The top four things you need to know – Thursday March 16th

The ECB is expected to announce a further rise in its interest rate today.

It’s set to increase by half a per cent to a record 3.5%.

There was speculation that European bank bosses might delay the move following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank in the US.


The HSE is warning of long waiting times for people who attend emergency departments this weekend.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Association yesterday said overcrowding at hospitals around the country is currently “out of control.”


A woman, arrested in connection to the shooting of Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell in the North, has been released without charge.

It was the eleventh arrest in relation to the attack in Omagh, County Tyrone last month.


Over 43,000 passengers are expected to travel through Cork Airport over the St Patrick’s weekend.

Passengers are being advised to arrive at least 90 minutes before their flight.

Twelve traditional Irish music groups will be performing in the arrivals hall over the coming days.


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