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One dead after Russian drone strike in Odessa

A Russian drone hit a commercial area in Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odessa, killing one person, with others possibly still trapped under rubble, the Ukrainian military said. The military’s Southern Forces, in a post on the Telegram Messaging app, said it had intercepted nine drones, but one of them …

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US achieves first moon landing in half century

A spacecraft built and flown by Texas-based company Intuitive Machines landed near the south pole of the moon, the first US touchdown on the lunar surface in more than half a century and the first ever achieved by the private sector. The uncrewed six-legged robot lander, dubbed Odysseus, touched down …

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Siún Ní Raghallaigh resigns from RTÉ Board

Chair of the RTÉ Board Siún Ní Raghallaigh has announced she has resigned from her position In a statement, she said it is abundantly clear from statements yesterday and in particular last night’s Primetime broadcast, that she no longer has the confidence of the Media Minister, Catherine Martin, and that, …

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Payroll tech company SD Worx announces 40 new jobs

Wicklow-based payroll tech company SD Worx has announced the creation of 40 new jobs over the next two years as part of a €2.9m investment. The company, formerly Intelligo, said it expects to grow its workforce to 115 by the end of 2025. It will be hiring for roles in …

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New agency to deliver Govt’s domestic violence strategy

A dedicated statutory agency established to deliver the Government’s strategy on Domestic Sexual and Gender Based Violence (DSGBV) will formerly open today. Dr Stephanie O’Keeffe, who previously worked in the HSE as the National Director of Health and Wellbeing and more recently as the National Director of Operations Planning, has …

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Fire ravages residential high-rise in Spain’s Valencia

Spanish firefighters are battling a huge fire raging through a multi storey residential block in the eastern port city of Valencia, the emergency services said. Images showed flames and vast clouds of black smoke engulfing the building, with 22 teams of firefighters battling high winds to tackle the blaze, the …

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Opening statements heard in Rust armourer’s trial

A New Mexico prosecutor has held the chief weapons handler for the Western film Rust, Hannah Gutierrez, responsible for the 2021 fatal shooting of the film’s cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, while Gutierrez’s lawyer said she was being scapegoated for a tragedy. Gutierrez, 27, listened calmly to the prosecution’s opening statements in …

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Three arrested, €2m worth of drugs seized in Hutch probe

Gardaí investigating the Hutch Organised Crime Group have seized a substantial quantity of drugs in Dublin and arrested three people. MDMA, cocaine, ecstasy tablets and cannabis jellies with an estimated street value of €2m were seized after a car and a van were stopped and an apartment was searched in …

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Charities call for pause on special education changes

Three charities that support children with special needs have asked the Department of Education not to proceed with the implementation of a new way of allocating school special education teaching hours until what they have called “meaningful consultation” can take place with those most affected. Autism charity AsIAm, Inclusion Ireland, …

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