The top four things you need to know – Wednesday July 20th

The government must take urgent action to ensure we have the infrastructure and services in place to respond to the impact climate change is having on society.

The Climate Change Advisory Council said Ireland is not prepared for today’s climate and the climate of the future which is set to get much worse.

The comments come following a review of the National Adaptation Framework, an independent advisory body which submitted 34 recommendations stating that Ireland is not prepared for today’s climate.


The decision by AIB to remove cash services from 70 branches around the country – mainly in rural Ireland – amounts to the effective closure of the branches.

The Social Democrats say the move will disproportionately negatively impact rural and elderly people,

However AIB customers will now be able to conduct their cash banking from any post office around the country.


Two people have died after a light aircraft crashed at Newtownards Airport in County Down.

Emergency services attended the scene of the incident at around 8:20pm last night following a 999 call.

One eyewitness said the plane crashed into hedges located near a restaurant close to the Portaferry Road.


Elon Musk’s bid to delay Twitter’s lawsuit against him until 2023 has been rejected by a US judge.

The social media platform’s been granted a trial in October – as it tries to force him to complete his takeover.

The world’s richest man announced earlier this month he was pulling out of a $44bn deal to buy the company.


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