July 29: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds
Your speedy summary of today's must-read stories.
There have been only 33 public electric vehicle charge points approved under a scheme announced three years ago that was intended to develop up to 200 charge points per year. Local authorities should receive grants to cover three-quarters of the cost per charge point installed, but regardless, uptake remains “ridiculously low”.
Emission targets criticised
Farmers have been asked to cut their emissions by 25% before 2030 in a number of targets agreed by the Government across a number of sectors. The decision has been criticised as a move to ‘sell-out of our family farm model’ by the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association.
AIB will not revisit plans to go cashless
The chief executive of AIB Colin Hunt has confirmed the bank’s 170 branches will not revisit controversial plans to make 70 of its branches cashless as long as he is chief executive.
Ukrainian refugees set to be moved from Aviva Stadium
Over the past week, more than 100 Ukrainian refugees were accommodated on camp beds in the Aviva Stadium, and are set to be moved to alternative living quarters across the country today, as the Government expects 7,000 more refugees to arrive before the end of August.
Verdict to be delivered in Vardy v Rooney
Today’s the day that the High Court judgment will be handed down in the much talked about Wagatha Christie libel trial. Deciding whether they believe that Rebekah Vardy suffered “very serious harm to her reputation” as a direct result of Coleen Rooney’s 2019 social media post alleging she had leaked private stories about her to The Sun, the decision is set to be handed down by Mrs Justice Steyn around midday.