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Russia accused of manipulation over humanitarian corridors

Russia announced new "humanitarian corridors" to transport Ukrainians trapped under its bombardment - to Russia itself and its ally Belarus, a move immediately dismissed by Kyiv as an immoral stunt.

Russia's defence ministry said its military would cease fire and open six humanitarian corridors in several Ukrainian cities including the capital Kyiv.

As many as five million Ukrainians are expected to flee from their country if Russia's bombing of Ukraine continues, the EU's top diplomat said.

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach has confirmed that the Cabinet will discuss Ireland's response to Ukrainian refugees at a meeting on Tuesday.

Minister for Foreign Affairs to attend security council meeting

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney is on a two-day visit to New York where the situation in Ukraine is top of the agenda.

On Monday, Mr Coveney will take part in a discussion about Europe's response to the invasion.

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On Tuesday he will speak at a UN security council debate which will focus on women in Ukraine and Afghanistan.

Households to receive €200 off energy bills

All Irish households are set to receive €200 off their energy bills in April.

The subsidy was signed into law by President Michael D Higgins last week.

The money will be automatically applied to bills next month. The credit is designed to help households with the soaring cost of living.

Oil prices soar amid Russian invasion of Ukraine

As Western countries are considering a ban on Russian oil, fuel prices have continued to skyrocket.

The price of oil jumped more than eight per cent on Monday, reaching its highest level since 2008.

Over the weekend a number of service stations were selling petrol and diesel at more than €2 a litre.

Gardaí investigate Co Dublin road traffic collision

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after two pedestrians were seriously injured following a road traffic collision in Co Dublin.

The incident happened at 8.40pm on Saturday on Drumfinn Road in Ballyfermot when two vehicles collided at the junction of Drumfinn Road and Drumfinn Avenue.

One of the vehicles involved in the collision lost control and collided with two pedestrians who were walking on the footpath.

The pedestrians, a man and woman aged in their 50s, were seriously injured and taken to St James’s Hospital where they continue to receive treatment for their injuries.

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