Here are the top stories on Independent.ie tonight.
Ambassador Yuriy Filatov tells Russian state television that there are hardly any relations with Ireland and Russian children are bullied here
In an extraordinary interview with Russia-24, Russia’s ambassador to Ireland said the country was at the forefront of anti-Russian events in the EU over the invasion of Ukraine
Applegreen warns of a “significant” rise in petrol and diesel prices from Saturday
Leading fuel retailer Applegreen has warned of a “significant” increase in petrol and diesel prices for its business customers from tomorrow.
‘No one asked me if it was okay’ – young woman cross-examined over alleged rape by five men
A young woman who says five men sexually assaulted and raped her in a car in the Midlands has insisted she didn’t consent to what happened between them.
Meet the Russian businessman who just put a $1 million bounty on Putin’s head
A Russian-American businessman who has put a $1 million bounty on Vladimir Putin’s head says the Russian leader needs to be brought to justice for war crimes and that he would like to attend the hearings.
Woman, 30, arrested when gardaí seized over €100,000 in cash in Dublin raid
Gardaí in Dublin have seized over €100,000 in cash and arrested a woman (aged 30) after a raid in Dublin city centre.
€45,000 for a child whose cheek was injured by a piece of metal protruding from the table in the manger
A judge has approved a €45,000 settlement for a seven-year-old child who injured his cheek five years ago with a nail or piece of metal sticking out of a table at a Co Dublin daycare center.
NATO says it will not intervene in Ukraine as three Russian commanders have been killed at the front and the Ukrainian minister has accused invading troops of rape
Women in cities occupied during the invasion of Ukraine have been raped by Russian soldiers, the foreign minister of the under-fire nation has said.
‘Today was particularly difficult because there was no electricity’ – Irish medical student stuck in Ukraine
An Irish medical student in Ukraine said she was forced to move elsewhere today after the area she was staying in was hit by heavy shelling and the electricity was cut as a result.
‘Baby Tilly can’t wait to meet her big brother’ – The Irish family of a baby born through surrogacy express their ‘relief’ on their journey home
The family of an Irish baby safely brought from Ukraine said their “thoughts, prayers and love are with the people of Ukraine who have given so much to Ireland”.
Three brothers jailed for roles in criminal gang that stole nearly €800,000 in ‘mysterious’ ATM thefts
Three Monaghan brothers who were part of a criminal gang who stole nearly €800,000 in “mysterious” ATM thefts have been sentenced to a combined total of nearly 20 years in prison.
The younger brother of a pink-haired girl shot dead with her parents in Ukraine has died
Five-year-old Semyon was fighting for his life along with his 13-year-old sister Sofia after their family tried to flee the country, but he died on Wednesday, according to a family friend.
“They had to be twice as good as the men,” says an Irish paramedic of pioneering career women
Eamon Ryan announces plan to fund €3m national road projects after Fine Gael backlash
Transport Secretary Eamon Ryan has agreed to fund the development of two national road projects after backlash from Fine Gael.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/evening-headlines-ambassador-says-russian-children-are-being-bullied-in-ireland-and-young-woman-cross-examined-in-court-on-alleged-rape-by-five-men-41413362.html Headlines tonight: Ambassador says Russian children are being bullied in Ireland; and young woman in court for alleged rape by five men