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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C
Just Stop Oil protesters disrupt Les Miserables performance in London's West End
Westminster police said that local officers were quickly on the scene.
Eighth man to appear in court tomorrow in relation to €160 million cocaine haul
A total of seven men have appeared before several district courts charged in relation to what gardaí have labelled as Ireland’s largest ever drugs haul.
Newcastle crush PSG to mark first home Champions League game in 20 years
Eddie Howe’s side clinched a 4-1 win against the French side.
Remains of rare whale preserved after being dissected by hand on Co Down beach
It is hoped the skeleton of the whale will eventually be put on public display for educational purposes.
How to get involved in World Mental Health Month this October
World Mental Health Month takes place this October as part a month-long programme of events by Mental Health Ireland to raise awareness of mental health challenges.
Coalition leaders get budget update from ministers that hold the purse strings
Budget day takes place next Tuesday.
New Bill seeks to establish register for those convicted of domestic violence
The Bill proposes requiring those with domestic violence convictions to inform gardaí of their whereabouts and if they start a new relationship.
The hunt for the MV Matthew
A dramatic, multi-agency operation on the high seas netted Ireland’s largest-ever drug haul
Army rangers fast-roped onto the ship and diverted it to port
The cocaine is worth €157m. On the streets it could have fetched far more
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Inside the international pursuit of the Matthew and her cargo
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Our exclusive report from a ranger training exercise in the Irish Sea
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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
Here’s your roundup of what made the headlines today.
Man goes on trial for murder of Bobby Messett at Bray Boxing Club in 2018
Gerard Cervi pleaded not guilty to the murder charge and not guilty to the attempted murders of Ian Britton and boxing coach Pete Taylor.
Mary Lou McDonald offers 'unreserved apology' to Máiría Cahill
The Sinn Fein leader says she wishes Cahill well.
Self-described 'gangster’ appears in court charged with Tupac Shakur's murder
Duane ‘Keffe D’ Davis, 60, was arrested last week during an early-morning walk near his home.
Teenage boy charged with murder of Lorna Woodnutt appears remotely in court
He was remanded in custody for another two weeks.
'It shows the irony': Irish speaker on using Gaeilge to confront anti-immigrant protesters
A video of Darragh Adelaide responding to far-right anti-immigration activist Philip Dwyer in Irish went viral last week.
Donnelly orders statutory review into use of unlicensed springs in surgeries at Temple Street
The health watchdog will also review oversight processes and governance within Children’s Health Ireland on the use of surgical implants.
MEPs push to scrap airline charges for carry-on luggage and to standardise dimensions
The resolution states that ‘reasonable’ carry-on luggage should be free of charge.
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Meath man to be sentenced next week for providing illegal television access via ‘dodgy boxes’
The court heard that the alarm was raised after a brand protection company in the UK became concerned that copyright material was being infringed.
EU reaches 'historic' new migration deal to help ease pressure on Italy and Greece
The new deal will seek to relieve the pressure on so-called ‘frontline’ countries, such as Italy and Greece, by relocating some arrivals to other EU states.
Media Minister: 'It will be RTÉ’s call on compulsory redundancies, not the governments'
Media Minister Catherine Martin came before the Media Committee today to answer questions on RTÉ and longer-term funding of public broadcasting.
USC cuts, a private jet tax and scrapping carbon tax increases included in SF alternative budget
Mary Lou McDonald says housing is her party’s number one priority.
Trolleys of champagne and guide dog apologies: What is going on at the 2023 Tory Conference?
Suella Braverman had to apologise this morning for standing on a guide dog’s tail.
FIFA confirms 2030 World Cup to be hosted in six countries, Saudi Arabia confirms bid for 2034
The 2030 tournament will be held in Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, but with a group game to be played in Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay.
Gardaí to be bussed in from rural areas to police Dublin on Budget Day
It is understood they will be rostered to work on the day in their stations but will be sent to Dublin instead.
Social media is crawling with Paris bedbugs - but tourists 'shouldn't let it ruin their trip'
Expert says Irish Rugby World Cup goers shouldn’t be too worried about bedbugs.
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Young people march to demand Government action over accommodation ‘crisis’ facing students
Teaching representatives also joined in the protest event, which concluded with a loud rally within earshot of the Dáil and Government Buildings.
Algal blooms raise 'alarm bell' at Blessington Lake in wake of Lough Neagh disaster
The blooms can be harmful for human and animal health and for the environment.
Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool-Spurs clash replayed over VAR blunder
Officials wrongly disallowed Luis Diaz’s goal due to a misunderstanding of the on-field decision.
Lotto jackpot will rollover for 16th time if it is not won in tonight's draw
If the current National Lottery jackpot continues to rollover until Halloween, it will take the place as the second-longest rollover in Irish history.
Laois man to face retrial after his conviction for rape is quashed by the Court of Appeal
The man has been remanded on continuing bail and the case has been sent back to the Central Criminal Court where a date for a retrial will be set.
Man dies after falling from height at workplace in Co Westmeath
The incident happened at a garage on the Old Dublin Road in Mullingar this morning.
Aaron Brady's lawyers claim jury may have worried about dying from Covid-19 during murder trial
Aaron Brady was jailed in 2020 for a minimum of 40 years for the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.
Former Stardust manager tells inquest it was 'unsafe' to keep exit doors locked on disco nights
Eamon Butterly said ‘the consequences would be bad’ if the doors were locked during an emergency, but told the inquest that staff ‘would be keeping an eye on the doors’.
Press Ombudsman calls on politicians to use her office for complaints before legal routes
A total of 260 complaints were made to the Press Council last year.
'Be careful what you wish for': Both Republicans and Democrats may live to regret axing speaker
The ousting of speaker Kevin McCarthy is seen as a “big victory” for the hard-right, but at what cost?
Laurence Fox arrested as video shows police searching his home, GB News ends his employment
In a statement today, GB News confirmed Fox is now longer employed by the company.
Murder investigation launched as man dies after being attacked by XL bully dog in England
Northumbria Police responded to an incident in Shiney Row, Sunderland, yesterday evening.
Russian journalist who protested on TV jailed for over eight years in absentia
Marina Ovsyannikova (45) fled the country last year after escaping house arrest with her then 11-year-old daughter.
Varadkar plans to bring Environment Commissioner to Irish farm to highlight 'well managed' beef and dairy sector
The Taoiseach says a reduction to 175kg per hectare would “inflict serious damage” on the sector.
'Stakeknife' investigator picked as preferred candidate to be PSNI interim chief constable
Jon Boutcher has recently been conducting an investigation into the British Army’s top agent in Northern Ireland during the Troubles
Corporate manslaughter probe following Lucy Letby murder convictions
Letby was sentenced to a whole life order after she was convicted of the murders of seven babies and the attempted murders of six others.
Tory conference hears British soldiers were 'dragged back to Belfast' and 'hounded to death'
Johnny Mercer praised the controversial Legacy Act, which includes a form of immunity from prosecution for Troubles-related offences.