Video: Cabinet set to approve bid to host Euro 2028; CervicalCheck claims increase

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Euro 2028 bid

Ministers are set to sign off on a joint bid for Ireland and the UK to host Euro 2028.

Uefa's deadline for formal bids is Wednesday with Government sources confident the pitch will be successful.

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers met with colleagues from across the UK and Ireland to discuss the bid last week and brought a memo to Cabinet alongside Minister for Culture Catherine Martin.

CervicalCheck claims

The number of CervicalCheck legal claims taken against the Irish State has risen to 378.

The Department of Health confirmed that as of November 1st, the State Claims Agency had received 378 CervicalCheck claims, including psychological claims brought by family members. Of these claims, 25 were taken to the CervicalCheck Tribunal, it said.

The latest figures were confirmed after cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan died on Monday, aged 48.

Farm inspections

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Local authorities need to carry out more inspections on certain farms as part of efforts to improve water quality, according to a report from the Environmental Protection Agency.

The report found that farm inspections were 43 per cent below pre-Covid levels, with 2,500 inspections carried out in 2021.

The number of water complaints received by local authorities increased by 14 per cent to 3,600 in 2021.

National Party conference

A Dublin man has appeared in court on charges connected with an altercation after protesters disrupted a political conference at a luxury Co Fermanagh hotel.

Daniel Comerforde (34), from Mic Uilliam Heights in Dublin, appeared at Omagh Magistrates’ Court where he was charged with damaging a glass door at the Lough Erne Resort near Enniskillen on Sunday and possessing a hammer as an offensive weapon.

Violence flared at the hotel on Sunday when protesters disrupted a political conference being held by the anti-immigration National Party.

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