Headlines tonight: Murder investigation launched as man shot dead in Dublin named at scene; and Zelensky describes the Russian invasion as genocide and “destruction of a nation”

Here’s some of the evening’s biggest news on Independent.ie

Man shot dead in suspected gangland murder named at scene as Gardaí launch murder investigation

Gardaí are investigating whether a man was shot dead in Dublin this morning as part of an escalating local gang feud. James Whelan (29) suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest.

“This is genocide,” says Zelenskyy, while calling Russia’s war against Ukraine “the annihilation of a nation.”

When Ukraine claimed to have regained control of all areas around Kyiv, the Russian withdrawal is said to have been exposed Evidence of atrocities against civilians.

The mother of two died after falling ill while climbing the Galtymore Mountains charity in Tipperary

A file will then be drawn up for the Coroner’s Court the death of 51-year-old mother-of-two Cora O’Grady. She fell ill while attending a “Climb with Charlie” charity event in the Galtee Mountains in Co Tipperary over the weekend.

Man, 20, in serious condition after attack in Longford

A man in his 20s is in serious condition in hospital this afternoon after being attacked on the main street of a Midlands town in the early morning hours.

No open selection procedure for top posts in the public service

The government has confirmed this no open competition for the role of Secretary General of the Department of the Taoiseachthe most powerful position in the civil service.

Charlie Bird announces that over €2 million has now been raised thanks to overwhelming support for the Climb With Charlie initiative

This was revealed by former RTÉ correspondent Charlie Bird In the meantime, donations have exceeded the 2 million euro mark after people gathered around the world to participate in his fundraiser

Rotunda approves Professor Sean Daly as the new master after the meeting was brought forward several months amid controversy

The Rotunda Board of Directors has brought forward one meeting approve Professor Sean Daly as the new head of the hospitalafter criticism of his appointment process.

Almost €320,000 was spent last year providing televisions and premium channels in prisons

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has defended itself a six-digit taxpayer-funded bill Providing inmates with television sets and access to multi-channel services.

Taoiseach: We must do more to create a fairer education system in Northern Ireland’s schools

The Taoiseach said he regretted that more had not been done to tackle the ‘educational disadvantage’ in Northern Ireland. He described creating a fairer education system as Northern Ireland’s “greatest challenge”.

Jessie Buckley won Best Actress at the Annual Critics’ Circle Theater Awards for her Cabaret role

Jessie Buckley was named the winner of the best actress category at the 31st Annual Critics’ Circle Theater Awards for her role in Cabaret.

Have you ever wondered who our greatest Taoiseach was? Is bad Lemass

Respondents were polled in this month’s Ireland Thinks poll for the Sunday Independent whom they considered to be the best Taoiseach in Irish history.

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