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# ukraine - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Top US officials to visit Kyiv as Orthodox Easter marked by war
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Top US officials to visit Kyiv as Orthodox Easter marked by war

Updated Apr 24th 2022, 3:20 PM 22,965 Views 58 Comments

The trip by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin comes as the war enters its third month.

Police look into pro-Russian graffiti at 'Game of Thrones' site
# Antrim
# Antrim

Police look into pro-Russian graffiti at 'Game of Thrones' site

Apr 24th 2022, 10:08 AM 29,125 Views 20 Comments

The words ‘Z glory to Russia’ appeared at the Dark Hedges in Co Antrim.

# ukraine - Friday 22 April, 2022

Russia vows bigger Ukraine assault as UN documents killings
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Russia vows bigger Ukraine assault as UN documents killings

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:35 PM 38,288 Views 51 Comments

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said today that it has detailed a “horror story” of violations perpetrated against civilians.

Ukrainians allowed to exchange driving licence for an Irish one, Minister announces
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Ukrainians allowed to exchange driving licence for an Irish one, Minister announces

Apr 22nd 2022, 8:34 PM 31,523 Views 65 Comments

The new licence will be valid for 12 months and will apply to cars only.

Government considering monthly €400 payment for households who host Ukrainian refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Government considering monthly €400 payment for households who host Ukrainian refugees

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:26 AM 26,895 Views 54 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that Ireland is examining new options for housing Ukrainian refugees.

New images reveal possible mass graves near Mariupol as Zelenskyy says city 'continues to resist'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

New images reveal possible mass graves near Mariupol as Zelenskyy says city 'continues to resist'

Apr 22nd 2022, 7:12 AM 23,801 Views 23 Comments

Russia says it has “liberated” the city, with just a few thousand Ukrainian soldiers left in the Azovstal plant complex.

Irish volunteers at the Ukraine border: ‘We're great at helping, but need to do more. It’s a tragedy’
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Irish volunteers at the Ukraine border: ‘We're great at helping, but need to do more. It’s a tragedy’

Apr 22nd 2022, 12:05 AM 27,284 Views 11 Comments
  • Céimin Burke speaks to volunteers at a disused shopping centre just 11 kilometres from the Ukrainian border.
  • Groups include people from around Europe who came to border areas and directly offered lifts to arriving refugees.
  • Irish charities among those working to set up safe travel routes for refugees and helping with those providing essential items and legal support.

# ukraine - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy gets John F Kennedy award for defending democracy
# Award
# Award

Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy gets John F Kennedy award for defending democracy

Apr 21st 2022, 9:25 PM 15,668 Views 34 Comments

The award is named after Kennedy’s 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Profiles In Courage.

Justice Minister says 'no cap' on Ukrainian refugees arriving despite accommodation challenges
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Justice Minister says 'no cap' on Ukrainian refugees arriving despite accommodation challenges

Updated Apr 21st 2022, 8:06 PM 50,135 Views 65 Comments

Integration Minister Roderic O’Gorman earlier said “grouped” accommodation will be a “more substantial part” of housing refugees.

As it happened: Satellite image shows mass grave near Mariupol as Putin orders blockade of city's steel plant
Live Apr 21st 2022, 7:10 PM

As it happened: Satellite image shows mass grave near Mariupol as Putin orders blockade of city's steel plant

  • Russia's defence minister said it controls all of Mariupol except the Azovstal plant.
  • The prime ministers of Spain and Denmark have arrived on a visit to Kyiv.
  • Ukraine said nine bodies have been found outside Kyiv, some with signs of torture.
Tom Clonan: Russia's renewed assault on the Donbas region is an attempt to re-frame the narrative
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Russia's renewed assault on the Donbas region is an attempt to re-frame the narrative

Apr 21st 2022, 7:00 PM 15,975 Views 22 Comments

For symbolic and propaganda reasons, Putin has a few weeks to turn things around in Ukraine, writes security analyst Tom Clonan.

# ukraine - 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.
Russia intentionally destroying grain export to create food crisis, Ukrainian PM tells Taoiseach
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia intentionally destroying grain export to create food crisis, Ukrainian PM tells Taoiseach

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 4:50 PM 37,901 Views 36 Comments

Taoiseach says Government is working to turn around pledges more quickly.

Ukraine receives missiles from Norway amid warning Mariupol defenders are facing 'last days'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine receives missiles from Norway amid warning Mariupol defenders are facing 'last days'

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 10:45 AM 40,332 Views 65 Comments

Commander Serhiy Volyna said his marines are “maybe facing our last days, if not hours”.

