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November 15: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds


By Sarah Finnan
15th Nov 2023
November 15: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

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

Israeli forces enter Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza
Israeli forces have raided Gaza’s largest hospital, targeting what they say is a Hamas command centre in tunnels beneath thousands of patients and civilians seeking refuge from intense combat. The operation at Gaza City’s Al-Shifa hospital brings to a head weeks of growing concern for the people trapped inside in grim conditions, and marks a key objective for Israel’s campaign to destroy Hamas.
The Journal

Up to 30 Irish citizens expected to leave Gaza and cross into Egypt
Hope is building that as many as 30 Irish people could be released from Gaza today. Speaking after landing in Cairo in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Tánaiste Micheál Martin said it is “good news” to see the first Irish citizens included on the evacuation list since the Israeli bombardment of the enclave began last month.
The Irish Examiner

Tonnes of soil removed from Dublin Airport because of discovery of ‘forever chemicals’
More than 150,000 tonnes of soil have been removed from Dublin Airport and shipped overseas following the discovery of potentially harmful “forever chemicals”. PFAS (per-and poly-fluoroalkylated substances) are linked to various human health issues and have become a legacy problem around the world, including in airports due to their previous use in firefighting foam. They were detected following recent “extensive” testing at Dublin Airport and contaminated soil was subsequently removed from an area earmarked for the construction of a new aircraft apron.
The Irish Times

Senior barrister accused of farm gun murder is allowed back on land
A senior barrister is to be allowed back on the 170-acre farm where he is accused of murdering a father of four. The High Court has agreed to vary the terms of bail for Diarmuid Rossa Phelan SC, which had previously prohibited him from returning to the property where dog breeder Keith Conlon was fatally wounded in a shooting last year.
Independent.ie

Supreme Court to hear if judicial bill is constitutional
The Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments about whether proposed new legislation governing the way judges are appointed is constitutional. This follows the decision of President Michael D Higgins, after a meeting of the Council of State last month, to refer the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill to the court for a decision on its constitutionality. Seven Supreme Court judges will sit today and tomorrow to hear arguments about whether or not the bill is constitutional.
RTÉ

Suella Braverman accuses Rishi Sunak of betrayal in scathing letter
Suella Braverman has launched a full-scale attack on her old boss Rishi Sunak, a day after he sacked her as home secretary. In a blistering letter to the prime minister, she said he had repeatedly failed on key policies and broken pledges over immigration. Mr Sunak had adopted “wishful thinking” to “avoid having to make hard choices”, she wrote. Her broadside comes on the eve of a key ruling on the government’s Rwanda plan.
BBC News

Cambridge Dictionary reveals word of the year – and it has a new meaning thanks to AI
Cambridge Dictionary has declared “hallucinate” as the word of the year for 2023 – while giving the term an additional, new meaning relating to artificial intelligence technology. The traditional definition of “hallucinate” is when someone seems to sense something that does not exist, usually because of a health condition or drug-taking, but it now also relates to AI producing false information.
Sky News

Today’s forecast
Mostly dry and sunny today. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees. Moderate to fresh and gusty westerly winds in the morning will ease through the afternoon and back southerly. Rain will develop in the southwest tonight and slowly extend across Munster and into Connacht by morning. Cold and clear in the north with temperatures there falling to between 2 to 5 degrees, temperatures further south will be slightly higher due to cloud and rain, between 4 and 7 degrees. Mostly light to moderate southeast or variable breezes.
Met Éireann