The top four things you need to know – Wednesday May 17th

Protestors at a hotel housing asylum seekers in Clare say they’ll maintain their blockade “until December” if necessary.

34 asylum seekers were transferred to Magowna House Hotel in Inch on Monday.

However, some locals blocked the entrance, claiming they were not consulted about the move.


Making local injury units 24/7 is being suggested as a way to instantly cut down on hospital overcrowding.

2022 was the worst year for overcrowding on record, with over 121 thousand patients left waiting for a bed.

A motion is going before the Dáil today calling for Medical Assessment Units and Local Injury Units at Ireland’s smaller, Level 2 hospitals to stay open 24 hours a day.


There are now over 84,000 people on hospital waiting lists in Cork.

Figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund show that on April 27th, 84,114 were waiting for both outpatient and inpatient treatment at hospitals across the city and county.


Plans to recruit 1000 new Gardai this year are already in doubt.

The Irish Times reports the uptake of places at the training college in Templemore is 30% behind target.

225 new recruits were due to begin training last Monday, but only 154 took up their places.


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