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# Your Say
Poll: Do you support the US and EU countries sending tanks to Ukraine?
The US and Germany have pledged to to provide Ukraine with modern tanks.
# Richneck Elementary School
Top official at school where teacher was shot by 6-year-old is fired as victim launches lawsuit
Abigail Zwerner survived being shot in the chest and is now recuperating at home, but faces more surgery.
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# Algeciras
Man dies and priest wounded in machete attack on Spain churches
Prosecutors immediately opened a terror probe into the attack.
# Oasis Group
Canadian spiritual leader charged with sex assault of followers
John de Ruiter ran an organization called the College of Integrated Philosophy, also known as the Oasis Group.
# strike action
Fórsa backs indefinite strike action in community and voluntary sector agencies
The union has accused the Government of “dragging its own feet” on the issue.
# Planning Permission
Over 28,700 units of large developments are awaiting An Bord Pleanála permission
That’s according to a report from consultants Mitchell McDermott.
# Strike
Health workers take to picket lines in Northern Ireland over pay and safe staffing
Paramedics are among the workers taking part at picket lines across the region today.
# half moon bay
Man charged with seven murders in California could face death penalty if convicted, court hears
Zhao Chunli, 66, was arrested on Monday in Half Moon Bay.
# up front
Mayo's Padraig O'Hora explains benefits of his ongoing counselling sessions
The 2021 All-Star nominee says he attends at least once a month as “part of a constant journey.”
# Car Theft
Security advice for owners of recently-imported Asian market cars after increase in thefts
Sources have said that the targeted cars which lack an immobiliser are imported from Japan and the wider Asian market.
# Not a breeze
Young people are least confident in Irish government's efforts on environment
New international polling on people’s views about climate change has examined perceptions in Ireland.
International polling on people's views about climate change examines perceptions in Ireland about the threat of the crisis.
Just over one in three people in Ireland think that governments are taking necessary measures to protect the environment.
85% of Irish people polled believe that rising global temperatures are a threat to humanity.
Net-zero climate policies will save lives by improving health, study finds
Eamon Ryan 'absolutely supports' Greta Thunberg and protesters against German mine expansion
# closing statements
The Regency Trial: Here's how the prosecution and defence closed their arguments
Gerard ‘The Monk’ Hutch is charged with the murder of David Byrne.
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# He's back
Trump to be allowed back on Facebook and Instagram, Meta confirms
Trump had been banned from the social media sites since 2021.
# stick a fork in it
Weghorst nets first goal as Man United all but seal their spot in Carabao Cup final
Marcus Rashford also scored his 10th goal in 10 games since the resumption after the World Cup.
# Ukraine War
US along with Germany and Norway announce tanks for Ukraine as battle intensifies
Norway has also promised tanks.
President Biden confirmed the news this evening.
Germany said it will also provide a company of 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks from the Bundeswehr stocks
Norway confirmed it is also sending tanks
The powerful tanks are seen as key to punching through enemy lines
# highs and lows
UCC survive Donnelly-inspired Queens comeback to advance on penalties
The Tyrone man endured heartbreak in sudden-death penalties as UCC held their nerve to reach the quarter-finals.
# Tipperary
Two men go on trial for alleged possession of €80k worth of cocaine for sale or supply
Michael Morgan (43) and John Walsh (36) appeared before Nenagh Circuit Court today.
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# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
More asylum accommodation issues, cost of living “eroding” our living standards and US gives tanks to Ukr
# Attack
Knife attacker kills two on German train before capture
The 33-year-old suspect was detained at the railway station in the town of Brokstedt and treated in hospital for minor injuries.
# half moon bay
Man suspected of killing seven farmworkers in California due before court
Zhao Chunli was arrested on Monday at a sheriff’s substation in the coastal city south of San Francisco.
# Courts
Gerard Hutch prosecution stands or falls on evidence of Jonathan Dowdall, barrister tells court
Brendan Grehan SC, for Hutch, gave his closing speech this afternoon.
# Strikes
Thousands of health workers to strike in Northern Ireland tomorrow over pay and conditions
Paramedics will be among the workers taking part in strike action across the region tomorrow.
# HSE
Judge welcomes resolution of number of actions brought against HSE over assessment of children with special needs
Mr Justice Charles Meenan said the settlement of approximately 20 of these cases was “very satisfactory”.
# Court Order
Fake talent scout who assaulted children ordered to have no contact with minors for 10 years
Brendan Clifford said he wished to express his sorrow for his “disgusting” crimes.
# Northern Ireland
'Viable' pipe bomb discovered in Newtownabbey
The device has been removed from the area, which is located north of Belfast, for investigation.
# Prisoners
PSNI issue information appeal after duo escape from prison
49-year-old Alison McDonagh and 54-year-old Stephen McParland are believed to be together.
# Controversy
Patrick Reed likens Rory McIlroy to 'immature little child' amid tee-flicking incident
Tensions have risen at the Dubai Desert Classic.
# Mothballed
Two naval ships to be tied up as staffing crisis deepens in Irish Navy
News of the mothballing of the ships comes just a day before Minister for Defence Micheál Martin visits troops in Lebanon.
# SIPO
Sinn Féin to amend 2016 election spending returns after 'oversight' on declaring outstanding bill
A party spokesperson told RTÉ that the party was within the spending limits laid down for the 2016 general election.
# school places
Daily Poll: Should schools be able to reserve places for the children of past pupils?
Currently, schools are allowed to reserve 25% of places for the children of past pupils.
# Controversy
All-Ireland club final mess grows as Glen-Kilmacud saga looks set to rumble on
Both sets of players and their clubs have found themselves in a sticky spot.
Voices
Tom Clonan: How Leopard 2 tanks could give Ukrainian forces a 'dramatic advantage'
This is another decisive moment in the war in Ukraine.
# dublin docks
Calls to restore historic Aran Islands ferry capsized in Dublin dock
The ship was the main mode of transport connecting Galway to the Aran Islands from the 60s to the 80s.
# Courts
Man who sexually assaulted 'extremely vulnerable' girlfriend over number of weeks is jailed
The accused man pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault of the woman.
# Gabriel Makhlouf
Central Bank governor says cost of living increases have resulted in 'erosion of living standards'
Gabriel Makhlouf was speaking before the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform this afternoon.
# tax controversy
Sunak defends handling of Zahawi row as pressure on Tory chairman mounts
Sunak said that due process will be followed, with his ethics advisor carrying out an investigation into Zahawi.
# Public Health
HSE not at 'starting line' in developing digital health record
An Oireachtas committee heard that the current paper-based record system is holding the health service back.
# housing for all
Taoiseach admits Govt missed 2022 social housing targets
Leo Varadkar also reiterated that there would be no “cliff edge” for cost-of-living supports.