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    # liveblog - Today’s News

    As it happened: New Zealand v Ireland, first Test From The42
    Live 5 hours ago

    As it happened: New Zealand v Ireland, first Test

    # liveblog - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

    As it happened: Māori All Blacks v Ireland From The42
    Live Wed 7:25 AM

    As it happened: Māori All Blacks v Ireland

    # liveblog - Monday 27 June, 2022

    As it happened: Georgia v Ireland, World Cup qualifier From The42
    Live Mon 6:03 PM

    As it happened: Georgia v Ireland, World Cup qualifier

    # liveblog - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

    As it happened: Ukraine v Ireland, Nations League From The42
    Live Jun 14th 2022, 7:51 PM

    As it happened: Ukraine v Ireland, Nations League

    # liveblog - Monday 13 June, 2022

    As it happened: Bill to override protocol presented as UK claims 'genuinely exceptional situation'
    Live Jun 13th 2022, 8:55 PM

    As it happened: Bill to override protocol presented as UK claims 'genuinely exceptional situation'

    • The Bill would see customs checks between Northern Ireland and Britain effectively scrapped.
    • It also proposes giving UK government ministers the power to change almost every aspect of the text.
    • Ireland and the EU have made clear that such steps would amount to a breach of international law.

    # liveblog - Saturday 11 June, 2022

    As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Nations League From The42
    Live Jun 11th 2022, 6:04 PM

    As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Nations League

    # liveblog - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

    As it happened: Ireland v Ukraine, Nations League From The42
    Live Jun 8th 2022, 7:45 PM

    As it happened: Ireland v Ukraine, Nations League

    # liveblog - Saturday 4 June, 2022

    As it happened: Armenia v Ireland, Nations League From The42
    Live Jun 4th 2022, 1:56 PM

    As it happened: Armenia v Ireland, Nations League

    # liveblog - Saturday 28 May, 2022

    As it happened: Liverpool v Real Madrid, Champions League final From The42
    Live May 28th 2022, 10:01 PM

    As it happened: Liverpool v Real Madrid, Champions League final

    # liveblog - Saturday 14 May, 2022

    As it happened: Leinster v Toulouse, Champions Cup semi-final From The42
    Live May 14th 2022, 3:00 PM

    As it happened: Leinster v Toulouse, Champions Cup semi-final

    # liveblog - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

    As it happened: Russia tests intercontinental ballistic missile as Taoiseach meets Ukraine PM in Shannon
    Live Apr 20th 2022, 7:00 PM

    As it happened: Russia tests intercontinental ballistic missile as Taoiseach meets Ukraine PM in Shannon

    • A Ukrainian commander in a Mariupol steel plant said his marines are “facing our last days, if not hours”.
    • Finland's parliament opened a debate on whether to seek Nato membership.
    • Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal met Taoiseach Micheál Martin at Shannon Airport today.

    # liveblog - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

    As it happened: Russia claims mass Ukrainian surrender in Mariupol, Finland to make NATO decision 'within weeks'
    Live Apr 13th 2022, 7:55 PM

    As it happened: Russia claims mass Ukrainian surrender in Mariupol, Finland to make NATO decision 'within weeks'

    • Ukraine halted all humanitarian corridors today saying it is "too dangerous".
    • Russia's defence ministry has claimed that more than 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers have surrendered in Mariupol.
    • Finland's PM said the country will decide on whether to apply for NATO membership "within weeks".

    # liveblog - Monday 11 April, 2022

    As it happened: Austrian chancellor holds 'hard' talks with Putin; France expels Russian suspected spies
    Live Apr 11th 2022, 8:15 PM

    As it happened: Austrian chancellor holds 'hard' talks with Putin; France expels Russian suspected spies

    • Here are all the latest developments in the war in Ukraine.
    • The city of Kharkiv came under heavy shelling today.
    • A meeting between Austria's Chancellor and Russian President Vladimir Putin was “direct, open and hard”.

