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Dublin: 18 °C Saturday 18 August, 2018

Today’s News

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has died following a short illness RIP

Man dies after being hit by a car in Derry

The road is closed in both directions.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.


Yesterday’s News

Investigation launched after cyclist hit by lorry in Dublin city centre

The cyclist is being treated at the Mater Hospital.

Friday 10 August, 2018

Red Cross warn that North Korea is on the brink of a 'full-blown' food crisis as crops fail in heatwave

Recent UN sanctions have deepened the food crisis in the secretive state.

Bill proposing mile-wide stop and search zone along Northern Ireland border causes outcry

A human rights group says it hopes the legislation isn’t an attempt to create a post-Brexit “fortress UK”.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Ex-White House aide claims Trump is a racist who regularly uses the N-word

Omarosa Manigault Newman says there’s tapes to prove it.

Thursday 9 August, 2018

Seven-year-old Cork girl travels to US for life changing surgery

More than €100,000 was raised to help pay for Anna’s surgery in St Louis.

Irish climate scientists are warning that the drought in Dublin is far from over

Researchers are warning that recent rains do not even begin to undo months of deficit.

Probe as boy bundled into car and beaten in Co Antrim

The boy, who was left badly shaken after the incident, suffered extensive bruising to his face, head and body.

Thursday 2 August, 2018

Don't rely on home HIV tests alone for diagnosis, warns watchdog

People are being warned that no HIV self-test can detect the virus immediately after infection and the tests are not 100% reliable.

Gardaí track down driver who made 'choice hand gesture' at officers carrying out speed check

The man was hit with a fine and three penalty points.

Not drinking alcohol in middle age has been linked to an increased risk of dementia

People who don’t drink in midlife have been found to have a 45% higher risk of dementia.

Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Investigation reveals system upgrade caused odourless gas to enter public supply

Around 10,000 homes and businesses had to switch off their gas supply for three days due to the fault.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Thursday 26 July, 2018

'He was part of our family': Colleagues pay tribute to Irishman who died in Greek wildfires RIP

'He was part of our family': Colleagues pay tribute to Irishman who died in Greek wildfires

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp got married last week and was on his honeymoon when deadly fires swept through the town of Mati.

Public transport will be free across Dublin for anyone travelling to see the Pope next month

The gardaí say there is a major oversubscription of those who are expecting to drive to and from the mass in the Phoenix Park.

Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Ireland 'completely off course' on climate change targets, watchdog warns

Instead of dropping by one million tonnes, greenhouse gas emissions are in increasing by two million tonnes per year.

'The fight is far from over': A teenage girl was infected with HIV every 3 minutes last year

Unicef is warning that the HIV/Aids epidemic is far from over and teenage girls are bearing the brunt of the health crisis.

Donegal County Council passes motion saying Drew Harris should not be hired

The councillor who brought forward the motion said it will now be forwarded to every council in Ireland.

Tuesday 24 July, 2018

The cereal harvest is forecast to be the worst in 24 years

The worst performing crop is forecast to be spring wheat which is set to fall by a staggering 58%.

Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Warming seas mean 10 new species of shark could soon roam in Irish waters

The great hammerhead is one of the sharks that could soon be spotted off the Irish coast.

Two die after boat gets into difficulty off Malin Head

The Coast Guard mounted a rescue operation after three people in a boat got into difficulty.

Proposed amendment to remove offence of blasphemy from Constitution published

A referendum on the issue is due to be held in October.

'I was told not to touch him or bond with him because that was for his other mother'

Tressa Reeves was separated from her son for 52 years.

Monday 16 July, 2018

'They are against their own people': McDonald slams those who attacked Gerry Adams' home

A rally in support of Adams and Bobby Storey was held in Belfast today.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Feud murder foiled, Trump meets Putin and the French World Cup returns home to a heroes welcome – it’s your evening fix.

Gardaí upgrade Waterford assault case to murder investigation following postmortem

A 27-year-old man died after suffering a number of head injuries.

Trump says the US relationship with Russia has changed following his meeting with Putin

The presidents discussed allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election at the talks today.

Wednesday 11 July, 2018

If you want to see Meghan and Harry today here's where you can go

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are in Ireland on their first foreign trip since they got married in May.

Tuesday 10 July, 2018

'They left us completely in the dark': Ryanair criticised for not telling people if their flights would be cancelled

The airline cancelled flights for an estimated 5,000 passengers this afternoon.

Monday 9 July, 2018

'Primal fears come out': The conditions inside the Thai cave and how the rescuers are getting the boys out

Brían MacCoitir of the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation says the rescue mission is one of the most complex he has ever seen.

Máiría Cahill is now a councillor for the SDLP

The former Senator will remain a member of the Labour party.

Monday 2 July, 2018

'It’s best not to drink tea or coffee': The HSE is advising people how to stay safe during water restrictions

People are being told to fill containers with water and store it in the fridge.

Meath firefighters battle fresh wildfire flare up outside village of Kildalkey

The fire service has been combating fires in the area for several days.

People have spent an extra €27 million on groceries because of the heatwave

Ice-cream, alcohol and barbeque foods are in high demand.

Gardaí advise extreme caution in the Wicklow mountains as forest fire warning extended

Wicklow Fire Service has been battling dozens of fires in the area for several days.

Friday 29 June, 2018

Names of 239 children who died in Protestant institutions added to memorial headstones

Names of 239 children who died in Protestant institutions added to memorial headstones

The name of a mother who died in childbirth was also added to one of the monuments.

Peregrine falcon rescued by firefighters dies despite treatment

The falcon was treated with antibiotics but it was suffering from septicaemia and died.

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