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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

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# Attack
Trump hails 'mission accomplished' after US, France and UK launch airstrikes against Syria
In address to the American nation, President Trump announced that the US and its allies had launched precision attacks against the Syrian regime led by Bashar al-Assad.
# Russia
Russia says it has proof Britain was behind alleged Syria chemical attack
The Russian Military says it has proof that the attack was staged on orders from London.
# oh great
If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger...
New research suggests that a person’s internal clock may be at odds with their external environment – and that they should be allowed start work later.
# Nerve Gas
Ex-Russian spy's daughter Yulia Skripal released from the hospital after nerve agent attack
“This is not the end of her treatment but marks a significant milestone.”
# refused
Niece of Russian nerve gas victim refused entry to UK
Viktoria Skripal was denied “on the grounds that her application did not comply with the immigration rules”.
# diplomatic tensions
Russia to UK over spy poisoning: 'You are playing with fire and you will be sorry'
Britain has blamed Russia for the 4 March poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
# Poisoning
Russian ambassador on expulsion of Irish diplomat: 'Every action finds its counteraction'
Yury Filatov said he is still optimistic about Ireland’s future relationship with Russia.
# Labour
UK Labour anti-Semitism row: Jeremy Corbyn in spotlight after attending radical Jewish event
Allegations of anti-Semitism within the Labour party have grown since Corbyn was elected leader in 2015.
# diplomatic tensions
British officials search inbound plane from Moscow over security fears
Britain said it conducts routine checks on aircraft to protect the UK from organised crime.
# 365 days
Theresa May to tour UK today to mark one-year countdown to Brexit
She is set to visit Northern Ireland for lunch before returning to London later this evening.
# good day
First direct Australia-Europe scheduled flight touches down in Heathrow after 17 hours
Qantas’ 14,498km journey from Perth to London is the world’s third-longest passenger flight.
# Dublin Mean Time
How Ireland lost 25 minutes because of a British law passed after the 1916 Rising
Ireland had Dublin Mean Time that was separate to Greenwich Mean Time until 1 October 1916.
# Guidelines
EU leaders approve guidelines for negotiations on post-Brexit relations and trade talks
However, the major issue of the Irish border still remains unresolved.
# Sergei Skripal
EU leaders agree Russia 'highly likely' to blame for nerve agent attack
Some states are also now considering following Britain’s lead in expelling Russian diplomats.
# salisbury
Policeman injured in UK nerve agent attack leaves hospital
A judge today ruled that blood samples from former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who have been left in a coma following the attack, can be released for testing.
# London
Ant McPartlin steps aside from presenting duties following arrest for drink-driving
The presenter will return to rehab where he had previously spent a stint last year in an attempt to conquer an addiction to painkillers.
# Attempted Murder
Spy poisoning in Britain: Who stands to gain?
Sergei Skripal, 66 moved to Britain in a 2010 spy swap.
# Brexit
'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border'
The President of the European Council said disrupting the peace process in Northern Ireland “must be avoided at all costs”.
# Jailed
Britain First leader and deputy leader jailed for religiously aggravated harassment
The group’s tweets had been retweeted by Donald Trump.
# salisbury
Ex-Russian spy in critical condition after exposure to 'unknown substance' in England - UK media
A man in his 60s and a woman in her 30s, were found unconscious on a bench in The Maltings in Salisbury yesterday.
# Tourism
Tourism Ireland says 'the craic' alone isn't enough to win back British tourists
Niall Gibbons said there needs to be more of a focus on outdoor activities for visitors.
# May Day
Theresa May to reveal her five tests for the UK's post-Brexit EU relationship
In a speech today, she will say the UK is taking back control over its borders, laws and money.
# Good Friday Agreement
Coveney says 'we can't alter geography and history' amid increasingly tense Brexit talks
The Tánaiste added that power-sharing needs to be “urgently” restored in Northern Ireland.
# factfind
FactCheck: Are 90% of babies with Down syndrome in Britain aborted?
We take a look at a claim in a poster used in a new campaign by Save the 8th.
# radicalised
Cardiff man sentenced to life imprisonment over terror attack near Finsbury Park mosque
Witnesses recalled Darren Osborne saying, “I’ve done my job, you can kill me now” in the aftermath of the attack.
# Brexit
Brexit will be bad for UK under any scenario - report
The economic impact assessment showed growth would be lower under a range of potential scenarios.
# Mental Health
Britain appoints 'Minister for Loneliness' to tackle the 'sad reality of modern life'
More than nine million people in the UK say they are always or often lonely, according to the British Red Cross.
# vote 100
UK government will commemorate the election of republican Countess Markievicz next December
Constance Markievicz was sentenced to death for her part in the 1916 Rising, but her life was spared because she was a woman.
# Winner winner
Eamonn Holmes awarded OBE by British queen in New Year's honour list
He was one of over 1,100 people who received recognition by the British monarch.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Was the burgundy passport 'enforced' on Britain when it joined the EU?
Today the Conservative Party said the UK’s exit from the EU gives it an opportunity to restore its national identity.
# Minority
Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit
House of Lords member David Alton says the Irish Traveller community have “long faced significant prejudice in Britain”.
# May's Day
May gets Brexit boost - but bigger battles await
The EU’s decision yesterday to move to the next stage of negotiations with Britain was a much-needed success for May.
# Brexit
EU leaders agree to move onto phase two of Brexit talks, but warn of tough talks ahead
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Britain’s phase one commitments must follow through to phase two.
# Brexit
DUP 'pleased' with Brexit deal but says 'more work needs to be done' on border issue
A deal to avoid a hard border has been reached between the UK and EU.
David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'
Davis was called before the House of Commons Brexit committee after MPs expressed dissatisfaction in him.
# Negotiations
European Commission chief Donald Tusk to meet Varadkar in Brexit crunch talks today
The UK wants to progress negotiations to the next stage but the EU isn’t satisfied.
# Irish EU commissioner
Britain 'very close' to sealing a Brexit deal, says Phil Hogan
The Guardian is reporting tonight that a solution to the Irish border is close, though the final wording has yet to be thrashed out.
# settling the bill
Britain will pay at least €45 billion to leave the EU - reports
The Telegraph and the Financial Times have reported that UK and EU negotiating teams have agreed on a figure.
# Birmingham
British father who killed his children jailed for at least 33 years
He was also found guilty of the attempted murder of his wife – the children’s mother.
# brexit battles
Britain's government has survived the first parliamentary challenges to its Brexit bill
An amendment giving devolved legislatures – like Northern Ireland – a veto over the Brexit agreement was defeated.