Here are some of this evening’s top stories on Independent.ie:
OLDarlow medical student Racheal Diyaolu still in Ukraine after car was shot down by Russian troops
Student Carlow Rachael Diyaolu and his group of friends are still in Ukraine and hope to reach the European border tomorrow.
‘We will fight them in the woods’ – Ukrainian President Zelensky urged Churchill as fleeing civilians were still trapped under Russian fire
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky invited war leader Sir Winston Churchill in an emotional speech to British MPs, vowing to fight against the invading Russian army in the air, at sea and on the streets.
Excise tax on gasoline is cut by 20c and diesel by 15c to ease the burden of rising energy costs
The government will cut the excise tax by 20c on petrol and 15c on diesel as part of a plan to ease the financial burden of the fuel crisis on motorists.
Move the thermostat one degree down to deter Putin – EU advice for Irish households
Lower the temperature by just one degree and help defeat the Russian invaders in Ukraine. Those are the latest words from Brussels on this March day.
‘I couldn’t even close my eyes to the nightmare I saw’ – murder defendant told gardaí he couldn’t tell them what happened to pensioner
A man accused of murdering a pensioner at her own home told her he couldn’t tell them what happened, adding: “Her family won’t know. I can’t even close my eyes with the nightmare I see.”
Sinn Féin TD Pauline Tully says she finds it ‘hard to believe’ Violet-Anne Wynne is not supported by the party
A TD for Sinn Féin said she found it “hard to believe” that her former colleague Violet-Anne Wynne felt she was unpopular with the party and “didn’t accept” that she felt isolated before resigning.
Man (19 years old) appeared in court accused of raping a girl on the campus of the GAA club in the town of Sligo
A 19-year-old man appeared at a special hearing in the Sligo District Court accused of raping a town girl last January. The man was charged with rape at St Mary’s GAA Grounds, Ballydoogan, Sligo this past January 22.
‘Mama Paulina’, deceased grandmother in direct provision, ‘a loving, joyful person’
The grandmother who was found dead in a live service center in Co Cork has been remembered as a respected woman who fought for the rights of others.
As the pledge gate opens to provide accommodation, here’s how you can help Ukrainians fleeing the invasion of Ireland
The government has set up an online portal in conjunction with the Irish Red Cross for those willing to accommodate Ukrainian refugees.
VIDEOTAPES: ‘Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do it’: Irish women send a message on International Women’s Day
Judge tells father who owes child support to ‘get your toothbrush ready for the next day’
A judge has ordered a stay-at-home father who owes child support to bring his toothbrush to his next court appearance. In a veiled prison threat to the man, Judge Mary Larkin told him: “You do your duty.”
Woman who said she was raped by five men in a car was screaming, crying and looking in pain, eyewitness said
A woman who said she was raped by 5 men in a car in the Midlands screamed, suffered, cried and looked very pained when she finally freed herself and can return to his friends, a court heard.
Caption for GAA players with sideburns, mustaches and beards to star in Liam Neeson’s new movie
GAA players of all ages are being sought to star in Liam Neeson’s latest film, which will be shot briefly at Co Donegal.
https://www.independent.ie/incoming/evening-headlines-carlow-medical-student-racheal-diyaolu-still-in-ukraine-and-eu-advises-moving-household-thermostats-down-one-degree-41425627.html Evening headlines: Carlow medical student Racheal Diyaolu remains in Ukraine; and the EU recommend turning household thermostats down one degree