Here are some of the top stories of this evening on Independent.ie
LIVE UPDATE: ‘Just stop bombing’ – Ukraine President Zelensky speaks as 5 people are killed in Russian attack on Kyiv TV tower
Speaking in an interview on the heavily guarded government compound, Ukrainian President Zelensky called on NATO members to impose a no-fly zone to deter Russia’s air force, saying it would be a precautionary measure and by no means drag the alliance into war with Russia.
UCD ‘clarifies’ stance ‘condemns’ Ukraine invasion after Professor Ben Tonra resigns
UCD issued a second statement, using stronger language, after a leading scholar resigned at the university in protest of its initial remarks.
RTÉ stick with The 2 Johnnies despite outcry over sexist material
RTÉ is standing next to The 2 Johnnies radio hosts who signed the star, following outcry over their sexist material. RTÉ’s new DJ has been suspended after they were called out for offensive content in a video promoting their 2FM show.
Radiation exposure warning from stolen ‘toolbox’ in Louth
Thieves who stole what they might think were toolboxes in an overnight break-in are being warned they are in possession of radioactive material.
VIDEO: Ukraine’s national anthem performed by students of the Royal Irish Academy of Music outside the Sail
Although Mr Zelensky says he has become the Kremlin’s “number one target”, he has won the respect of much of the Ukrainian public by refusing to flee the capital.
Four doctors allegedly involved in fraud during medical examination, investigation hears
Four doctors have been charged with professional misconduct alleging that they participated in fraud during a medical exam in Galway two years ago.
HSE audit shows spine charity spent €841 on Christmas show game staff as well as splurging on gift certificates and alcohol
An HSE review of a support service for people living with spinal cord injury uncovered multiple factors of poor financial control.
Farmer slapped the veterinary inspector and pulled her hair during the attack
A farmer who assaulted a veterinary inspector by pulling her hair, slapping her in the face and throwing her to the ground has been warned he could face jail time to learn a valuable lesson.
Letting Cert point inflation cause anorexia, suicidal thoughts, depression, says Child Inspector
Today, Dr. Niall Muldoon, Children’s Ombudsman, said the inflation of Cert scores in recent years is causing anorexia, depression, suicidal ideation and school dropout among students.
Wallace and Daly vote on long delay on Ukraine’s chance to join EU
Irish MEPs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly support moves that could give Ukraine an indefinite delay in recognizing Ukraine as a candidate for EU membership.
The Trócaire Box is back and seeking help for families affected by Covid and climate change
The aid agency’s annual Lenten fundraising campaign was hit hard last year and into 2020 because of the pandemic, meaning many homes are without a Trócaire box for the first time in nearly 50 years.
Taoiseach hinted at Dáil.
https://www.independent.ie/incoming/this-evenings-headlines-just-stop-the-bombing-ukraine-president-zelensky-speaks-out-and-warning-of-radiation-exposure-from-stolen-toolbox-in-louth-41400255.html New headlines this evening: ‘Just stop bombing’ – Ukrainian President Zelensky speaks; and a warning about radiation exposure from a stolen ‘toolbox’ in Louth, Ireland