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# DCI Caldwell
Two men arrested over attempted murder of PSNI officer in Omagh
One of the men arrested yesterday has since been released following questioning.
# Balbriggan
Three men arrested after gardaí seize cannabis herb worth over €600,000 in Co Dublin
Cannabis herb worth over €600,000 and €15,000 in cash was seized.
# Indore
Death toll from India temple collapse rises to 35
Women, children and an 18-month-old baby were among those standing on the grill covering the well when it buckled and gave way.
# Greece
Greek rail inspector detained in connection with last month's train disaster
The employee was charged with the crime of ‘disruption of traffic safety’ causing the death of many people.
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# US Courts
Gwyneth Paltrow cleared of all fault in high-profile skiing lawsuit
Following a high-profile two-week trial in Utah, jurors returned a verdict in favour of the Oscar-winning actress after just over two hours.
# Unprecedented
Grand jury votes to indict Trump over hush money payments before 2016 election
No former or sitting US president has been charged with a crime before.
# pushback
People Before Profit to protest 'double standards' in US foreign policy as Biden visits Ireland
The US President is making a trip to Ireland next month to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
'It doesn't have to be expensive': Eamon Ryan says 'idle' rail lines could be revived
A report by
Tadgh McNally
Ryan suggested that some rail lines could be reopened easily and at at low expense.
Ryan has said there are rail lines that could be opened easily and at little cost.
He said an existing lines from Rosslare, through Waterford on to Limerick Junction was one example.
All-Island Strategic Review is ready to be published should Stormont return.
Fares on Nitelink bus services in Dublin to be reduced from tonight
The Glider: Could Belfast's tram-like bendy bus be the model for other Irish cities?
30th March 2023
# Defence
Turkey becomes final Nato country to ratify Finland joining alliance
Finland – and Sweden – had been blocked from the alliance by Turkey and Hungary.
# Seema Banu
Inquest hears woman found dead with two children had expressed fear of being killed by husband
The bodies of Seema Banu and her two children were discovered in their home in Co Dublin on 28 October 2020.
# South William Street
Gardaí appeal for witnesses to fight in Dublin city centre last Friday
One of the men, who was in his early 30s, later died as a result of injuries during the incident.
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# jeremy renner
'I'd do it again': Jeremy Renner opens up in first interview since snowplough accident
His nephew said that he didn’t think Renner was alive after seeing him in a ‘pool of blood’ coming from his head.
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
Cork man who bound and gagged young woman in Dublin alleyway sentenced to 10 years in prison
The judge said Fitzgerald had ‘a plan’, and had bought duct tape and a hammer that day.
# military abuse
Ex-army officer tells Dáil of offence culture & need for Chief of staff powers to suspend wrongdoers
Cathal Berry, TD, calls for discipline powers to be given to Chief of Staff to deal with alleged abusers in military.
# Equality
Taoiseach says trans people are 'no more threat than any other group in society'
The Taoiseach said today that transgender people are a “small minority” and that many are “very vulnerable people”.
# CervicalCheck
All CervicalCheck samples to be tested in US after Irish lab has accreditation suspended
The National Cervical Screening Laboratory lost its accreditation due to “administrative delays”.
Loyalist drug feud has led to attacks on 'homes of young children' in Co Down
Four men were arrested today after a gathering of individuals, some of them masked, in Newtownards.
# bernard phelan
Family of jailed Irishman accused of spying in Iran bring their fight to the Embassy in Dublin
Supporters showed up with pictures of 64-year-old Bernard Phelan
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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
# Press Ombudsman
Complaints about the media on the increase relating to recent protests
Readers distinguishing between comment and fact is an issue, says Susan McKay.
# LGBT Rights
EU condemns Italian violation of same-sex parents' rights
The far-right government has ordered the city of Milan to stop registering children of same-sex couples.
'Environmentally friendly' lawnmowers and 'best' credit union claims fall foul of advert watchdog
The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) today released its latest Complaints Bulletin.
# Incoming
Officials now planning for Biden to arrive in Belfast on 11 April and Dublin the following day
The US President is expected to be in Ireland for a total of five days.
# Good Friday Anniversary
UK's Northern Ireland Secretary says peace 'must not be taken for granted'
MPs acknowledged the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement during a debate in the House of Commons.
# Clondalkin
Man charged with manslaughter of Dublin businessman tells court he is 'very sorry'
Ian McDonnell was fatally injured while trying to prevent the theft of his car in January 2022.
# Manchester Crown Court
Man found guilty of murdering nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Liverpool
The girl was fatally shot while at home in Liverpool last August.
# blackhawk
Several dead after two helicopters collide at Kentucky military base
Two Blackhawk helicopters crashed into each other during a routine training mission last night.
# High Court
Deputy principal says he was surprised by Enoch Burke's opposition to school request
John Galligan told the High Court that Burke had been a good teacher prior to May 2022.
Eamon Ryan elected co-chair of International Energy Agency for 2024
2024 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Paris-based organisation that provides recommendations to shape global energy policies.
# country music
Yeehaw! The Late Late Show's Country Music special will return tomorrow night
Daniel O’Donnell, Philomena Begley, Cliona Hagan and Nathan Carter are set to unveil a new project dedicated to Big Tom on tomorrow’s show.
# Jets
Private jets in firing line as report shows over 6,000 flights left Irish airports last year
People Before Profit is to bring a Bill to the Dáil after Easter to ban private jets in Irish air space.
# Russia
American journalist Evan Gershkovich arrested in Russia on spying charge
Announcement of his detention provoked criticism from Western authorities and media freedom groups.
# eviction ban
Barry Cowen sorry 'if people find' comparison between eviction ban and free sweets offensive
‘It wasn’t my intention to offend them. Sure what more much more do you want me to say?’ the TD told Claire Byrne.
# kicking off
Ceann Comhairle threatens to suspend Dáil amid shouting, says public would be 'disgusted'
The Ceann Comhairle got to his feet to call for order after a tense exchange between Pearse Doherty and Micheál Martin
# meals programme
Government announces plans to extend hot meal programme to all primary schools by 2030
The programme will also be extended to all Deis schools by September.
# Courts
Galway farmer Michael Scott found guilty of manslaughter of his aunt Chrissie Treacy
It was the prosecution’s case that Scott deliberately ran over Treacy following a long-running dispute over land.
# Public Transport
Changes to BusConnects Cork plan unveiled as fresh public consultation opens
BusConnects Cork is a €600 million programme of work that aims to improve the city’s bus system.