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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 4°C
# IHREC
Fears closure of Citywest to new International Protection arrivals 'clear breach' of human rights obligations
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has called on Integration Minister Roderic O’Gorman to reverse the decision.
The Citywest closed to new arrivals earlier this week, though it will remain open for all other matters.
Over 20 International Protection applicants have been left without accommodation since the closure.
The IHREC has called on Integration Minister Roderic O'Gorman to reverse the decision.
New asylum accommodation might not be ready for five weeks, as charities prepare for influx
Citywest closes to new International Protection arrivals, but facility remains open for processing
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# Clondalkin
Man (40s) in serious condition following Clondalkin crash
The crash happened at around 7.20pm this evening.
# Lebanon
Govt doing all it can to accommodate refugees but numbers are unprecedented, says Martin
Tánaiste says the conflict in Ukraine is different to what is happening elsewhere in the world.
# Charged
Five US officers charged with murder over beating of black man following traffic stop
The five officers, who are also black, were fired after an internal police investigation.
# north earl street
Man (20s) suffers serious stab wounds in Dublin city centre
No arrests have yet been made.
# business time
Ireland get to work in Portugal as the marginal Six Nations favourites
Andy Farrell’s squad will spend the next week at The Campus preparing for Wales.
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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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# Ukraine
Russian missiles kill 11 in Ukraine as Moscow says tank deliveries 'direct involvement' in war
Ukraine’s Western allies, including Germany and the US, yesterday promised to provide Kyiv with modern tanks.
Ukraine earlier said it shot down more than a dozen Russian missiles launched towards Kyiv.
Ukraine's Western allies, including Germany and the US, yesterday promised to provide Kyiv with modern tanks.
The Kremlin said today that the decision by Western countries to supply Ukraine with modern tanks meant that they were party to the conflict.
US along with Germany and Norway announce tanks for Ukraine as battle intensifies
Tom Clonan: How Leopard 2 tanks could give Ukrainian forces a 'dramatic advantage'
# Clare
Man allegedly attacked his cousin with slash-hook in Ennis, court hears
Peter Molloy is charged with the assault causing harm of Eamon Quinn on 23 January.
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# Cinema
Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
Here are a few options for weekend watching.
# Controversy
Djokovic father filmed with fans holding Russian flags at Australian Open
The Serbian star had just booked his place in the tournament semi-final with a straight-sets thumping of Russia’s Andrey Rublev.
# Lebanon
Tánaiste promises to ensure Women Of Honour report recommendations 'are fulfilled'
The Women of Honour report is due go to the minister within the next week to ten days.
# Peace Process
No party or group should put North's peace in peril, John Major tells Oireachtas committee
The former UK prime minister was speaking as he gave evidence to a government committee today.
# West Bank
10 Palestinians killed as Israel launches deadliest West Bank raid in years
The Palestinian officials also accused the forces of using tear gas inside a hospital children’s ward.
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Margaret Lynch
Under Hezbollah
'I'm not naïve, I know political assassins are rarely found'
Hannah McCarthy
# Mental Health
'We're letting children drop off a cliff edge at age 18': Opposition hits out at CAMHS issues
Sinn Féin’s spokesperson for mental health said it is “downright scandalous” that some young people are not receiving follow-up care such as essential blood tests.
# Water quality
Ireland referred to EU court over ‘insufficient’ efforts on water quality laws
An EU directive issued more than 20 years ago requires that all inland and coastal waters reach a minimum of ‘good’ status by 2027.
# Citywest
24 International Protection applicants left without accommodation since Citywest closure
The International Protection Accommodation Service will continue to provide accommodation for families with children.
# Dublin City
Man who randomly punched three people in Dublin city centre sentenced to four years in prison
One of the victims was hospitalised with a broken nose.
# Wilson's Hospital School
Enoch Burke refuses to say if he will purge his contempt or pay €700 fine
The High Court ruled that Burke should be fined €700 for every day he refuses to comply with an order to stay away from Wilson’s Hospital School.
# Social Housing
Initial social housing targets not met as Housing Department revises new builds to approx 7,500
The Department of Housing has cast doubt on figures issued in an official briefing note to Minister Paschal Donohoe.
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A look behind the news, exploring how we bring you the stories that matter to you.
# regency trial
Special Criminal Court to deliver verdict in Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch trial in April
The judge said the court would notify parties if the judgment for the three accused is available before 17 April.
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# private Sean rooney
Tánaiste urges Irish troops to reach out for support following the death of Seán Rooney
The Tánaiste said no stone will be left unturned to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.
# Defence Forces
'He was a gentleman': Seán Rooney's friends remember him as Tánaiste visits troops in Lebanon
Micheál Martin has travelled to Lebanon to place a wreath in memory of Private Rooney and others who have died while on duty.
# Dublin Children's Court
Teen sentenced over Luas muggings, motoring offences and drug dealing
The boy, who cannot be named due to his age, pled guilty to a raft of offences starting when he was 15.
# Progress
'The pathway is definitely getting a lot better... There is no chip on the shoulder'
Leinster star Brian Deeny insists not having a Schools Senior Cup on his CV is of no concern in professional ranks.
# Skibbereen
Toddler dies in 'tragic accident' at home in Co Cork
The Coroner has been notified and a port mortem examination will be held at Cork University Hospital.
# planning reform
Government wants to make judicial reviews 'a waste of time' as part of planning law changes
The Planning and Development Bill will introduce changes to the way judicial reviews are brought.
# PSNI
Two missing prisoners arrested by police in Newry
49-year-old Alison McDonagh and 54-year-old Stephen McParland were imprisoned for separate murders.
# Germany
Man accused of killing two teenagers on a train in Germany had ‘just been released from jail’
A 16-year-old girl and 19-year-old man died from their injuries, authorities said.
# Cork
Pensioner who died after alleged assault at Cork hospital ‘meant world to family’, funeral told
Healy was killed in an attack at the hospital shortly after 5.30am on Sunday.
# Romania
Andrew Tate appears at prosecutors' offices for second day of forensic device searches
He is suspected of being involved in human trafficking and part of an organised crime gang.
# near-Earth object
Lorry-sized asteroid to come 'extraordinarily close' to Earth but NASA says it poses no danger
It was discovered on Saturday from an observatory in Crimea.
# Caroline Conroy
Mansion House security review to take place after Lord Mayor concerned for safety during protest
“I kind of feel a bit exposed at the moment with all that’s going on,” Caroline Conway said.
# PSNI
Northern Ireland police chief warns PSNI will shrink to lowest levels due to funding shortfall
Simon Byrne said there will be 6,699 full-time officers by March – the lowest level since the PSNI was formed in 2001.
# 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.
# forestry strategy
Coillte forestry deal 'not government's preferred option', admits agriculture minister
The deal has come in for strong criticism from politicians, forestry groups and farmers bodies.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support the US and EU countries sending tanks to Ukraine?
The US and Germany have pledged to to provide Ukraine with modern tanks.
# Richneck Elementary School
Top official at school where teacher was shot by 6-year-old is fired as victim launches lawsuit
Abigail Zwerner survived being shot in the chest and is now recuperating at home, but faces more surgery.