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EU justice ministers meet over Ukrainian refugees

EU justice ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss ways to accommodate Ukrainian refugees.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said the Government will not put a cap on the number of refugees from Ukraine who want to come to Ireland.

The numbers coming to Ireland are small compared to other countries, particularly those neighbouring Ukraine, she told RTÉ radio’s Today with Claire Byrne show.

The Government was “exploring all options”, she added, in response to reports that tents were being considered, however, tents would be a last resort.

House prices see 8.4% yearly rise

House prices have risen by 2.4 per cent since the year began, according to a report.

A study by property website shows prices continue to go in an upward trajectory across the country, with the average price of a home nationwide now just over €299,000 in the first quarter of the year – an 8.4 per cent increase on the same period last year.


The report shows that the average price nationwide is only 19 per cent below the peak seen in Ireland during the Celtic Tiger.

Man charged with murder of brother

A 42-year-old man has appeared before Cork District Court charged in connection with the murder of his younger brother and the attempted murder of his 75-year-old father in Carrigaline, Co Cork over the weekend.

John Murphy was charged with the murder of 27-year-old Shane Murphy at the family home in Seaview Avenue in Carrigaline, Co Cork on March 26th last.

He was also charged with the attempted murder of John Murphy Snr on the same occasion. He also faces two charges of producing a knife in order to intimidate a person namely John Murphy Snr and the late Shane Murphy.

Man arrested over fire at homeless shelter

A man has been arrested by gardaí investigating a fire at a homeless hostel on Saturday evening.

Six people were injured in the fire in Dublin city centre, which broke out at around 6pm on Little Britain Street, on the north side of the capital.

Alternative arrangements are being put in place for users of the shelter.

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