The top four things you need to know – Tuesday October 8th

A mother of three young children says some parents are finding it impossible to find any further room in their budget and are being left with no other option but to buy less food.

Marie Claire Jennequin was speaking at a press conference ahead of the third Cost of Living Campaign protest, which is taking place on Grand Parade in the city at 2pm on Saturday.

The organisers say the government have not done enough to protect the most vulnerable and are calling for caps on rent, energy and the price of food.

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The Taoiseach will today address the COP27 summit in Egypt.

Micheál Martin will address more than 120 world leaders to lay out Ireland’s climate ambition.

He says we are turning the tide on a ‘very serious situation’, but we’re ‘turning the tide too slowly’.

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The Peter McVerry Trust worked with over 10,000 people in 2021, an increase of almost 30% on the previous year.

The charity helped thousands of people impacted by homelessness to self-isolate and supported over 1,500 vulnerable participants to be vaccinated by the end of 2021 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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America goes to the polls today for midterm elections.

The outcome of the vote could shape the future of Joe Biden’s presidency, and usher in a new era of divided government in Washington.

Both Mr Biden and former president Donald Trump have made their final pitches to voters overnight – ahead of the poll.

Mr Biden’s warned the country’s democracy is at stake:

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