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Evening headlines: Sky Sports presenter asks Ireland star if players need ‘education’ after chant; Students plead guilty after €10,000 bank scam

Here are some of the main news stories on Independent.ie this evening

DUP MLA lodges complaint to Uefa & Scottish police over ‘Up the ’Ra’ chant, as Vera Pauw apologises

Vera Pauw and the Ireland squad have apologised for the “hurt” caused by the singing of a controversial song in the wake of their success of World Cup qualification last night, while a DUP MLA has now made a complaint to Scottish police, UEFA and the FAI

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Sky Sports presenter asks Ireland star Chloe Mustaki if players need ‘education’ after ‘Up the Ra’ chant

Sky Sports News presenter Rob Wotton grilled Irish soccer star Chloe Mustaki on whether “education is needed” after a video emerged of Ireland’s women’s players singing a chant in the post-World Cup qualification celebration with the lyrics ‘up the RA’.

Jeni Larmour: Coroner accepts there was no evidence student (18) was forced to take ketamine before she died on first day at university

A coroner has accepted that there is no evidence to believe that Co Armagh student Jeni Larmour (18) was “pressured or coerced” into taking a lethal mix of alcohol and ketamine in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Students plead guilty after scam that took €10,000 from Sligo customer’s bank account

Three students have pleaded guilty to charges of theft and money laundering in a case where €10,000 was scammed from the account of a customer of the Bank of Ireland in Stephen Street, Sligo Circuit Court heard.

Dublin man who stood on partner’s neck and said he was going to kill her avoids jail

A man who punched and kicked his ex-partner in a “savage” attack before standing on her neck and telling her he was going to kill her has received a fully suspended prison sentence.

‘Always side by side’: Mother and 13-year-old son laid to rest in fourth funeral following Creeslough tragedy

Catherine O’Donnell and her son James Monaghan, who died in the explosion in Co Donegal last week, have been remembered as a mother and son who were always “side by side”.

Angela Lansbury’s Irish home: Newly released interview reveals how moving to Cork allowed star and her family to ‘start our life anew’

In an interview recorded more than a decade ago – but only released after her death was announced yesterday – the Murder, She Wrote star revealed that her move to Cork played an important role in saving her children from addiction.

RTÉ to face grilling by TDs after backlash over ditched interview with Shane Ross

The Oireachtas Media Committee has agreed to call RTÉ director general Dee Forbes before a meeting to discuss editorial decision-making in the wake of the controversy surrounding a new book about Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald.

Chief medical officer sets out when facemask mandate may return in new Covid-19 winter plan

Decisions around the reintroduction of compulsory facemasks in response to the Covid-19 threat will not be triggered to any specific number of infections but taken at a “point in time assessment”, the Department of Health new winter pandemic plan said today.

Sinn Féin election worker who assaulted ill pensioner while putting up Mary Lou McDonald posters has sentence reduced

A Sinn Féin election worker convicted of robbing a chronically ill pensioner while hanging campaign posters in Dublin had his sentence reduced on appeal to six months’ imprisonment.

Speed camera operators ‘learn musical instruments and study for degrees’ while inside their vans

Operators of Go Safe speed camera vans have used their time in the vans during speed monitoring sessions to learn musical instruments and to study for diplomas and degrees, a Workplace Relations Commission hearing has been told.

Oireachtas committee wants Irish dancing body to appear before it amid alleged ‘feis fixing’ controversy

A world-famous dance teacher and former Riverdance star has called on the Government to launch an independent inquiry into the “feis fixing” scandal.

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