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- The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says he believes the big winners in the Northern Ireland election were the Alliance Party.
- It’s hoped medics and the wounded can be evacuated from a besieged steelworks in Mariupol in eastern Ukraine today. Women, children and the elderly were taken to safety yesterday after being stuck there for weeks.
- The Irish Cancer Society is urging women to be aware of the symptoms of Ovarian cancer this World Ovarian Cancer Day. Every year in Ireland 400 women get this type of cancer and 300 die from the disease as it’s detected late in 7 out of 10 cases.
- The commemoration of the 107th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania will take place in Cobh today. The East Cork town has an enduring connection to the Lusitania and its tragic story because it is where survivors were brought and many of the dead were buried.