Your speedy summary of today's must-read stories.
Biden warned of gravity of Nuclear risk
US President Joe Biden has said his Russian President Vladimir Putin is “not joking when he talks about the use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons” and the “Armageddon” risk is at its highest level since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 at a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Man and woman charged in death of four-year-old
A man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s have been charged in relation to the death of the four-year-old Mason TJ O’Connell-Conway in Rathbane, Co Limerick in March of last year. They are due to appear before Limerick District Court this morning.
Incidents at water treatment plants
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), almost 900,000 lives were put at risk due to two serious failures at Irish Water plants at Ballymore Eustace in Co Kildare and Gorey in Co Wexford last year. The report says that there were “significant failings and oversight by management”, which put lives at risk because of contaminated water supplies.
Thailand in mourning
A confirmed 36 people have been killed in an attack on a children’s nursery school in the north-eastern province of Nongbua Lamphu, Thailand. It has been reported that at least 24 of the 36 people shot or stabbed to death in the small town of Uthai Sawan were children. Mourners lay wreaths at ceremonial tables in front of the Young Children’s Development Centre’s main door.
Today, there will be sunny spells and scattered showers throughout Ireland with temperature highs of 15 degrees and lowest temperatures of 5. Saturday will be dried during the day, but will become cloudier during the evening, and patchy light rain and drizzle will develop in the west and northwest. Wind and rain will pick up on Sunday, but it will dry up as we come into the evening.