Here are the top stories on Independent.ie tonight.
Teenager charged with assault after an English tourist left Dublin with serious injuries
A young man has been charged with assault after an English tourist suffered serious injuries in Dublin city center over the weekend was released on bail.
Cristiano Ronaldo announces the death of his young son as twin daughters
Cristiano Ronaldo has announced that his infant son died in childbirthalthough his partner Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to their twin daughter.
Variant XE-Covid is up to 20 per cent more transmissible and likely spreading in Ireland, says a leading immunologist
A leading immunologist said a new, more transmissible strain of Covid-19 had been discovered in the North spreads across the island of Ireland.
WBC President distances himself from Daniel Kinahan, says meeting in Dubai due to ‘absolute ignorance of situation’
World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman has distanced himself and the WBC from Daniel Kinahan in a statement released on Monday.
‘There Are No Words’: Tributes to young Cavan woman who passed away over weekend
The funeral of a young woman from Co Cavan who sadly passed away over the weekend takes place tomorrow. Leah Farrelly was well known and loved in the local GAA and basketball communities.
Saoradh parade: arrests as police are attacked by petrol bombs in Derry
A number of Arrests were made during Saoradh’s National Republican Memorial March in Derry on Monday after police officers were attacked by petrol bombs.
Lyra McKee’s family express disgust at Easter parade linked to dissidents on anniversary of her murder
The family of murdered journalist Lyra McKee have expressed disgust that a Republican Easter parade has been linked to dissidents continued on the anniversary of her assassination.
Omicron XE: What do we know about the new Covid subvariant and what are symptoms?
The new, more transmissible strain of the Omicron variant has more than 1,200 confirmed cases in the UK so far. There is one confirmed case in the Republic of Ireland, but the UK is said to be ahead in sequencing. Here’s everything you need to know.
Mourners at Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee’s funerals recall lives of ‘love and kindness’
Heartfelt thanks were given to Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee at their funerals. which take place this Easter Monday.
PJ O’Hanlon and 40/1 shot Lord Lariat win the 150th Irish Grand National at the Fairyhouse
Lord Lariat provided local trainer Dermot McLoughlin with a second win in a row at the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at the Fairyhouse.
Twitter uses poison pill to fight back against Elon Musk’s offer
Twitter shares gained Monday after The social media company launched a poison pill defense to thwart an unsolicited offer from Elon Musk to take the company private at $54.20 per share.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/evening-news-cristiano-ronaldo-announces-death-of-baby-son-as-twin-daughter-born-new-covid-variant-up-to-20pc-more-transmissible-41564180.html Evening News: Cristiano Ronaldo announces death of his young son as twin daughters; new Covid variant up to 20pc more transmissible