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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C
# 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.
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It’s time to take a stand and show anyone subjected to domestic abuse that they’re not alone.
# 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.
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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# 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.
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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# 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.
# prosecutor general
Germany says it has 'hundreds' of pieces of evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine
In the Kyiv suburb of Bucha alone, hundreds of bodies were discovered after the Russian army was driven out last March.
# France
Macron compromises on raising pension age after protests
People who began work at 20 and 21 will be able to retire at 63, halfway between the current retirement age and Macron’s proposal of 64.
RTE's Liveline was the most complained-about show last year
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland received 91 complaints in 2022.
# gats
Gatland would give Porter 'kick up the backside' if he was his coach
The Ireland prop was penalised for a late tackle on Wales fullback Liam Williams.
# Ohio
Derailed cargo train in US leaking hazardous gas
50 cars of the 140-car train came off the tracks late Friday, causing a massive fire.
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# Reparations
British family descended from slave owners to apologise and pay £100,000 in reparations
The Trevelyan family had more than 1,000 slaves there in the 19th century and owned six sugar plantations.
# pope francis
Pope Francis urges end to ethnic hatred at open-air mass in South Sudan
It was the pontiff’s first visit to the largely Christian country since it achieved independence from mainly Muslim Sudan in 2011.
# it's on
'More than a dream come true' - Taylor-Serrano II set for 20 May in Dublin
The highly-anticipated rematch was confirmed after Serrano became the undisputed featherweight champion last night.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you like Beyoncé?
Queen Bey could make music history tonight and become the most-awarded artist in Grammy history.
# Trussonomics
Liz Truss: I was never given a chance to implement my tax-cutting agenda
In her first detailed comments since she was forced out of No 10, Truss said she had not anticipated the resistance she would face to her plans.
# 7 great reads
Sitdown Sunday: The spaceport at the edge of the world
Settle down in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.
# andy farrell
Keenan a beacon of calm amidst some of the chaos in Cardiff
The Ireland fullback covered well and won some big aerial battles.
# Pakistan
Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf dies aged 79
The general became president through the last of a string of military coups in Pakistan.
# balloongate
China threatens ‘further actions’ after US shoots down suspected spying balloon
President Joe Biden ordered the craft shot down yesterday off the coast of South Carolina.
THE MORNING LEAD
Far right protesters aren't just in it for the cause - there's also money to be made
A report by
Eimer McAuley
One agitator asks his followers for support to cover travel and other expenses related to the protests.
Anti-immigration activists monetise their YouTube accounts and ask for donations, reports Eimer McAuley.
Experts say the tactics are imported from abroad but the levels of profit are small at present.
Yesterday
4th February 2023
# Up and Running
Farrell gets the chaos he craves in Cardiff as Ireland pass first test of a huge year
The visitors played some superb rugby despite the absence of key players.
# nothing forever
Quiz: How much do you know about Seinfeld?
Are you a master of your domain?
# spying claims
US downs Chinese balloon over ocean and moves to recover debris
President Joe Biden had told reporters earlier that “we’re going to take care of it”.
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# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your roundup of what made the headlines today.
# Collapse
Klopp laments 'horrible' start against Wolves as Liverpool's season hits new low
His Liverpool side slumped to a 3-0 loss away from home today.
# Simon Harris
Harris says decision-making process for those seeking asylum will be accelerated
People seeking asylum will have decisions on their application made more quickly, the justice minister said.
# alpine resort
Five dead after avalanches in Austria and Switzerland
One victim was a 17-year-old New Zealander who was skiing when the avalanche struck.