The top four things you need to know – Tuesday July 19th

Record breaking temperatures are set to slip back in the coming days as the heatwave that has gripped the country comes to an end.

The eastern half of the country will continue to bask in sunshine for a little longer with highs of 27 or 28 degrees.

The rest of the country will become cooler and fresher with highs of 16 to 22 degrees.


15 areas around the country are at risk of drought as water supplies come under pressure due to the hot weather.

The Irish Daily Mail reports that areas in Cork, Clare Wexford,and Galway are being monitored by Irish Water as temperatures reach record breaking levels this week.


Refugees coming here from 20 ‘safe’ European countries will need a visa from today under new rule changes.

The Cabinet signed off on suspending visa free travel yesterday, due to concerns the immigration system was being ‘exploited’.

The suspension takes effect from midday and will last for a period of 12 months.


An Irishman remains in a critical condition in hospital this morning following a shooting at a Spanish nightclub.

The man, who’s in his 30s, was one of five people injured at Opium beach club in Marbella in the early hours of yesterday morning.


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