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September 07: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds


By Sarah Finnan
07th Sep 2022
September 07: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

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

Cabinet to consider energy plan limiting public office temperatures to 19 degrees
The Cabinet will meet on Wednesday morning to consider a plan for the public sector to conserve energy. Green Party leader Eamon Ryan is expected to bring a memo on how the public sector can save energy by setting temperature limits at 19 degrees in offices as well as avoiding the unnecessary heating of low occupancy spaces. Speaking on RTÉ’s Prime Time, Mr Ryan said households and businesses would need to cut energy use between peak times of 5pm and 7pm.
The Irish Times 

Deutsche Bank CEO says Germany heading for recession
Europe’s largest economy is set for contraction on the back of soaring inflation, energy supply bottlenecks and the disruption to global supply chains, Deutsche Bank AG Chief Executive Officer Christian Sewing warned. “We will no longer be able to avert a recession in Germany,” Sewing said during a speech in Frankfurt on Wednesday. “We believe that our economy is resilient enough to cope well with this recession — provided the central banks act quickly and decisively now.” The crisis triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine hit a new peak when Gazprom PJSC announced this month that it is suspending gas flows through its biggest pipeline to Europe indefinitely. The European Union is racing to come up with ideas to keep the gas crisis from turning into an economic meltdown, and energy ministers are set for an emergency meeting in Brussels on Friday.
Independent.ie

Thomas the Tank Engine to introduce first autistic character
Thomas the Tank Engine will get its first autistic character in the latest move to diversify on-screen representation in the hit TV series. Bruno the Brake Car, voiced by nine-year-old autistic actor Elliott Garcia from Reading in the UK, will start appearing in episodes of the latest Thomas & Friends series from later this month.Mattel, the US toy giant behind franchises including Barbie and Hot Wheels that acquired Thomas the Tank Engine in 2011, said it had “carefully curated Bruno’s character to ensure an accurate fictional representation of autism”.
The Guardian

Biden and Truss discuss NI Protocol during first call
The White House has said that President Joe Biden and new UK Prime Minister Liz Truss discussed the Northern Ireland Protocol during their first phone call yesterday. According to a White House statement, they “discussed their shared commitment to protecting the gains of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and the importance of reaching a negotiated agreement with the European Union on the Northern Ireland Protocol”.
RTÉ

Today’s forecast
Widespread showers today, many heavy with isolated thunderstorms likely. Localised downpours may lead to spot flooding. Some bright intervals also. Highest temperatures of 17°C to 20°C in moderate easterly winds, with stronger along the south coast for a time today. There will be further showers or longer spells of rain tonight, most frequent over the southern half of the country drier and clearer weather further north. Lowest temperatures of 12°C to 14°C with east to northeast breezes easing light to moderate.
Met Éireann