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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Today’s News

Fianna Fáil to back Sinn Féin's rent freeze bill

The bill would see rents frozen for the next three years.

RTÉ to get extra €10m after Government announces public service broadcasting Commission

“This is Government meeting RTÉ halfway,” Communications Minister Richard Bruton said.

Law Society pays tribute to Irish barrister Paul Anthony McDermott RIP

Law Society pays tribute to Irish barrister Paul Anthony McDermott

Tributes have been paid to the well-known barrister and commentator, who has died aged 47.


Roxette lead singer Marie Fredriksson dies aged 61

She had been battling cancer for 17 years.

Cabinet approves legislation to excavate site of Tuam mother and baby home

Between 1925 and 1960, 796 children died at the Tuam mother and baby home.

Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Burma as top UN court hears Rohingya genocide allegations

The court hearings are beginning on Human Rights day.

'I haven't heard the FAI apologise': Concerns of staff, players and fans after 'shocking' FAI accounts

“How can we be in a scenario where we’re fighting for our jobs, and we did nothing wrong?”

Man and woman arrested after high-speed chase and collision with garda cars

The incident happened shortly before 10.30pm last night.

'Hang lights in vertical lines': How to create a picture-perfect Christmas tree, according to a pro

Over 1,000 new houses set to be built in Clondalkin

An Bord Pleanála approved the South Dublin County Council development.

Number of mumps cases in 2019 four times higher than last year

The HSE said has said the increase in numbers is linked to the spread of misinformation about vaccines on social media.

From The42 FAI 'unable to accept' Oireachtas invitation Update

FAI 'unable to accept' Oireachtas invitation

The association say they want to prioritise ‘the refinancing package that will guarantee the future of the FAI and safeguard jobs’.

'Immense tragedy': Six people killed in shooting at Czech hospital

The suspect fled the scene but later shot and killed himself, police have confirmed.

IFA staging latest blockade outside Musgrave distribution centre in Kildare

Musgrave supplies Supervalu and Centra stores.

Status Yellow wind warning for entire country

The wind warning was issued at 7 am this morning and continues until 4 pm.

Poll: Would you support a three-year rent freeze in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a three-year rent freeze in Ireland?

The Dáil is set to debate legislation proposed by Sinn Féin today.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

From The42 Happier than I've ever been: Fahey finds peace of mind after battling depression The Football Family

Happier than I've ever been: Fahey finds peace of mind after battling depression

The ex-Ireland international speaks candidly about mental health and the personal challenges he has endured.

Coats on Ha'penny Bridge could save someone's life, says organiser

On Saturday, Dublin City Council said that the coats would be removed for health and safety reasons.

'Archaic conditions are leading to violence': Call for new Family Law Court to be urgently developed

Eleven organisations are calling for a dedicated Family Law Court to be developed in Dublin.

Man escapes after cash-in-transit van robbed in Dublin

The incident took place at 5.20am.

Chilean military plane 'disappears' with 38 passengers on board

The C-130 Hercules carried 17 crew members and 21 passengers.

Over 140,000 children living in 'substandard' homes, warns St Vincent de Paul

The charity has called for more support from the government to retrofit homes.

'Feeder school' league tables: Here's why they give parents a distorted view of what constitutes a decent school

‘Feeder Schools’ tables show that students who attended private fee-paying schools go on to attend third-level education at higher rates than others.

New Zealand police launch investigation into volcano tragedy

Questions have emerged over why tour groups were allowed into the volcano zone.

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote

Opposition members are understood to be considering tabling a motion of no confidence against the health minister in the new year.

Charity appeals to members of the public to stop donating soiled and dirty clothes

The Cork-based charity described some of the donations it received as ‘disgraceful’

Water quality in almost half of Ireland's lakes and rivers deemed unsatisfactory

Coastal waters had the highest proportion of water bodies in good or high ecological status, according to an EPA report.

'It's fair value for 44c a day': RTÉ boss to make direct appeal to politicians over TV licence reforms

Forbes wants the Government to take action to tackle households evading the licence fee.

Yesterday’s News

Shane Ross: 'We don't trust the FAI, we don't trust them with the money... it's a basket case' FAI

Shane Ross: 'We don't trust the FAI, we don't trust them with the money... it's a basket case'

The Sports Minister won’t be appearing before Wednesday’s emergency Oireachtas meeting.

Couple who claimed they were defamed over dinner bill at Dublin restaurant lose €75k case

“Quite frankly, asking someone to pay for a meal isn’t defamatory,” the judge said.

Protester cries 'treason' as Democrats outline impeachment case against Donald Trump

Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler said today that Trump “put himself before country”.

Man given six-year driving ban following conviction for killing pedestrian after drinking 12-15 pints

Derek Keane was jailed for five-and-a-half years in court on Friday.


Woman whose mother was saved from drowning in 1953 tracks down rescuer on Liveline

“You saved my mother,” Mary Thompstone told John Eldred on Joe Duffy’s RTÉ Radio One show this afternoon.

FBI probe into Russian interference in 2016 US election not politically driven, says watchdog report

The US Justice report rebuts Donald Trump’s claims that the FBI illegally spied on his campaign.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s what made headlines today.

Bonnie Greer, Love Island and #WagathaChristie: Here's what got Irish Twitter talking this year

And of course, Irish Twitter talked a lot about Brexit too.

Woman whose CEO hacked into her phone and downloaded intimate photos awarded €94k

The Workplace Relations Commission ruled in favour of the woman’s case alleging sexual harassment and unfair dismissal.

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