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January 23: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds


By Sarah Finnan
23rd Jan 2023
January 23: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Your speedy summary of today's must-read stories.

‘Serious concerns’ in child mental health services
A report by the Mental Health Commission has highlighted significant deficits in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health System (CAMHS). Due to what the Inspector of Mental Health Services has described as “serious concerns and consequent risks for some patients”, Dr Susan Finnerty has produced an interim report in an effort to address risks in four out of five Community Health Organisations (CHO) that she has inspected so far. Dr Finnerty has called for an immediate clinical review of all open cases in all CAMHS teams. The HSE has said that it received a draft of the MHC review late last year and has taken necessary actions to address issues raised in relation to individual service users. That report highlights a dysfunctional system of long waiting lists, clinical governance and staffing problems, children who have got “lost” in the system, a lack of capacity to provide appropriate therapeutic interventions and a lack of emergency CAMHS out-of-hours services.
RTÉ

Murder investigation likely after patient (89) killed in Cork hospital
Gardaí are expected to launch a murder investigation following the receipt of postmortem results on the body of an 89-year-old patient who died after he was allegedly attacked by another patient with a walking aid in a Cork hospital on Sunday morning. The deceased, named locally as Matthew Healy, a retired farmer from Berrings in Co Cork, died following an alleged attack by a 32-year-old man who was in the same unit in a general medical ward at the Mercy University Hospital. Fellow patients raised the alarm at about 5.30am and nursing staff raced to the six-bed unit, where Mr Healy had suffered serious head injuries in the alleged attack. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a hospital doctor.
The Irish Times

Man in 60s dies following three-car crash in Ballinasloe
A man in his 60s has died after a three-car crash in Ballinasloe. The collision happened at the Ashtree Junction in Ballinasloe at around half 6 yesterday evening. The man in his 60s who died was the driver of one of the cars and has since passed away at Portiuncula University Hospital. One other person was taken to hospital as a precaution – no-one else was hurt. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.
Galway Bay

Revolut granted Irish IBANs, piling pressure on mainstream banks
Customers of online bank Revolut are to get Irish bank identification numbers in a move that will make it easier for people in this country to conduct their day-to-day banking through the money app. The move to replace Revolut’s Lithuanian IBANs (international bank account numbers) with Irish ones is set to pile on even more pressure on mainstream banks here. Payments provider Revolut claims to have around two million Irish customers. The move comes after it set up an Irish branch of its European business, Revolut Bank UAB. Customers in Ireland will begin to receive an email from Revolut this week, explaining the changes.
Independent.ie

Over 11,300 asylum seekers get less than €40 a week
Over 9,300 adult asylum-seekers get only €5.50 a day in social welfare from the state. A further 2,000 children, who live in direct provision, get the equivalent of €4.25 a day. The Department of Social Protection administers the Daily Expenses Allowance which is paid to asylum seekers who live in direct provision centres. The current weekly rates are €38.80 per adult and €29.80 per child. At the end of December, this payment was being made for 9,303 adults and 2,005 children. The rates are much lower than the job seeker’s allowance payment which is €220 a week.
The Irish Examiner

Lisa Marie Presley: Stars honour late singer at famous Graceland mansion
A public memorial service has been held for Lisa Marie Presley following her death at the age of 54. Famous faces including the Duchess of York attended the service, which took place at her father’s Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday. The US singer, who was the only child of Elvis Presley, died on 12 January, hours after being taken to hospital. Lisa Marie has been buried at Graceland next to her son Benjamin Keough, who died in 2020.
BBC News

Man found dead after police standoff in Torrance was the Monterey Park shooting suspect, sheriff says
The man found dead inside a white cargo van after a standoff with police in Torrance, California, has been confirmed as the person suspected of carrying out a mass shooting in Monterey Park Saturday night, according to police. Huu Can Tran, 72, was pronounced dead at the scene following a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said during a news conference Sunday afternoon. Tran is suspected of opening fire at a dance studio in Monterey Park, killing 10 people and injuring 10 more as the city’s large Asian American community was celebrating Lunar New Year weekend, Luna said.
CNN

Today’s forecast
Patches of mist and fog in many areas this morning, clearing slowly. Today will be mainly dry with a good deal of cloud and some bright or sunny intervals. Some patchy drizzle also, most likely in the southeast and also near the west coast this evening. Highest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees with light southerly or variable breezes. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with patches of light rain or drizzle along with low cloud or hill fog. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees generally in light southwesterly or variable breezes.
Met Éireann