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Dublin: 10 °C Saturday 22 September, 2018

Today’s News

Analysis: If it rules out a vacant property tax the government risks looking idle

A report delivered this week advised against the idea.

Yesterday’s News

Transport Minister Shane Ross criticised for stating that BusConnects 'isn't under his remit'

The minister said he was attempting to explain that he isn’t in charge of details of the plan.

A driverless public transport vehicle is to take to the streets of Dublin for the first time today

The EZ10 electric vehicle will run along a route of nearly one kilometre.

Thursday 20 September, 2018

The Luas Green Line won't return to full service until tomorrow

“Extensive” damage was done to Luas overhead lines during Storm Ali.

Storm Bronagh is here as heavy rains from the south lead to flood warnings

Storm Bronagh is the second named winter storm of the 2018/2019 winter season.

Poll: Did 'storm fatigue' affect people's preparedness for Storm Ali? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did 'storm fatigue' affect people's preparedness for Storm Ali?

Tánaiste Simon Coveney suggested this may have been the case.

Wednesday 19 September, 2018

TDs considering change of plan for proposed three-day wait period for abortions

Dr Peter Boylan told an Oireachtas Committee that there is ‘no evidence’ for the wait time.

Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Status Orange warning for 17 counties as Storm Ali to arrive overnight with gusts of 120 km/hr

The wind warning comes into force at 5am tomorrow, when gale force winds are expected in all areas.

Apple pays over the €14.3bn due to Ireland - but the minister again denies that it's owed

Ireland is appealing the EU Commission that Apple was in receipt of illegal state aid.

'When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby'

Actor Rob Delaney has written a powerful essay about the death of his two-year-old son.

Poll: Should Fianna Fáil extend the confidence and supply deal with Fine Gael? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Fianna Fáil extend the confidence and supply deal with Fine Gael?

The deal is dues to extend after the upcoming budget.

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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Traffic delays in south Dublin after crash on the Rock Road

The crash is on the outbound side but both sides of the road are affected.

Monday 17 September, 2018

The Disappeared: Search teams 'convinced' remains of Columba McVeigh are in Monaghan bog

A fifth search for the Tyrone teenager killed in 1975 begins today.

Sunday 16 September, 2018

Social media abuse an 'ongoing problem' for gardaí as probe launched into 'online threats'

The force also said it is putting supports in place to protect the garda’s safety.

Liadh Ní Riada promises to bring 'enthusiasm, energy and commitment' if elected president

The announcement was made after the party’s ard chomhairle met in Dublin today.

Poll: Who is the best person to lead Labour? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who is the best person to lead Labour?

The party’s think-in begins today in Drogheda.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Your morning update on this September sunday.

New poll suggests President Higgins is on course for a landslide re-election

The rivals for the office have a lot of ground to make up.

Saturday 15 September, 2018

Poll: How much do you worry about climate change? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: How much do you worry about climate change?

It’s been a year of extreme weather.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Your morning update as we begin the weekend.

Elderly woman dies after being hit by SUV on Galway motorway

The collision happened on the M18 last night.

Westminster committee says Irish fishermen must stay away from NI waters unless deal is done

At present, Irish-registered vessels are permitted to fish off Northern Ireland shores.

Friday 14 September, 2018

Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free

Currently they have a VAT rate of 13.5%.

Poll: How often do you buy a new phone? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you buy a new phone?

Three new iPhones were launched during the week.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Your morning update as we approach the weekend.

Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon fails in her bid to be Governor of New York

Two-time incumbent Andrew Cuomo defeated Nixon in the Democratic race.

Thursday 13 September, 2018

Donald Trump's latest claim is that Democrats plotted to inflate the Puerto Rico hurricane death count

A new investigation has put the death count at nearly 3,000 people.

Poll: Do you support the occupation of vacant properties as a form of protest? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the occupation of vacant properties as a form of protest?

Several properties in Dublin and elsewhere have been occupied by housing activists.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Your update as you work towards the weekend.

Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Poll: How do you feel now that Trump's trip to Ireland is off? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel now that Trump's trip to Ireland is off?

The on-again, off-again trip is now off.

Gardaí arrest four in crackdown on illegal TV streaming

The Garda Criminal Assets Bureau has also sought to freeze bank accounts worth €84,000.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Your midweek update as you begin your day.

Sunday 2 September, 2018

Residents worried about 'high-speed cyclists' on parking protected cycle lanes in Dublin city Fitzwilliam Cycle Route This post contains videos

Residents worried about 'high-speed cyclists' on parking protected cycle lanes in Dublin city

The proposed design would see parked cars create a buffer between cyclists and traffic.

TD says people are 'scamming' the Cycle to Work scheme and selling bikes for profit

Seán Fleming TD says there must be more oversight of the scheme.

Friday 31 August, 2018

VIDEO: Donald Trump's visit to Ireland is likely to be very different to the last time he was here Red Carpet Treatment This post contains videos

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Trump coming to Ireland, Brendan Howlin under pressure and the EU’s clock directive.

US President Donald Trump will visit Ireland in November

The White House made the announcement this evening.

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