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Coveney to brief UN Security Council on Ukraine visit

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will brief the UN Security Council on his visit to Ukraine.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs is in New York where he will address a meeting of the council this evening which will focus on the plight of refugees fleeing the invasion.


Last Thursday, Mr Coveney became the first foreign minister from a state on the Security Council to visit Kyiv since the start of the war.

Teachers demand action on pay increases

Teachers’ unions are to demand inflation-matching pay increases at their annual conferences taking place this week with ASTI president Eamon Dennehy insisting that they have not "raised the flag of industrial action with regard to wage increases".

In an interview on Newstalk Breakfast, Mr Dennehy said that every worker in the country is aware that the cost of living has gone up by an enormous amount.

Ms Foley spoke to the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) conference in Kerry on Tuesday, where she praised the work of school staff during the pandemic.


Giving statements can be re-traumatising for sexual abuse victims

New research has described how victims of sexual abuse can find making a statement to Gardaí re-traumatising.

As reported in the Irish Examiner, One in Four, which supports adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, spoke to 15 child sexual abuse survivors in-depth about their experience with the criminal justice system.

The study said this "illustrates how difficult it is to be a complainant witness in a trial of sexual offences".

Participants described how giving evidence was extremely stressful, as was the close proximity of the accused person to the survivor in court.

Organ Donor Awareness Week

The Irish Kidney Association has launched Organ Donor Awareness Week.

Almost 600 people are currently waiting on a donor organ in Ireland.

It comes as the Minster for Health has announced additional funding of over €1 million for transplant services this year.

Man appears in court over theft of Ukrainian couple's car

A 45-year-old Dublin man has appeared in court after he was charged with theft and criminal damage in Dublin last month.

Items were allegedly stolen from a car belonging to a Ukrainian couple who had just fled the war.

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