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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C
# Cabinet
Attorney General due to deliver report to Cabinet on State’s strategy on nursing home charges
The report is expected to be published afterwards.
# Waiting Lists
Fears over colon cancer waiting lists as doctors face 'race against time' to diagnose patients
The Irish Cancer Society has warned that almost over a third of patients are not receiving the procedure within the necessary timeframe.
Yesterday
6th February 2023
# Les Bleus
'If we don't sort it out, we'll ship 15, 20 or even 30 points in Ireland'
Shaun Edwards wasn’t happy with France’s performance in Rome yesterday.
# St Brigid
Quiz: How much do you know about St Brigid?
The first St Brigid’s Day bank holiday was held today.
# Rescue Effort
Ex-Newcastle winger Atsu 'in earthquake debris' - Vice-president of Turkish club
The 31-year-old, now playing with Hatayspor, was said to be missing after team-mates had reportedly been pulled from rubble.
# Earthquake
Rescue efforts continuing in Turkey and Syria following large earthquakes as death toll rises
Ireland, the US, the EU and Russia have all sent condolences and offers of help.
The first quake was centred about 96km from the Syrian border outside the city of Gaziantep.
Ireland, the United States, the European Union and Russia have all sent condolences and offers of help.
The Embassy of Ireland in Turkey has said Irish citizens who are in the affected area and need urgent consular assistance can make contact.
Tánaiste announces €2 million in emergency aid for Turkey and Syria following earthquakes
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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# statement
Meath GAA public relations member 'accepts responsibility' over offensive tweet
The public relations team member in question is no longer part of the team following an investigation into the matter.
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Bank Holiday Monday
Here’s your roundup of what made the headlines today.
# China
White House says US has no intention of returning recovered balloon debris to China
It comes after Beijing confirmed earlier that a similar balloon spotted flying over Latin America is Chinese.
# IT breach
MTU Cork campuses to close for two days due to 'significant IT breach'
All of the university’s Cork campuses will be closed on 7 and 8 February.
# Relief Efforts
Tánaiste announces €2 million in emergency aid for Turkey and Syria following earthquakes
Countries around the world have rushed to dispatch aid, personnel and equipment to help rescue efforts in the regions.
# tributes
Tributes paid following death of former Education Minister Niamh Bhreathnach
Bhreathnach worked as a Labour party Councillor in Blackrock, Dublin and later as a TD for Dún Laoghaire.
# Courts
Man accused of sexual assault injured after being confronted by ‘vigilantes’, court hears
Anatol Botnari, 23, was arrested on Saturday night and taken to Ballymun Garda Station.
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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# Ukraine
UN chief says prospects for peace in Ukraine 'keep diminishing' as anniversary nears
It comes after Ukrainian officials said Russian forces are preparing for a large-scale offensive in the coming weeks.
# mick finnegan
Survivor vows to protest outside St John's Ambulance HQ until child abuse report is published
‘I know it’s a bank holiday, but what I experienced as a child I carry every day,’ Mick Finnegan said.
# Injury Update
Furlong, Gibson-Park, and Healy all ruled out of Ireland's clash with France
However, Johnny Sexton is expected to be fit and Rónan Kelleher returns to training.
# Brexit
Progress being made to hammer out NI Protocol deal but difficulties remain, says Sefcovic
The European Commission vice president said Brussels would ‘spare no effort’ to reach a settlement.
# tech layoffs
US tech giant Dell to cut 5% of its global workforce, around 6,650 employees
The computer firm employs over 5,000 people in Ireland.
# Dogs Trust Ireland
Dogs Trust Ireland sees a stark increase in post-Christmas surrender requests
The charity is urgently appealing to anyone who can help, as they are facing a “rehoming crisis”.
# Probe
Manchester City charged by Premier League after more than 100 alleged rule breaches
The alleged breaches span a period from the 2009-10 season to the 2017-18 campaign.
# NHS
UK faces 'hugely disrupted day' as biggest strike action in NHS history takes place
Nurses and ambulance staff are walking out together for the first time.
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# Irish Writers
Daily Poll: Do you find time to read books?
For many it can be hard to find the time to sit down with a good book.
# Charly-sur-Marne
Mother and seven children dead after fire broke out while they slept in France home
The woman’s husband, father to three of the children, was seriously burned and transferred to a hospital.
# Allez les Verts
Farrell's Ireland target first win over France in possible Grand Slam decider
The French will be in town on Saturday and the Ireland boss is expecting a raucous atmosphere.
# West Bank
Israel forces kill five Palestinians in Jericho raid according to official
The Israeli official told AFP the army was holding the bodies of the Palestinians killed.
# Grammys
Beyonce breaks all-time Grammys record for most wins as Harry Styles clinches best album
Harry Styles took the coveted Album of the Year award home.
Voices
Opinion: We as legislators must be brave and make difficult decisions regarding drug laws
Fianna Fáil’s Paul McAuliffe says we cannot consider drug laws without understanding the trauma behind drug use.
# Worry
Padraic Joyce: 'He has to go for a scan to see but it doesn’t look good'
Damien Comer was stretchered off with a serious knee injury in Galway’s loss to Roscommon.
# Investment
Coveney to travel to US West Coast to speak to industry leaders
Coveney will hear from enterprise leaders and highlight Ireland’s value as a location for foreign direct investment.
THE MORNING LEAD
Delayed climate strategy to come before Cabinet amid EU infringement proceedings
A report by
Lauren Boland
The EU has taken the first step of a legal process against Ireland over failure to submit a long-term climate strategy due three years ago.
Ireland three years past deadline to send long-term climate strategy to European Union
Sunday
5th February 2023
# Quiz
QUIZ: How much do you know about bank holidays?
Ladies and gentleman, the banker.
# Division 2
Rock and Fenton goals help Dublin stroll past Limerick
Dublin were able to allow Limerick enjoy a better second half, eventually reducing the margin to nine points.
Allianz and Women's Aid are asking the people of Ireland to come together to help combat domestic abuse
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Allianz and Women's Aid are asking the people of Ireland to come together to help combat domestic abuse
It’s time to take a stand and show anyone subjected to domestic abuse that they’re not alone.
Voices
Money Diaries: A 32-year-old admin assistant on €39K living in Dublin
This week, our reader is focusing on saving money in order to travel more with her husband and renovate their home that they bought from her parents last year.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Here’s your roundup of what made the headlines today.
# 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.