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Today’s News

Bishops says Catholics who voted Yes have sinned and should go to confession

Catholics who voted Yes should consider coming to confession, the Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran said.

Attention turns to The North's abortion laws after Ireland's 'Repeal' vote

The DUP’s Arlene Foster has said that it was up to the North’s politicians to decide on its abortion laws.

Poll: Should there be Dáil sittings in the summer to pass abortion legislation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be Dáil sittings in the summer to pass abortion legislation?

Health Minister Simon Harris has said he’s “extremely eager” to pass abortion legislation by the autumn.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s a roundup of the news after a weekend where Ireland made headlines around the world.


Body of man (50s) found in Mayo flat

A post-mortem is due to be carried out today.


Saturday 26 May, 2018

'A hammer blow to the Church': How the world reacted to Ireland's Yes vote

A number of outlets reported the significance of the result ahead of Pope Francis’ visit in August.

The turnout for the Eighth referendum is higher than the same-sex marriage vote

In 2015, 61% of the electorate cast their vote in the same-sex marriage referendum.

'We did it': The messages people have been leaving at the Savita Halappanavar mural

Savita’s parents have said that they are “really, really happy” with the projected referendum result.

Poll: What had the biggest influence on your vote? Eighth Amendment This post contains a poll

Poll: What had the biggest influence on your vote?

In an RTE poll, most people said that they didn’t decide how they would vote during the referendum campaign.

Here are the top 10 countries outside Europe that requested visas to Ireland

Most people with permission to remain in the State are working or studying, according to the Department of Justice.

Most Irish people think referendum posters should be banned

There’s no authority in Ireland to police the claims made on referendum posters.

Friday 25 May, 2018

Complaints made about campaign posters located too close to polling stations

If you see a poster that’s located too close to a polling station, you can contact the returning officer at your polling station.

Referendum day: The world's media watches as Ireland goes to the polls

A number of international media have flown to Ireland for today’s referendum.

Charity behind Galway's arthouse cinema recorded no income after 2007, despite donations

Solas-Galway Picture Palace went into voluntary liquidation in July 2017.

Thursday 24 May, 2018

'No' side say proposals too extreme, while 'Yes' calls this a 'once-in-a-generation' chance

Both sides held their last press events on the eve of the Eighth Amendment referendum.

Fisherman (62) drowns off Galway coast

A member of the public raised the alarm after the fisherman said that he was in difficulty and his boat was sinking.

Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Doing 139kmph in a 50-zone in Tipperary: Figures on speeding in Ireland

One road safety report found that excessive speed was a contributory factor in one-third of all fatal collisions.

Giant 'No' sign removed from Dublin Mountains, says pro-life group

The sign was taken down after the land owner received a number of concerned calls.

Man (33) dies after being stabbed in Kerry

A 30-year-old man has been arrested.

GoFundMe page for family of Jastine Valdez reaches over €80,000 in one day

Over 3,000 people have donated money to a GoFundMe page in 24 hours.


How many women in Ireland request abortion pills? How safe are they? Are they illegal?

And how much will they cost if abortion is legalised in Ireland?

Tuesday 22 May, 2018

'There's a daughter never coming home': Vigils held for Jastine Valdez

“Jastine came to Ireland to better herself, better her life and be with her family.”

No hard border and a customs union: Four NI parties' stance on Brexit

The parties have varying stances on a number of issues, but have released a joint statement on their Brexit stance.

Sunday 20 May, 2018

Driver in Carlow caught doing 176kmph, with no insurance and tests positive for cocaine M9

Driver in Carlow caught doing 176kmph, with no insurance and tests positive for cocaine

GardaĂ­ were patrolling the roads in Kerry, Limerick, Wexford and Kildare over the weekend.

There's a good bit of rain on the way in the next 24 hours

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for 11 counties.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what’s happening this morning.

Latest referendum polls show the 'Yes' side is ahead

This is likely to be the last of the national surveys before polling day.

Saturday 19 May, 2018

Families of those who died in road accidents 'upset' at placing of white crosses in Donegal

A Donegal Pro-Life campaigner told that “this is our version of posters”.

As more climbers flock to Mt Everest, Sherpa guides are leaving the 'risky business'

The number of Everest climbers has more than doubled in two decades, but there aren’t enough guides to meet that demand.

Trains between Dalkey-Greystones are suspended for the rest of the weekend

Fire damage to signalling equipment at Bray has meant services are down today and tomorrow.

Poll: Are you going to watch the royal wedding? Royal Watching This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you going to watch the royal wedding?

We won’t judge…

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s happening today.

Jason Corbett's sister: 'I know he had a bag packed, he was going to leave'

Molly Martens was found guilty of killing her husband Jason Corbett by a US court last year.

If you were named John Paul after the Pope's 1979 visit, RTÉ is looking for you

RTÉ are doing a documentary about ‘John Pauls’ named the year after the Pope’s visit in 1979.

Friday 18 May, 2018

Leo Varadkar: It's 'only a matter of time' before a woman dies after taking abortion pills unsupervised

The Taoiseach told RTÉ about why he’s voting ‘Yes’.

Poll: Should women get menstrual leave for severe period pains? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should women get menstrual leave for severe period pains?

Menstrual leave is already in place in other countries and some private companies.

The 9 at 9: Friday

A murder probe into teenager’s death, and Bill Gates talks about Trump’s knowledge of vaccines. Here’s this morning’s news.

Thursday 17 May, 2018

Government looks at bringing in mandatory open disclosure in serious cases

“Open disclosure is not the ticking of a box or the filling of a form,” Ireland’s chief medical officer said.

Mothercare says no Irish stores affected after 50 UK stores to close

Mothercare has announced drastic restructuring plans in an attempt to overcome financial challenges.

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