The top four things you need to know – Tuesday May 30th

Laws to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to children will be approved by the Cabinet this morning.

The changes will also prohibit the advertising of nicotine products near schools and on public transport.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly expects legislation to be passed before the Dáil’s summer recess.


87% of parents say they have had to cut back or delay spending in order to pay school voluntary contribution charges.

That’s one of the findings of a new report published today by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.


Frontline workers from nurses to teachers and social workers are reaching a point of burnout due to stress as many services and systems continue to come under pressure because of greater demand.

Greater supports will be called for a conference today which aims to stimulate a national conversation about the reality of working in frontline practice.


Investigations are continuing this morning after a man died in a workplace incident in County Donegal.

A man – named locally as Stephen Montgomery – was killed in an explosion outside the village of Bunbeg yesterday afternoon.

It’s understood he was operating machinery when he was struck by a rock.


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