Probable second electricity credit; Jack of Bromhead’s funeral takes place

Electricity credit

Customers can expect to get an extra electricity credit before Christmas, said Environment Minister Eamon Ryan.

In April, a €200 electricity credit was applied to each household as part of measures announced by the government to help people cope with the rising cost of living.

Speaking to reporters after the Cabinet concluded on Wednesday, Mr Ryan said there would be another such endorsement before the end of the year.

Reforming the European energy market and supporting people in the 2023 budget will also be part of the government’s response to the energy crisis, he said.

Funeral of Jack of Bromhead

The funeral of Jack of Bromhead is taking place this afternoon in Co Waterford following his tragic death in a pony racing accident over the weekend.

The 13-year-old, whose father is Cheltenham Gold Cup trainer and Grand National winner Henry de Bromhead, died after falling from a pony while riding at the Glenbeigh Festival in the county from Kerry on Saturday.

His death caused widespread shock among the racing community.

Tallaght Siblings

Three siblings who died after a violent incident at their home in Dublin last weekend are to be commemorated at joint burials.

Lisa Cash (18) and twins Chelsea and Christy Cawley (8) were fatally injured at their family home on Rossfield Avenue, Tallaght in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A funeral mass will be held at St Aidan’s Church in Brookfield at 10am on Friday, after which they will be buried in Bohernabreena Cemetery.

Livestock deaths

Gardaí confirmed it was in contact with the Department of Agriculture as part of an investigation into the death of several hundred bull calves on a farm in County Limerick.

It is understood the bulls were found in a decomposed state after suspected illness and malnutrition.

A source said criminal charges could follow if agencies involved in the investigation are satisfied they have found clear evidence that the dead calves were neglected or abused.