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# ukraine - Monday 11 April, 2022

Zelenskyy says next few days of war in Ukraine are crucial
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Zelenskyy says next few days of war in Ukraine are crucial

Apr 11th 2022, 6:58 AM 23,002 Views 15 Comments

In his most recent nightly address, the Ukrainian president accused Russia of trying to evade responsibility for war crimes

Raise social welfare rates to shield struggling households from spiralling inflation, experts say
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Raise social welfare rates to shield struggling households from spiralling inflation, experts say

Apr 11th 2022, 12:05 AM 52,037 Views 59 Comments
  • Current social welfare rates were set last year when inflation was expected to peak at 4.5% annually.
  • But with prices on the march, household earnings are now expected to fall in real terms in 2022 for the first time since 2013.
  • Economists say raising core social welfare raise on a temporary basis could be the best way of protecting low-income households.

# ukraine - Sunday 10 April, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Apr 10th 2022, 7:57 PM 11,727 Views 1 Comment

Here’s a roundup of stories from today.

Ukraine's Dnipro airport is 'destroyed' in fresh attack from Russia
# Attacks
# Attacks

Ukraine's Dnipro airport is 'destroyed' in fresh attack from Russia

Apr 10th 2022, 6:00 PM 66,821 Views 39 Comments

Officials in Kyiv have said that Ukraine is preparing for “big battles” against Moscow’s forces in the east of the country.

EU to discuss sixth round of sanctions on Russia
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

EU to discuss sixth round of sanctions on Russia

Apr 10th 2022, 5:30 PM 13,418 Views 12 Comments

The fifth round of sanctions, imposed since Friday, include a ban on Russian coal imports into the EU.

Under pressure: Military barracks and former convents may be needed to house Ukraine refugees
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Under pressure: Military barracks and former convents may be needed to house Ukraine refugees

Apr 10th 2022, 4:44 PM 18,926 Views 26 Comments

The number of refugees needing state-provided accommodation is increasing,” said Integration Minister Roderick O’Gorman.

Finland gears up for historic NATO decision
# NATO
# NATO

Finland gears up for historic NATO decision

Apr 10th 2022, 12:22 PM 46,907 Views 27 Comments

Only six of Finland’s 200 MPs in a recent poll by public broadcaster Yle openly voiced anti-NATO views.

# ukraine - Saturday 9 April, 2022

Prisoner exchange underway, and civilians flee eastern Ukraine town after train station attack
# Kramatorsk
# Kramatorsk

Prisoner exchange underway, and civilians flee eastern Ukraine town after train station attack

Apr 9th 2022, 6:00 PM 63,532 Views 43 Comments

The station in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, was hit by a deadly missile strike yesterday.

# ukraine - Friday 8 April, 2022

Putin's daughters and Russian coal hit in EU's fifth round of sanctions
# Round Five
# Round Five

Putin's daughters and Russian coal hit in EU's fifth round of sanctions

Apr 8th 2022, 11:03 PM 39,444 Views 26 Comments

Earlier today, the EU approved an embargo on Russian coal and the closing of the bloc’s ports to Russian vessels.

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
50 killed and over 100 injured in rocket attack on eastern Ukraine train station, authorities say
# Kramatorsk
# Kramatorsk

50 killed and over 100 injured in rocket attack on eastern Ukraine train station, authorities say

Updated Apr 8th 2022, 5:00 PM 47,573 Views 61 Comments

Volodymyr Zelenskyy described Russia as an “evil with no limits”.

Taoiseach says Ireland will be ‘stretched’ on Ukrainian refugee accommodation
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach says Ireland will be ‘stretched’ on Ukrainian refugee accommodation

Apr 8th 2022, 3:43 PM 22,778 Views 52 Comments

Micheal Martin, speaking in Helsinki, admitted that Ireland will face challenges housing refugees set to arrive into the country.

Surviving Fox News correspondent remembers 'infectious joy' of Irish cameraman killed in Ukraine
# Pierre Zakrzewski
# Pierre Zakrzewski

Surviving Fox News correspondent remembers 'infectious joy' of Irish cameraman killed in Ukraine

Apr 8th 2022, 1:31 PM 8,973 Views 1 Comment

“Pierre and I travelled the world together, working was his joy and his joy was infectious.”

