The top four things you need to know – Tuesday August 8th

The Government’s emergency energy group meets today to discuss contingency plans in the event of fuel shortages caused by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

It’ll formulate plans to supply energy to certain industries like food and medicine producers if there was to be a serious interruption to oil supplies this winter.


Conditional planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of the South Docks in Cork City.

The Echo report that two applications by O’Callaghan Properties through Leeside Quays Limited have been approved by Cork City Council with a number of conditions, which have yet to be published.


The US president says “justice has been delivered” after ordering a military operation in Afghanistan to kill one of the masterminds of the 9-11 terror attacks.

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri  was hit by two missiles fired from a drone on a safehouse in the capital, Kabul.


We’re in for a wet start to the week as Met Eireann predicts heave rain fall for several counties.

A 24 hour yellow rain warning has already been issued for Galway, Kerry, and Clare.

Despite heavy showers, temperatures will remain fairly high, with 24 degrees expected in some parts tomorrow.


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