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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C


23rd March 2023
# UK
Man charged with attempted murder after two people were set alight in Birmingham and London
Mohammed Abbkr is due to appear in court in Birmingham today charged over attacks.
# Take a Bow
Evan Ferguson nonchalant as ever after becoming Ireland's youngest goalscorer since Robbie Keane
The Meath teenager gave his thoughts after scoring against Latvia last night on his full debut.
# airbnb
Plan to bring 12,000 short-term lets back into rental market delayed by EU Commission decision
The legislation required cannot be enacted until the end of the year.
Planning a trip to the US? Here’s 5 things to consider
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# Finance committee
Over 80 people have received debt write-downs of more than €1 million from AIB since 2015
AIB denied having a ‘special’ debt write-down policy for high-profile people.
# Personal circumstances
Niall Collins TD repeatedly refuses to answer question on 2001 planning application
When asked about details of whether the listed address was incorrect, Collins said he wouldn’t go into his ‘personal living circumstances’.
# California
Domestic violence charges dropped against Rick And Morty creator Justin Roiland
The two felony counts were dropped “due to a lack of sufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt”.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you have confidence in the Government?
Labour is expected to table a motion of n0-confidence in the Government.
# Partygate
'In peril' and 'agile as a cat' – UK papers react to Boris Johnson committee hearing
The former British prime minister is fighting for his political future.
# Evan sent
Ogbene goal rescues Ireland in rollercoaster Latvia win
Chiedozie Ogbene scored the winning goal after Ireland again contrived to blow a two-goal lead at home.
FactCheck: Did the Government miss its social housing targets for three years in a row?
A report by
Stephen McDermott
The claim was made in a Dáil debate on the eviction ban.
22nd March 2023
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy visits frontline near Bakhmut following night of missile and drone attacks
At least one person was killed in Zaporizhzhia while the death toll from a separate drone attack on a school near Kyiv rose to seven.
"I am a better version of me thanks to this programme" - Returning to University gave Muríosa a boost professionally and personally
Atlantic Technological University is the perfect place for those looking to advance their career.
# US
Gwyneth Paltrow’s claim that fellow skier crashed into her not plausible, trial told
The court heard Terry Sanderson showed ‘typical hallmarks’ of a traumatic brain injury following the 2016 collision with Paltrow in Utah.
# Green Light
'No current plans' for pick-up and drop-off charges at Dublin Airport despite planning approval
DAA was given the green light to introduce a new tolling system for motorists dropping off and collecting passengers at the airport.
# Central Criminal Court
Murder accused tells court two armed men forced him to hide victim's remains under bush
Ionut Cosmin Nicholescu is charged with the murder of Frankie Dunne between 27 December and 28 December 2019.
# Western Care
Mayo charity could 'decide' whether to invite inspectors due to legal loophole, Dáil hears
TD Rose Conway-Walsh said an independent investigation needs to be carried out at the organisation.
# End of an era
Soccer AM to be axed after 30 years
The programme started back in 1995 but will finish up at the end of the current season.
A matter of character
Create your own Audi Q8 e-tron today.
# schoolbook scheme
Primary schools to receive €96 per pupil under free schoolbooks scheme from September
The cost will cover schoolbooks, workbooks, and copybooks for primary school pupils.
# hush money
Decision on whether to arrest Donald Trump pushed back as jury fails to meet
With barricades outside Trump Tower and police on high alert, New York has been holding its breath over an expected indictment for days.
# Courts
Alanna Quinn Idris tells court that life she knew came to 'abrupt end' on night of attack
Darragh Lyons will be sentenced tomorrow after he pleaded guilty to assault causing serious harm and violent disorder on the night in question.
# North-South Interconnector
Peadar Tóibín: Govt and EirGrid face 'significant resistance' if they try to overground project
A report ruled out the full undergrounding of the North-South Interconnector.
# Rebel Rebel
Neasa Hourigan hit with 15 month suspension by Greens after voting against the government
In a vote this afternoon, the government won by 83 votes to 68.
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
Your roundup of what made the headlines today.
# eviction ban
Government wins counter motion vote against extending eviction ban
Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan voted against the government’s counter motion, which passed 83 votes to 68.
# leith
33 people injured after ship tips sideways in 'horrific' accident at Scottish drydock
The incident happened at the Imperial Dock in Leith at around 8.35am.
# Boris Johnson
Johnson rejects criticism as 'complete nonsense' at committee over Partygate
‘If anyone thinks I was partying during lockdown, they are completely wrong,’ said Johnson.
# breastcheck
Family receive apology from National Screening Service after mammogram errors miss cancer
Kay O’ Keeffe passed away in 2017 after a three-year long battle with cancer, but her cancer was already incurable by the time of her diagnosis.
# Ennis District Court
Mother appears in court charged with attempted murder of her daughter (8) in Co Clare
Judge Larkin last week remanded the accused in custody to appear via video-link to Ennis District Court today.
# Job Cuts
Indeed to lay off 2,200 workers worldwide
CEO Chris Hyams said the cuts will come from “nearly every team, function, level and region” at the company.
# cartamundi
234 jobs affected as toymaker to close Waterford factory
Cartamundi said a “post-Covid decline” in demand for board games, coupled with inflation and overcapacity, has brought about the closure.
# Simon Harris
Minister says policy on transgender prisoners 'will be informed by best international practice'
The Irish Prison Service is due to finalise a policy on the matter.
# Courts
Murder accused bought Jasmine McMonagle a car for Christmas and set fire to it, jury hears
The accused told a psychiatrist he bought the mother-of-two a car for Christmas but later set fire to it after she would not agree to a reconciliation, a jury has heard.
# Located
Two teenage girls missing from south Dublin found safe and well
The 14-year-olds were reported missing yesterday morning.
# Maternity Leave
What is a pairing agreement in politics?
This evening’s eviction ban vote has shone the spotlight on maternity leave provisions in politics.
# smarties
Claire Byrne returns to TV with new quiz show to find 'Ireland's Smartest'
The first episode of Ireland’s Smartest will take place on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player on Sunday 2 April at 7:30pm.
# breaking with the PM
'Stormont brake' emphatically passed by House of Commons but DUP confirms no return to power-sharing
The two former prime ministers will form part of an expected backbench rebellion against the agreement negotiated with Brussels.
# eviction ban
Taoiseach says 'vast majority' of people given eviction notices will find somewhere to live when ban lifts
The Dáil yesterday evening debated a motion which is calling for the eviction ban to be extended until January next year.
# revolut
Revolut to launch car insurance in Ireland this Spring
There will be both annual and monthly payment options available.
# irish interest
Bad Sisters and Derry Girls receive multiple nominations for Bafta TV and craft awards
Cillian Murphy, Graham Norton, and Siobhán Sweeney are all nominated for individual awards.