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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C
# Injury Update
Furlong, Gibson-Park, and Healy all ruled out of Ireland's clash with France
However, Johnny Sexton is expected to be fit and Rónan Kelleher returns to training.
# Brexit
Progress being made to hammer out NI Protocol deal but difficulties remain, says Sefcovic
The European Commission vice president said Brussels would ‘spare no effort’ to reach a settlement.
# tech layoffs
US tech giant Dell to cut 5% of its global workforce, around 6,650 employees
The computer firm employs over 5,000 people in Ireland.
# Earthquake
Second earthquake hits Turkey after more than 1,900 people killed in earlier quake
Rescue workers and residents frantically searched for survivors under the rubble of their homes in multiple cities in the affected area.
The first quake was centred about 96km from the Syrian border outside the city of Gaziantep.
The European Union is sending rescue teams to the region.
The Embassy of Ireland in Turkey has said Irish citizens who are in the affected area and need urgent consular assistance can make contact.
# Ukraine
Russian forces keep up pressure in Donbas region as Ukraine anniversary nears
Weeks of intense fighting continues to rage around the city of Bakhmut and the nearby towns of Soledar and Vuhledar.
# Dogs Trust Ireland
Dogs Trust Ireland sees a stark increase in post-Christmas surrender requests
The charity is urgently appealing to anyone who can help, as they are facing a “rehoming crisis”.
SPOTLIGHT
Island Nation
Investigation reveals islanders waiting 25 years for policies to thrive and not just survive
PODCAST
Is the State ignoring island depopulation?
HOUSING CONSTRAINTS
'Serious risk’ for islanders trying to sustain populations
'FRAGMENTED & UNPREDICTABLE'
Healthcare services failing island communities
'ON ITS KNEES'
Future of island fishers on a knife edge
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# Probe
Manchester City charged by Premier League after more than 100 alleged rule breaches
The alleged breaches span a period from the 2009-10 season to the 2017-18 campaign.
# Rescue Efforts
Countries mobilise search and rescue teams to Turkey and Syria following earthquakes
Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Micheál Martin said Ireland “stands ready to support local and international relief efforts”.
# NHS
UK faces 'hugely disrupted day' as biggest strike action in NHS history takes place
Nurses and ambulance staff are walking out together for the first time.
# Irish Writers
Daily Poll: Do you find time to read books?
For many it can be hard to find the time to sit down with a good book.
# Charly-sur-Marne
Mother and seven children dead after fire broke out while they slept in France home
The woman’s husband, father to three of the children, was seriously burned and transferred to a hospital.
# Allez les Verts
Farrell's Ireland target first win over France in possible Grand Slam decider
The French will be in town on Saturday and the Ireland boss is expecting a raucous atmosphere.
# West Bank
Israel forces kill five Palestinians in Jericho raid according to official
The Israeli official told AFP the army was holding the bodies of the Palestinians killed.
SPOTLIGHT
Voices
A wide mix of viewpoints, analysis and first-hand experiences
Magic of music
Music can unlock memories and evoke emotions for people with dementia
Lisa Kelly
Economics
Why news headlines about Irish GDP are still irritatingly misleading
Ciarán Casey
E-scooters
Please legislate to keep e-scooters off footpaths
Anne Marie Kearney
Sultans of Ping
It was a crazy sight to behold – every gig was exciting
Paul McDermott
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The Explainer helping make sense of challenging news stories every single week.
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# China
Beijing confirms balloon flying over Latin America is Chinese after US shot down similar device
it comes after a similar device was shot down by the United States.
# Grammys
Beyonce breaks all-time Grammys record for most wins as Harry Styles clinches best album
Harry Styles took the coveted Album of the Year award home.
Voices
Opinion: We as legislators must be brave and make difficult decisions regarding drug laws
Fianna Fáil’s Paul McAuliffe says we cannot consider drug laws without understanding the trauma behind drug use.
