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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 4°C
THE MORNING LEAD
UN refugee agency says it is 'completely unpalatable' that asylum seekers are homeless in Ireland
A report by
Stephen McDermott
The head of Ireland’s UNHCR office says the State can learn to accommodate current levels of asylum seekers.
Yesterday
27th January 2023
# Enoch Burke
School seeks to amend court documents used as part of its ongoing action against Enoch Burke
Burke attended the school again this morning.
# accommodation crisis
Asylum seekers sleeping rough on the streets of Dublin: 'I don't know what's next'
55 asylum seekers have been left without anywhere to stay in recent days.
# Galway
Woman (80s) seriously injured in Galway crash
The crash happened at 5.20pm.
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# Up for the cup
Manchester City edge Premier League title rivals Arsenal out of FA Cup
Nathan Ake’s 64th-minute goal settled a tight contest.
# timeline
Explained: What you need to know about failed election declarations from Paschal Donohoe and SF
Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have consistently sniped one another over their failure to properly declare donations and expenses.
SPOTLIGHT
Redacted Lives
The Journal’s podcast series explores the impact of the mother and baby home system
Pregnant from Ireland
'Who paid for my flight from England?'
Redress
'Five grand can't give me my son back'
Tuam
Gardaí investigating 20 alleged crimes related to homes
Church and State
'We were a pure Catholic nation'
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# Classified
Pence accepts ‘full responsibility’ over classified documents found at his home
The former vice president said he had directed his counsel to fully co-operate in any investigation.
# Diana
Dress worn by Princess Diana sells for nearly £500,000 (€570k) at auction
The ‘Infanta’-style strapless purple evening gown was first worn by her during an official portrait in 1991.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
A fatal KIlkenny crash, Dublin’s clamping hotspots and the BBC apologises for Mescal British blunder.
# assault footage
Video shows struggle for hammer during attack on Paul Pelosi
Police bodycam footage shows David DePape wrest the tool from 82-year-old Paul Pelosi and lunge towards him.
# Tune in
Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
Plenty for fans to get stuck into over the next few days.
# Israel
Gunman kills five near synagogue in east Jerusalem
The gunman was shot and reportedly killed in the incident in the Jewish neighbourhood of Neve Yaakov.
# tyre nichols
US city of Memphis braces for release of police video showing beating of a black man who later died
Five police officers, all of whom are black, have been charged with the murder of Tyre Nichols.
# FDA
US set to ease AIDS-era blood donation rules for gay men
Under the current policy, gay and bisexual men must abstain from sex for three months to be eligible to donate blood.
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SPOTLIGHT
Voices
A wide mix of viewpoints, analysis and first-hand experiences
Leopard tanks
How these tanks could give Ukrainian forces a 'dramatic advantage'
Tom Clonan
CAMHS report
The report came as no surprise to anyone caring for children in turmoil
John Church
Child mental health
CAMHS is not working – we need to act urgently to reform how it operates
Mary Lou McDonald
Trauma
The law on pregnancy concealment is outdated and cruel to women
Lorraine Clifford-Lee
# WHO
WHO panel debates Covid's emergency status and whether pandemic merits highest level of alert
The outcome will be issued early next week.
# i'm a celeb
Former UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock donates 3% of his €365,000 I’m A Celebrity fee
Hancock’s team said he would be donating a portion of his appearance fee to St Nicholas Hospice in Suffolk.
# Syria
Watchdog blames Syria’s air force for deadly 2018 chlorine attack
The report was published by a team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
# Cambridge Circus
Man dies after being crushed by hydraulic urinal in central London
The incident took place at Cambridge Circus in central London.
# Test your knowledge
Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
How closely were you paying attention to the week’s sporting headlines?
# Homelessness
Homelessness record broken again as 11,632 people in emergency accommodation in December
The Department of Housing published the figures this afternoon.
The Department of Housing published the figures this afternoon.
A total of 8,190 adults and 3,442 children were living in emergency accommodation during the week of 19 to 25 December.
Focus Ireland has called these figures "shameful".
55 asylum seekers left without accommodation since Citywest closure
New asylum accommodation might not be ready for five weeks, as charities prepare for influx
# Palestine
Explainer: Why has violence erupted in the West Bank?
A deep sense of frustration among Palestinians and Benjamin Netanyahu’s return to power are among the reasons.
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# Troubles
Former British soldier convicted of killing Aidan McAnespie to be sentenced next week
He will serve a maximum of two years in jail regardless of the sentence, under a clause in the Good Friday Agreement.
# Citywest
55 asylum seekers left without accommodation since Citywest closure
The International Protection Accommodation Service will continue to provide accommodation for families with children.
# Enoch Burke
Enoch Burke attends former school today following deadline to purge contempt or face €700 fine
Burke was driven in the gates of Wilson’s Hospital school in Multyfarnham this morning.
# OBE
Alan Cumming returns OBE over concerns of link to ‘toxicity’ of British Empire
The Scottish actor was honoured in 2009 for his work as an actor and for campaigning for the LGBTQ+ community.
# Ukraine
10 civilians killed and 20 others wounded in latest Russian shelling, Ukraine says
The new casualties included the deaths of at least two civilians in the southern city of Kherson.
# all too frequent
BBC apologises for claiming that Paul Mescal is British
“The text should have said that Paul Mescal is Irish,” the broadcaster admitted on its website.
# System Overload
The Explainer x Noteworthy: How is the Irish public health system coping?
Reporter Peter McGuire and Dr Anne Dee of the Irish Medical Organisation tell Susan Daly about public health challenges and reforms.
# Parnell Square Project
Design team appointed for Dublin's Parnell Square Project but first phase won't be completed until 2027
The project includes a new Dublin City Library, as well as redesign works to the Hugh Lane Gallery and a number of Georgian houses.
British teenager who made far-right hate videos is jailed for 11 and a half years
His videos were shared by the gunmen of two recent mass shootings in the United States.
# Technical Difficulties
AIB says technical issue resolved after customers report difficulties accessing online banking
The bank had said some customers were “experiencing intermittent technical issues with our mobile app and internet banking”.
# Talking Points
Dublin and Derry favourites, Cork's next step and aim for new managers
The second tier action commences tomorrow.
# Remembrance
Holocaust Remembrance Day marked as peace in Europe again shattered by war
The is marked annually on 27 January, the day the Auschwitz camp was liberated.
# Expenses
Ó Broin insists his party doesn't 'owe Donohoe apology' in wake of SF expenses revelations
Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Ó Broin said there is a “world of a difference” between Sinn Féin’s situation and Donohoe’s.
# Clampdown
Clarendon Steet remains Dublin's worst blackspot for illegal parking
Clamping rates in the capital rose by 10% last year.
# Your Say
Poll: What's your favourite Steven Spielberg film?
The Hollywood veteran’s latest film is hitting Irish cinemas today.
# hive mind
US shuts down global ransomware group Hive after international operation
An Garda Síochána assisted with the operation.
# Fatal Crash
Man (30s) killed after car crashes into wall in Kilkenny
Gardaí believe the driver was fatally injured when his car collided with a wall.