Video: Ukrainians journey to Ireland, haulier supports announced, courts latest

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Kenneth Fox

Journey to Ireland

Hanna Hordynska spent ten days escaping war-torn Ukraine, travelling by car and walking for several hours before she eventually boarded a plane to Dublin.

Ms Hordynska, 37, left her home in Lviv with her sister and niece, spending days making their way out of Ukraine.


An investment analyst, she said her nightmare journey began on February 24th when she was woken by a phone call from her boyfriend at 5am.

Haulier supports

The Government has announced €18 million in emergency support to alleviate pressure on hauliers amid spiralling fuel prices.

The move comes following warnings from hauliers earlier this week that they would be staging protests if the Government did not provide more support.

Drivers across the country have been feeling the pinch with some services stations having prices above €2 a litre for fuel.


As part of the emergency support, hauliers will receive €100 a week for a period of eight weeks to help with the "extraordinary circumstances" the industry is facing.

Ukraine crisis

US president Joe Biden on Friday said the United States will revoke Russia's "permanent normal trade relations" status to punish Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.

The change, which Biden said was being taken in concert with moves by US allies, would pave the way for the United States to impose tariffs on a wide range of Russian goods, heightening pressure on an economy on the brink of deep recession.

Abuse victims apology

Victims of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland have been told they were failed by the state during a long-awaited public apology at Stormont.


Survivors watched on in the Assembly chamber as a minute’s silence was held before five Ministers, representing each of the main Stormont parties, offered their apology on behalf of the Government.

The public apology was recommended in the final report of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIAI), which was published more than five years ago.

Murder charge

Two Dublin men have had attempted murder charges against them upgraded to murder after the death of their alleged victim in hospital.

On Friday the three-judge court Special Criminal Court accepted jurisdiction to hear the cases of Bernard Fogarty and Robert Redmond, who are now accused of the murder of Barry Wolverson in Swords, Co Dublin, two years ago.

Mr Redmond (33), of Woodview Close, Donaghmede, Dublin 13, and Mr Fogarty (34), with an address at Cromcastle Court, Kilmore, Coolock, Dublin 5, are both charged with the murder of Mr Wolverson at Madigan's Yard, Kileek Lane, Swords, Co Dublin, on January 17th, 2020.

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