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    # rawlton house
    Gardaí to probe links between blaze at Dublin building and claims it would house asylum seekers
    A Government spokesperson said that Rawlton House was not to be used as a direct provision centre.
    # Donegal
    Trial date set for man accused of murdering mother in house fire
    Guenter Lohse will go on trial on 8 April 2024 at the Central Criminal Court.
    # Incumbent
    Keenan remains a key man as Farrell's Ireland target a Six Nations title
    The 26-year-old recalls visiting the Principality Stadium as a supporter back in 2015.
    # nursing home charges
    Varadkar defends controversial 'legal strategy' for limiting nursing home payouts
    Opposition parties have called on the Government to release documents relating to the strategy.
    The government has confirmed the legal strategy existed to block refunds to nursing home residents and that the plan was "pursued by successive governments".
    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar agreed with the policy, calling it a "sound policy approach" and "legitimate legal strategy".
    Wexford TD Verona Murphy told The Journal that some families who have contacted her feel "aggrieved" at the legal strategy, as they made sacrifices in order to pay for the nursing home care.
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    # Courts
    Man jailed for 'merciless' attack on a man in Phoenix Park
    Footage showed the attackers laughing and the victim could be seen bleeding heavily from his head.
    # Inflation
    Consumer prices have increased by 7.7% in the year to January, CSO estimates
    The CSO today published the flash estimate of inflation from the EU HICP for Ireland for January.
    SPOTLIGHT
    Island Nation
    Investigation reveals islanders waiting 25 years for policies to thrive and not just survive
    HIGH AND DRY
    Offshore islands a footnote in State priorities
    HOUSING CONSTRAINTS
    ‘Serious risk’ for islanders trying to sustain populations
    'FRAGMENTED & UNPREDICTABLE'
    Healthcare services failing island communities
    PODCAST
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    # Recession
    Britain will be only major economy to plunge into recession in 2023, IMF warns
    The IMF predicts that the UK economy will contract by 0.6% this year, 0.9 percentage points worse than its previous forecast in October.
    # depopulation
    The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is the State ignoring island depopulation?
    Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and islander John Walsh tell Susan Daly about what is needed to help our offshore islands thrive.
    # Irish Film
    Growth and impact of Irish film highlighted as Screen Ireland unveils its slate for 2023
    Director John Carney and actors Charlene McKenna, Eve Hewson and Eva Birthistle were among the talent at today’s event.
    # Negligence
    Government to establish group to examine the rising cost of health-related legal claims
    The Working Group aims to reduce the rising cost of clinical negligence claims in the health system.
    # Hairdressing
    Haircut costs ‘will increase’ if special hospitality VAT rate given the chop
    The Irish Hairdressers Federation said there has been a decline in demand for hairdressing services amid inflation.
    # accommodation crisis
    Ukraine Cabinet committee to assess if Ireland aligns with refugee supports offered by other EU countries
    Ministers are to discuss the critical nature of refugee accommodation.
    # Courts
    Man pleads guilty to sexual assault of eight-year-old girl
    The man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the girl at an address in Cork on a date between 1 and 7 November 2003.
    # Climate
    'High probability' of global warming reaching 2 degrees by mid-century, study suggests
    Professor Peter Thorne of Maynooth University said the research should be taken seriously, but added that it is just a single study.
    SPOTLIGHT
    Voices
    A wide mix of viewpoints, analysis and first-hand experiences
    Misinformation
    How will Irish politicians cope with an increasingly angry electorate?
    Larry Donnelly
    Trauma
    The law on pregnancy concealment is outdated and cruel to women
    Lorraine Clifford-Lee
    The squeezed middle
    What we should learn from the Great Recession of 2007-2013
    Yekaterina Chzhen, Ryan Alberto Ó Giobúin and Stefanie Sprong
    Feast day
    Make no mistake – history shows us that Brigit was a boss
    Dr Niamh Wycherley
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    # Ashtown
    'Only a matter of time before someone is killed': Hundreds attend anti-racism event in Ashtown
    Ruth Coppinger helped organise an anti-racist demonstration in Ashtown in Dublin yesterday evening.
    # Bavaria
    German woman alleged to have killed a lookalike she found on social media to fake her own death
    According to a daily German newspaper, the woman was a beautician who entrapped the victim via Instagram by offering her cosmetics.
