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Dublin: 4 °C Friday 15 December, 2017

Today’s News

Ryanair to recognise unions for first time in its history in bid to avert Christmas strikes

Pilots in Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Italy and Spain are considering or planning strikes for next Wednesday.

Driver seriously injured after 4x4 crashes into wall in overnight crash

The 22-year-old man has been taken to hospital in Letterkenny for treatment.

'Let's get her home': Fundraising drive for Irish teacher who suffered cardiac arrests and stroke in UAE

26-year-old Aisling Brady suffered the medical crisis last month and remains in hospital.


Tuesday 12 December, 2017

'It doesn't fly': Macron rejects Trump offer to renegotiate Paris climate agreement

World leaders are meeting in Paris today – two years to the day since the deal was agreed.

Sunday 10 December, 2017

Only small minority would support lowering voting age to 16

The voting age referendum is one of a raft that will be put to the public in the coming years.

Saturday 9 December, 2017

'We're just trying to do as much as we can': The volunteers handing out food and giving haircuts at the GPO every Friday

O’Connell Street is a hive of activity each Friday evening as groups set up to provide their services.

Friday 8 December, 2017

'Orange alert' warning: Significant falls of snow due in 17 counties this weekend

A low temperature warning has also been issued for tonight.

Thursday 7 December, 2017

Snow-ice warning issued for entire country, widespread wintry showers tonight

We’ll have snow showers from this evening, and there’ll be icy stretches on the roads.

Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Councillor who said n-word repeatedly at meeting refuses to apologise

Guckian refused to withdraw his remarks at the meeting. Contacted today he said he had nothing to add.

'A bunch of jellyfish masquerading as a cabinet': Insults fly as Theresa May faces Commons

May was put under pressure on Brexit in the Commons – but Jeremy Corbyn failed to land a knockout blow.

Motorists warned to take care as status yellow wind warning kicks in for the west

Wind and rain today, hail and snow tomorrow. Wrap up.

'An exemplary officer': Tributes paid to US police officer killed in Wexford crash

Four members of the Chicago-based Alexander family were killed in Monday night’s crash.

Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Four members of family killed in Wexford crash named N25

Four members of family killed in Wexford crash named

It’s understood the four – parents in their 70s and their sons – were attending a funeral.

Thursday 30 November, 2017

Disclosures Tribunal: Keith Harrison and Marisa Simms claims 'entirely without any validity'

Justice Charleton went as far as to describe some of Harrison’s claims as “nonsense”.

Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Homeless deaths: Dublin's emergency beds were practically at capacity on Monday night

Two men who had been sleeping rough died in recent days.

Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Man who was sleeping rough in Ranelagh dies after being found unresponsive

The man was found earlier today and passed away in nearby St Vincent’s Hospital.

Saturday 25 November, 2017

Boost for Sinn Féin as 20% say they'd be more likely to vote for party under new leader

Mary Lou McDonald is widely tipped to take over after several senior figures ruled themselves out.

Thursday 23 November, 2017

'Tis almost the season: Christmas FM returns next week - here's how to hear it

The seasonal charity station airs from Tuesday. Here are the frequencies.

'The Disappeared' detective hopeful of new search for Columba McVeigh next year Exclusive

Columba McVeigh was 17 when he was kidnapped and killed in November 1975.

Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Government insists it had no 'hand, act or part' in McCabe legal strategy as questions mount

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste have addressed the mounting controversy this afternoon.

'How in the name of God did this happen?': Government under fresh pressure over McCabe timeline

The government is under pressure to disclose what it knew about plans to discredit the whistleblower.

Berkeley balcony collapse: Settlement reached with owners and property managers of complex

Six students were killed when the balcony at the Blackrock Library Gardens complex collapsed.

Monday 20 November, 2017

Al Porter is 'standing aside' from this year's Olympia panto

A replacement star will be announced for the production, which starts on 15 December.

There are major tailbacks on the way in to Dublin on the N7 this morning

There are also knock on delays in the surrounding areas.

Two of Mary Lou's potential rivals have ruled themselves out of the SF leadership race

Who will take over from Gerry Adams? It won’t be Michelle O’Neill or Pearse Doherty.

Gardaí in Sligo are refusing to operate from their station

GRA members say there are serious health and safety issues at the station.

RTÉ staff member due in court in Leeds charged with planning to have sex with teenage girl

It’s understood the man travelled to the English city at the weekend,

Sunday 19 November, 2017

New format for Dublin's big Christmas 'switch on' after overcrowding problems last year

Two seasonal processions will take place through the north and south of the city.

Friday 17 November, 2017

Met Éireann's head of forecasting Gerald Fleming is retiring at the end of the year

He said he would be retiring from Met Éireann at the end of the year, but would continue to work in meteorology.

It's a frosty, frosty morning out there. Take care on the roads now

There’s some mist and fog about too. Parts of Leinster are worst hit.

Thursday 16 November, 2017

'Emotional contributions' about Fine Gael's messaging on homelessness at party meeting

Comments by Leo Varadkar and junior housing minister Damien English have come in for criticism.

Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'I am absolutely furious' - Fr Peter McVerry criticises Taoiseach and senior council official for homeless comments

The head of Dublin City Council’s homelessness body is coming in for widespread criticism for her comments.

Coverage of homelessness crisis 'damaging to Ireland's reputation' - minister

His comments follow controversial remarks on the topic by Leo Varadkar at the weekend.

Increase in people smoking and injecting crack cocaine in Dublin

Some service users have been injecting the drug into the neck.

Sunday 12 November, 2017

'The days are shorter - that can have quite a big impact on people's mood'

Depression support service Aware says it is already experiencing an increase in calls.

Saturday 11 November, 2017

'Previously they'd have driven off on their lunch break and used in the car. If they overdosed they would have died'

A Dublin drug project worker on her recent visit to Vancouver’s injecting centre: “Almost everyone said to me they’d be dead without the place.”

Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'Learner drivers who drive unaccompanied are breaking the law. They mustn't do it and we must enforce it'

The government is cracking down on car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers use their vehicles.

How much salt we have in stock and other Important Things to know about winter

Ministers were giving their annual ‘Winter Ready’ update today. We appear to have plenty of salt.

Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Leo Varadkar was wearing a 'shamrock poppy' in the Dáil today

Around 35,000 Irish died during World War One, which is being remembered this month.

Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Fats Domino has died aged 89 RIP

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Fats Domino has died aged 89

Domino was best known for his hits Blueberry Hill and Ain’t That a Shame

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