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#Ukraine

# ukraine - Friday 13 May, 2022

Irish universities to supply temporary beds for refugees as Govt says student supply 'won't be impacted'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Irish universities to supply temporary beds for refugees as Govt says student supply 'won't be impacted'

May 13th 2022, 12:03 AM 33,763 Views 18 Comments
  • About 4,500 beds have been secured from both third-level institutions and private providers.
  • Just under half are coming directly from Irish universities but the duration of availability varies.
  • The department has said refugees will likely be moved from the student beds after the summer break.

# ukraine - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato
# NATO
# NATO

Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato

Updated May 12th 2022, 10:42 PM 46,580 Views 34 Comments
  • Kyiv is preparing for its first war crimes trial of a captured Russian soldier.
  • Gazprom announced it would stop supplying gas via the Polish part of the Yamal-Europe pipeline.
  • Finland's president and prime minister have said they are in favour of applying for Nato membership.
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

May 12th 2022, 9:06 PM 8,207 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Cabinet subcommittee approves €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees
# Payment
# Payment

Cabinet subcommittee approves €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees

May 12th 2022, 5:15 PM 14,972 Views 12 Comments

The final sign off of the decision will take place at Cabinet next week.

Opinion: It's time to admit that Ireland is not neutral, nor should it be
# Nato Membership
# Nato Membership

Opinion: It's time to admit that Ireland is not neutral, nor should it be

May 12th 2022, 3:31 PM 21,469 Views 56 Comments

Rory Fitzgerald says we need to get real in the debate around Irish neutrality in the face of Russian aggression in Europe.

Ukraine mark first game since Russia invasion with friendly win
# Healing
From The42
# Healing

Ukraine mark first game since Russia invasion with friendly win

May 12th 2022, 8:48 AM 6,101 Views 1 Comment

Goals from Mykhaylo Mudryk and Oleksandr Pikhalyonok helped their side to victory over Borussia Monchengladbach.

# ukraine - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Russia urged to annex Ukraine's Kherson, Moscow claims Kyiv bombed Russian city
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia urged to annex Ukraine's Kherson, Moscow claims Kyiv bombed Russian city

Updated May 11th 2022, 10:55 PM 72,933 Views 53 Comments

The Moscow-installed administration said there would be a “request to make Kherson region a full subject of the Russian Federation.”

Opinion: Ukrainian refugees are vulnerable to trafficking and abuse - we must protect them
# Women And Children
# Women And Children

Opinion: Ukrainian refugees are vulnerable to trafficking and abuse - we must protect them

May 11th 2022, 7:00 PM 10,007 Views 8 Comments

GOAL’s Mary Van Lieshout says Ukrainian refugees are vulnerable to exploitation and government agencies and NGOs must do more to protect them.

Favourites Ukraine and nine other countries qualify for Eurovision final
# Song Contest
# Song Contest

Favourites Ukraine and nine other countries qualify for Eurovision final

May 11th 2022, 7:24 AM 25,635 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s entry, Brooke Scullion, will take to the stage in tomorrow’s semi-final.

# ukraine - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

US set to approve $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, warning of long war ahead
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

US set to approve $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, warning of long war ahead

Updated May 10th 2022, 9:35 PM 42,580 Views 45 Comments

It comes as a top US official warned that Vladimir Putin is preparing for a long war that may not end with Russian victory in the east.

Decision on €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees to be made 'shortly'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Decision on €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees to be made 'shortly'

May 10th 2022, 5:21 PM 16,375 Views 29 Comments

Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath says work is continuing across a number of departments.

One killed after Russia fires hypersonic missiles at Odesa as ’44 civilians found dead in Izyum’
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

One killed after Russia fires hypersonic missiles at Odesa as ’44 civilians found dead in Izyum’

Updated May 10th 2022, 1:45 PM 35,050 Views 25 Comments
  • The Ukrainian military said Russian forces fired seven missiles from the air at Odessa, hitting a shopping centre and a warehouse.
  • Ukrainian officials said around 100 civilians remain trapped at a steel plant in Mariupol despite earlier reports that all had been evacuated.
  • US President Joe Biden signed a new bill to expedite more weapons to the country.
Favourites Ukraine take to the stage as first Eurovision semi-final takes place tonight
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Favourites Ukraine take to the stage as first Eurovision semi-final takes place tonight

May 10th 2022, 12:26 PM 16,386 Views 9 Comments

17 countries will compete for 10 spots in Saturday’s grand final.

