Top four things you need to know – Wednesday August 11th

Emergency services have battled a house fire through the night in Eastferry Marina.

5 units from Cork county were alerted to the blaze at the farmhouse near Walterstown around
7:50 yesterday evening.

Units from Cobh and Midleton remain at the scene and it’s understood they are dealing with an asbestos roof fire.

A 60 year old male taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.

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The City’s first cost rental homes are under construction.

Clúid Housing is to deliver a mix of cost rental and social homes on the Lancaster Gate site, close to The Lough.

The Echo reports the 88 new apartments will consist of 73 cost rental homes and when complete will
feature one, two, and three-bedroom properties.

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The lack of rental property in the City needs to be resolved in the next budget.

Cork Chamber made the comment following the release of the latest rental report from Daft, which shows the average rent in the city is now €1,524.

Chronic supply shortages are being blamed with the spike in rents across the country- with the cost of renting outside Dublin now 11% more expensive than last year.

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The Irish Medical Organisation is calling on the Government to hire 2,000 more doctors and invest 5,000 more beds into the HSE system.

It says there needs to be radical investment, and says doctors are looking ahead to winter with a sense of despair.

Yesterday, the Department of Health reported 1,508 new cases of Covid-19.


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