Top four things you need to know – Tuesday October 26th

Two five-year plans aiming to cut Irish greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade have been released.

The Climate Change Advisory Council is targeting cuts of 4.8% a year up to 2025, followed by 8.4% annually to 2030.

Climate Action Minister Eamon Ryan says sector-by-sector targets will be published in the weeks ahead, and each “will need to play its part”.


The Fine Gael health spokesperson in the Seanad is calling on the HSE to make the flu jab free as well as a scaled-up information campaign on it’s benefits.

Martin Conway says the flu vaccine is more important than ever as we deal with the impact of Covid-19 and rising cases in the coming weeks.


Health inequality in Europe has worsened due to Covid-19 with vulnerable social groups disproportionally negatively affected.

That’s according to a new report by Social Justice Ireland which points out that low income families are most at risk of not having their health needs met.


Facebook made a €7.9bn profit in the three months to September, up from €6.7bn billion the year before.

The figures coincide with the social media giant battling reputational damage – after whistleblower Frances Haugen appeared before the UK Parliament yesterday.

She told MPs that Facebook “unquestionably” makes hate in society worse.


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