Housing minister tells local authorities to allow social housing tenants to take in Ukrainian refugees
# Darragh O'Brien
# Darragh O'Brien

Housing minister tells local authorities to allow social housing tenants to take in Ukrainian refugees

May 10th 2022, 6:00 AM 27,870 Views 10 Comments

Darragh O’Brien has written to local authorities about the measure.

# ukraine - Monday 9 May, 2022

Tom Clonan: On day 75 of the war, the Russian war machine remains sluggish and without 'victory'
# Russia's War
# Russia's War

Tom Clonan: On day 75 of the war, the Russian war machine remains sluggish and without 'victory'

Updated May 9th 2022, 9:55 PM 30,037 Views 16 Comments

There was little for Putin to celebrate during this year’s ‘Victory Day’.

Biden signs measure speeding up US weapons deliveries to Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Biden signs measure speeding up US weapons deliveries to Ukraine

May 9th 2022, 9:40 PM 11,614 Views 21 Comments

Acknowledging the billions of dollars already spent by the United States, Biden said “caving to aggression is even more costly.”

Russian ambassador to Poland hit with red paint by protesters
# Russian Ambassador
# Russian Ambassador

Russian ambassador to Poland hit with red paint by protesters

May 9th 2022, 4:18 PM 26,111 Views 29 Comments

Sergey Andreev was ambushed by activists as he arrived at the Soviet soldiers’ cemetery in Warsaw.

EU's Charles Michel forced to take cover during strike in Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

EU's Charles Michel forced to take cover during strike in Ukraine

Updated May 9th 2022, 3:45 PM 54,031 Views 59 Comments

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that his country would not allow Russia to appropriate victory in World War II.

Brussels to give 'opinion' on Ukraine EU membership bid in June
# Membership
# Membership

Brussels to give 'opinion' on Ukraine EU membership bid in June

May 9th 2022, 1:06 PM 6,894 Views 8 Comments

Ukraine would have to satisy several criteria before it would become a member.

Opinion: Eurovision Song Contest may seem frivolous but in wartime, it matters
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Opinion: Eurovision Song Contest may seem frivolous but in wartime, it matters

Updated May 9th 2022, 8:15 AM 19,512 Views 16 Comments

Johnny Fallon discusses the political relevance of the song contest coming up this week in the midst of the war in Ukraine.

# ukraine - Sunday 8 May, 2022

Ukraine battles to hold eastern bastions as US First Lady Jill Biden visits
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine battles to hold eastern bastions as US First Lady Jill Biden visits

Updated May 8th 2022, 6:36 PM 39,192 Views 28 Comments

Biden met her Ukrainian counterpart Olena Zelenska at a school being used as a shelter for displaced civilians.

Bono and The Edge perform in Kyiv bomb shelter as 'show of solidarity' with Ukrainian people
# U2
# U2

Bono and The Edge perform in Kyiv bomb shelter as 'show of solidarity' with Ukrainian people

May 8th 2022, 3:41 PM 45,018 Views 65 Comments

The U2 band members said they had been invited to perform by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

EU member states continue to negotiate details of Russia oil embargo
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU member states continue to negotiate details of Russia oil embargo

May 8th 2022, 2:38 PM 12,163 Views 29 Comments

Several member states, most vocally Hungary, have demanded exemptions from the ban.

Patriotism and unease mix as Russia prepares to mark Victory Day
# Russia
# Russia

Patriotism and unease mix as Russia prepares to mark Victory Day

May 8th 2022, 1:51 PM 19,065 Views 25 Comments

Russian state TV has ramped up the patriotic rhetoric as the country commemmorates the end of World War II there.

60 feared dead after school bombed in east Ukraine as Mariupol braces for renewed offensive
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

60 feared dead after school bombed in east Ukraine as Mariupol braces for renewed offensive

Updated May 8th 2022, 12:08 PM 14,610 Views 22 Comments

Russian forces may be seeking to hand President Vladimir Putin a critical win ahead of the country’s victory day tomorrow.

# ukraine - Saturday 7 May, 2022

Russia steps up Ukraine assaults ahead of Victory Day parades
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia steps up Ukraine assaults ahead of Victory Day parades

Updated May 7th 2022, 7:45 PM 27,800 Views 35 Comments

Fighting continues on many fronts, and Ukraine’s defence ministry said it had destroyed another Russian vessel in the Black Sea.

# ukraine - Friday 6 May, 2022

‘We’re so sorry’: Mariupol steel plant evacuees feel relief and grief
# Siege Of Mariupol
# Siege Of Mariupol

‘We’re so sorry’: Mariupol steel plant evacuees feel relief and grief

May 6th 2022, 10:53 PM 30,856 Views 4 Comments

Survivors have described for the Associated Press their two months at the centre of hell, and their escape.

