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Ryanair CEO tells TDs that aviation growth is dependant on 'efficient airport facilities'
# Aviation
# Aviation

Ryanair CEO tells TDs that aviation growth is dependant on 'efficient airport facilities'

29 minutes ago 1,044 Views 0 Comments

He added that a ‘fairer burden of environmental taxes’ could see a 50% increase in air traffic.

Letterbomb sent to Ukraine's embassy in Spain injures one
# Madrid
# Madrid

Letterbomb sent to Ukraine's embassy in Spain injures one

36 minutes ago 1,916 Views 0 Comments

Police have opened an investigation.

Gardaí probe concerns of sexual trafficking in the south-west
# Sex Trade
# Sex Trade

Gardaí probe concerns of sexual trafficking in the south-west

45 minutes ago 3,373 Views 1 Comment

Enquiries have also been launched into a ‘pimp’ operating in an undisclosed part of the country.

FAI to introduce professional contracts for players in Women's National League
# Historic
From The42
# Historic

FAI to introduce professional contracts for players in Women's National League

Updated 45 minutes ago 1,990 Views 2 Comments

The professional contracts will be introduced from 1 December, 2022.

Taoiseach refuses to estimate final cost of National Children's Hospital
# Rising Costs
# Rising Costs

Taoiseach refuses to estimate final cost of National Children's Hospital

52 minutes ago 2,952 Views 10 Comments

The current estimated cost of the NCH is €1.4 billion.

Twitter tells High Court it has restored Dublin-based senior executive to her position
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter tells High Court it has restored Dublin-based senior executive to her position

1 hour ago 7,585 Views 0 Comments

The executive said she was treated as a former employee for not replying to an email sent by Musk to all staff.

Around 66,000 workers still waiting on €1,000 pandemic bonus payment
# Tax-free Payment
# Tax-free Payment

Around 66,000 workers still waiting on €1,000 pandemic bonus payment

1 hour ago 5,277 Views 9 Comments

The health minister says he hopes the majority of the payments will be made before Christmas.

Late-night DART and Commuter Christmas rail services kick off this weekend
# Christmas Travel
# Christmas Travel

Late-night DART and Commuter Christmas rail services kick off this weekend

2 hours ago 4,794 Views 4 Comments

Services will run each Friday and Saturday from now until Christmas Eve.

Jiang Zemin, who led China after Tiananmen Square crackdown, dies aged 96.
# China
# China

Jiang Zemin, who led China after Tiananmen Square crackdown, dies aged 96.

4 hours ago 7,050 Views 8 Comments

The former Communist Party leader helped oversee the Chinese economic boom.

Parents, students and other stakeholders are being asked their views on Special Educational Needs
# Education
# Education

Parents, students and other stakeholders are being asked their views on Special Educational Needs

Updated 4 hours ago 9,546 Views 20 Comments

The Government has faced criticism about the difficulty in finding school and class places for children with additional needs.

Taoiseach calls PBP TDs 'Puppets for Putin' in Dáil exchanges over NATO assessors in Cork hills
# Exchanging Fire
# Exchanging Fire

Taoiseach calls PBP TDs 'Puppets for Putin' in Dáil exchanges over NATO assessors in Cork hills

5 hours ago 31,004 Views 57 Comments

The Taoiseach was asked to explain ‘what was going on’ when NATO visited Cork

East Wall protestors vow to block Port Tunnel three times a week until demands are met
# East Wall
# East Wall

East Wall protestors vow to block Port Tunnel three times a week until demands are met

5 hours ago 25,397 Views 53 Comments

The group said protests ‘will continue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until further notice’.

Woman appears in New Zealand court facing charges of murdering children found in suitcases
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Woman appears in New Zealand court facing charges of murdering children found in suitcases

5 hours ago 15,811 Views 0 Comments

The children’s bodies were found after a family bought the suitcases at an online auction of abandoned goods.

