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Just listened to an interview with the father of a Russian soldier who had been captured in Ukraine. After praying for his son’s safety, he said, with visible anger: “Why aren’t the sons of oligarchs out there fighting this senseless war? Where are they? Who needs this war?”

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“We know from the Irish experience that restricting access to abortion does not prevent crisis pregnancy, but rather it compounds the crisis for women,” Ivana Bacik said.

The late release of Leaving Cert results and college offers means universities will have to defer enrolment for first years by between two and three weeks, triggering a last-minute scramble for college accommodation.

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Sources accepted that supply will be tight across Europe. However, predicting what will happen beyond that is more difficult. “There’s a difference between losing a little bit and losing a lot and it is absolutely huge.”

“Pride is an opportunity to not only celebrate the LGBTQ+ community but also to show solidarity with the discrimination the community face”.

It is, in the words of one veteran of decades in the power generation industry, “without a shadow of a doubt” the biggest risk faced in their career.

Obviously there are exceptions. But I remain suspicious of any middle-aged man who wears a fedora hat in public.

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