by Mark Corcoran

Some 1.1 million Palestinians in Gaza should move to the enclave’s south within the next 24 hours, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) has told the United Nations (UN), the body said late on Thursday. “The United Nations considers it impossible for such a movement to take place without devastating humanitarian consequences,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement. Hamas has rejected the Israeli order 


Leo Varadkar has also accused Israel of breaking international law and engaging in “collective punishment” in cutting off power and water to the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip. 


Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has been warned that the financial and governance crisis engulfing the Peter McVerry Trust could have a “contagion effect” and impact public trust in other housing charities.


The Garda will now accept new recruits up to the age of 50 years under a new rule change aimed at increasing the size of the force and creating a more diverse skills and ethnicity mix in Irish policing.


RTÉ will be insolvent if it does not receive a bailout of tens of millions of euro by next spring, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has heard.


Budget 2024 will insulate most households in the State from the impact of rising prices next year, according to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).



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