One-stop hub to open next week for Ukrainians who want to continue studying, Harris says
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

One-stop hub to open next week for Ukrainians who want to continue studying, Harris says

Apr 20th 2022, 9:04 AM 11,025 Views 6 Comments

We cannot allow Putin’s wish of depriving the next Ukrainian leaders an opportunity to finish their education, Simon Harris said.

‘I have to go back’: Polish city remains a major hub for Ukrainians fleeing war (and going home)
# Przemysl
# Przemysl

‘I have to go back’: Polish city remains a major hub for Ukrainians fleeing war (and going home)

Apr 20th 2022, 12:05 AM 18,749 Views 0 Comments
  • Przemyśl became a hub for Ukrainian refugees as soon as the war broke out.
  • The city has adapted its operations to deal with a new phase of the crisis.
  • Volunteers from all over the world are helping the city cope with the influx of people.

# ukraine - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

West vows more Russian sanctions as Ukraine war enters new phase
# Donbas
# Donbas

West vows more Russian sanctions as Ukraine war enters new phase

Apr 19th 2022, 11:05 PM 15,401 Views 13 Comments

Russia’s defence ministry said that “high-precision air-based missiles” had hit 13 Ukrainian positions in parts of Donbas.

'It is madness': Coveney addresses UN and describes witnessing mass graves at Bucha
# Address
# Address

'It is madness': Coveney addresses UN and describes witnessing mass graves at Bucha

Apr 19th 2022, 8:33 PM 25,096 Views 81 Comments

“There was nothing fabricated about what I witnessed,” he told the assembly.

Russian forces attacking along broad east front, Ukraine says
# Battle For The Donbas
# Battle For The Donbas

Russian forces attacking along broad east front, Ukraine says

Updated Apr 19th 2022, 7:55 PM 55,932 Views 29 Comments

Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed that his forces will “fight” and “defend ourselves” in a bullish video address.

Simon Coveney to address UN Security Council today on Bucha and Kyiv visit
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Simon Coveney to address UN Security Council today on Bucha and Kyiv visit

Apr 19th 2022, 12:03 AM 10,111 Views 13 Comments

Coveney visited Bucha and Kyiv last week and will brief his colleagues on what he witnessed.

# ukraine - Monday 18 April, 2022

Over 50 days in, things have changed at the main border crossing between Poland and Ukraine
# Medyka
# Medyka

Over 50 days in, things have changed at the main border crossing between Poland and Ukraine

Apr 18th 2022, 11:10 PM 47,180 Views 14 Comments
  • There are now large numbers of people returning to Ukraine as well as leaving it
  • Security is much tighter, with more organisations rather than individuals on the ground
  • The traffic at the border stretches out of sight filling three lanes, reports Céimin Burke from the border
'Powerful' strikes on Lviv kill seven people as Russia tries to seize full control of Mariupol
# Mariupol
# Mariupol

'Powerful' strikes on Lviv kill seven people as Russia tries to seize full control of Mariupol

Updated Apr 18th 2022, 12:57 PM 33,239 Views 26 Comments

Ukraine has pledged to fight on and defend the port city.

# ukraine - Sunday 17 April, 2022

Medics treating group of Ukrainian refugees in north Cork for suspected vomiting bug
# Banteer
# Banteer

Medics treating group of Ukrainian refugees in north Cork for suspected vomiting bug

Updated Apr 17th 2022, 3:35 PM 70,582 Views 0 Comments

Medical assistance was called to the Banteer centre after refugees reported feeling unwell after arriving last night.

Strikes leave five dead in Kharkiv, as Russian ultimatum to Mariupol ends
# Mariupol
# Mariupol

Strikes leave five dead in Kharkiv, as Russian ultimatum to Mariupol ends

Updated Apr 17th 2022, 2:10 PM 54,666 Views 67 Comments

Zelenskyy has warned that peace talks with Moscow will be scrapped if the last Ukrainian troops in Mariupol are killed.

# ukraine - Saturday 16 April, 2022

Russia bans Boris Johnson from the country
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia bans Boris Johnson from the country

Apr 16th 2022, 10:51 AM 47,884 Views 44 Comments

Moscow said the move is in response to the UK’s “unbridled information and political campaign aimed at isolating Russia internationally”.

Russia warns US of 'consequences' of sending Ukraine more military aid
# Weapons
# Weapons

Russia warns US of 'consequences' of sending Ukraine more military aid

Apr 16th 2022, 7:56 AM 58,766 Views 66 Comments

In a diplomatic note, Moscow warned the US and NATO against sending the “most sensitive” weapons to Ukraine.

