Worker’s Memorial Day, which remembers those who have been killed or seriously injured in work-related incidents.

In Ireland, 481 people were killed in work-related incidents over a ten-year period to 2021, seventy-seven of those were in Cork.

****The Taoiseach has called on the Irish Red Cross to ‘accelerate’ securing accommodation for Ukrainian refugees.

Micheál Martin held talks with the organisation yesterday, as they work through the 25,000 pledges made by the public.
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The government last night survived a Dáil vote to scrap an upcoming ban on the commercial sale of turf.

Sinn Fein’s motion also called for the upcoming carbon tax increase to be abandoned and for the temporary removal of excise duty on home heating oil.

Rural TDs in Fianna Fail and Fine Gael voted with the government, despite voicing their anger at the turf ban in recent days.

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Ed Sheeran returns to Cork tonight.

The Shape of You singer returns to Pairc ui Chaoimh for the first time since 2018 with 80,000 fans expected at the venue over the next two nights.

Concert goers are reminded to have their tickets downloaded and their phones fully charged as this is the first fully digital ticket tour 


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