Here’s some of this evening’s top news on Independent.ie.
Russian state television is simulating a nuclear attack on Ireland
A TV show shown in Russia appears to be demonstrating how Ireland would be completely destroyed by an underwater nuclear drone launched from one of his navy’s submarines.
DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson dismisses poll forecasts of Sinn Féin winning the election
Mr Donaldson stressed that he believes the DUP will win the forthcoming general election, and targets wins in West Belfast and Fermanagh South Tyrone. While he had previously refused to commit to appointing a deputy first minister to work with a Sinn Féin first minister, he insisted his party could work with them.
Man, 40, dies after his car collides with a wall in Co Meath
A man in his 40s died in a car crash in Co Meath this morning. His car collided with a brick wall at Patrick Street, Trim, around 1:55 a.m.
The couple will opt for jail rather than pay a €300 fine for traveling 70km to the fair during lockdown
A Catholic couple say they’re going to jail instead of paying a fine of €300 for traveling 70km to attend the fair during lockdown.
RTÉ racing expert Ted Walsh apologizes for saying “hiding wouldn’t be good enough” for a horse that refused to jump
RTÉ commentator Ted Walsh has apologized after saying “a hiding wouldn’t be good enough” for a “corny, cowardly” horse that stopped in front of a fence in Punchestown and tripped a jockey.
“We’ll be back,” the shopkeeper, who was destroyed by the fire, swears
The devastated owner of a shop that caught fire in Bettystown, Co. Meath last night has vowed to return to serve the local community. Firefighters spent the night trying to get the fire under control.
Irish private island sales soar as international buyers warm to their isolation and value for money
Sales in the Irish Isles have skyrocketed over the past five years as international buyers warm to its seclusion, security, “green” appeal and value for money compared to Caribbean and Mediterranean hideaways.
Four out of five women in Ireland are unsure if they recognize a symptom of ovarian cancer
However, four out of five women in Ireland are unsure if they recognize a symptom of ovarian cancer Ireland has one of the highest death rates from the disease in Europe.
“Many people are in dire poverty” – The number of people seeking help in the Kapuziner day center is increasing
Number of people seeking help in the Kapuziner day center Inflation and the cost of living crisis have increased in Dublin city centre.
Fitness trainer woke up in intensive care a month after suffering a heart attack
Alan Ferron, a 36-year-old father and fitness trainer, urges others to pay attention to symptoms — no matter how seemingly trivial — that could signal an impending heart attack or heart disease.
Celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War and the death of Michael Collins
Ireland will try Salvage key elements of the Decade of Centenaries program after the Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on numerous public events over the past two years.
Charlie Bird is leading the Darkness into Light Walk in Wicklow this year
Charlie Bird is set to lead the Darkness into Light Walk in Wicklow this year. The former RTÉ broadcaster, 72, will reportedly lead the fundraiser, which returns to Bray for an in-person event on the morning of May 7.
https://www.independent.ie/incoming/evening-headlines-russian-state-tv-simulates-nuclear-attack-on-ireland-couple-will-choose-jail-rather-than-pay-fine-for-travelling-70km-to-mass-during-lockdown-41607857.html Headlines of the evening: Russian state TV simulates nuclear attack on Ireland; The couple will opt for jail rather than pay a fine if they traveled 70km to the fair during lockdown