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July 13: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds


By Sarah Finnan
13th Jul 2022
July 13: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

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

Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill
Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will bring forward a new hate crimes and hate speech Bill in the autumn. The Bill will create new “aggravated” versions of existing offences, where those offences are motivated by prejudice against a “protected characteristic” of the victim – including race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender (including gender expression and identity) and disability.
The Irish Times

Cost-of-living crisis
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned that the cost-of-living crisis could last into spring 2023. He noted that the Irish economy had recovered well from Covid-19 however, which meant that the government could “cushion people through the winter”. He said that a package to alleviate pressures would be outlined towards the end of September.
RTÉ

HSE internal audit
The organs of a child on whom a post-mortem examination was performed were held by a Dublin hospital for over 20 years due to “ambiguity” regarding how they should be disposed of. According to an internal audit investigation by the HSE, multiple public hospitals across the country have retained organs from post-mortem examinations for more than the one year specified in the HSE’s own policies.
The Irish Examiner

Sexual assault at Copper Face Jacks
A young farmer sexually assaulted a woman on the dancefloor at Copper Face Jacks nightclub on his first ever trip to a “disco in Dublin”. Judge John Hughes said Paul Harrington (26) had been so intoxicated he was bouncing off and hugging total strangers before the assault.
The Independent

Soaring temperatures
The UK is facing record temperatures this week as people are being warned of widespread disruption in the coming days. Forecasters believe there is a 30% chance the mercury could surpass the current UK record of 38.7°C, set in Cambridge in 2019, as temperatures continue to climb over the weekend and into next week.
The Journal

Donald Trump contacted House select witnesses
Donald Trump attempted to contact one of the witnesses who has been speaking to the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, the panel said Tuesday.
The Guardian