No one wants to see Ukrainian families moved from hotels at short notice, says minister
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

No one wants to see Ukrainian families moved from hotels at short notice, says minister

May 6th 2022, 7:29 PM 28,653 Views 27 Comments

A number of Ukrainian refugees were given just 15 hours notice that they had to move.

Ukraine forces accuse Russia of firing during evacuation of Mariupol steel plant
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Ukraine forces accuse Russia of firing during evacuation of Mariupol steel plant

Updated May 6th 2022, 2:42 PM 19,477 Views 30 Comments

Ukrainian fighters say “assault operations” continued despite a ceasefire.

More than 200 artists join Ukrainian violinist in music video collaboration
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

More than 200 artists join Ukrainian violinist in music video collaboration

May 6th 2022, 1:20 PM 24,448 Views 4 Comments

The video is raising money for humanitarian aid for musicians in Ukraine, so far gathering almost €20,000.

UN sends new Mariupol convoy to rescue civilians from 'bleak hell'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

UN sends new Mariupol convoy to rescue civilians from 'bleak hell'

May 6th 2022, 7:08 AM 7,620 Views 11 Comments

Ten weeks into the war, Russia has focused its efforts on Ukraine’s east and south.

# ukraine - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Ukraine Forces have contradicted Kremlin claims that humanitarian corridors at Mariupol are 'functioning'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine Forces have contradicted Kremlin claims that humanitarian corridors at Mariupol are 'functioning'

Updated May 5th 2022, 3:35 PM 26,069 Views 57 Comments

Russia’s defence ministry announced a daytime ceasefire for three days beginning today to evacuate civilians from the plant.

Only 700 Ukrainian refugees so far placed in pledged accommodation as minister seeks 'patience'
# Refugee Response
# Refugee Response

Only 700 Ukrainian refugees so far placed in pledged accommodation as minister seeks 'patience'

May 5th 2022, 3:32 PM 16,528 Views 15 Comments

Over 24,000 offers of accommodation have been made with about 6,000 being withdrawn.

# ukraine - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Evidence points to 600 dead in Mariupol theatre airstrike – double the previous estimate
# War Crime Probe
# War Crime Probe

Evidence points to 600 dead in Mariupol theatre airstrike – double the previous estimate

May 4th 2022, 6:49 PM 11,711 Views 6 Comments

The Ukrainian Government estimated early on that around 300 people died and has since opened a war crimes investigation.

Irish journalist named in new UK sanctions package over role in Russian media
# Bryan MacDonald
# Bryan MacDonald

Irish journalist named in new UK sanctions package over role in Russian media

May 4th 2022, 5:10 PM 51,738 Views 0 Comments

The latest British sanctions target journalists, politicians, media companies and others.

Concerns raised by Ukrainians and Eamon Ryan over planned Russian rally in Phoenix Park

Concerns raised by Ukrainians and Eamon Ryan over planned Russian rally in Phoenix Park

May 4th 2022, 2:45 PM 32,355 Views 80 Comments

Climate Minister Eamon Ryan raised concerns that it would “antagonise” people and that it should be called off.

EU leader outlines plan for Russian oil ban in new set of sanctions
# European Union
# European Union

EU leader outlines plan for Russian oil ban in new set of sanctions

May 4th 2022, 1:02 PM 33,255 Views 39 Comments

Minister Eamon Ryan said that the proposed embargo would likely impact Ireland the least among other EU countries.

Russian forces press Ukraine offensive as further evacuations from Mariupol to take place
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russian forces press Ukraine offensive as further evacuations from Mariupol to take place

May 4th 2022, 7:12 AM 8,579 Views 4 Comments

Local authorities said 21 civilians were killed and another 28 wounded in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region yesterday.

# ukraine - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

More than 100 civilians brought to safety out of Mariupol as Russia strikes factory in Donetsk
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

More than 100 civilians brought to safety out of Mariupol as Russia strikes factory in Donetsk

Updated May 3rd 2022, 10:49 PM 59,347 Views 62 Comments

The UK and EU are moving to give more support to Ukraine and further sanction Russia respectively.

Taoiseach calls Russia 'sinister' after video shows mock-up of nuclear attack on Ireland
# Nuclear Strike
# Nuclear Strike

Taoiseach calls Russia 'sinister' after video shows mock-up of nuclear attack on Ireland

May 3rd 2022, 5:34 PM 46,590 Views 58 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that it represented a mindset that was “out of touch with reality”.