# Worry
Padraic Joyce: 'He has to go for a scan to see but it doesn’t look good'
Damien Comer was stretchered off with a serious knee injury in Galway’s loss to Roscommon.
# Investment
Coveney to travel to US West Coast to speak to industry leaders
Coveney will hear from enterprise leaders and highlight Ireland’s value as a location for foreign direct investment.
THE MORNING LEAD
Delayed climate strategy to come before Cabinet amid EU infringement proceedings
A report by
Lauren Boland
The EU has taken the first step of a legal process against Ireland over failure to submit a long-term climate strategy due three years ago.
Ireland three years past deadline to send long-term climate strategy to European Union
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5th February 2023
# Quiz
QUIZ: How much do you know about bank holidays?
Ladies and gentleman, the banker.
# Division 2
Rock and Fenton goals help Dublin stroll past Limerick
Dublin were able to allow Limerick enjoy a better second half, eventually reducing the margin to nine points.
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It’s time to take a stand and show anyone subjected to domestic abuse that they’re not alone.
Voices
Money Diaries: A 32-year-old admin assistant on €39K living in Dublin
This week, our reader is focusing on saving money in order to travel more with her husband and renovate their home that they bought from her parents last year.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Here’s your roundup of what made the headlines today.
# Ballinasloe
Man killed in Co Galway road crash
A male passenger of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver has been hospitalised.
# Mediterranean
Woman and three children drown in migrant shipwreck off Greece
Eye witnesses reported seeing an inflatable boat carrying around 40 migrants, including children and people with reduced mobility aboard.
# Gardaí
Four arrested in Kildare in relation to series of thefts
A large quantity of suspected stolen property was recovered.
# Protests
Thousands of protesters in Iran pardoned by country's supreme leader
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, meanwhile, has agreed to pardon or commute the sentences of a ‘significant number’ of people.
# Joy
Harry Kane makes history as Spurs stun Man City
Tottenham did a favour for bitter rivals Arsenal with a win today.
# Armagh
Minute's applause held at Armagh-Mayo GAA match in memory of Natalie McNally
Fans from both counties could be seen rising to their feet at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh to applaud.
# Injury blow
Damien Comer stretchered off as Rossies continue perfect start with Galway scalp
Roscommon scored the final five points to snatch a dramatic win as Davy Burke’s dream start continues.
# Domestic Violence
Iraqis protest in capital against gender based violence following murder of YouTuber
Tiba al-Ali, 22, was killed by her father on 31 January in the southern province of Diwaniyah.
# Kingdom Come
Kerry get league title defence up and running with 11-point win over Monaghan
Paudie Clifford scored a stunning individual goal, with Darragh Roche and Donal O’Sullivan also raising green flags in Killarney.
# Troubles Legacy Bill
UK Legacy Bill ‘not the way to address Northern Ireland’s past’, says victims commissioner
Ian Jeffers said that 25 years after the Good Friday Agreement a process for reconciliation is needed.
Mary Lou McDonald: Direct anger at Government, not refugees
Multiple protests have been held in recent weeks in areas where refugees or asylum seekers have been accommodated.
# Ukraine
New long-range weapons will not target Russia, says Ukraine defence minister
The United States on Friday announced a new $2.2 billion package of arms and munitions for Ukraine.
# RIP
Young fisherman drowns off Donegal coast
The incident happened 70 miles north-west of Arranmore Island.
# DAA
One person filed over 23k complaints about aircraft noise at Dublin Airport last year
A single individual was responsible for almost 90% of complaints about noise, with a daily average of 64 complaints a day.
# Austria
Eight dead after weekend avalanches in Austria
The eight deaths came as resorts are filled during the February school holidays in Vienna.
# UK
Hundreds have joined UK police who should not have been allowed, says inspector
Inspector of Constabulary Matt Parr said many officers had failed to declare ‘big red flags’ such as prior convictions.