The top four things you need to know – Friday September 23rd

A mother has been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of two of her children at a special sitting of Mullingar District Court last night.

48-year-old Lynn Egar, with an address at Winetown, Rathowen, Co Westmeath, appeared shortly after 8 o’ clock.

Five-year-old Thelma Dennany and her two-year-old brother, Mikey, died in a car fire, in Co Westmeath on September 9th. 

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Micheál Martin has hit out at the failures of the UN Security Council in his last UN address as Taoiseach.

He’s said Ireland has been deeply frustrated at the Council’s failure to act on climate change after Russia vetoed a motion with support from 113 countries.

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A one day strike is taking place today at Enable Ireland in Cork and Kerry.

Forsa members who are health and social care workers are taking the action to improve their terms and conditions of employment.

They’ll place pickets at Enable Ireland’s Lavanagh Centre in Carrigrohane in Cork and at its adult centre on Edward Street in Tralee in Kerry.

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Four areas of eastern Ukraine – backed by pro-Moscow separatist forces – are preparing to hold referendums on becoming part of Russia.

Voting in the Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia provinces is expected to run until Tuesday.

President Zelensky’s government and the West have described the exercise as a sham.


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