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Another round of face-to-face peace talks between Russia and Ukraine are due to get underway in Turkey later.

Negotiations were delayed yesterday and today’s talks are the first to take place in two weeks.

Ukraine says its top priority is to negotiate a ceasefire – but both sides are playing down hopes of a breakthrough.

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Cabinet will be updated this morning on efforts to house Ukrainian refugees in Ireland.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will brief his colleagues on the view from the European Council during what is now a weekly Cabinet note on Ukraine.

Minister Roderic O’Gorman will also present the findings of a review of childcare in Ireland.

Set up in 2020, the review looked at the admin infrastructure of the sector and has made recommendations for reform.

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Employees will have 4 euro paid into their pension for every three euro they contribute under the auto-enrolment scheme going to Cabinet this morning.

The move from Minister Heather Humphreys will mean 750-thousand people without any pension will be automatically signed up for one in 2024.

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The government has announced it’s withdrawing its bid for Cork to host the America’s Cup in 2024.

The decision to pull out of the process, to host the international sailing competition, was confirmed by the Ministers for Tourism and Sport Catherine Martin and Jack Chambers last night.

The ministers acknowledged the event would have been a major boost for tourism, however, a very considerable amount of investment would be needed to deliver the infrastructure required, at a time of growing demands on public finances.


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