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    # 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

    # liveblog - Friday 4 March, 2022

    As it happened: Russia blocks access to Facebook and Twitter as NATO rejects call for no-fly zone
    Live Mar 4th 2022, 6:50 PM

    As it happened: Russia blocks access to Facebook and Twitter as NATO rejects call for no-fly zone

    • Europe's largest nuclear power plant was shelled by Russian forces overnight, causing it to catch fire.
    • Zelenskyy has warned it will be the “end for Europe” if an explosion occurs due to Russian forces shelling the plant.
    • Russia media watchdog has said it is limiting access to some international news organisations.

    # liveblog - Thursday 3 March, 2022

    As it happened: Vladimir Putin says Russian invasion is 'going to plan' as latest talks conclude in Belarus
    Live Mar 3rd 2022, 6:38 PM

    As it happened: Vladimir Putin says Russian invasion is 'going to plan' as latest talks conclude in Belarus

    • More than one million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion, the UN's refugee agency has said.
    • After a call between Presidents Macron and Putin, French officials have said they believe "the worst is to come".
    • The EU has agreed to give status to Ukrainian refugees to live, work and study in EU countries.

    # liveblog - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

    As it happened: UN General Assembly overwhelmingly votes in favour of telling Russia to withdraw its troops
    Live Mar 2nd 2022, 5:40 PM

    As it happened: UN General Assembly overwhelmingly votes in favour of telling Russia to withdraw its troops

    • Russian airborne troops have landed in Ukraine's second city, sparking immediate and "ongoing" fighting.
    • Joe Biden branded Vladimir Putin a "dictator" in his keynote annual State of the Union address.
    • Biden also announced that Russian aircraft will be banned from US airspace.

    # liveblog - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

    As it happened: Taoiseach holds phone call with Ukrainian prime minister as invasion nears one-week mark
    Live Mar 1st 2022, 8:40 PM

    As it happened: Taoiseach holds phone call with Ukrainian prime minister as invasion nears one-week mark

    • A Russian military convoy 65km-long massed on the outskirts of Kyiv this morning.
    • More than 70 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed after Russian artillery hit a military base in Okhtyrka.
    • Ukraine's President Volodymer Zelenskyy urges MEPs to 'prove that you are with us' in a remote addresses to European Parliament.

    # liveblog - Monday 28 February, 2022

    As it happened: Russia expelled from 2022 World Cup; Kyiv citizens urged to move to bomb shelters
    Live Feb 28th 2022, 10:55 PM

    As it happened: Russia expelled from 2022 World Cup; Kyiv citizens urged to move to bomb shelters

    • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says the next 24 hours will be “a crucial period” for his country.
    • Ukraine met with Russia at the country's border with Belarus, with further talks possible.
    • The UN held a rare emergency special session of the General Assembly today, as financial sanctions posed on Russia started to bite.

    # liveblog - Sunday 27 February, 2022

    As it happened: New EU sanctions on Russia announced, as Putin puts nuclear 'deterrence' forces on alert
    Live Feb 27th 2022, 6:55 PM

    As it happened: New EU sanctions on Russia announced, as Putin puts nuclear 'deterrence' forces on alert

    • The EU confirmed it will send weapons to Ukraine, close its airspace to Russian planes and ban Russian state-owned media.
    • Ukraine has agreed to hold talks with Russia at the country's border with Belarus.
    • Putin has ordered his defence chiefs to put the country’s nuclear “deterrence forces” on high alert.

    # liveblog - Saturday 26 February, 2022

    As it happened: Fighting in Kyiv continues as demonstrations take place across Europe
    Live Feb 26th 2022, 6:00 PM

    As it happened: Fighting in Kyiv continues as demonstrations take place across Europe

    • After street fighting in Kyiv overnight Ukraine's president has vowed 'we will not lay down our arms'
    • Nato leaders have agreed to bolster their eastern forces as the EU and US announce further sanctions
    • Here at home, Russia's ambassador to Ireland says he can 'leave any time' as his expulsion is not ruled out by govt

    # liveblog - Friday 25 February, 2022

    As it happened: Ukrainian and Russian forces clash near Kyiv as EU sanctions Putin, Lavrov
    Live Feb 25th 2022, 10:00 PM

    As it happened: Ukrainian and Russian forces clash near Kyiv as EU sanctions Putin, Lavrov

    • Ukraine military vehicles have entered Kyiv to defend the city.
    • The country's government says it has handed out 18,000 assault rifles to volunteers.

