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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

NEED TO CATCH up? The Journal brings you a round-up of today’s news.


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  • The Department of Public Expenditure recommended the development of set sanctions for politicians who break ethics rules, including fixed penalty notices. 
  • A report by the Attorney General said the strategy pursued by the Government to limit pay-outs to people entitled to nursing home care was “sound, accurate and appropriate”. 
  • Gardaí are investigating drone sightings at Dublin Airport after disruptions to thousands of passengers in recent days. 
  • Dublin City Council granted permission for an overhaul of the Olympia Theatre’s facade but only after the owners backed down on key features of planned change. 
  • The Dublin International Film Festival launched its festival programme for 2023, announcing that it will host onscreen talents including Oscar-nominated Paul Mescal, Emily Watson, and Jane Seymour.
  • Passengers on public buses have returned to pre-pandemic levels, the National Transport Authority revealed.
  • A man was remanded in custody charged in connection with a ram raid at the Hugo Boss store on Dublin’s Grafton Street.  


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#TURKEY The death toll from a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and its multiple aftershocks rose to more than 5,000 today as more bodies were pulled from the rubble of collapsed buildings.

#UK London Met Police officer David Carrick was jailed for life with a minimum term of 30 years and 239 days for attacking a dozen women over a 17-year period.

#FRANCE Strikes continued in France today over an unpopular pension reform that would increase the retirement age. 


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