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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C
# Mullingar
Man arrested and Garda injured after demonstration at asylum seeker accommodation
At around 9pm last night, a number of protestors blocked an entrance to Columb Barracks in Mullingar.
# New Ross
Emergency services battle major fire at New Ross furniture premises
Pictures from the scene show a large fire in the area, with smoke billowing from building.
# Ukraine War
United Nations accuses both Russian and Ukrainian forces of 'summary executions' of prisoners
The head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine said her organisation had recently recorded killings by both sides.
# Tornado
At least 23 people killed after tornado and severe storms sweep through Mississippi
‘The loss will be felt in these towns forever’, said the State’s governor.
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# Royal Visit
French protests made Charles' visit to Palace of Versailles impossible, says ex-Paris diplomat
Sylvie Bermann said plans for a banquet at the Palace of Versailles for Charles and Camilla would ‘not have given a good image’.
# gathering support
Donald Trump to hold first rally of 2024 presidential campaign in Waco, Texas
Trump is staring down a possible indictment in New York.
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Housing crisis
We could improve our planning law – instead the public is being excluded
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Viktor Orban
Ireland can remain a leader on LGBTQI+ rights if it stands up to Hungary
Fiona O'Loughlin
Chat GPT
As educators, we must step up our game in the face of this technology
Dr James McDermott, Prof Michael Madden & Dr Iain MacLaren
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# moore's law
Gordon Moore - co-founder of Intel - dies, aged 94
Moore was famous for his prediction of how quickly engineers would boost the capacity of computer chips.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you used Chat GPT?
The sophisticated technology can write essays, poetry, computer code, and a whole lot more.
# intolerance
FAI condemns racist abuse of Ireland underage players
It came following the U15 side’s back-to-back 6-0 wins over Latvia.
# paul rusesabagina
'Hotel Rwanda' hero released from prison after over 900 days behind bars
Rusesabagina has been a vocal critic of the Rwandan government.
# Alesia Nazarova
Man charged with murder of woman found dead after house fire in Armagh
The PSNI confirmed that a 25-year-old man has been charged with murder.
# earlier than expected
Gardaí told no further leave days to be granted in week of 10 April as Biden expected to visit
The president confirmed is coming to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
# Baby John
Kerry Babies: How DNA tests and computer mapping led to two arrests in a decades-old murder case
The case of Baby John has gone unsolved since 1984.
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# Baby John
Man arrested in relation to 1984 Kerry Babies case released without charge
A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Analysis: If the SDLP decline continues, Northern Ireland's politics will suffer
Ahead of the SDLP’s party conference this weekend, Emma DeSouza looks at its struggles to hold support in a polarised political landscape.
# clocks changing
Whatever happened to the EU plan to abolish daylight savings time?
With the clocks about to change this weekend, EU plans to abolish daylight savings time have fizzled out
24th March 2023
# The Hague
US charges Russian spy who tried to infiltrate International Criminal Court
The Dutch said that if Cherkasov had worked at the ICC, he could have accessed “highly valuable” intelligence on its probe into war crimes in Ukraine.
# Pakistan
Government sends €10m to combat hunger and gender based violence in wake of Pakistani floods
The aid is destined to help hundreds of villages still cut off following the disaster said to have been caused by climate affected monsoons.
# easy
Ireland's rivals France thrash Netherlands in group opener
Kylian Mbappe marked his first game as captain with two goals and an assist.
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# UK Court
Host of 'Radio Aryan' podcast claims his podcast isn't racist
Allchurch, who has been described as a National Socialist by the prosecution, admitted in police interviews to being a supporter of Adolf Hitler.
# achiil sound
Woman in her 80s killed in Mayo road collision
The collision, which involved a car and a van, occurred on the R319, west of Achill Sound, at approximately 5:30pm.
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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
# Rugby
Leinster secure top spot in URC table after thrilling draw with Stormers in RDS
Leinster were 17-5 down at half-time but rallied back after the break.
# Acropolis
Vatican returns sculpture fragments taken from Parthenon to Greece
The fragments will be added to the collection at the Acropolis Museum, which opened in 2009 at the foot of the ancient site in Athens.
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Your roundup of what made the headlines.
# Troubles
Family of man tortured by British military into murder confession awarded £350,000
Liam Holden’s conviction was quashed in 2012 and he received £1 million in damages for the miscarriage of justice.
# US
GoPro video footage of Gwyneth Paltrow ski crash may not exist, US court told
Reference to footage of the 2016 incident had previously been made during the trial in an email sent by the daughter of Terry Sanderson.
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# Deutsche Bank
Bank shares drop as contagion fears return
The focus has now turned to another major European lender, Deutsche Bank, whose shares nosedived by as much as 14% today.
# High Court
Eoghan Harris appeals defamation trial against Aoife Moore being transferred to High Court
Harris claims that Moore wrongly accused him of directly sending her sexualised messages on Twitter.
# Courts
Gambling addict who extorted money through social media 'exposure' threats is jailed
The court heard that the allegations made by the man were “without any foundation whatsoever”.
# Cannabis
Man arrested and over €100,000 of cannabis seized in Waterford
A man in his 30s was arrested by An Garda Síochána and is currently held at a Garda station in Co. Waterford.
# Housing
Sinn Féin says government is lowering social housing numbers by excluding HAP and RAS tenants
Ó Broin said the removal of HAP and RAS tenants from the social housing need figures was ‘deeply dishonest’.
# Central Criminal Court
Man accused of the murder of Lisa Thompson sent forward for trial
A woman accused of impeding the prosecution of the alleged murderer has also been sent forward for trial.
# Lahore
Pakistani court grants ex-prime minister Imran Khan protection from arrest
Khan has become embroiled in over 100 legal cases against him since he was ousted through a confidence vote last April.
# Civil War
US air strikes kill 14 in Syria in retaliation for drone strike
A drone attack had killed one American contractor and wounded five US service personnel in Syria.
# Baby John
Two people held on suspicion of murder over 1984 Kerry Babies case
The major development in the investigation was announced last night.
A man in his 60s and a woman in her 50s were arrested yesterday.
It's related to the discovery of the body of a male infant known as Baby John in 1984.
In 2018, a formal apology was offered to Joanne Hayes who had wrongly been accused of being the mother of the murdered baby.
'The Kerry Babies case was a clash of traditional and new modern Ireland'
After 34 years, gardaí have apologised to Joanne Hayes over the Kerry Babies case
# Tune in
Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
Plenty for fans to get stuck into over the next few days.
# Court
Man who pleaded guilty to murdering his wife in front of their son receives life sentence
William Eagers pleaded guilty to stabbing his wife Jean 16 times with a sword before turning to their son and telling him ‘you’re next’.
# paul rusesabagina
'Hotel Rwanda' hero set to be released from prison after 25-year sentence is commuted
The jailing of Rusesabagina by Paul Kagame’s government had been a cause of concern for the West and global rights groups.