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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 12°C
France to hold crisis meetings on bedbug 'scourge'
Citizens have reported seeing the creatures on trains, the Paris metro and in cinemas.
Why was the US House Speaker ousted and what happens next?
This was one decision Republicans and Democrats were united on, as both sides deemed McCarthy untrustworthy.
At least four people shot at university in Maryland
Students and staff at Morgan State University were ordered to shelter in place.
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.
Memorial service planned to mark first anniversary of the Creeslough explosion
Ten people, including three children, were killed in the blast in Creeslough on 7 October, 2022.
Opinion: The HSE must learn to listen to social workers in the wake of the 'Emily' case
The McIlroy report into safeguarding following the abuse case has shown that there are major lessons to be learnt, writes Sinéad McGarry.
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
in detail
Inside the international pursuit of the Matthew and her cargo
training day
Our exclusive report from a ranger training exercise in the Irish Sea
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Expanded probe into setting up of RTÉ's barter account requested by expert group
Media Minister Catherine Martin is to appear before an Oireachtas committee today.
Irish GDP set to contract for the first time in over a decade, ESRI says
The ESRI report states that this is the first episode of negative GDP growth since 2012.
Irish tillage being squeezed out in favour of renting land to dairy farmers
A report by
Niall Sargent
Noteworthy examines how dairy expansion has combined with years of policy neglect to leave grain growers struggling to survive.
Rental prices to go up 14% this year, with higher rates where dairy is dominant
Farmers say State plans to grow tillage are unworkable until land rental issue resolved
Land in tillage is set to fall by almost 10% by 2030 despite State targets to grow the sector
3rd October 2023
At least 21 people dead after bus falls from Venice bridge
The crash is said to have caused at least 21 deaths, including two children.
Judge issues gagging order on Donald Trump after social media comments about court clerk
Trump also commented on the clerk yesterday, saying she ‘should not be allowed to be in his ear on every single question’ and ‘hates Trump’.
US Republicans vote to oust the Speaker of the House of Representatives in unprecedented move
The first ouster of a speaker in the House’s 234-year history was supported by only a handful of right-wing Republican hardliners.
Flexible office sector grows significantly as businesses return to Dublin city centre
The latest research from Savills has shown huge demand for office space in Dublin.
New legislation will allow credit unions to take part in loan syndications
Credit unions will also be given powers to refer members to another credit union in situations where it could not provide the service the customer was requesting.
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Here’s your roundup of what made the headlines today.
A wide mix of viewpoints, analysis and first-hand experiences
We must stop the easy use of AI to create nude images of women & girls
Dr Fiona Vera-Gray & Professor Clare McGlynn
The new sex ed curriculum is being misrepresented by a small but loud group
Eoghan Cleary
Recent scandals should show us just how important corporate governance is
Siobhán Finn
'The inner voices told me to breathe and trust myself'
Nuala Moore
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O'Gorman to push hard for significant childcare fee cuts in meeting with Donohoe tomorrow
Further cuts in childcare costs will be delivered in the budget next week but there is not the same amount of money available this year.
Serbia arrests Kosovo Serb businessman in relation to killing of police officer
It comes as the White House said the country has begun withdrawing troops from the Kosovo border after having warned of an unprecedented build-up.
French government plans bill to tackle surging numbers of bedbug cases
In recent weeks, French citizens have reported seeing the creatures in locations including trains and cinemas.
Opinion: Dublin has long been promoted as a city of private enterprise and endless consumption
IAF director Emmett Scanlon outlines how, when it comes to caring for Dublin, actions speak louder than words.
Ash dieback disease a ‘national emergency requiring a national response’ says independent report
First detected here in 2012, the disease now affects approximately 16,000 hectares of ash forests in Ireland.
McEntee appoints High Court judges to oversee use of surveillance and data retention by gardaí
As part of his role, Justice O’Connor may inform the Minister for Justice if he believes that a particular interception warrant should be cancelled, which the Minister will then action.
Residents say they've 'no option' but to consider seeking injunction to keep Castletown entrance open
Talks between the OPW and the private owners broke down on Friday.
Legalising assisted dying would ‘radically’ alter ‘equality of human lives’, Committee hears
However, the committee also heard that ‘descending down a slippery slope is not inevitable’ if assisted dying is legalised.
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Tory candidate for London mayor role criticised for saying Jews ‘frightened’ under Sadiq Khan
Susan Hall has been accused of deploying ‘dog-whistle’ politics.
Military officers group criticises 'dismissive' and 'frustrating' civil servants
Lieutenant Colonel Conor King of RACO was before the Joint Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs this afternoon.
Corporation tax receipts fall to €1.8 billion in September, exchequer returns show
It is the second consecutive month in which corporate tax declined year-on-year.
14-year-old boy arrested after two people killed in shooting at packed Bangkok shopping centre
The incident happened at the Siam Paragon mall in the heart of the Thai capital.
Hunter Biden pleads not guilty to three gun charges
Hunter Biden, 53, is facing three felony charges stemming from his 2018 purchase of a revolver.
Council gives green light for revamp of protected structure building on O'Connell Street
The development is opposed by some politicians including Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams.
Budget 2024: What exactly can we expect in next week's package?
All will be revealed this day next week.
It's Michael McGrath's first time in the driving seat as Finance Minister.
This year's package is expected to be supplemented by a number of one-off measures.
Explainer: Why are gardaí taking industrial action?
Gardaí will withdraw from doing overtime for five days this month, including Halloween. But how did it come to this?
Ireland's new media regulator explains how his team will tackle the most harmful online content
Coimisúin na Meán intervened to demand the removal of an extremely violent video from social media last week.
Donaldson says he is 'not planning for failure' as DUP post-Brexit talks with UK govt 'ongoing'
The DUP has been blocking powersharing for more than a year in protest at the internal UK trade barriers.
Police issue warning after Chinese student in Northern Ireland scammed out of £200,000
The PSNI said it received two similar reports last year of scammers who had targeted Chinese students studying in Belfast.
Government accused of acting like 'bystanders' as gardaí and barristers take industrial action
Varadkar says its not sustainable to continue with Garda roster that was operational during the pandemic.
Elderly man allegedly held passports in names of two babies who died in 1950s, court hears
The man was remanded in custody to appear before Cork District Court again on 10 October next.
Radical changes to Ireland's planning system are coming - here's what's in the new laws
The legislation aims to cut planning appeals from 47 weeks to 18 weeks.
Status Yellow rain warning issued for Co Donegal
The warning will come into effect at midnight and remain in place for 24 hours.
Enoch Burke to remain in prison after refusing to stay away from school
The judge ruled that Burke remain incarcerated until he is prepared to purge his contempt.
From heatwave to Storm Agnes: Both rainfall and temperatures above September average
The autumn month began with a heatwave and ended with the first named storm of the year.