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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Parenting: 'We can't block technology for our kids - that ship has sailed'
Margaret Lynch looks at the government’s backing of schools wishing to ban smartphones and wonders if it’s a red herring.
Ireland v South Africa, Rugby World Cup
Kick-off at the Stade de France is at 8pm.
26 minutes ago 34′ – IRL 7-3 SA: TRRRRYYYYYYYY!!! IT’S MACK HANSEN! Ireland win the lineout and batter and batter and batter at the South African line! They run a wonderful loop play with Sexton, who’s stopped within inches. They recycle...
International concern mounts over ethnic Armenian civilians trapped in Nagorno-Karabakh
Up to 120,000 ethnic Armenians live in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Worried about your child being bullied online? Here’s some helpful advice
Cyberbullying can happen to anyone. It’s always wrong and it should never be overlooked or ignored.
Woman accused of using chemical spray to 'temporarily blind' garda in Dublin attack
The woman is also accused of being a passenger in a stolen rental GoCar car on the same date.
Italy to amend controversial bank tax following widespread criticism
The ECB warned that the tax could make banks more vulnerable to future economic shocks.
Protest at the Dáil
There was widespread condemnation after conspiracy theorist protesters brought a gallows to Leinster House
Wednesday's protest
13 people were arrested as the Dáil resumed after the summer break
What did they want?
The protesters were a disparate band of conspiracy theorists
The protest raised concerns about threats to politicians
Next steps
The Garda Commissioner is to review what happened
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‘Driven to despair’: Random airport stabbing was ‘cry for help,’ court told
The Irish citizen originally from Angola appeared at Dublin District Court today when Judge John Campbell refused bail and held him in custody.
Brexit branded ‘a huge mistake’ as UK protesters march to re-join EU
Hundreds of people dressed in blue clothing and carrying EU flags filled the pavement ahead of the march through the city’s streets.
Zelenskyy holds security talks with Sudanese army general at Shannon Airport
Burhan is the head of Sudan’s army, since he seized power during a coup in 2021.
Lucy Quinn writes name in history books as Republic of Ireland cruise to victory
Life after Vera Pauw began with a 3-0 win over Northern Ireland in front of a record 35,944 at Aviva Stadium.
Gunmen kidnap dozens in Nigerian university raid
Gunmen broke into three female hostels and took the occupants.
Sister of murdered Jo Cox says role of media needs to be looked at in wake of Dáil protest
Cox’s sister said there is no place in a respectful democracy for a gallows with people’s faces on it to be wheeled through the streets.
Pope Francis urges governments to do more to help migrants crossing the Mediterranean
The Pope is currently in France where he has met with bishops and young people.
Off duty PSNI officer arrested at Antrim Hotel and charged over assaults and driving with excess alcohol
The officer will appear in court on 19 October.
A wide mix of viewpoints, analysis and first-hand experiences
There is a real danger now of serious injuries or fatalities at a far-right protest
Tom Clonan
Clips of Russell Brand and others from the mid-2000s show how change still needs to happen
Aoife Barry
'It's not just a matter of pressing a button on an iPhone, senator'
Beta Bajgart
'The Viagra was handed to me as though it were a live bomb'
Bob Mc Quaid
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France arrests, charges Rwanda ex-official over 1994 genocide
Pierre Kayondo is understood to have been charged with complicity in genocide and crimes against humanity.
Poll: Are you happy with the Late Late Show guest lineup so far?
Kielty’s hosting skills have been lauded, but some have found the guest lineup leaves much to be desired.
Ukraine says 'senior' Russian naval officers killed in HQ attack
Ukraine officials say the strike happened during “a meeting of the Russian navy’s leadership”.
Family of girl, 14, shot dead fear Troubles Legacy Bill could end hopes of justice
The McGavigan family are among 16 legal challenges launched against the act.
Man arrested after €100k of cannabis and replica guns seized from Dublin home
Drug paraphernalia and a decommissioned firearm were also seized from the property.
Surrealing in the Years: Has the establishment finally noticed the far-right?
The far-right have been doing this, in public, for months.
No rollout of late night trains to coincide with extended pub and club opening hours
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told The Journal in June that the late night opening hours will not be in place by Christmas.
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The Explainer: What is the American bully XL and do bans on certain dog breeds work?
This week on The Explainer, we speak to Dog Behaviourist Nanci Creedon who tells us more these headline-grabbing dogs and looks at what evidence there is on whether some breeds are more aggressive than others.
Intergenerational fairness? The question mark over making people 66 and older pay PRSI
Ireland’s population is ageing and we need more money from PRSI for pensions – but who’s going to pay it?
Hopes rise for end to Hollywood writers' strike as talks extend
Demands include better pay for writers, greater rewards for creating hit shows, and protection from artificial intelligence.
Niger leaders slam UN chief for General Assembly snub
President Mohamed Bazoum was overthrown by the military on July 26.
Who is Lachlan Murdoch, the prodigal heir to the Murdoch throne?
Rupert Murdoch’s eldest son is taking over from his father – though the line of succession wasn’t always clear.
High demand drives Irish shortage of weight-loss drug Saxenda
The regulator warned that the shortage of the obesity medicine, recently added to the drug payment scheme, will continue until next month.
Bill Kenneally: How a TD, a priest and gardaí handled Waterford child abuse complaints
The Commission of Investigation concluded its first public hearings this week with new light thrown on the case.
Eamon Ryan says school exam system 'not serving our purposes'
Secondary school in Ireland is too exam-focused and needs to be broadened, the Green Party leader insisted.
22nd September 2023
Taoiseach calls for removal of security council veto power during UN speech
Leo Varadkar also paid tribute to Private Séan Rooney in his speech today.
Russell Brand thanks supporters following week of rape and sexual abuse allegations
Brand did not directly address the claims made against him.
HSE CEO offers to meet advocacy groups who are to boycott review of spinal surgery crisis
The HSE said it understands the “deep anger and frustration” of advocacy groups that are representing the affected families.
Varadkar wants tax and USC cuts for middle income earners as 'they pay the most'
Budget talks will begin between the party leaders next week.
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Pope condemns ‘fanaticism of indifference’ facing migrants arriving in Europe
Francis has long lamented that the Mediterranean Sea has become “the world’s biggest cemetery”.
Taoiseach hopes Garda Commissioner's review of politicians' security 'won't go too far'
The Garda Commissioner is to submit a review on the safety of politicians and Oireachtas staff by the end of next month.
Senior Irish-based X employee who liked tweets critical of Elon Musk halts disciplinary process
X, previously known as Twitter, attempted to have a disciplinary hearing with the employee this afternoon.
Bomb disposal experts destroy historical grenade found near Soloheadbeg monument in Tipperary
A local historian who observed the removal operation had hoped that the grenade could be “preserved for a museum”, but it was ultimately destroyed.
Gardaí make nine arrests and seize €50,000 worth of drugs in series of searches in Wexford
Six men and two women have already appeared before the Courts as part of these investigations, gardaí confirmed.