The top four things you need to know – Thursday March 24th

Ukraine’s President has asked people everywhere to take to the streets to show their solidarity with the country.

The UN General Assembly is due to vote today on a resolution which blames Russia for escalating the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

NATO is also set to approve major increases in its forces in eastern Europe.

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The Taoiseach will be among the EU leaders at a meeting of the European Council in Brussels today.

Micheal Martin arrived back into Ireland from Washington DC overnight, after an extended stay in the US due to Covid-19.

The war in Ukraine’s set to dominate discussions at the two-day summit, which is also being attended by the US President Joe Biden.

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The Government’s said it doesn’t want to be turning on and off restrictions to deal with spikes of Covid.

There’s concern about hospitals with a 29 per cent increase in the number of patients in hospital with the virus over the past week.

HSE CEO Paul Reid has appealed for people to go back to basics to stop the spread of the virus.

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85%  of consumers say they plan to cut back their spending this year.

The KBC Bank Ireland consumer sentiment survey recorded a ten point drop this month as the war in Ukraine and inflation start to hit people’s pockets.


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