The top four things you need to know – Tuesday June 21st

Cabinet ministers will discuss the cost of living crisis when they meet later this morning.

The government is preparing the summer economic statement, ahead of the Budget in October.


The HSE spent €13.6m on private ambulance services last year.

According to freedom of information figures, it’s a 37% increase on the previous year.


Nearly 3,900 Irish renters may have been offered accommodation in exchange for sex, in the space of 19 months.

Housing charity, Threshold, says that’s based on a study of its prevalence in England.

They’ll discuss planned ‘sex for rent’ legislation at the Oireachtas justice committee today.


Almost 1 million people haven’t come forward for their first Covid booster, according to new HSE figures.

Just under 4 million people over-12 got their primary vaccination – but less than 3 million have got their third dose.


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