Video: Two killed in Cork crash; Oireachtas committee hears of energy blackout risks

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Cork crash

Gardaí in Cork are appealing for information after a man and a woman were killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Carrigaline on Tuesday morning.

The collision, which involved a car transporter and three cars, happened on the N28 at the Shannon Park roundabout.


The two occupants of one car, both understood to have been in their 80s, were pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 11am.

Oireachtas energy committee

There is a similar risk of electricity blackouts this winter as there was last year, an Oireachtas committee has heard, adding that the squeeze on energy supplies across Europe, coupled with low wind, would be its biggest threat.

Committee members were also told that the “unprecedented” spike in electricity and gas prices are much more of a concern to Irish households than reforming the European electricity market.

Representatives from Eirgrid said the risk to the State's energy supplies this winter are similar to last year, but did admit there was a “heightened risk” due to the rest of Europe’s energy supplies being “tight”.


Public pay talks

Public servants have been offered phased wage increases of 6.5 per cent over the course of 18 months to October 2023, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) has said.

The revised package sees pay increases of 3 per cent from February 2nd, 2022; 2 per cent from March 1st, 2023; and 1.5 per cent or €750, whichever is the greater, from October 1st, 2023.

Public sector unions will now ballot their members on the proposal, with Taoiseach Micheál Martin urging union members to accept the agreement, describing it as “fair”.


The number of travellers from overseas was down 12 per cent on pre-pandemic levels last month, according to new data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

Despite the number of arrivals not reaching levels seen before the pandemic, there was an increase of 380,700 arrivals compared to the same month last year.

In total, 1,965,400 passengers arrived in Ireland from oversea routes last month.

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