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Here’s each the quality that you request to cognize arsenic you commencement your day.


1. An interior probe has been launched aft allegations were made that an unconscious patient, who aboriginal required resuscitation, was near by a paramedic astatine an emergency department with a enactment connected his thorax saying the paramedic was finished his displacement and that idiosyncratic would beryllium with the diligent soon, The Journal has learned.

The incidental happened astatine a Dublin infirmary connected 23 March.

The diligent had been picked up by a Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance pursuing a 999 call. He was brought to the exigency section astatine the infirmary wherever helium was successful an unconscious but unchangeable state.

The diligent was past allegedly near astatine the infirmary by DFB until helium required resuscitation, Garreth MacNamee writes successful today’s pb story.


2. Intense warring is raging successful eastbound Ukraine’s Donbas region wherever Russia has been concentrating its forces without making important progress, portion “very hard negotiations” were underway implicit the destiny of the past besieged defenders successful the metropolis of Mariupol.

Europe yesterday pledged different €500 million successful subject enactment for Ukraine arsenic it resists the Russian penetration that began connected 24 February, portion Sweden and Finland’s moves towards joining Nato deed aggregate obstacles.

Shireen Abu Akleh

3. The US and EU is starring an international outcry contiguous aft Israeli constabulary charged the ceremonial procession successful Jerusalem of Palestinian writer Shireen Abu Akleh and bushed pallbearers who astir dropped her coffin.

Thousands of radical packed Jerusalem’s Old City yesterday for the burial of the seasoned Al Jazeera journalist, 2 days aft she was killed successful an Israeli service raid successful the occupied West Bank.

Television footage showed the pallbearers struggling to halt Abu Akleh’s casket from falling to the crushed arsenic baton-wielding constabulary officers charged towards them, grabbing Palestinian flags from mourners.

The United States said it was “deeply troubled” by the scenes, portion the European Union said it was “appalled” by the “unnecessary force”.


4. Two men were arrested aft a antheral successful his 20s was changeable successful a supermarket car park successful the St Margaret’s Road country of Finglas yesterday evening.

Gardaí and exigency services were called to the scene successful the North Dublin suburb astatine astir 5pm.

The antheral was discovered with what gardaí described successful a connection contiguous arsenic an evident gunshot wound. It’s understood helium was changeable successful the leg.

Covid-19 vaccines 

5. Planning is presently underway for the HSE’s autumn Covid-19 booster campaign.

Whether oregon not this run volition beryllium for everyone, oregon conscionable circumstantial groups of people, volition beryllium fleshed retired person to the date. The good people volition apt beryllium dictated by whether oregon not second-generation vaccines are available.

“What we’re doing is we’re readying connected that ground [that determination volition beryllium an autumn booster campaign]. And past obviously, if the proposal comes that we don’t request to bash that, past we’ll beryllium capable to measurement backmost from that,” Damien McCallion, the HSE’s nationalist manager for vaccination, told The Journal.

Irish Water 

6. Irish Water has faced immoderate issues replacing pb piping wrong homes astir the country, with the organisation reporting that immoderate homeowners are not giving support to person enactment completed.

The issues were raised successful a caller study by the Water Advisory Body, which said that the difficulties person peculiarly travel from getting support to regenerate backmost plot piping, wherever consent whitethorn beryllium needed from aggregate homeowners.

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“The WAB besides notes that Irish Water has continued to brushwood difficulties successful accessing shared and backyard work replacements, arsenic immoderate homeowners person refused to motion the indispensable consent forms for works to beryllium carried retired connected backstage property,” reads the report.


7. There is simply a acceptable process successful deciding wherever the Eurovision Song Contest is staged adjacent twelvemonth successful the lawsuit that Ukraine triumph the last successful Turin’s Pala Alpitour tonight, the head of the European Broadcasting Union has said.

Speaking to The Journal astatine the Eurovision property centre yesterday, EBU Director General Noel Curran – who antecedently held the aforesaid relation astatine RTÉ – besides said it was improbable Russia would instrumentality portion successful the 2023 contention arsenic a process is nether mode to afloat suspend its broadcasters from the organisation.

Folk hip-hop enactment Kalush Orchestra are overwhelming favourites to assertion the apical prize for Ukraine contiguous with their opus Stefania.


8. The caller citizens’ assembly connected biodiversity is gathering successful idiosyncratic for the archetypal clip contiguous to statesman its enactment forming recommendations connected however Ireland tin tackle biodiversity loss.

Over the adjacent six months, 99 randomly selected citizens and seat Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin volition convene regularly to perceive from experts and yet nonstop recommendations to Government connected however to restore biodiversity and forestall further loss.

The long-awaited assembly, archetypal enactment guardant successful 2019 arsenic the authorities declared a biodiversity emergency, is gathering physically contiguous astatine Dublin Castle for the archetypal clip aft formally launching its word past month.

Weather forecast 

9. And finally, the weather.

Any lingering mist and fog patches volition wide this greeting to permission a dry day successful astir areas with varying unreality and sunny spells, according to Met Éireann.

It volition beryllium lukewarm with apical temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees Celsius. 

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