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# Schools
Teachers who qualified abroad able to register in Ireland amid staffing shortages
The Teaching Council is trying to increase the supply of registered teachers.
# Peshawar
Blast at Pakistan mosque kills at least 47 people and injures 150 others
The attack happened during afternoon worship in the provincial capital of Peshawar.
# Courts
Gun enthusiast found with 'ammunition factory' of bullet heads, cartridges and gunpowder
Gavin Blanchfield was given a six-year suspended sentence today.
# Pride
Former All Blacks prop comes out publicly as gay
Campbell Johnstone played three Tests for his country in 2005.
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# Nursing Home
Release of documents on illegal nursing home charges to be discussed by government
Minister Darragh O’Brien added that these discussions will inform the ‘appropriate steps that need to be taken’.
# DePaul
Man jailed for setting fire to homeless hostel that left woman with catastrophic injuries
The fire at the Depaul Hostel in Dublin 7 was started by Keith Riggs (38) in March last year.
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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# Defence Forces
Women of Honour group have received no updates and await independent report
Micheál Martin said last week that he plans to fulfill the recommendations within the report.
# Courts
'Rather sad' no one to speak in court on behalf of man killed in his own home, judge says
Noel Lennon (49) was charged with the murder of Isaac Horgan.
# st brigid's day
Brigid, Bridget and Bríd: how popular is the saint's name in modern Ireland?
Ahead of the first St Brigid’s Day bank holiday, the CSO has revealed how the name’s popularity has waned in recent years.
# Books
Three Irish novels among 70 books nominated for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award
The winner will be announced by Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy on 25 May 2023.
# pandemic
Three years on, WHO says Covid-19 is still a global emergency
The WHO first declared a so-called public health emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020.
# Salmonella
Eight poultry flocks in Ireland confirmed positive for Salmonella
All eight flocks have been restricted and are under Department controls.
# Rape Crisis Network Ireland
Rape Crisis Network calls for independent authority on domestic, sexual, gender based violence
This post would independently monitor and scrutinise the coordination and implementation of policy and practice.
# Holly Newton
Boy (16) appears in court charged with murder of teenage girl in England
Holly Newton (15) was found hurt shortly after 5.10pm on Friday and later died in hospital.
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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
# Austria
Man arrested after being found living in Austrian cellar with six children and woman
Local media reported that the man is a follower of a right-wing extremist conspiracy group.
# missile threats
Johnson says Putin threatened him with missile strike during phonecall before Ukraine invasion
The Kremlin has disputed the claim, saying there was “no threats with missiles” during the conversation.
# Ashtown
'Racist' attack on Dublin homeless camp described as a 'sickening low'
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and integration junior minister Joe O’Brien have both condemned the incident.
# Sexual Assault
Ireland's six Sexual Assault Treatment Units saw over 1,000 people last year
The figure increased by almost 200 people compared with 2021.
# Westminister ethics
British Prime Minister Sunak under pressure over handling of Zahawi tax row
Rishi Sunak sacked Nadhim Zahawi from his role as Tory party chairman after an investigation found he breached the ministerial code.
# Island Nation
Housing constraints ‘causing serious risk’ for islanders trying to sustain populations
Planning blockages, high building costs and no rental options are creating a housing crisis on our offshore islands.
# Asylum Seekers
Residents in Lismore protest against use of town's refurbished hotel for direct provision
Over 200 people reportedly gathered yesterday for a demonstration in the west Waterford town, arguing that the building had been earmarked for tourism.
# Golf
Rory McIlroy holds off Patrick Reed to win Dubai Desert Classic
McIlroy birdied the final two holes at Emirates Golf Club to card a closing 68.
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# Poll
Poll: Would you like to see homework scrapped?
Michael D Higgins argues that the time could be better spent allowing youngsters to partake in more creative pursuits outside school hours.
# Housing Crisis
Business group Ibec warns housing crisis is 'critical barrier to growth and business investment'
It has offered some key recommendations which the group claims would ‘cut the cost of new home by €30,000′.
# Irish Rugby
'He really gets the most out of those players' - Furlong ready to take on Gatland's Wales
The Ireland tighthead has worked with Gatland on two Lions tours.
# Santry
Man hospitalised with serious injuries following apparent stabbing incident in Dublin
Shortly after 8:15pm last night, gardaí and emergency services attended at Shanliss Way, Santry, following reports of an assault.
# Flooding
Auckland faces ‘dangerous’ amount of rain after four killed in floods
More rain is forecast as at least 5,000 homes and businesses in Auckland are being assessed for flood and landslide damage.
# Palestine
US secretary Blinken due in Jerusalem to discuss de-escalation of Israel-Palestinian bloodshed
Israel has sought to demolish the east Jerusalem family home of a Palestinian gunman as part of measures to punish the relatives of attackers.
# Job Losses
Philips cuts 6,000 more jobs after sleep device recall
The Amsterdam-based firm unveiled net losses of €1.605 billion last year, largely due to massive recall of faulty sleep respirators.
# Perth
Mining company 'sorry' for losing radioactive capsule in Western Australia
The solid, silver-coloured cylinder is smaller than a human fingernail but authorities say it could cause acute radiation sickness.
# Childcare
Families in the North more reliant on friends and family for childcare than those in the Republic
Care by family and friends is much more comment in the North at 39%, while this figure is only at 6% in the Republic.
THE MORNING LEAD
‘Fragmented and unpredictable’: Healthcare services failing island communities
A report by
Niall Sargent
Broken down ambulances, no storage for supplies and outdated clinics among a litany of healthcare provider concerns.
HSE report finds island healthcare staff working “extremely hard" with "inadequate resources”
Regular breakdowns on Arranmore have locals tow-starting ambulance to get patients to safety
Clare Island GP: Our health centre is "completely outdated and unfit for purpose"
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29th January 2023
# Nursing Homes
Calls for Government to publish records on 'secret strategy' for illegal nursing home charges
It follows a report in today’s Irish Mail on Sunday.
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about the Irish language?
An Cailín Ciúin is the first-ever film in Irish to be nominated for an Oscar.
# GAA talking points
Mayo-Galway drama, Dublin shooting, and delight for the Rossies
Some of the talking points from the opening weekend of the Allianz Football League.
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# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Your roundup of what made the headlines.
Voices
Money Diaries: A business operations manager on €45K living in Cork
This week, our reader is considering how much they spend on cigarettes but is still enjoying a few nights out.
# NATO
Turkey's president says his country may allow Finland to join NATO without Sweden
Every member of NATO must vote to approve the acceptance of new members, with Turkey being the most opposed to the two Nordic countries.
# Minister for Housing
Government haven't yet decided to extend eviction ban despite record homelessness, says O'Brien
A new record high of 11,632 people are homeless, according to the latest official figure.