    # liveblog - Friday 8 April, 2022

    As it happened: At least 50 dead in train station attack by Russia as Odessa imposes weekend curfew
    Live Apr 8th 2022, 5:00 PM

    As it happened: At least 50 dead in train station attack by Russia as Odessa imposes weekend curfew

    • At least 50 people have been killed, including five children, in an attack on a train station
    • Odessa imposed a weekend curfew over a "missile strike threat" from Russia in the wake of the attack
    • The Taoiseach visited Finland this morning to discuss Ukraine and other global issues

    # liveblog - Thursday 7 April, 2022

    As it happened: Ukraine prepares for Russian attack reminiscent of 'World War II' on Donbas
    Live Apr 7th 2022, 6:00 PM

    As it happened: Ukraine prepares for Russian attack reminiscent of 'World War II' on Donbas

    • The UN General Assembly voted to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council.
    • Ukraine has warned residents in the east of the country to get out "now" ahead of a feared assault.
    • A Kremlin spokesperson admitted that Russian troops have suffered "significant losses" in Ukraine.

    # liveblog - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

    As it happened: US sanctions target Putin's daughters as residents of Ukraine's eastern regions warned to evacuate
    Live Apr 6th 2022, 6:30 PM

    As it happened: US sanctions target Putin's daughters as residents of Ukraine's eastern regions warned to evacuate

    • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the Dáil and the Seanad this morning
    • He said that Russia is trying to destroy "everything that makes us Ukrainians"
    • The Taoiseach said he welcomed Ukraine's application to join the EU

    # liveblog - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

    As it happened: Ireland's UN ambassador says Russian denials 'insult' memory of civilians killed in Bucha
    Live Apr 5th 2022, 6:00 PM

    As it happened: Ireland's UN ambassador says Russian denials 'insult' memory of civilians killed in Bucha

    • "Accountability must be inevitable,” President Zelenskyy told the UN Security Council this afternoon.
    • Ireland's representative to the UN Geraldine Byrne Nason said attempts to deny Russian responsibility for the atrocities are "appalling in their cynicism".
    • EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will travel to Kyiv this week as the EU mulls further sanctions.

    # liveblog - Monday 4 April, 2022

    As it happened: EU eyes further sanctions as countries accuse Russia of war crimes in Ukraine
    Live Apr 4th 2022, 9:30 PM

    As it happened: EU eyes further sanctions as countries accuse Russia of war crimes in Ukraine

    • Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Bucha, where dozens of corpses were found
    • 410 civilian bodies have been recovered so far after a weekend of brutal attacks, Ukraine says
    • Lithuania expelled its Russian ambassador this afternoon.

    # liveblog - Friday 1 April, 2022

    As it happened: Talks resume between Ukraine and Russia as death toll rises after strike on government building
    Live Apr 1st 2022, 6:30 PM

    As it happened: Talks resume between Ukraine and Russia as death toll rises after strike on government building

    • The Kremlin accused Ukrainian helicopters of striking a fuel storage facility in a western Russia.
    • The Red Cross said it was 'impossible' to go ahead with a Mariupol evacuation today.
    • Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Russia is preparing “powerful strikes” in eastern Ukraine.

    # liveblog - Thursday 31 March, 2022

    As it happened: Putin threatens to cut off gas supplies unless countries pay in rubles via Russian banks
    Live Mar 31st 2022, 6:30 PM

    As it happened: Putin threatens to cut off gas supplies unless countries pay in rubles via Russian banks

    • President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Ukraine is preparing for strikes in the east, as US intelligence indicates Putin’s relations with his staff have deteriorated
    • Kyiv sent 45 buses to Mariupol to evacuate citizens after a local ceasefire was announced, as five buses were targetted in Chernihiv.
    • Russian troops have begun to leave the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

    # liveblog - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

    As it happened: Russian strikes hit Red Cross building in Mariupol as Zelenskyy addresses Norwegian parliament
    Live Mar 30th 2022, 5:52 PM

    As it happened: Russian strikes hit Red Cross building in Mariupol as Zelenskyy addresses Norwegian parliament

    # liveblog - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

    As it happened: Russia to reduce military activity around Kyiv as ceasefire talks conclude
    Live Mar 29th 2022, 7:55 PM

    As it happened: Russia to reduce military activity around Kyiv as ceasefire talks conclude

    • Ireland is to expel four "senior officials" from the Russian Embassy following briefings by Irish security officials
    • Russia said it will "radically" reduce its military activity around Kyiv following ceasefire talks in Istanbul
    • At least seven people were killed and 22 injured in a Russian strike on a regional government building in Mykolaiv

    # liveblog - Monday 28 March, 2022

    As it happened: No significant achievements in talks so far, Russia says; Zelenskyy says Ukraine could become neutral
    Live Mar 28th 2022, 7:00 PM

    As it happened: No significant achievements in talks so far, Russia says; Zelenskyy says Ukraine could become neutral

    • Negotiators have resumed face-to-face peace talks in Turkey, with Russia saying "no significant breakthroughs" have yet been made.
    • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said the country would consider declaring neutrality, as the Kremlin called Joe Biden's comments from the weekend hinting at a regime change "alarming".