    # liveblog - Thursday 24 February, 2022

    As it happened: Russian forces capture Chernobyl as EU leaders agree 'sanctions that bite'
    Live Feb 24th 2022, 10:00 PM

    As it happened: Russian forces capture Chernobyl as EU leaders agree 'sanctions that bite'

    • Ukraine’s Health Minister says 57 people have been killed, and 169 more were wounded
    • EU leaders gathered for an emergency summit and agreed to punish Russia with "severe" sanctions
    • Russian police have detained more than 1,700 people at anti-war protests across dozens of cities
    As it happened: Residents flee Ukraine as DFA advises Irish citizens to leave country
    Live Feb 24th 2022, 3:35 PM

    As it happened: Residents flee Ukraine as DFA advises Irish citizens to leave country

    # liveblog - Friday 18 February, 2022

    As it happened: Status Yellow wind and snow warnings remain in effect nationwide due to Storm Eunice
    Live Feb 18th 2022, 4:45 PM

    As it happened: Status Yellow wind and snow warnings remain in effect nationwide due to Storm Eunice

    # liveblog - Friday 14 January, 2022

    AS IT HAPPENED: Thousands attend vigils across country in memory of Ashling Murphy
    Live Jan 14th 2022, 6:10 PM

    AS IT HAPPENED: Thousands attend vigils across country in memory of Ashling Murphy

    # liveblog - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

    As it happened: Schools closed in 12 counties and transport disrupted as Storm Barra moves north
    Live Dec 8th 2021, 8:25 AM

    As it happened: Schools closed in 12 counties and transport disrupted as Storm Barra moves north

    • Storm Barra is making its way across the north west, leaving thousands without power.
    • Schools in 12 counties are to remain closed today - Dublin was added to the list late last night.
    • Local authorities in counties with no Status Orange warnings have begun clearing trees from the roads.

    # liveblog - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

    As it happened: Power outages, flooding and now a Dublin orange warning as Storm Barra hits
    Live Dec 7th 2021, 9:35 PM

    As it happened: Power outages, flooding and now a Dublin orange warning as Storm Barra hits

    • Schools will be closed again tomorrow in 11 counties
    • Some 38,000 homes and businesses around the country remain without power
    • A status red warning is in place in Co Clare

    # liveblog - Sunday 28 November, 2021

    As it happened: Bohemians v St Patrick's Athletic, FAI Cup final From The42
    Live Nov 28th 2021, 3:09 PM

    As it happened: Bohemians v St Patrick's Athletic, FAI Cup final

    # liveblog - Sunday 21 November, 2021

    As it happened: Ireland v Argentina, Autumn Nations Series From The42
    Live Nov 21st 2021, 1:18 PM

    As it happened: Ireland v Argentina, Autumn Nations Series

    # liveblog - Sunday 14 November, 2021

    As it happened: Luxembourg v Republic of Ireland, World Cup qualifier From The42
    Live Nov 14th 2021, 7:00 PM

    As it happened: Luxembourg v Republic of Ireland, World Cup qualifier

    # liveblog - Saturday 13 November, 2021

    As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Autumn Nations Series From The42
    Live Nov 13th 2021, 2:59 PM

    As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Autumn Nations Series

    # liveblog - Thursday 11 November, 2021

    As it happened: Ireland v Portugal, World Cup qualifier From The42
    Live Nov 11th 2021, 8:50 PM

    As it happened: Ireland v Portugal, World Cup qualifier

    # liveblog - Saturday 6 November, 2021

    As it happened: Ireland v Japan, Autumn Nations Series From The42
    Live Nov 6th 2021, 12:16 PM

    As it happened: Ireland v Japan, Autumn Nations Series

    # liveblog - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

    As it happened: Finland v Ireland, World Cup qualifier From The42
    Live Oct 26th 2021, 4:23 PM

    As it happened: Finland v Ireland, World Cup qualifier

    # liveblog - Thursday 21 October, 2021

    As it happened: Republic of Ireland vs Sweden, Women's World Cup Qualifier From The42
    Live Oct 21st 2021, 6:51 PM

    As it happened: Republic of Ireland vs Sweden, Women's World Cup Qualifier

    # liveblog - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

    As it happened: Government confirms how Covid-19 restrictions will change from Friday
    Live Oct 19th 2021, 1:00 PM

    As it happened: Government confirms how Covid-19 restrictions will change from Friday

    # liveblog - Saturday 9 October, 2021

    As it happened: Azerbaijan v Republic of Ireland, 2022 World Cup Qualifier From The42
    Live Oct 9th 2021, 4:00 PM

    As it happened: Azerbaijan v Republic of Ireland, 2022 World Cup Qualifier

    # liveblog - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

    As it happened: Republic of Ireland v Serbia, World Cup 2022 Qualification From The42
    Live Sep 7th 2021, 7:01 PM

    As it happened: Republic of Ireland v Serbia, World Cup 2022 Qualification

    # liveblog - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

    As it happened: Portugal v Ireland, World Cup qualifier From The42
    Live Sep 1st 2021, 8:56 PM

    As it happened: Portugal v Ireland, World Cup qualifier

    # liveblog - Saturday 7 August, 2021

    As it happened: South Africa v British & Irish Lions, third Test From The42
    Live Aug 7th 2021, 5:00 PM

    As it happened: South Africa v British & Irish Lions, third Test

    # liveblog - Saturday 31 July, 2021

    As it happened: South Africa v British and Irish Lions, second Test From The42
    Live Jul 31st 2021, 4:05 PM

    As it happened: South Africa v British and Irish Lions, second Test

    # liveblog - Sunday 25 July, 2021

    As it happened: Kerry v Cork, Munster SFC final From The42
    Live Jul 25th 2021, 3:30 PM

    As it happened: Kerry v Cork, Munster SFC final

    As it happened: Mayo v Galway, Connacht SFC final From The42
    Live Jul 25th 2021, 1:02 PM

    As it happened: Mayo v Galway, Connacht SFC final

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