Supper Club: Peanut soba noodle salad
Supper Club: Peanut soba noodle salad

Meg Walker

Weekend Guide: From indoor markets to whiskey festivals, here’s what’s happening around Ireland
Weekend Guide: From indoor markets to whiskey festivals, here’s what’s happening around Ireland

Sarah Gill

Fashion Fix: The return of the three-piece suit 
Fashion Fix: The return of the three-piece suit 

Sarah Finnan

Seven minutes with the powerhouse that is Emily Watson
Seven minutes with the powerhouse that is Emily Watson

Sarah Gill

Social Pictures: The launch of Druid’s most ambitious production yet at the GPO
Social Pictures: The launch of Druid’s most ambitious production yet at the GPO

Sarah Gill

Meet Ashley McDonnell, tech and luxury entrepreneur and podcaster
Meet Ashley McDonnell, tech and luxury entrepreneur and podcaster

Jennifer McShane

March 24: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds
March 24: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Sarah Gill

Meet the Irish sisters behind the interior selections at Cabü cabins in Cavan
Meet the Irish sisters behind the interior selections at Cabü cabins in Cavan

Amanda Kavanagh

‘When I received my second cancer diagnosis, the Irish Cancer Society was there to help’ 
‘When I received my second cancer diagnosis, the Irish Cancer Society was there to help’ 

Meg Walker

7 money-saving personal finance moves to start right now, according to a financial advisor
7 money-saving personal finance moves to start right now, according to a financial advisor

Carol Brick

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March 16: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds


By Sarah Gill
16th Mar 2023
March 16: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Your speedy summary of today's must-read stories.

ECB to discuss interest rate hike

Thee European Central Bank is due to announce its latest interest rate decision today, after a tumultuous week for the banking sector, hit by the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank in the US, which has had a knock-on effect on Credit Suisse this side of the Atlantic.

Breaking News

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Washington DC

Leo Varadkar has begun a three-day visit to the United States with a series of events in Washington DC, and will culminate with meetings with President Biden and Congressional leaders on St Patrick’s Day. He will deliver a series of business and science events to promote exports to the US, and deliver a keynote address to the US Chamber of Commerce.

RTÉ

Michael D Higgins’ St Patrick’s Day address

In a speech to mark St Patrick’s Day, President Michael D Higgins has warned that a “poisonous xenophobia” has taken hold in many places, with racism “increasing rather than decreasing”. The climate crisis, human trafficking, and global inequality were also mentioned, but he said that while “points of darkness” present challenges, “let us instead be guided by the points of light”.

Irish Times

St John Ambulance

A independent investigation into the handling of complaints of sexual abuse at the voluntary first aid organisation St John Ambulance has found its Garda vetting system is incomplete, creating the potential for unvetted individuals to gain access to children. It also concludes St John Ambulance does not have a finalised child protection policy, and the 230+ page report also includes testimony of predatory and abusive behaviour in St John Ambulance stretching from the early 1970s.

RTÉ

EU Maritime Security Strategy

A new EU Commission report — entitled, ‘An enhanced EU Maritime Security Strategy for evolving maritime threats’ — has recommended that support, including financial aid, be given to member states’ navies to better protect key infrastructure such as undersea cables and pipelines. The report repeatedly mentions the threat to undersea infrastructure and energy facilities on the surface.

thejournal.ie