Here are the morning’s top headlines.
Ukraine’s Eurovision winners Kalush Orchestra return to the front lines after receiving a record public vote in the competition
In one of the most tense finals of the song contest for a long time, the audience vote decided and the Kalush Orchestra from the Ukraine triumphed with their song “Stefania”. And in their victory speech, they said they would be back on the front line Monday in the war since Russia invaded Ukraine in late February.
‘I took back the power he had over me’: Kelly Kemmy was repeatedly raped by her foster father and found the courage to report him
Kelly Kemmy said she was “delighted” at the 11-year sentence her abusive foster father Stephen Murray received this week. She chose to give up her right to anonymity to send a message to others who have been abused that they have nothing to be ashamed of.
Access to abortion remains a gray area for women as inconsistency between hospitals is questioned
A woman who did not meet the criteria for an abortion at one government hospital but was accepted for the procedure at another called for more consistency in Irish abortion services.
Coalition to Defy National Maternity Hospital Critics and Sign Deal
The government is poised to approve the protracted and divisive plan to build a new national maternity hospital on land owned by St Vincent’s Healthcare Group as opponents made a last-ditch effort to stop the Ove.
The Taoiseach’s siteserv briefing is “not unreasonable,” the judge found
The state inquiry into the sale of engineering services company Siteserv to Denis O’Brien has dismissed the businessman’s claims that Taoiseach Micheál Martin was “improperly briefed” about the controversial transaction by a senior official, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
Micheál Martin stranded in Brussels after a plane crashed
Micheál Martin and his team were left “stranded” in Brussels after an Air Corps plane scheduled to take them home broke down at the last minute.
Man jailed for repeated rape of his own sister submits appeal
Last January, John Paul Hegarty, 41, was sentenced to seven years in prison for repeatedly raping his youngest sister at the family home in Glanmire, Co Cork.
Murdered vulnerable mother Lisa Thompson’s life began to unravel.
The last few weeks of Lisa Thompson’s life have been marred by “personal anguish” that may have brought her in contact with her killer, Gardaí believe.
The Oireachtas Golf Society defies Ceann Comhairle for her name
The Oireachtas Golf Society refuses to stop using the name “Oireachtas” despite a request from Ceann Comhairle to do so after the infamous “Golfgate” dinner almost two years ago.
No success in racial attacks, says family
A family who were forced to leave their social home in Tallaght after persistent racist attacks by local youth reported the litany of incidents to An Garda Síochána “without any success,” legal papers said.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-ukraine-eurovision-winners-kalush-orchestra-to-return-to-frontline-abortion-access-still-a-grey-area-for-irish-women-41650113.html Today’s headlines: Ukrainian Eurovision winners Kalush Orchestra return to the front lines; Access to abortion is still a gray area for Irish women