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The last supermoon of 2022
Did you see the ‘Sturgeon’ supermoon last night? Appearing at its biggest and brightest, at its closest point to the Earth, last night’s moon was watched closely by many. The celestial excitement continues tonight with the Perseids meteor shower. Read all about it right here.
The Government has called for a zero VAT rate to be applied to hormone replacement therapy for women in menopause. The Department of Health has suggested that all non-oral medication on the HSE’s formal reimbursement list could benefit from a zero VAT rate.
Belfast submit bid to host Eurovision 2023
Belfast City Council has agreed to submit an official bid to host the Eurovision next year if the city is shortlisted. The song contest was supposed to be hosted in Ukraine, but the Russian invasion made this impossible.
FBI search Trump’s residence for nuclear documents
The FBI sought to locate classified documents related to nuclear weapons when agents searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
High temperatures continue into the weekend
From 12pm today, a yellow temperature warning will be put in place for the whole country as temperatures exceed 30 degrees. The warning will remain in place throughout the weekend, until Sunday.