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November 08: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds


By Sarah Finnan
08th Nov 2022
November 08: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

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

Woman held after man stabbed to death in early hours of this morning
A woman has been arrested after a man was stabbed to death in Dublin the early hours of this morning. Emergency services were called to a flat at Claddagh Court in Ballyfermot shortly after 2.30am where they found the man in his 30s with a stab wound. The injured man was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later. The woman, in her late 40s, is currently being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Clondalkin Garda Station. The body of the deceased remains at the scene which is preserved for forensic and technical examination. The Coroner and Office of the State Pathologist have been notified and investigations are ongoing.
The Irish Examiner

Taoiseach to address global leaders at COP27 today
Taoiseach Micheál Martin will address global leaders later today when he outlines Ireland’s position on climate action at the COP27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. He is expected to make it clear that Ireland remains committed to scaling up its contribution to international climate finance in support of vulnerable communities who are impacted most by climate change. Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres warned leaders that the clock is ticking, that the global climate fight will be won or lost in this crucial decade, and that all hands on deck are needed for faster bolder climate action.
RTÉ

Driver shortages and software issues lead to ‘ghost buses’ on services in Dublin, TDs to hear
Dublin Bus will apologise for a deterioration in their their Real-Time Passenger Information (RTPI) systems, leading to cancelled buses appearing on apps and street signs in recent months. Acting Chief Executive of Dublin Bus, Andrea Keane, is set to tell the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport that “the reliability of RTPI systems has unfortunately deteriorated in recent months” due to both software issues and a shortage of bus drivers.
The Journal

Airbnb announces plans to address hidden fees and ‘checkout requests’
From December, Airbnb is to begin offering users the option to show the total price of a listing up front – including service and cleaning fees, but not taxes. The total will also be shown on the map, filter and listing page – but is not a default feature, the company said. The change will apply to countries that don’t already have price display requirements (listings in the EEA, including Ireland, among other areas, already show total fees). So-called “hidden” fees can add considerably to the price of an Airbnb rental, once cleaning and service extras and minimum stays are calculated. “I’ve heard you loud and clear—you feel like prices aren’t transparent and checkout tasks are a pain,” CEO Brian Chesky tweeted on Monday. “We are prioritising total price (instead of nightly price) in our search ranking algorithm,” the company said.
Independent.ie

Trump says he will make a ‘big announcement’ on Nov 15
Former U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Monday he would mount a 2024 presidential run as soon as next week, saying at a political rally in Ohio on Monday he would make a “big announcement” on Nov. 15. “I’m going to be making a very big announcement on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida,” Trump told supporters at a rally for Republican U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance ahead of the midterm elections. The former president declined to elaborate, saying he did not want to “detract from tomorrow’s very important, even critical election.” On Tuesday, Americans will cast their vote in elections that could result in Republicans winning control of one or both chambers of Congress.
Reuters

Today’s forecast
Fresh and breezy today with sunny spells and scattered heavy or thundery showers. Highest temperatures of 10°C to 13°C in moderate to fresh and gusty southwest to west winds. Showers will continue tonight, easing slightly and gradually becoming more confined to the western half of the country. Lowest temperatures of 5°C to 8°C in moderate southwest winds.
Met Éireann