SpaceX mission carrying DCU samples to the moon postponed by 24 hours
# Grounded
# Grounded

SpaceX mission carrying DCU samples to the moon postponed by 24 hours

Updated 6 hours ago 6,533 Views 1 Comment

The samples are set to become the first Irish samples to reach the moon since the 1970s.

Poll: Should businesses be legally obliged to take cash?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should businesses be legally obliged to take cash?

6 hours ago 35,821 Views 53 Comments

A new review says businesses and certain sectors should be legislated to accept cash.

Renewed appeal for information on 25th anniversary of murder of Eileen Costello O’Shaughnessy
# Appeal
# Appeal

Renewed appeal for information on 25th anniversary of murder of Eileen Costello O’Shaughnessy

7 hours ago 11,526 Views 0 Comments

Taxi driver Eileen Costello O’Shaughnessy was murdered on 30 November 1997 at the age of 47.

US Senate passes landmark bill to protect same-sex marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

US Senate passes landmark bill to protect same-sex marriage

7 hours ago 6,936 Views 3 Comments

‘Love is love, and Americans should have the right to marry the person they love,’ said Biden after the vote.

Donald Trump ordered to testify in defamation case brought by woman who says he raped her
# Trump
# Trump

Donald Trump ordered to testify in defamation case brought by woman who says he raped her

7 hours ago 15,823 Views 0 Comments

The former US president faces twin allegations of rape and defamation in a case dating back to 2019.

Twitter lifts policy intended to prevent spread of Covid misinformation
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter lifts policy intended to prevent spread of Covid misinformation

7 hours ago 7,657 Views 10 Comments

As of September of this year, Twitter had suspended 11,230 accounts under the policy.

Fresh clashes in south China over Covid lockdowns as authorities warn of 'crackdown'
# Protests
# Protests

Fresh clashes in south China over Covid lockdowns as authorities warn of 'crackdown'

7 hours ago 4,655 Views 1 Comment

Anger over China’s zero-Covid policies has been the trigger for the protests.

EU countries looking to persuade Irish navy to move contracts away from UK
# Adriaan Palm
# Adriaan Palm

EU countries looking to persuade Irish navy to move contracts away from UK

7 hours ago 18,332 Views 21 Comments

Three Dutch naval vessels paid a courtesy visit to Cork harbour last weekend.

New Alzheimer’s drug hailed as ‘beginning of the end’ in search for treatment
# Lecanemab
# Lecanemab

New Alzheimer’s drug hailed as ‘beginning of the end’ in search for treatment

7 hours ago 17,451 Views 11 Comments

Lecanemab was found to slow decline in patients’ memory and thinking.

Trial of a four-day work week gets 100% success rating with Irish employees
# Productivity
# Productivity

Trial of a four-day work week gets 100% success rating with Irish employees

8 hours ago 19,893 Views 28 Comments

Staff in the trial experienced less burnout and sleep deprivation.

Certain businesses and sectors should be legislated to accept cash
# Cashless Society
# Cashless Society

Certain businesses and sectors should be legislated to accept cash

14 hours ago 16,493 Views 34 Comments
  • Government advised to preemptively legislate to ensure that cash continues to be accepted by certain sectors and businesses, reports Political Correspondent Christina Finn
  • Risks could arise should retailers such as large supermarket chains and other services such as GPs or hospitals decide to not accept cash, the banking report finds.
  • The Irish bank branch network has reduced from 617 branches in June 2020 to 438 branches in September 2022.

Yesterday's News

Founder of far-right Oath Keepers found guilty of seditious conspiracy over US Capitol riot
# 6 January
# 6 January

Founder of far-right Oath Keepers found guilty of seditious conspiracy over US Capitol riot

15 hours ago 13,143 Views 0 Comments

A Washington DC jury found Stewart Rhodes guilty of sedition after three days of deliberations in the nearly two-month trial.

Ukraine urges Nato to speed up weapons deliveries following Russian strikes on energy grid
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine urges Nato to speed up weapons deliveries following Russian strikes on energy grid

15 hours ago 7,790 Views 9 Comments

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg accused Vladimir Putin of targeting infrastructure in a bid to use winter as “a weapon of war” against Ukraine.