    # liveblog - Saturday 26 March, 2022

    As it happened: Ireland v Belgium, international friendly From The42
    Live Mar 26th 2022, 5:30 PM

    As it happened: Ireland v Belgium, international friendly

    # liveblog - Friday 25 March, 2022

    As it happened: Russia declares 'first stage' of war over as Biden compares invasion to Tiananmen Square
    Live Mar 25th 2022, 7:30 PM

    As it happened: Russia declares 'first stage' of war over as Biden compares invasion to Tiananmen Square

    • Vladimir Putin compared criticism of Russia to Nazis book burning, claiming that there is "progressive discrimination" against Russian culture.
    • The Taoiseach played down the meaning behind Volodymyr Zelenskyy saying “Ireland, well, almost" in relation to EU support for Ukraine.
    • US President Joe Biden met US troops stationed near the Polish-Ukrainian border.

    # liveblog - Thursday 24 March, 2022

    As it happened: Biden backs proposal to remove Russia from G20 as leaders meet in Brussels
    Live Mar 24th 2022, 10:00 PM

    As it happened: Biden backs proposal to remove Russia from G20 as leaders meet in Brussels

    • Nato leaders agreed on a new set of supports for Ukraine, including equipment to protect the country against nuclear threats.
    • G7 and EU leaders are meeting in Brussels to discuss the war and determine the next stage of their response.
    • Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calling for global street protests against Russia's actions.

    # liveblog - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

    As it happened: Nato estimates high Russian troop losses as US says war crimes committed
    Live Mar 23rd 2022, 8:25 PM

    As it happened: Nato estimates high Russian troop losses as US says war crimes committed

    • More than 3.6 million people have fled Ukraine since the invasion.
    • Almost 100,000 people remain trapped in Mariupol as Russia bombards the southern port city.
    • China indicated support for Putin to still participate in the next G20 summit.

    # liveblog - Tuesday 22 March, 2022

    AS IT HAPPENED: 'Super Powerful bombs' rock Mariupol; US says Russians kidnapped 2,400 children
    Live Mar 22nd 2022, 9:39 PM

    AS IT HAPPENED: 'Super Powerful bombs' rock Mariupol; US says Russians kidnapped 2,400 children

    # liveblog - Sunday 20 March, 2022

    As it happened: Zelenskyy urges Israel to abandon neutrality on invasion, Russia fires hypersonic missiles again
    Live Mar 20th 2022, 5:00 PM

    As it happened: Zelenskyy urges Israel to abandon neutrality on invasion, Russia fires hypersonic missiles again

    • Here are all the latest developments in Ukraine as they happen.
    • Russia has again fired its newest hypersonic missiles in Ukraine after admitting to using them for the first time yesterday.
    • Ukraine has called on China to "condemn Russian barbarism".

    # liveblog - Saturday 19 March, 2022

    As it happened: Ireland versus Scotland, Six Nations championship From The42
    Live Mar 19th 2022, 3:55 PM

    As it happened: Ireland versus Scotland, Six Nations championship

    # liveblog - Friday 18 March, 2022

    As it happened: Russian missiles destroyed aircraft repair plant in Lviv; Coveney in Poland to discuss Ukraine
    Live Mar 18th 2022, 3:59 PM

    As it happened: Russian missiles destroyed aircraft repair plant in Lviv; Coveney in Poland to discuss Ukraine

    • Russian forces have struck an area around Lviv airport in western Ukraine, the city's mayor has said.
    • Work is underway to find civilians sheltering in a Mariupol theatre following a bomb attack.
    • Simon Coveney is in Poland today to discuss the war in Ukraine.

