Friday 10 June, 2011
“He never faltered in the eye of the storm” – statement from Michéal Martin on the passing of Brian Lenihan
The Fianna Fáil party leader reacts to the death of his colleague, Brian Lenihan.
Thursday 9 June, 2011
It’s still early days, and the field has changed again. So in the second of our polls on the presidency, we’re wondering how you’d vote now.
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Gaddafi ordered campaign of mass rape, ICC claims; horrific allegations of abuse emerge at Rostrevor – and the most breathtaking picture from space you’ll see all day.
Wednesday 8 June, 2011
Duchess of Cambridge is thwarted in her plans to move into Princess Margaret’s old apartment.
What the survivors of the Magdalene Laundries want first is an apology, and then redress. But do we owe it to ourselves to hold a full inquiry into the State’s role as well?
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Irish people’s €2 million flatpack habit; what NOT to say to a Leaving Cert student and the royal newlyweds’ starter home hell.
Friday 3 June, 2011
Ashley Cole has been photographed wearing his diamond encrusted wedding ring, leading newspapers to ask: Could she? Would she?
The delivery to the Hague of Ratko Mladic is being welcome by EU leaders. But it is enough to ensure his country’s membership of the EU?
Why is this strain more deadly than any we’ve seen before? And what can you do to make sure you don’t get it?
Yes, you read that right.
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Fears over the spread of new forms of deadly MRSA and E.coli bugs; checkout worker takes Tesco to court over lottery row; and Stephen Fry’s suicide fears.
Thursday 2 June, 2011
Temperatures in Britain will be warmer than Casablanca – while in Ireland the outlook is “well below normal”.
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Consumers warned to wash their salads as ecoli outbreak spreads; Britain prepares for a heatwave as Ireland gets its woollies out; and why one Booker prize winner believes he’s better than any woman writer.
Wednesday 1 June, 2011
Floods and cyclones hit exports hard, causing the Australian economy to shrink at its sharpest rate since 1991.
How do you feel about being asked to pay not one, not two but THREE new potential taxes next year?
Researchers discovered that taking beta blockers, which stop stress responses, reduced the chance of the cancer spreading, and improved survival rates.
However, police insist the Ukrainian teenager was killed by a “troubled classmate.”
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Aer Lingus heads to LRC to avert flight cancellations; what US diplomats really thought of Ireland’s politicians and the girl stoned to the death because of a beauty contest.
Tuesday 31 May, 2011
Senator David Norris is under fire for comments he made in a 2002 interview about sexuality and paedophilia. Do you think the controversy will derail his bid for the Aras?
Meet P-Middy, tipped to be the next queen …. of daytime TV, that is.
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Air Accident Unit investigates incident in which a Ryanair plane plunged into a nose-dive; David Norris says quotes on paedophilia are “misleading” and Pippa Middleton to get a US TV Show.
Friday 27 May, 2011
Meet the world’s most promising dropouts – the 24 handpicked by PayPal founder Peter Thiel for a $100,000 grant. But what do you make of his plan?
Up to ten names have now been mentioned in connection with the presidency. We want to know which of these ten – some who’ve already declared an interest and a few who’ve shown none at all – would be mostly likely to get your vote at this stage.
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Coalition at odds over Sunday pay; Brazil does away with rainforest protection laws and Carla’s staying mum on pregnancy rumours – but the pictures speak louder than words.
Thursday 26 May, 2011
The Vatican says the lifestyles of the Cistercians were not in keeping with Church doctrine. What – did it expect them to live like monks?
Would stress testing reassure you about the safety of Sellafield?
She and Paula Abdul also “lacked chemistry”.
Nine things you need to know by 9am: OECD calls for dole to be cut; Sellafield to be stress-tested by the EU; and why Cheryl Cole was dropped from the US X Factor.
Wednesday 25 May, 2011
The FitzGeralds bought the house for £4,250 in 1959. It’s expected to fetch €1.3 million at auction tomorrow.
Details of the US President’s menu requirements during his stay at the five star Merrion Hotel have emerged.
Trapattoni says unless they are “in hospital or dead”, players have no excuse for not turning up. Is he right? Or should he be more understanding of players’ other commitments?
On the second leg of their European tour, the US President temporarily loses three years, while his wife struggles to hold onto her hair…and her dress.
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Expert disputes Ryanair’s claims that it sent a plane through the ashcloud; the joy the Irish man who died on Everest never got to share; and Brian O’Driscoll snapped with his trophy wife.
Monday 23 May, 2011
Our selection of today’s top tweets on Barack and Michelle Obama’s historic visit.
The impromptu hurley jokes; the emotional speeches; the bad hair day. We’ve got it all in our minute-by-minute timeline of this historic day.
Do you think last year’s lockdown in the skies was an overreaction? Or would you prefer to see airspace close again if the ash cloud returns?
Friday 20 May, 2011
Twenty prostitutes were made available to 100 of the German company’s top perfoming salespeople at an “open-air brothel”, Handelsblatt reports.
Imagine you were given a golden ticket for any one of this month’s historic events. Which one would you choose?
Warning: don’t book your flight unless you’ve got an up-to-date passport.
The RTE broadcaster says he plans to “get in there and have some fun”.