Here are some of the top stories on Independent.ie tonight:
Man found guilty of murdering pensioner Ann Butler (71) at her Kilkenny home
It took a jury just an hour and 19 minutes this evening to find a man who beat, stabbed and mutilated a pensioner at her home for her murder.
Ukraine claims Russia plans ‘false flag’ attack on Chernobyl as US bans imports of caviar and Ireland sends 4,000 bags of blood
Ukrainian intelligence officials claim Russia is preparing to stage a ‘false flag’ attack on the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The Defense Ministry said that Russia will try and blame the disaster inflicted on Ukraine.
Father of two children killed when tree fell on car because he ‘didn’t want to go to work’ during Hurricane Ophelia red weather warning
The inquest into the death of a man who died after a tree fell on his vehicle during Hurricane Ophelia in 2017, during a red weather warning, has ruled an accidental death.
Taoiseach says he argued strongly in favor of Ukraine joining the EU at the emergency summit
Mr. Taoiseach hotly argued in favor of Ukraine’s early EU membership at an emergency summit of EU leaders that lasted until 3 a.m. in Paris.
Government calls for abandonment of Russian tankers tomorrow
The Government and the Port of Dublin have been asked to prevent the landing of a Russian oil tanker tomorrow.
More than 600 jobs at risk when recipients are assigned to Roadbridge construction company
Recipients have been appointed to Limerick-based construction company Roadbridge, threatening more than 600 jobs at the company.
‘There’s a real Gaelic vibe about the place’: why Synge Street School switched to Irish
The school in the city of Dublin was one of the first to switch from English to Gaeilge, running an all-Irish co-teaching stream – and it may provide a model for others,
VIDEO: Prayer host Sarah Everard wins Supreme Court challenge against Met Police
The man told his wife after stabbing her three times while drunk
A husband stabbed his wife three times after she asked him to leave their home following an argument over his drinking, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard.
The number of people infected with Covid-19 in the hospital increased to 907 people
The number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 rose to 907, the highest since mid-January. However, the number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care fell to 37, the lowest level since August 12.
Pregnant woman accused by Russia of faking injuries after bombing of maternity hospital in Ukraine during childbirth
Russia’s London embassy sparked outrage on Thursday after posting photos of Ms Podgurskaya on Twitter – one of her with blood and leaving the hospital and one of her holding products. beauty products – says she “played” pregnant women in the moment they were photographed by a “Propagandist”.
Met Éireann issues Yellow Rain Alert Status for 12 counties – but hopes to increase during sunny St Patrick’s Day
Ireland is likely to endure days of unsettled weather – but there is growing hope for a pleasant St. Patrick’s Day.
https://www.independent.ie/incoming/this-evenings-headlines-man-found-guilty-of-the-murder-of-pensioner-ann-butler-71-ukraine-says-russia-planning-false-flag-attack-on-chernobyl-41437693.html Evening news headlines: Man found guilty of murdering pensioner Ann Butler (71 years old); Ukraine says Russia is planning a ‘false flag’ attack on Chernobyl