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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C


27th March 2023
# Your Say
Poll: Would you go to a Joe Biden event during his Irish visit?
The US president is coming to Ireland to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
# Limerick
Two men in critical condition after stabbings in Limerick
A man in his 20s and a man in his 40s were found with stab wounds in Thomondgate in the early hours of this morning.
# Dundrum
Teenager dies and man in critical condition following road traffic collision in Co Tipperary
The single vehicle collision occurred yesterday morning at around 6.10am.
# penultimate hurdle
Rory McIlroy disappointed to miss out on final as Sam Burns wins in Austin
World number one Scottie Scheffler was also upset in the last four.
# Education
Over 600 extra teaching course places to be added over the next two years
Norma Foley said the move was one of number of measures taken to address the high demand for teachers.
# geoff knupfer
‘It’s been quite a journey’: Lead ‘Disappeared’ investigator Geoff Knupfer to retire this week
Geoff Knupfer, who has been in the role since 2005, said it has been ‘an honour’ to be so closely involved in humanitarian investigations.
# Pennsylvania
Death toll from powerful explosion at chocolate factory in United States rises to seven
The explosion happened on Friday afternoon in the state of Pennsylvania.
# tap it
Record high of almost €17.9 billion spent using contactless payments last year
The last quarter of 2022 saw three million contactless payments per day valued at an average of €53 million.
# impact report
355 asylum seekers are currently without accommodation, says Irish Refugee Council
The charity said the figure shows ‘a further deterioration in the rights of people seeking protection’.
26th March 2023
# he's still standing
Quiz: How much do you know about Elton John?
Do you remember when rock was young?
# news wrap
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Your roundup of what made the headlines.
Money Diaries: A part-time call centre supervisor on €29K in her final year of college
This week, our reader is juggling working with finishing her dissertation while saving to take a holiday when her final exams are complete.
# Injured
Child hospitalised after getting struck by a car in Tipperary
The child has been brought to Temple Street Hospital in Dublin for treatment following the crash.
# top cats
Kilkenny see off Cork to set up Division 1 final with Limerick
Kilkenny will face Limerick in a repeat of the All-Ireland final.
# opposition view
Mbappe: 'Ireland have a reputation for a physical style but they play a lot of good football'
Mbappe and Didier Deschamps also recognised the potential of Evan Ferguson ahead of tomorrow night’s game.
# Protest
Dublin Airport says traffic is 'returning to normal' after immigration protest
The airport had warned that people should “allow additional time” for their flight due to heavy traffic arising from the demonstration.
# Drowning
29 people dead after boats capsize during migrant crossings off Tunisia
The coastguard said it had recovered the bodies of 29 migrants after three boats capsized.
# Guess who's back
Stephen Cluxton returns to Dublin senior football panel
Stephen Cluxton is on the bench for Dublin’s Division 2 meeting with Louth on Sunday.
# partnership
Colum Eastwood rules out SDLP merger with Irish Labour Party
Irish Labour leader Ivana Bacik described the SDLP as a “sister party”.
Interest rate on some State Savings products to rise for first time in almost 16 years
This follows six interest rate hits by the European Central Bank since last summer.
Fianna Fáil and Greens support drops but Fine Gael sees small gain in latest Red C poll
The ending of the eviction ban on 31 March has been at the forefront of politics in recent weeks.
# wrap up warm
Frosty conditions on the way in some areas with temperatures to drop to -2 degrees tonight
Met Éireann says temperatures just above freezing in much of Munster and Connacht will prevent any frost development there.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland keep the twice-yearly clock changes?
Daylight saving time has begun today.
# tusla
Tusla contacted social media platforms several times last year over online abuse towards staff
Tusla also said it was developing a new Violence, Harassment and Aggression Strategy to help its staff.
# 7 great reads
Sitdown Sunday: What it's like to be a Premier League referee
Settle down in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.
Analysis: We know of 'shrinkflation' but what role is 'greedflation' playing in our economy?
Economist Victor Duggan wonders if it is a profit-price spiral that is driving inflation.
# spring forward
In case you forgot: The clocks went forward by an hour last night
It’s that time again… hopefully you remembered to change the clocks
# eviction stories
The end of the eviction ban: 'My kids ask me where are we going to live - and I have no idea'
Thousands of households are facing eviction, here are some of their stories.
Last week
19th March 2023 - 1st April 2023
# suftum
Ulster come from behind to beat Bulls and secure home URC quarter-final
Tom Stewart’s hat-trick helped the northern province to a bonus-point win.
Lidl's Easter Toy's from Monday 27th March
Discover the range of toys available nationwide in Lidl.
# Brian Cox
Quiz: Cox on Cox - who said it, Brian Cox or Brian Cox?
Two Cox for the price of one.
# Treaty On Top
Limerick power past Tipperary and into hurling league final
John Kiely’s side will face Cork or Kilkenny in the decider where, on this form, they will be heavy favourites.
Opinion: 'Having a therapist who understands your race, sexuality and gender is important'
Niamh Jimenez says there is a lack of diversity in the therapy setting and outlines why that matters.
# Rugby
Munster slip behind in top-four race as Glasgow secure memorable URC win at Thomond Park
The hosts trailed 28-0 at the break.
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Your roundup of what made the headlines.
# tough day
Inexperienced Ireland suffer chastening defeat to Wales in Six Nations rugby opener
The Welsh physically dominated Ireland in a bonus-point victory in Cardiff.
# Housing Crisis
Labour leader Ivana Bacik calls for ‘structural revolution’ in housing provision
Speaking to delegates in Cork, Bacik said Labour wants to deliver a million homes in 10 years.
# New Ross
Major fire at New Ross furniture premises brought under control
Pictures from the scene showed a large fire in the area, with smoke billowing from building.
# Defence Forces
Women of Honour group to meet with Tánaiste despite 'concerns' about 'pointless' review
The Women of Honour group said they have only agreed to attend ‘out of courtesy’.