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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 7°C

Irish

# Pakistan
At least 51 killed in Pakistan transport tragedies, as boat full of children capsizes
The latest transport tragedy in the country has left ten students confirmed dead, while up to nine are still missing in the waters.
# westminster
Tory chairman sacked by Rishi Sunak after ‘serious breach’ found in tax affairs investigation
It comes after an investigation into Mr Zahawi’s tax affairs.
# leading role
Sexton still the central character as Six Nations gears up for another series
The Ireland captain gave the rolling Netflix cameras plenty to work with at the Guinness Six Nations launch in London.
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# 7 great reads
Sitdown Sunday: The man who repairs the world's most expensive violins
Settle down in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.
Voices
Opinion: Make no mistake - history shows us that Brigit was a boss
Dr Niamh Wycherley says Brigit (St Brigid) would have been a thick-skinned and defiant woman living in a misogynistic and restrictive society.
# Jerusalem
Israel announces measures against 'families of terrorists' following attacks
Benjamin Netanyahu promised a “strong” and “swift” response to attacks carried out by two Palestinians from annexed east Jerusalem.
# David Moran
'End of an era, he owes Kerry nothing' - The Kingdom midfield general
The 34-year-old called time on his inter-county career this week.
# tyre nichols
Memphis disbands police unit after video of Tyre Nichols assault sparks outrage
The five police officers who participated in the beating stand accused of second-degree murder.
# 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.
# The bosses
New coaches add Six Nations spice but doubts remain for Wales and England
Warren Gatland returns with Wales as Steve Borthwick leads the English into the championship.
# Solar Panels
Cumbersome grant system holding some back from solar PV uptake, says expert
The chair of the Micro-Renewable Energy Federation likened the experience of securing a grant to a “bureaucratic nightmare”.
# Karina Molloy
Former soldier who suffered alleged abuse criticises Government and military leaders
Karina Molloy turned whistleblower on sexual abuse after a 30-year career in the Irish Defence Forces.
THE MORNING LEAD
High and dry: Offshore islands a footnote in State priorities
A report by
Niall Sargent
Noteworthy talks to islanders waiting 25 years for policies to thrive and not just survive.
Islanders not directly involved in designing the State's first policy for the islands in 25 years
Our remaining 27 inhabited islands have a combined population of just 2,700 - and numbers are dropping
Islander: “There are cases of increasing population but few. It’s really hard to watch places going down.”
Yesterday
28th January 2023
# Test Yourself
Quiz: How well do you know Steven Spielberg's films?
The filmmaker received his ninth Best Director Oscar nomination this week.
# Division 1
O'Donoghue scores late equaliser to ensure Mayo share spoils with Galway
The Connacht rivals played out an absorbing clash in front 13,654 spectators at MacHale Park.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: How will Irish politicians cope with an increasingly angry electorate?
Our columnist says the Donohoe affair and protests of recent weeks show that the political mood here has darkened.
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The Kia Sportage, one of Ireland’s most-loved cars, gets a close examination with the help of Kia.
# evening fix
Here's what happened today: Saturday
Your roundup of what made the headlines.
# On The Road
Dublin narrowly hold off Kildare to open Division 2 campaign with a victory
The sides clashed in the league opener at Croke Park.
# RIP
Gardaí investigating after discovery of body on Clare beach
The alarm was raised at around 3pm when a couple out walking found the body at White Strand beach.
# strength in depth
Under-strength Leinster outclass Cardiff in bonus point victory
Without their frontline internationals, Leinster still delivered a dominant victory.
# Asylum Seekers
26 additional asylum seekers unable to be accommodated by State
A total of 81 international protection applicants could not be housed this week.
# Italian Job Done
Munster take maximum returns from 70-point thriller in Treviso
Graham Rowntree’s side scored six tries and overcame plenty of hurdles to overtake Benetton in the URC standings.
# Natalie McNally
Violence against women scourge on society, Natalie McNally’s brother tells rally
The 32 year old was 15 weeks pregnant when she was fatally stabbed in her home.
# Courts
Nephew of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch arrested for criminal trespass
Eddie Hutch Jr (47) was arrested at 10.56pm at a house six doors from his own home.
# RIP
Toddler who died in choking incident in Skibbereen is laid to rest
Joshua Odonkor passed away on Wednesday evening.
# dundarragh
Man arrested after shots fired earlier this week in Longford
Gardaí carried out a number of searches this morning following the incident.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you ever take domestic flights in Ireland?
UK regional carrier Flybe ceased trading today.
# dreams
The Irishman aiming for a Hollywood ending in Wales
Thomas O’Connor will be hoping to inspire Wrexham to another memorable cup upset on Sunday.
# Belmullet
22-year-old woman killed in single vehicle crash in Mayo
The woman was fatally injured when the car she was driving left the road and collided with a ditch.
Voices
The squeezed middle: What we should learn from the Great Recession of 2007-2013
By studying and learning from the effects of the Great Recession, policy makers can gain valuable insights into how to respond to the cost-of-living crisis.
# Rebel Pair
Athletics rivals, a 20-year friendship and 12 All-Ireland medals with Cork
Orlagh Farmer and Orla Finn both retired from the Cork Ladies recently.
# Tony Gallagher
Ex-Inspector says target focused leadership and 'stats' has left Garda morale on the floor
Tony Gallagher retired last year after a career which saw him decorated with a Scott medal for bravery.
# Camp Shamrock
Civil unrest over political vacuum makes for tense Lebanon visit for Tánaiste
Security for the Tánaiste’s trip to Lebanon was heightened due to protests in the region.
# Red Carpet
'It wasn't meant to cause offence. We didn't realise the uproar that'd come out of it'
It’s 20 years since Martin Johnson made his stand, as recalled by England legend Jason Leonard.
THE MORNING LEAD
UN refugee agency says it is 'completely unpalatable' that asylum seekers are homeless in Ireland
A report by
Stephen McDermott
The head of Ireland’s UNHCR office says the State can learn to accommodate current levels of asylum seekers.
Last week
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# Enoch Burke
School seeks to amend court documents used as part of its ongoing action against Enoch Burke
Burke attended the school again this morning.
# accommodation crisis
Asylum seekers sleeping rough on the streets of Dublin: 'I don't know what's next'
55 asylum seekers have been left without anywhere to stay in recent days.
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# Galway
Woman (80s) seriously injured in Galway crash
The crash happened at 5.20pm.