    # humanitarian release
    Tánaiste holds hour-long phone call with Iranian counterpart seeking release of Irishman
    Phelan’s health is understood to have deteriorated since his detention.
    # we go again
    GAA order replay of All-Ireland Club final between Kilmacud Crokes and Glen
    Kilmacud Crokes have three days to appeal the decision.
    # Island Nation
    ‘Always a battle’: Clare Island locals fight to improve ‘dangerous’ pier
    Inaction to improve conditions cutting at the heart of islanders’ connection to the mainland.
    # Daily poll
    Poll: Will you switch to an electric vehicle?
    New research shows that demand for EVs is growing strongly.
    # Fine Gael
    Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin confirms he will not stand in next General Election
    Griffin confirmed he would not contest the next General Election to Radio Kerry this morning.
    # creeslough
    Together for Creeslough concert an opportunity to 'look forward with hope'
    Last night’s concert in Letterkenny began with a reflection to honour the ten people who died in the explosion.
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    # Chicago
    Prosecutor drops sex abuse charges against singer R Kelly after federal convictions
    Kelly, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, is serving a 30-year prison sentence in a New York case.
    # Looking Back
    Patrick Horgan says he was 'treated unfairly' by former Cork management
    Horgan has also described Cork’s 2022 season as a ‘a failure before it even happened.’
    # childminders
    Children’s Minister to seek approval to alter legal status of childminders
    The move would allow parents to qualify for the National Childcare Scheme if they have a registered childminder.
    # Ukraine
    Biden rejects calls to supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets as Russia claims advances
    Ukraine has expanded the list of weaponry it needs to be better able to drive Russian forces from occupied territories.
    Ukraine has expanded the list of weaponry it needs to be better able to drive Russian forces from occupied territories.
    But US president Joe Biden has appeared to draw the line on supplying American fighter jets to Ukraine.
    It comes as a Kremlin-appointed Donetsk leader claimed Russian forces were advancing near a strategically valuable town.
    Tom Clonan: How Leopard 2 tanks could give Ukrainian forces a 'dramatic advantage'
    # tyre nichols
    Seventh officer suspended over fatal beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis
    Three firefighters who arrived at the scene but failed to provide adequate medical assistance to Nichols have also been sacked.
    # Power
    2022 among 'most challenging' years for energy sector, watchdog to tell politicians
    The Commission for Regulation of Utilities will also outline the impact of the electricity sector on reducing customer debt.
    # Peshawar
    Blast at Pakistan mosque kills at least 80 people and injures 150 others
    The attack happened during afternoon worship in the provincial capital of Peshawar.
    # Justice Committee
    NTA: Bus timetables will have to change because of later pub and club hours
    The Oireachtas Justice Committee will be discussing the General Scheme of the Sale of Alcohol Bill today.
    # Island Nation
    ‘On its knees’: Future of island fishers on a knife edge
    Islanders say authorities are failing to give support needed to save this traditional way of life.
    # planning reform
    Councils seek €40 million to help beef up staffing in planning departments nationwide
    Local authorities have sought funding from the Government to recruit an additional 541 planning staff.
    # Charging up
    Seven in ten Irish car buyers considering purchase of an electric vehicle
    Two electric cars and a hybrid ranked in the top five most in-demand new cars of 2022.
    # gfa 25
    Events to mark Good Friday Agreement anniversary planned amid speculation over Biden visit
    There has been much speculation about whether the US President will visit Northern Ireland for the anniversary.
    # Afghanistan
    UN calls on Taliban to let women help give aid to desperate Afghans
    Afghanistan is facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with more than half of its population facing hunger.
    # Club Drama
    Decision from GAA's CCCC on Glen-Kilmacud club final is expected tomorrow
    Both clubs attended a hearing of the full CCCC committee in Croke Park tonight.
    # rawlton house
    Investigation underway into possible arson attack at building in inner city Dublin
    Gardaí have stated that no one was injured in the fire.
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    # News Fix
    Here's What Happened Today: Monday
    Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
    # tbess
    Deadline for Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme being extended past tomorrow
    Claims in relation to energy bills for September 2022 had been required to be submitted by tomorrow.
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