The top four things you need to know – Tuesday May 3rd

Russian State television has broadcast mocked up clips of a nuclear attack in which Ireland is destroyed.

According to the Irish Times, the broadcast on Russia-1 was presented by a close associate of Vladimir Putin and falsely claims that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has threatened a nuclear strike on Russia.


The European Union’s warning its members that giving in to Russia’s demands to pay for gas in roubles, would breach existing sanctions.

Ministers met in Brussels yesterday to discuss Moscow’s decision last week to cut supplies to Bulgaria and Poland.

Energy giant Gazprom claims it was because they’d failed to pay their bills in the right currency.


Healthcare workers in the community sector are to protest today for better pay and conditions.

SIPTU, Forsa and the INMO have organised the march in Dublin to highlight the need for better pay and respect for the staff who work in organisations like the Rehab group, Pieta House, Local Employment Services and the Irish Wheelchair Association among others.


Recent budgets have caused a widening of the rich-poor gap, according to Social Justice Ireland.

Their new report finds those on higher incomes benefit more from the budget than those on lower incomes.

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