Here are the main news of the morning from Independent.ie.
Russia pledges new ceasefire to evacuate civilians in Ukraine as US official says Putin’s forces have launched 600 rockets since the war began
Russia has decided to open fire and open humanitarian corridors in Ukrainian cities this morning. Putin’s forces are expected to implement a new ceasefire from 10 a.m. Moscow time (7 a.m. GMT) to allow humanitarian corridors in Kyiv, Mariupol, Kharkiv and Sumy later today. now on.
‘It got very scary’ – Irish students desperately beg to get out of Ukraine after Russian troops thwart rescue
Racheal Diyaolu, 19, told the Irish Independent that she hopes Russian officials will allow hundreds of international students, including herself, to leave safely soon. She begged the Irish Government to help her and the other students flee Ukraine.
‘My biggest fear is that I might have to kill someone. Less than 48 hours after signing up, it almost came true’
Andriy Kononenko quit his job running a language center in Kyiv to volunteer in the Ukrainian army. He describes his first full week of activity.
Black spot revealed in free dental care system
The departure of many private dentists from the health card program has left a two-tier dental care system, with some areas becoming black spots due to a lack of free dentists. It is estimated that there are currently only 750 private dentists registered to treat health card holders – one in every 2,000 patients.
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Hotels charge close to €1,000 for two nights as cities ramp up tourist numbers
Dublin and Galway seem to be most counties have demand for tourists who want to celebrate, with the cheapest rooms going for €300-€400 a night. For two people staying at the Jurys Inn, Christchurch, Dublin, from March 17 to 19, the cost will be €1,080.
The €50m four-star Hyatt Centric hotel group made the sales director redundant after she told them she was pregnant
A company that operates a 4-star Hyatt Centric hotel worth 50 million euros in Dublin has admitted a sales executive three weeks after she informed her boss that she was pregnant.
The lack of childcare often forces some mothers to reconsider expanding their families
For months, mothers have been highlighting how they can’t find hidden places for their babies. And now some women say the situation is forcing them to reconsider having more children.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-news-headlines-irish-student-in-desperate-plea-to-escape-ukraine-after-russian-army-blocks-rescue-hotels-charging-close-to-1000-for-two-nights-41417279.html Today’s news headlines: Irish students desperately beg to get out of Ukraine after Russian troops stop the rescue; the hotel charges almost 1,000€ for two nights