The top four things you need to know – Wednesday February 4th

National autism charity As I Am say they have seen a huge increase in demand for their service and say now is the time for anyone thinking about supporting them to get involved.

As I Am say 1 in 65 Irish people live with autism and have seen a 300 per cent increase in demand for their service up to the end of last year.

The group offer training programmes and employment support and have set up a number social clubs involving art, music and books.


Garda body-cams are a step closer as key legislation is before the Dáil to allow the use of the kits by members of the force.

It’s claimed the Gardaí are about three decades behind comparable police services when it comes to equipment.


375,000 cars are on the roads without a valid NCT.

Operators Applus will today tell the Dáil Transport Committee the backlogs are partly down to a large number of motorists failing to show up for their tests and an ageing workforce.

In some parts of the country, the next available appointments aren’t until September.


The deadline for CAO applications is five o’clock this evening.

Those who have not yet completed their application are being urged to do so, particularly mature applicants and applicants for the HEAR or DARE schemes,


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