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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C
# eviction ban
Varadkar accuses Labour of ‘political theatre’ as Dáil debates confidence motion
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said ‘if the opposition is successful in winning this vote, it would mean Dáil Eireann would be dissolved tonight’.
Tributes paid to Paul O’Grady's 'warm heart and infectious humour' after TV star's death at 67
The TV star died ‘unexpectedly but peacefully’ on Tuesday evening, a statement said.
# Your Say
Poll: When was the last time you read a novel?
Get your library cards out of the drawer.
# High Court
Second day of Enoch Burke High Court hearing delayed until later this morning
When the case resumed this morning at 9.30am, which is an earlier start than normal, neither Burke nor his family were present.
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# pairing agreement
Violet-Anne Wynne to resume Dáil pairing with McEntee after breaking it for eviction ban vote
Wynne last week broke the pairing to vote against the Government in the eviction ban motion.
# All aboard
New DART+ prototype unveiled, first carriages to enter service in 2025
185 new carriages have been ordered to date, with delivery commencing in 2024 and entering service from 2025.
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Housing crisis
We could improve our planning law – instead the public is being excluded
Alison Hough & Gavin Elliott
Cost of living
We know of 'shrinkflation' but what role is 'greedflation' playing in our economy?
Victor Duggan
If the SDLP decline continues, Northern Ireland's politics will suffer
Emma DeSouza
Having a therapist who understands your race, sexuality and gender is important
Niamh Jimenez
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# Newbridge
Two men due in court over armed robberies of two fast food outlets in Co Kildare
The incidents happened on Monday evening in Newbridge.
# Death Toll
At least 38 now dead following fire at Mexico detention centre near US border
The blaze broke out on Monday night at the National Migration Institute (INM) facility in Ciudad Juarez.
# military abuse
Varadkar says report into abuse in Defence Forces 'will shock anyone who reads it'
A report published yesterday details a raft of structural failures in the organisation.
# Gun violence
Nashville school shooter had seven guns hidden at parents' house
Hale shot dead three children and three adults during the attack at the Covenant School on Monday.
# Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter had never seen her so ‘shaken up’ after ski crash, US court hears
The court heard parts of statements given by Paltrow’s children, Apple and Moses Martin.
# Economic Outlook
Irish economy set for better-than-anticipated growth as inflation set to stabilise
That’s according to new researched published by the ESRI today.
# Daft Report
House prices in Ireland fell by 0.3% in the first three months of the year
The average listed price nationwide in the first quarter of 2023 was €308,497.
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# Ukraine
Zelenskyy warns that losing Bakhmut would pressure Ukraine into taking Russian deal
Zelenskyy warned that a loss anywhere at this stage in the war could put Ukraine’s hard-fought momentum at risk.
# planning rules
New Govt proposals to increase density and slash residential car parking spaces in cities
The Government have proposed eliminating residential car parking spaces in areas where there are good public transport links.
# Abuse
Minister tells Grace case inquiry it is 'imperative' it completes report within 12 months
Minister tells Commission it is ‘fair and reasonable’ that work can be completed within the timeframe.
'Sadistic violence' in DF: Soldiers put in barrels with animal remains or chemicals for 'hazing'
A report by
Christina Finn
‘Tubbing’ is one of the hazing process within the Defence Forces described in the report published yesterday.
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# january 6
Pence ordered to testify against Trump in insurrection probe
Investigators are probing Trump’s role in provoking the violence on Capitol Hill in 2021.
# Life Sentence
US court reinstates conviction of man at centre of Serial podcast case
Adnan Syed had been serving a life sentence but was released last September.
# Garda Traffic Probe
All-Ireland winning Limerick hurler Pat Ryan convicted of perjury after telling a 'brazen lie'
The 27-year-old was jailed for two weeks by Judge Patricia Harney at Limerick District Court but he immediately appealed the sentence.
Tom Clonan: Defence Forces are deeply misogynistic and an unsafe workplace for women and men
Today’s report is a profound indictment of the toxic workplace culture of Óglaigh na hÉireann, Tom Clonan writes.
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Island Nation
Investigation reveals islanders waiting 25 years for policies to thrive and not just survive
Is the State ignoring island depopulation?
'Serious risk’ for islanders trying to sustain populations
Healthcare services failing island communities
Future of island fishers on a knife edge
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# Murder Investigation
Drew Harris: Gardaí keeping 'open mind' on what led to death of Annie McCarrick
Drew Harris said Gardaí are taking the murder investigation “very seriously”.
# Finglas Detective Unit
Three guns, ammunition and drugs seized from vacant waste land in Finglas
A Scorpion Machine Pistol was one of the firearms seized by Gardaí.
# Job Cuts
Irish Independent publisher Mediahuis seeking voluntary redundancies from editorial staff
Mediahuis said it is looking to reduce editorial staffing levels to create ‘a single unified journalistic organisation’.
# Sentenced
Alleged terrorist found with child abuse images and firearm components jailed for ten years
Mark Wolf (37), a UK national, had already had bench warrants issued for his arrest in the UK after he absconded to Ireland.
# tennessee
Attacker who went on rampage at Nashville school legally owned seven guns
Six people were killed in the attack, including three children and the school principal.
# Holyrood
Failed SNP candidate Kate Forbes to leave Scottish government
Forbes is believed to have been offered the rural affairs ministry job but turned it down.
# High Court
Enoch Burke case begins without him after refusal to comply with court authority
A judge made the order after Burke refused to cease interrupting proceedings.
# Court
Closing speeches open in trial of three men accused of raping woman in hotel car park
The complainant was aged 17 at the time.
# dog controls
Dog owners who cannot control their pet should be treated as 'social pariahs', says McConalogue
The Minister for Agriculture was speaking after Cabinet approved a memo proposing that fines for such a breach be doubled to €5,000.
# caherciveen
Garda Commissioner stands by decision to arrest man and woman in Kerry Babies case
Harris urged anyone with additional information relate to the case, however small, to come forward to Gardaí.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Why are there concerns over how TikTok is using your data?
Chris Stokel-Walker, author of a definitive book on TikTok, joins us this week to explain what the controversies around the Chinese-run app are.
# Defence Forces
Tánaiste says victims of sexual assault within the Defence Forces should contact the gardaí
Today’s report finds there is a higher risk of rape and sexual assault incidents occurring while members are on overseas duties.
# burke family values
Simeon and Ammi Burke lodge complaints alleging Garda mistreatment
The reports relate to events earlier this month when members of the Burke family were removed from the Four Courts.
# Defence abuse
Women of Honour: Statutory inquiry process 'must start within days rather than weeks'
The Women of Honour group has been credited as the catalyst for the establishment of the Independent Review Group into allegations of abuse in the Irish military.
# bike safe
'Don't get smashed up': Surgeon encourages bikers to get training from motorbike gardaí
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has officially launched the BikeSafe programme, which aims to reduce deaths and serious injuries among motorcyclists.
# Raising Awareness
'It’s been a bit of a journey' - James McClean diagnosed with autism
The Ireland international hopes to inspire others by sharing the news.