Sexual crimes and domestic abuse top policing priorities for public, garda survey finds
# An Garda Síochána
# An Garda Síochána

Sexual crimes and domestic abuse top policing priorities for public, garda survey finds

16 hours ago 6,347 Views 5 Comments

91% of those surveyed said they had trust in An Garda Síochána.

Father-of-two was beaten to death after becoming 'messy' during stag do, court told
# Vincent Parsons
# Vincent Parsons

Father-of-two was beaten to death after becoming 'messy' during stag do, court told

16 hours ago 63,295 Views 0 Comments

Philip Disney (27) and Sean Carlyle (30) have pleaded not guilty to the murder of Vincent Parsons at Killinarden Way, Tallaght in August 2019.

Top Gun actor Clarence Gilyard dies aged 66
# RIP
# RIP

Top Gun actor Clarence Gilyard dies aged 66

16 hours ago 31,977 Views 7 Comments

Gilyard had a prolific career as an actor, starting in the 1980s with appearances in Diff’rent Strokes, The Facts Of Life and other shows.

Open disclosure change agreed for Patient Safety Bill
# Health
# Health

Open disclosure change agreed for Patient Safety Bill

17 hours ago 7,905 Views 0 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly got Government approval to introduce an amendment to the text of the Patient Safety Bill at the Report Stage.

Pulisic's first-half goal sends USA through and ends Iran's extraordinary World Cup
# Christian Victory
From The42
# Christian Victory

Pulisic's first-half goal sends USA through and ends Iran's extraordinary World Cup

17 hours ago 19,339 Views 7 Comments

The USA will face the Netherlands in the last-16 after a 1-0 win.

Permission for Meath data centre is breach of neighbour's constitutional rights, court told
# Courts
# Courts

Permission for Meath data centre is breach of neighbour's constitutional rights, court told

17 hours ago 18,987 Views 0 Comments

Mannix and Amy Coyne claim An Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant planning permission for the centre is flawed and should be set aside.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

17 hours ago 5,411 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Abortion services ‘will be commissioned in Northern Ireland’, UK minister tells MPs
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Abortion services ‘will be commissioned in Northern Ireland’, UK minister tells MPs

18 hours ago 7,003 Views 4 Comments

A Labour MP urged the UK Government to act, warning that for three years ‘abortion might be legal, it is not accessible’.

Ireland’s Tehran embassy reopening ‘under review’, says Coveney
# Iran
# Iran

Ireland’s Tehran embassy reopening ‘under review’, says Coveney

18 hours ago 7,962 Views 1 Comment

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said it “makes sense” to have an embassy in the Iranian capital, despite concerns.

Deferring toll price hikes by six months will first need agreement by all 8 operators, says TII
# Heavy Toll
# Heavy Toll

Deferring toll price hikes by six months will first need agreement by all 8 operators, says TII

Updated 18 hours ago 22,176 Views 42 Comments
  • Tolls were set to rise from 1 January 1 to their maximum rate due to an increase in inflation
  • The announcement provoked anger as citizens grapple with the surging cost of living this winter
Trial begins of man accused of murdering Cameron Reilly
# Courts
# Courts

Trial begins of man accused of murdering Cameron Reilly

19 hours ago 14,562 Views 0 Comments

The trial heard that on the night of his death, Cameron Reilly was with a group of people in a field outside Dunleer

Woman tells court that emotional abuse she suffered in controlling relationship was like torture
# Courts
# Courts

Woman tells court that emotional abuse she suffered in controlling relationship was like torture

19 hours ago 29,396 Views 0 Comments

Daniel Lynch pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to coercive control of the woman on dates between September 2020 and January 2022.

Man arrested over Wexford dog attack as family says boy's life has been 'destroyed forever'
# Enniscorthy
# Enniscorthy

Man arrested over Wexford dog attack as family says boy's life has been 'destroyed forever'

Updated 20 hours ago 86,736 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened on Sunday.

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