The top four things you need to know – Wednesday April 12th

The country has been battered by strong winds and heavy rain overnight, and there’s more to come.

A status orange wind warning is now in effect for Cork and Kerry until 8am, with yellow alerts coming into force for the entire country from 8 o’clock this morning.


The Teachers Union of Ireland have hit out at the Higher Education Minister on the first day of their annual conference.

Simon Harris addressed over 450 delegates at the unions annual three-day conference in the city yesterday.

In her response, TUI President Liz Farrell asked what the minister had done for adult education tutors who she described as looking after the “most marginalised in society”.


The funeral of the 14 year old girl killed in a crash in County Galway over the bank holiday weekend is to take place this Friday.

Kirsty Bohan will be laid to rest in Donaghpatrick Cemetery in Headford, following her requiem mass the Church of St. Patrick and Cuana at midday.


US President Joe Biden will begin his historic trip to republic of Ireland later.

The president landed in Belfast last night, where he was met by the British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.


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