Video: Dublin airport plan to address delays, Taoiseach warns of fuel price increases

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Dublin Airport operator Daa has outlined a plan to improve passenger experience after chaotic scenes unfolded at the airport in recent days.

Last weekend, over 1,000 passengers missed their flights due to lengthy delays getting into the airport, checking in baggage and passing through security.

On Monday, Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan met with Daa officials, conveying the Government's “immense disappointment and frustration” at the situation.

EU oil sanctions

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned Ireland is facing a “new era” of higher fossil fuel prices after EU leaders agreed to ban most Russian oil imports.

European Union leaders have agreed to embargo most Russian oil imports into the bloc by year-end as part of new sanctions on Moscow.

The compromise was made at a two-day summit focused on helping Ukraine with a long-delayed package of new financial support.

Prescription costs

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Some pharmacies are charging double the price for the same prescriptions compared to their least expensive competitors, according to a recent study.

The research, carried out by Trinity College and the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI), found huge price discrepancies between the most and least expensive pharmacies examined.

The researchers found a commonly prescribed steroid, prednisolone, cost 88 per cent (over €5) more in the most expensive pharmacies compared to their least expensive counterparts.

Researchers also noted the cost of prescription drugs is a major source of expenditure for patients in Ireland, adding that "high prices can lead to cost-related non-adherence and adverse health outcomes".

Howth Junction incident

A Dublin youth has been spared a custodial sentence for a "daunting" incident which led to a teenage girl getting knocked head-first under a Dart train.

The 17 year old, who accepted his presence was intimidating, was released on six months of supervised probation on Tuesday.

CCTV footage emerged of a 17-year-old girl falling between the platform and a stationary train at Howth Junction station on April 1st, 2021. She was helped back onto the platform by her friends and staff.

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