Zelenskyy: Devastation in Borodyanka 'much more horrific' than Bucha
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Zelenskyy: Devastation in Borodyanka 'much more horrific' than Bucha

Apr 8th 2022, 8:50 AM 23,945 Views 12 Comments

Ukrainian authorities are sorting through the ruins of towns around Kyiv.

Civilians flee east Ukraine amid warnings of 'horrific' abuses
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Civilians flee east Ukraine amid warnings of 'horrific' abuses

Apr 8th 2022, 6:47 AM 19,166 Views 12 Comments

Moscow has denied targeting civilians in areas under its control.

# ukraine - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Another €500 million EU arms fund for Ukraine proposed, as von der Leyen travels to Kyiv tomorrow
# Ursula Von Der Leyen
# Ursula Von Der Leyen

Another €500 million EU arms fund for Ukraine proposed, as von der Leyen travels to Kyiv tomorrow

Updated Apr 7th 2022, 10:15 PM 16,801 Views 20 Comments

“The Ukrainian people deserve our solidarity,” the European Commission President said.

Two diplomats at Ireland's embassy in Moscow are to be expelled by Russia
# From Russia With Love
# From Russia With Love

Two diplomats at Ireland's embassy in Moscow are to be expelled by Russia

Updated Apr 7th 2022, 8:50 PM 70,459 Views 67 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that there is “no justification for the taking of this measure”.

European Union backs new sanctions against Russia, including on coal imports
# New Sanctions
# New Sanctions

European Union backs new sanctions against Russia, including on coal imports

Apr 7th 2022, 8:41 PM 9,551 Views 4 Comments

The deal was given the final political go-ahead in a meeting of EU ambassadors and will be enacted once published in the EU’s official journal.

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.
UN votes to suspend Russia from Human Rights Council
# UN Human Rights Council
# UN Human Rights Council

UN votes to suspend Russia from Human Rights Council

Apr 7th 2022, 5:37 PM 14,994 Views 27 Comments

It’s the second ever suspension of a country from the council.

Tánaiste pays tribute to Ukrainian man who died after leaving 'second home' Ireland to fight
# RIP
# RIP

Tánaiste pays tribute to Ukrainian man who died after leaving 'second home' Ireland to fight

Updated Apr 7th 2022, 1:30 PM 54,570 Views 21 Comments

Oleksandr’s friend Alex Cucuet said he was an energetic and funny person.

Tent camp, warehouses, arenas and Citywest hotel may house refugees by Easter
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Tent camp, warehouses, arenas and Citywest hotel may house refugees by Easter

Apr 7th 2022, 11:51 AM 12,202 Views 22 Comments

Warehouses and other vacant properties might also be used to house people arriving here from Ukraine in the coming days.

# ukraine - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

New sanctions placed on Russia by US and UK ahead of UN Human Rights Council vote
# New Sanctions
# New Sanctions

New sanctions placed on Russia by US and UK ahead of UN Human Rights Council vote

Apr 6th 2022, 8:48 PM 20,392 Views 8 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin called for the “toughest sanctions” to be placed on Russia by the EU.

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
EU looking to add two of Putin's daughters to sanctions blacklist
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

EU looking to add two of Putin's daughters to sanctions blacklist

Apr 6th 2022, 5:29 PM 40,243 Views 11 Comments

The US has announced it is to sanction Maria Vorontsova and Katerina Tikhonova.

People Before Profit TDs didn't clap Zelenskyy's speech in protest over sanctions
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

People Before Profit TDs didn't clap Zelenskyy's speech in protest over sanctions

Updated Apr 6th 2022, 5:08 PM 94,130 Views 23 Comments

“We can’t applaud calls for more sanctions which are hurting ordinary Russians and only bolstering the Putin regime at home.”

'We cannot imagine what you've gone through': Five-year-old Ukrainian and her mother get Dáil applause
# Dail Address
# Dail Address

'We cannot imagine what you've gone through': Five-year-old Ukrainian and her mother get Dáil applause

Apr 6th 2022, 2:30 PM 20,289 Views 7 Comments

Blue and yellow dress attire dotted through the Dáil chamber this morning for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s address.

