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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C
UN warns Gaza to become 'even more hellish' as Israeli troops continue to push south
International aid organisations have warned that civilians in the densely populated Strip are running out of places to flee to.
Israel says it aims to destroy Hamas and free hostages taken in unprecedented 7 October cross-border attacks.
US President Joe Biden called for the condemnation of "sexual violence" committed by Hamas.
International concern deepens over civilian death toll as Israel expands offensive in Gaza
Cabinet approves addition of two rail lines proposed in All-Island Strategic Rail Review
The two rail lines are Claremorris to Athenry and Waterford to Rosslare Europort.
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Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
UK signs new migration treaty with Rwanda after being blocked by Supreme Court
The President of the Law Society said it is unclear how a new treaty will convince Supreme Court judges.
Man who took 'upskirt' pictures on Luas and found with child abuse video appeals sentence
Roughly 278,500 images of women and girls’ legs and buttocks were found during a search of the perpetrator’s home and devices.
Recruitment age for gardaí to rise from 35 to 50 from next month after Cabinet sign off
Government hopes to see a boost in recruitment numbers.
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Tents to be offered to asylum seekers with no accommodation as Govt confirms €75 weekly payment
Yesterday, it was announced that the state had run out of accommodation for international protection applicants.
'Fearless and remarkable' - Irish motorsport icon Rosemary Smith dies at age of 86
The Irish sport great passed peacefully in Dublin today.
Baseball caps being trialled as part of new Garda uniform in three stations
Previously a garda spokesperson said the traditional peaked cap was being kept as part of the garda uniform.
Woman arrested by Gardaí investigating historic seizure of cocaine on ship off Cork coast
The woman in her thirties was arrested in Dublin, she can be detained for up to 7 days.
Government clashes with McDonald over claim it did not contact school after stabbing
The Sinn Féin leader told the Dáil that the Government did not contact the school at the centre of the knife attack on 23 November for “nearly two weeks”.
Justice Minister Helen McEntee survives confidence motion after heated debate
The Journal’s live blog will bring you the latest developments from Leinster House throughout the day and livestream the debate.
Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland, Nations League
The Republic sought to end 2023 on a high as they faced Northern Ireland.
Ex-Celtic and Northern Ireland player Paddy McCourt cleared of sexual assault conviction
Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service offered no evidence during the brief hearing.
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Most important in years - COP28
Leaders are gathering for the latest climate summit as 2023 ends as the hottest year on record
Carbon capture
Ireland to develop carbon capture but 'can't use that as cover' for fossil fuels
Diplomatic spat
COP28 president defends stance on phasing out fossil fuels
Loss and damage
Taoiseach pledges €25 million to climate damage fund
If we crack energy, we can crack climate
Eamon Ryan
Late night Dart and Commuter trains to run from Thursdays to Saturdays in lead up to Christmas
The late night services will have security personnel on board to “ensure customer safety”, Irish Rail has said.
Varadkar reacts to RTÉ Investigates: 'People seeking money to withdraw planning objections is not acceptable'
Government is open to making ‘go away’ payments a stand alone offence in new Planning Bill.
Ireland's corporation tax levels recovered in November after months of decline
The Minister for Finance said that the volatility of corporation tax payments in Ireland has shown that the era of ‘over performances’ is at an end.
Inquest into death of Dublin infant who had Strep A returns verdict of 'medical misadventure'
The 2-year-old passed away 48 hours after she was discharged from an emergency department.
Richard Boyd Barrett defends remarks labelling Israel a ‘filthy, racist regime’
The People Before Profit TD made the remarks at the weekend and claimed that Israel is a ‘psychopath’ State.
Garda file on Tina Satchwell murder case at 'advanced stage'
Richard Satchwell, who stands accused of his late wife’s murder, has been further remanded in custody after appearing in court via video link today.
X responds to Justice Minister's claim that it did not engage with gardaí during Dublin riot
McEntee said Twitter had not engaged with gardaí to remove posts about the Dublin riot.
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The Dublin riots triggered middle Ireland and its voters – politicians take heed
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Tolls on the M50, Port Tunnel and eight national roads will increase again on 1 January
This is the second increase to the price of the toll in under a year.
'We are being failed': Travellers protest at Dáil over mental health crisis in their community
National Traveller Mental Health Network chair Mags Casey told those gathered that the community “is on its knees at the moment”.
Committee on Assisted Dying told ‘disabled people need to be central’ in shaping legislation
At this morning’s session, the Committee discussed protecting vulnerable groups, including people with disabilities and older people.
Referendums on 'women in the home' reference and wider definition of family to be held in March
The vote will take place on International Women’s Day.
Rainfall warning issued for seven southern and south-eastern counties
The alert comes into place tomorrow morning and will remain in place until Thursday afternoon.
Irish teenagers top the list for reading skills across the EU, according to major global study
Ireland was also in the top three for maths and science across the EU in the latest results published by Pisa.
Documents retrieved from Hamas by Israel reveal 7 October attacks were planned years in advance
The devices and documents were discovered by Israeli intelligence officers.
Gardaí search two locations as part of EU-wide operation targeting illegal gun manufacturing
It was part of an EU-wide joint day of action in October that was co-ordinated by Europol.
Poll: Do you play video games?
The sixth game in the Grand Theft Auto franchise is set to be released next year.
UK salary threshold for overseas workers to raise to €45,100 under plans to cut migration
There are also plans to stop health and care workers from bringing family dependants.
Woman (80s) dies following single-vehicle crash in Co Longford
The incident occurred shortly after 4.40pm yesterday afternoon.
Operators of UK nuclear plant denies reports its IT networks have been attacked by cyber groups
The cyber groups are linked to Russia and China.
Ukraine says two people killed in Russian shelling in Kherson
Meanwhile, Russia said it neutralised 35 Ukrainian drones over the annexed Crimean peninsula and the Sea of Azov.
Man jailed six months for deliberately crashing his plane to boost his views on YouTube
Trevor Jacob lied to investigators about the crash and hid evidence.
Warnings to motorists in eight counties where ice warning remains in place
Motorists have been warned about black ice.
Apparent death toll from volcanic eruption in Indonesia rises to 23 after more bodies found
More than 50 climbers were rescued after the initial eruption on Sunday.
World could breach 1.5C warming threshold in the next seven years, study warns
The latest draft agreement from COP28 has the clause to do nothing to phase out fossil fuels.