The top four things you need to know – Tuesday May 23rd

A Sinn Fein TD has slammed the Government for failing to establish a Munster Regional Homeless Executive.

It comes in response to a report that was released on premature deaths of homeless people in 2019.

Thomas Gould says the homeless crisis in Cork has gotten worse over the last 4 years and we may not see HRB data for 2020 to 2023 for years because their isn’t someone recording it just for Munster.


The government is being accused of failing to grasp the seriousness of energy poverty.

The Oireachtas Environment Committee will today hear about the need to address income inadequacy in Ireland.

Social Justice Ireland is among those urging the government to take a more long-term view, including by increasing all core social welfare rates by 25 euro a week in the next budget.


The EU’s top court is to begin hearing an appeal over Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland today.

In 2020, a lower court ruled that Apple did NOT owe the Irish government € in unpaid tax.

However, the European Commission is appealing that decision to the European Court of Justice.


Garretstown beach won’t get its Blue Flag status back in 2023.

Cork County Council CEO Tim Lucey told yesterday’s council meeting that while they will write to An Taisce about the issue, he doesn’t expect the decision to be revisited this year.


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