    # liveblog - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

    As it happened: Mariupol theatre sheltering civilians bombed, Taoiseach speaks with Zelenskyy
    Live Mar 16th 2022, 9:32 PM

    As it happened: Mariupol theatre sheltering civilians bombed, Taoiseach speaks with Zelenskyy

    • Russian forces bombed a theatre in Mariupol where civilians were sheltering, Ukrainian officials said.
    • The UN’s International Court of Justice ordered Russia to stop its invasion.
    • Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for a no-fly zone in an address to the US congress.

    # liveblog - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

    AS IT HAPPENED: Irish citizen killed near Kyiv and 20,000 evacuated from Mariupol
    Live Mar 15th 2022, 9:45 PM

    AS IT HAPPENED: Irish citizen killed near Kyiv and 20,000 evacuated from Mariupol

    • A Fox News cameraman, who was an Irish citizen, was killed while working near Kyiv.
    • Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Ukraine should accept that it will not become a member of NATO.
    • The Polish, Czech and Slovenian prime ministers travelled to Kyiv to meet the Ukrainian President.

    # liveblog - Monday 14 March, 2022

    As it happened: Over 160 civilian cars escape Mariupol, EU agrees new sanctions
    Live Mar 14th 2022, 9:45 PM

    As it happened: Over 160 civilian cars escape Mariupol, EU agrees new sanctions

    • One person has been killed and 12 others injured after an air strike on a residential building in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
    • Diplomats are due to resume talks tomorrow after a "technical pause" in negotiations this afternoon.
    • Zelenskyy has warned NATO that its member states could soon be attacked by Russian forces.

    # liveblog - Sunday 13 March, 2022

    As it happened: Civilian death toll from siege of Mariupol now over 2,100, US journalist killed near Kyiv
    Live Mar 13th 2022, 3:30 PM

    As it happened: Civilian death toll from siege of Mariupol now over 2,100, US journalist killed near Kyiv

    # liveblog - Saturday 12 March, 2022

    As it happened: 1,300 Ukrainian troops killed in Russian invasion, amid humanitarian crisis in Mariupol
    Live Mar 12th 2022, 8:00 PM

    As it happened: 1,300 Ukrainian troops killed in Russian invasion, amid humanitarian crisis in Mariupol

    • Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that around 1,300 of his troops had been killed since Russia's invasion began.
    • Poland's transport minister said that any help Ireland can offer to help refugees would be happily accepted.
    • A two-hour phone call was held between Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron, and Olaf Scholz in which Putin was asked to release the mayor of Melitopol, who was kidnapped by Russian forces.

    # liveblog - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

    As it happened: US bans Russian oil as Poland donates fighter jets to US to be given to Ukraine army
    Live Mar 8th 2022, 8:30 PM

    As it happened: US bans Russian oil as Poland donates fighter jets to US to be given to Ukraine army

    • Fears persist around Russia's offer of humanitarian corridors.
    • Ukraine military claims Russian general Vitaly Gerasimov was killed in fighting near Kharkiv.
    • 2 million people have fled Ukraine so far.

    # liveblog - Monday 7 March, 2022

    As it happened: Ukraine and Russia meet for third round of talks; Zelenskyy vows revenge over civilian attacks
    Live Mar 7th 2022, 8:56 PM

    As it happened: Ukraine and Russia meet for third round of talks; Zelenskyy vows revenge over civilian attacks

    • A Kremlin offer to open escape routes for civilians trapped by the fighting is rejected by Kyiv because several lead to Russia or its ally Belarus.
    • Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused Russian troops of "murder, deliberate murder" in an address.
    • Russian and Ukrainian delegations will meet for a third round of peace talks at 2pm.

    # liveblog - Sunday 6 March, 2022

    As it happened: Ukrainian airport destroyed by barrage of missiles as evacuations halted yet again
    Live Mar 6th 2022, 7:40 PM

    As it happened: Ukrainian airport destroyed by barrage of missiles as evacuations halted yet again

    # liveblog - Saturday 5 March, 2022

    As it happened: Protestors gather in Dublin as Russia continues its assault on Ukraine for the tenth day
    Live Mar 5th 2022, 3:55 PM

    As it happened: Protestors gather in Dublin as Russia continues its assault on Ukraine for the tenth day

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