'We couldn't imagine how the world let this happen': Nadia's journey from Bucha to Ireland
# Refuge
# Refuge

'We couldn't imagine how the world let this happen': Nadia's journey from Bucha to Ireland

Apr 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 35,422 Views 13 Comments
  • Nadia Melnychuk moved from Kyiv to Bucha with her husband during the pandemic.
  • Soon, that town would become internationally known for scenes of devastation and horror under Russian occupation.
  • Nadia has shared her story of escaping Bucha, travelling to Ireland, and the beauty of the town she had to leave behind.

# ukraine - Friday 15 April, 2022

Russia hits Kyiv missile factory after Moskva flagship sinks
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia hits Kyiv missile factory after Moskva flagship sinks

Updated Apr 15th 2022, 6:15 PM 55,523 Views 173 Comments

The Kyiv regional governor said there were at least two other Russian strikes today.

Moscow has ordered 18 members of the EU's diplomatic mission to leave Russia
# Persona Non Grata
# Persona Non Grata

Moscow has ordered 18 members of the EU's diplomatic mission to leave Russia

Apr 15th 2022, 5:36 PM 29,573 Views 51 Comments

The European Union decried the move as “unjustified”.

Ukrainian lawyer in Limerick has 'lost all contact' with relatives who stayed behind in war zone
# Refugees
# Refugees

Ukrainian lawyer in Limerick has 'lost all contact' with relatives who stayed behind in war zone

Apr 15th 2022, 3:00 PM 33,093 Views 2 Comments

32-year-old Anna Kovner said she has found solace in meeting others from her country who escaped the conflict.

EU Commissioner McGuinness calls for ‘mature’ debate on Irish neutrality
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

EU Commissioner McGuinness calls for ‘mature’ debate on Irish neutrality

Apr 15th 2022, 12:40 PM 17,545 Views 107 Comments

A freshly released poll shows little support for a change in Ireland’s neutral stance.

UN Security Council needs reform, says Irish ambassador to UN

UN Security Council needs reform, says Irish ambassador to UN

Apr 15th 2022, 7:00 AM 20,076 Views 14 Comments

Geraldine Byrne Nason said the UN Security Council needs reform.

# ukraine - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Russian Black Sea flagship sinks after Kyiv claims missile hit
# Black Sea
# Black Sea

Russian Black Sea flagship sinks after Kyiv claims missile hit

Apr 14th 2022, 11:01 PM 61,988 Views 41 Comments

The guided missile cruiser Moskva had been leading Russia’s naval effort against Ukraine in the seven-week conflict.

Churchgoers on island of Ireland raise €3.25 million for Ukraine
# Donations
# Donations

Churchgoers on island of Ireland raise €3.25 million for Ukraine

Apr 14th 2022, 10:55 PM 18,761 Views 13 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh and Archbishop Dermot Farrell of Dublin paid tribute to the generosity of parishioners.

Simon Coveney visits Bucha after discussing Ukraine's EU application 'in detail' in Kyiv
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Simon Coveney visits Bucha after discussing Ukraine's EU application 'in detail' in Kyiv

Updated Apr 14th 2022, 4:30 PM 36,492 Views 92 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister is to travel to areas directly affected by the Russian invasion.

Helping Ukraine harvest their wheat crop will help mitigate food challenges ahead, says OECD Sec Gen
# Breadbasket Of Europe
# Breadbasket Of Europe

Helping Ukraine harvest their wheat crop will help mitigate food challenges ahead, says OECD Sec Gen

Apr 14th 2022, 3:50 PM 17,198 Views 5 Comments

Ukraine’s agriculture minister thinks they will be in a position to have a seeding program this year.

Revised fixtures announced for Ireland's Nations League group to accommodate Ukraine
# New Dates
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# New Dates

Revised fixtures announced for Ireland's Nations League group to accommodate Ukraine

Apr 14th 2022, 3:38 PM 7,538 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side will now open their campaign away to Armenia on 4 June.

Ireland to give €3 million to International Criminal Court conducting war crime probe
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ireland to give €3 million to International Criminal Court conducting war crime probe

Apr 14th 2022, 2:53 PM 6,756 Views 53 Comments

The ICC is investigating suspected war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine.

'Z = zombie': Ukrainian rally in Dublin calls for banning of Russian war symbols
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

'Z = zombie': Ukrainian rally in Dublin calls for banning of Russian war symbols

Apr 14th 2022, 2:19 PM 26,432 Views 70 Comments

Concerns were also raised about Russian Victory Day commemorations on 9 May.

Billy Kelleher: I've seen mass graves in Bucha - I never thought such depravity would return to Europe
# Visit To Ukraine
# Visit To Ukraine

Billy Kelleher: I've seen mass graves in Bucha - I never thought such depravity would return to Europe

Updated Apr 14th 2022, 1:20 PM 45,234 Views 74 Comments

The Irish MEP documents a visit he and Senator Timmy Dooley made this week to Kyiv, Bucha and Irpin.