Advertisement uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Today’s News

Man charged with urinating in public granted leave to appeal constitutionality of decision

Tezaur Bita is alleged to have parked his car on the Old Nangor Road in the early hours of 27 August 2015 and relieved himself in bushes.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Government adopts unified stance on abortion bill, man who threatened to shoot schoolchildren remanded in custody and six to be tried over topless Kate Middleton photos – it’s the Evening Fix.

14 TDs in Dáil chamber as Bríd Smith produces packet of abortion pills

The Dáil is this evening discussing an AAA/PBP Bill calling for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

Six to be tried in France over topless Kate Middleton photos

The topless images were published in France, Denmark, Ireland, Italy and Sweden.


FactCheck: Has the government actually cut the mental health budget by €20 million?

FactCheck looks into a major claim that took hold online over the weekend.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Double boost for Connacht, death of a Brazil legend and today's sport Tuesday This post contains videos

We'll Leave It There So: Double boost for Connacht, death of a Brazil legend and today's sport

Elsewhere, talk is building that Katie Taylor will turn professional, Keith Earls is facing a disciplinary hearing and the shortlist for the Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year has been revealed.

New Heathrow runway "a return to monopoly featherbedding" says Ryanair CEO

Today, the British government approved a new third runway at London’s Heathrow airport, with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling calling it a “momentous step”.

'Torpedo-like' device found packed with drugs in Clare was likely attached to cargo ship

It contained cocaine worth €5 million. No such devices had been found in Ireland before.

Peugeot's 2008 SUV is so clever, you'll need to adjust your seat. Read our review

Man (20) who threatened to shoot schoolkids while he robbed them is remanded in custody

Clyde Keogh appeared at Limerick Circuit Court today for sentencing.

Vatican tells Catholics not to scatter ashes of the dead

German cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller advised people today to store them in places approved by the Church.

Canadian nurse charged with murders of eight retirement home residents

The alleged killings occurred between 2007 and 2014 at two private facilities where Elizabeth Wettlaufer worked, authorities said.

More likely man was drunk than sleepwalking when he allegedly raped friend, court told

The woman told the trial she was sharing a bed with the man after a night out when she woke up to him having sex with her.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Eight road deaths in four days: Are garda numbers and the housing crisis making things worse?

The Road Safety Authority is worried about an increasing trend.

€20,000 damages for young girl who was locked in classroom for 25 minutes

Kate Deegan, 5, had been extremely distressed and started panicking, crying and knocking on the door to be let out.

From The42 Eddie Hearn tight-lipped following reports that he's signed Katie Taylor to pro deal Go Pro

Eddie Hearn tight-lipped following reports that he's signed Katie Taylor to pro deal

The former Olympic gold medallist has reportedly signed with Matchroom Sports.

CEO of Irish Water's parent company to step down

Michael McNicholas will leave his job next May.

Elderly businesswoman Jacqueline Veyrac (76) kidnapped in Nice

Her attackers forced her from her black 4x4 into another car, a source told AFP.

Women have caught up with men's drinking habits

That’s according to new research undertaken in western countries.

Donald Trump launches nightly Facebook show to get around mainstream media 'filter'

The show, broadcasting from New York’s Trump Tower, debuted last night.

As it happened: Enda faced questions on strikes, public pay, and what exactly false imprisonment means

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was back in the hot seat for Leader’s Questions this week.

Dublin-based employee-owned firm plans to take on 500 more staff

The company now employs more than 2,000 people worldwide.

Twitter is expected to cut hundreds of jobs as it struggles to make money

The social networking site has put itself up for sale – but interest seems to have dried up.

Police investigate after black high school student allegedly had noose tied around his neck

The student said as many as four white students put a noose around his neck during football practice.

Woman in her 80s dies after single-vehicle crash in Roscommon

The car she was driving hit a wall on Sunday.

BA passengers and crew treated for smoke inhalation after flight diverted

The flight from San Francisco to London was diverted to Vancouver after members of crew became ill.

Jury sees iPhone torture video of British banker 'ranting on coke' in front of victims

Rurik Jutting, 31, is standing trial for the murders of two Indonesian women.

From The42 Double boost for Connacht as Bundee Aki and Ultan Dillane sign new contracts The West Is Awake

Double boost for Connacht as Bundee Aki and Ultan Dillane sign new contracts

The pair have played an integral part in the province’s recent success.

These are the best books in Ireland right now - and you get to vote for your favourites

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards take place in November.

Suge Knight claims Dr. Dre hired a hitman to kill him, files $300m lawsuit

Suge Knight is currently in jail after killing a colleague with his car.

Ireland's newest crematorium is now open

It brings to number of crematoria in Ireland to six.

Poll: Do you agree with the verdict in the gay cake row? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the verdict in the gay cake row?

The owners of Ashers Bakery were found guilty of discrimination.

At least 10 injured in blast in Turkish resort city

An official said it was “too early” to make assumptions as to the cause of the blast.

Lonely Planet names Skellig Ring as top destination for 2017

The popular travel guide describes the area as “perhaps Ireland’s most charismatically wild and emerald stretch of coastline”.

Thousands of migrants expected to remain at demolished Calais camp

A migrant charity said it is concerned about what will happen later in the week when those determined to get to England refuse to be moved.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning.

Burglars are most likely to come through your front door in the early evening

Gardaí are urging people to ensure that houses look occupied.

"We're losing the battle against drugs": GAA star calls for decriminalisation after brother's death

A new poll says that 44% of Irish people support decriminalisation of small amounts of drugs for personal use.

1 2 3 4 5