Top four things you need to know – Monday August 8th

We’re gearing up for temperatures in the high twenties this week.

Met Éireann’s weather advisory runs until Sunday at midnight.

The forecaster has warned of uncomfortable temperatures at night and possible heat stress.


A crisis is looming in the health sector as more and more junior doctors face financial difficulties.

The Irish Medical Organisation says non-consultant doctors are struggling to get paid, some are on the wrong scale or are not getting paid for all hours worked.

The root of the problem is the lack of a centralised pay system and the consequences of this on individual employees.


There are calls for a further ban of evictions as the number of tenants being told they must leave their rented accommodation soars.

The Residential Tenancies Board says there was a 58% rise in the number of termination notices received in the first 6 months of this year, compared with the previous 6 months.

According to the RTB the main reason is landlords exiting the market because they want to sell their properties.


Former footballer and Wales manager Ryan Giggs is due to go on trial today, accused of attacking and controlling his ex-girlfriend.

He pleaded not guilty to three counts against him, back in July 2021.


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