The top four things you need to know – Wednesday May 24th

A new survey out this morning shows the cost of living crisis is having a detrimental effect on families.

The study by the children’s charity Barnardos found 37% of families have had to cut down or do without basic essentials.

It also showed 43% of parents couldn’t afford to buy new clothes for their kids.


Gardaí are looking for help in tracing the whereabouts of a teenager in Cork who has been missing for almost two weeks

17 year old Killian Atkins was last seen in the Wilton area on Friday 12th May at 6.30pm.

He is described as being 5 foot 11 in height, of normal build, with brown hair and blue eyes.

When last seen, Killian was wearing a black hoodie, a red t-shirt, grey tracksuit pants and black runners.

Anyone with information can contact any Togher Garda Station on 021 4947120, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.


Intersport Elverys have bought the former Roches Stores building on St Patrick’s Street.

The Irish Examiner report that the sports retail chain has snapped up the historic building, which went on the market last August for 20 million euro, however it’s reported that the purchase price will be likely closer to €12m.

The former department store, which is on 1.6 acres, was leased to Debenhams in 2006 before closing in 2020, with the building lying vacant since then.


Irish workers at Meta may hear today how the latest round of job cuts at the social media firm will affect them.

The parent company of Facebook announced in March that it was letting go a further 10,000 staff globally.


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