MEP Clare Daly criticises EU sanctions on Russia in European Parliament speech
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

MEP Clare Daly criticises EU sanctions on Russia in European Parliament speech

Apr 6th 2022, 2:22 PM 56,656 Views 102 Comments

Daly has previously voted against a resolution to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

US and EU preparing more sanctions on Russia after Bucha killings
# Invasion
# Invasion

US and EU preparing more sanctions on Russia after Bucha killings

Apr 6th 2022, 7:05 AM 8,892 Views 46 Comments

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy likened Russia’s actions to Nazi atrocities yesterday.

'Real' incomes to fall for first time since 2013 with inflation outpacing wage growth
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

'Real' incomes to fall for first time since 2013 with inflation outpacing wage growth

Apr 6th 2022, 12:10 AM 24,260 Views 35 Comments

The war is expected to “weigh” on trade and overall growth while fueling “strong” energy price inflation, the Central Bank said,

Zelenskyy is addressing the Dáil today – what can we expect from his speech?
# Virtual Address
# Virtual Address

Zelenskyy is addressing the Dáil today – what can we expect from his speech?

Apr 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 18,967 Views 15 Comments

The Ukrainian leader has been on a virtual world tour from his base in Kyiv.

# ukraine - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Urgent housing: Fair Deal rule change to allow vacant houses be rented will free up 8,000 units
# Ukraine Response
# Ukraine Response

Urgent housing: Fair Deal rule change to allow vacant houses be rented will free up 8,000 units

Apr 5th 2022, 7:25 PM 54,579 Views 51 Comments

Government ramp up plans to deliver more housing as 18,600 Ukrainians are now in Ireland.

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.
Zelenskyy calls on UN Security Council to expel Russia or dissolve itself over Bucha killings
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Zelenskyy calls on UN Security Council to expel Russia or dissolve itself over Bucha killings

Updated Apr 5th 2022, 4:30 PM 18,846 Views 23 Comments
  • Horrific images of corpses in the streets, some with their hands bound, have drawn global condemnation.
  • In a passionate speech, Zelenskyy urged the UN to "act immediately" to punish Russia or "dissolve" itself.
  • Zelenskyy then aired a graphic, 90-second clip of people killed in towns including Bucha and Mariupol.
Q&A: I'm a Ukrainian planning to travel to Ireland - what do I need to know?
# Questions Answered
# Questions Answered

Q&A: I'm a Ukrainian planning to travel to Ireland - what do I need to know?

Apr 5th 2022, 3:38 PM 21,517 Views 0 Comments

What you need to know about accommodation, services and employment rights.

New wave of sanctions against Russia proposed by EU as over 150 Russian diplomats expelled
# New Sanctions
# New Sanctions

New wave of sanctions against Russia proposed by EU as over 150 Russian diplomats expelled

Apr 5th 2022, 3:31 PM 13,605 Views 14 Comments

The new sanctions will focus on energy, including banning coal imports from Russia.

Irish-based building materials company Kingspan exits Russian market
# Russia
# Russia

Irish-based building materials company Kingspan exits Russian market

Apr 5th 2022, 9:21 AM 27,070 Views 24 Comments

Yesterday, Kerry Group said it was suspending all operations in Russia and Belarus.

# ukraine - 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.
Superyacht worth over €100 million and owned by oligarch with close ties to Putin seized by US
# Oligarchs
# Oligarchs

Superyacht worth over €100 million and owned by oligarch with close ties to Putin seized by US

Apr 4th 2022, 8:34 PM 34,828 Views 26 Comments

The Tango is a 254-foot vessel carrying a Cook Islands flag, a Civil Guard source said.

Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people
# War Crime Probe
# War Crime Probe

Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people

Apr 4th 2022, 6:55 PM 21,859 Views 43 Comments

Retired Colonel Colm Doyle, who served with the EU in Bosnia, looks at the recent horrors in Bucha and what can be done to bring perpetrators to justice.