Women in Sport: Olympic athlete Sarah Lavin
Women in Sport: Olympic athlete Sarah Lavin

Sarah Gill

Surrogacy in Ireland: “I was born an ‘illegitimate’ child and now I’m branded an ‘illegitimate’ mother”
Surrogacy in Ireland: “I was born an ‘illegitimate’ child and now I’m branded an ‘illegitimate’...

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Interior designer Suzanne Garuda has created a fun, party vibe in this new Dublin 8 hotel
Interior designer Suzanne Garuda has created a fun, party vibe in this new Dublin 8...

Megan Burns

Poor Things streaming on Disney+ and a John Galliano doc – what to watch this week
Poor Things streaming on Disney+ and a John Galliano doc – what to watch this...

Sarah Finnan

This beautiful red brick property with its own indoor swimming pool is on the market for €1.95 million
This beautiful red brick property with its own indoor swimming pool is on the market...

Sarah Finnan

This noodle bowl takes less than 10 minutes to make (and the flavours do not disappoint)
This noodle bowl takes less than 10 minutes to make (and the flavours do not...

Meg Walker

A carer’s compassion fatigue: ‘I felt like I was abandoning an already-abandoned subset of the population’
A carer’s compassion fatigue: ‘I felt like I was abandoning an already-abandoned subset of the...

Rebekah Rainey

This beachside Connemara home is on the market for €2.8 million
This beachside Connemara home is on the market for €2.8 million

Megan Burns

Read an extract from award-winning author Mary Costello’s latest short story collection, ‘Barcelona’
Read an extract from award-winning author Mary Costello’s latest short story collection, ‘Barcelona’

Sarah Gill

Spud, love, chicken: Irish chocolatier reveals the nation’s leading nicknames
Spud, love, chicken: Irish chocolatier reveals the nation’s leading nicknames

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July 14: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds


By Sarah Finnan
14th Jul 2022
July 14: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

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

Buck Supermoon
Stargazers caught a glimpse of the Buck supermoon last night. So-called because male deer shed and regrow their antlers around this time of year, the Buck Moon will be the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year as it represents the moon arriving at its closest point to earth for 2022.
RTÉ

Emergency fuel rationing
More than 40 categories of emergency and essential workers will be given access to a network of 130 service stations across the country in the event of a severe shortage requiring fuel rationing, under the latest Government plan. The plans are considered to be the “worst-case scenario” and would come into effect in the event of severe oil supply disruption as Europe remains on edge about a shutdown of energy following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Irish Times

Ukrainian refugees and asylum seekers
The Taoiseach and relevant ministers will meet today to discuss the shortage of State accommodation for new arrivals of refugees from Ukraine and other countries. The Citywest facility in west Dublin reached full capacity last night, with Government sources confirming to The Journal that the Gormanstown tented accommodation in Meath is to open “within days”. Alternative sites and centres, such as stadiums, could also be opened as part of a “multi-layered response” to the situation.
The Journal

Hospital to treat Irish patients opens in Spain
A new hospital has opened in Spain to be used for treating patients on long public waiting lists in Ireland. The hospital is part of a major new healthcare agreement, where patients will be treated under the EU Cross Border Directive, meaning the Health Service Executive (HSE) will cover the price of treatment up to the cost it would be in Ireland. Located in Costa Blanca, Alicante, it is a new 64-bed hospital, that around 1,500 Irish patients will travel to each year for routine planned surgeries. Almost every treatment that is currently available on the Irish public system will be provided at the new hospital.
The Irish Independent