The top four things you need to know – Wednesday March 2nd

The US President had branded Vladimir Putin a ‘dictator’.

In his first State of the Union address Joe Biden said the world was choosing the side of peace and security.

He told Russian oligarchs and ‘corrupt leaders’ that the US and its allies would ‘seize their yachts, their luxury apartments and their private jets’, saying western sanctions would inflict pain on Russia’s economy following its invasion of Ukraine.

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The Ukrainian President’s condemned a deadly attack on a TV tower in Kyiv – calling it “barbaric and evil”.

Five people died when the Russian missile hit close to a holocaust memorial site in the capital.

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A man has been charged following a drugs seizure in the city.

Gardaí searched a house in Togher shortly before 10pm on Monday and discovered cannabis herb and amphetamines, worth just over 25 thousand euro

A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene and taken to the Bridewell Garda Station and was charged last night.

He will appear before Cork District Court later this morning.

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Workers should have wider grounds to appeal if their request for remote working’s refused.

That’s according to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, which will tell TDs and Senators later that proposed new laws will be “utterly pointless” otherwise.

Employers body IBEC, which is also due before the Enterprise Committee, will question whether the Right to Request Remote Work Bill’s the best way of promoting the practice.


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