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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C
THE MORNING LEAD
High and dry: Offshore islands a footnote in State priorities
A report by
Niall Sargent
Noteworthy talks to islanders waiting 25 years for policies to thrive and not just survive.
Islanders not directly involved in designing the State's first policy for the islands in 25 years
Our remaining 27 inhabited islands have a combined population of just 2,700 - and numbers are dropping
Islander: “There are cases of increasing population but few. It’s really hard to watch places going down.”
Yesterday
28th January 2023
# Onwards
Casemiro on the double as Man United progress to FA Cup fifth round
Fred was also on target in a 3-1 win over Reading.
# Test Yourself
Quiz: How well do you know Steven Spielberg's films?
The filmmaker received his ninth Best Director Oscar nomination this week.
# Division 1
O'Donoghue scores late equaliser to ensure Mayo share spoils with Galway
The Connacht rivals played out an absorbing clash in front 13,654 spectators at MacHale Park.
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Voices
Larry Donnelly: How will Irish politicians cope with an increasingly angry electorate?
Our columnist says the Donohoe affair and protests of recent weeks show that the political mood here has darkened.
# evening fix
Here's what happened today: Saturday
Your roundup of what made the headlines.
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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# US
Three shot dead at party at luxury home near Beverly Hills
Four others are being treated in hospital, two of them for critical injuries.
# On The Road
Dublin narrowly hold off Kildare to open Division 2 campaign with a victory
The sides clashed in the league opener at Croke Park.
# RIP
Gardaí investigating after discovery of body on Clare beach
The alarm was raised at around 3pm when a couple out walking found the body at White Strand beach.
# strength in depth
Under-strength Leinster outclass Cardiff in bonus point victory
Without their frontline internationals, Leinster still delivered a dominant victory.
# Peru
At least 25 dead after Peru bus accident, say police
The bus was en route to the border with Ecuador when it left the road.
# Ukraine
Three killed in Russian strike on eastern Ukraine city of Konstantynivka
At least two have been wounded.
# Israel
New gun attack in east Jerusalem after synagogue mass shooting
The two shootings marked another dramatic escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
# memphis
Anger and protest in Memphis after police beating video released
Tyre Nichols died in hospital three days after he was stopped by officials on suspicion of reckless driving.
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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
# Asylum Seekers
26 additional asylum seekers unable to be accommodated by State
A total of 81 international protection applicants could not be housed this week.
# Italian Job Done
Munster take maximum returns from 70-point thriller in Treviso
Graham Rowntree’s side scored six tries and overcame plenty of hurdles to overtake Benetton in the URC standings.
# Natalie McNally
Violence against women scourge on society, Natalie McNally’s brother tells rally
The 32 year old was 15 weeks pregnant when she was fatally stabbed in her home.
# pope francis
Pope Francis: Those criminalising homosexuality are 'wrong'
The Pontiff has written a letter clarifying his earlier comments about homosexual acts being a sin.
# Election
Retired NATO general beats billionaire to become next Czech president
Petr Pavel won 56.76% if the vote.
# Courts
Nephew of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch arrested for criminal trespass
Eddie Hutch Jr (47) was arrested at 10.56pm at a house six doors from his own home.
# Northumberland
Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of murder in England after 15-year-old girl stabbed to death
Another boy suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries.
# RIP
Toddler who died in choking incident in Skibbereen is laid to rest
Joshua Odonkor passed away on Wednesday evening.
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# Administration
Scheduled flights cancelled after embattled regional airline Flybe ceases trading
Flybe was previously pushed into administration in March 2020 with the loss of 2,400 jobs as the pandemic destroyed large parts of the travel sector.
# dundarragh
Man arrested after shots fired earlier this week in Longford
Gardaí carried out a number of searches this morning following the incident.
# Flooding
3 people killed after record levels of rainfall in New Zealand
Yesterday was the wettest day ever recorded in Auckland.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you ever take domestic flights in Ireland?
UK regional carrier Flybe ceased trading today.
# dreams
The Irishman aiming for a Hollywood ending in Wales
Thomas O’Connor will be hoping to inspire Wrexham to another memorable cup upset on Sunday.
# Belmullet
22-year-old woman killed in single vehicle crash in Mayo
The woman was fatally injured when the car she was driving left the road and collided with a ditch.
Voices
The squeezed middle: What we should learn from the Great Recession of 2007-2013
By studying and learning from the effects of the Great Recession, policy makers can gain valuable insights into how to respond to the cost-of-living crisis.
# Rebel Pair
Athletics rivals, a 20-year friendship and 12 All-Ireland medals with Cork
Orlagh Farmer and Orla Finn both retired from the Cork Ladies recently.
# Tony Gallagher
Ex-Inspector says target focused leadership and 'stats' has left Garda morale on the floor
Tony Gallagher retired last year after a career which saw him decorated with a Scott medal for bravery.
# Camp Shamrock
Civil unrest over political vacuum makes for tense Lebanon visit for Tánaiste
Security for the Tánaiste’s trip to Lebanon was heightened due to protests in the region.
# Red Carpet
'It wasn't meant to cause offence. We didn't realise the uproar that'd come out of it'
It’s 20 years since Martin Johnson made his stand, as recalled by England legend Jason Leonard.
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.
Last week
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# 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.
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# Galway
Woman (80s) seriously injured in Galway crash
The crash happened at 5.20pm.
# 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.