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The first phase of a wider Monkeypox vaccine rollout will be given to an estimated 6,000 people who may be at heightened risk of infection. The HSE have said, “Current vaccine supplies will allow vaccination for around 10% of these individuals in the first phase of the vaccine rollout.”
Police have said that 21 people were killed in a huge explosion in the Khair Khana area of Kabul during evening prayer. It’s understood that another 33 people have been injured, with no one having claimed responsibility for the incident as of yet.
Budget 2023: Disagreement on raising jobseeker’s allowance
Fine Gael are against the idea that the unemployment benefit should be increased in the 2023 Budget, but Fianna Fáil and the Green Party are in favour of increasing the welfare payment.
Human remains found in suitcase
A murder investigation has been launched in New Zealand after human remains were found in suitcases that were bought at an Auckland auction. “The priority for police is to confirm the identification of the deceased so that we can establish the full circumstances behind the discovery,” the police official said.
Man arrested on suspicion of the murder of 87-year-old Irishman
Thomas O’Halloran was stabbed while in his mobility scooter in London. Originally from Ennistymon in Co Clare, he lived in the Greenford area of west London. A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder.