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Twitter did not engage with gardaí when asked to take down 'vile' posts, Justice Minister says
It was reported yesterday that gardaí are now examining social media posts as they attempt to trace some of those involved in the events.
Actor Jonathan Majors in court for start of assault trial
The Loki and Creed III actor is accused of injuring his then-girlfriend during an argument.
Opinion: The speeding climate train will have catastrophic implications for billions
Karol Balfe says not doing anything on climate change is no longer an option as COP28 kicks off.
Govt says referendum enshrining neutrality in Constitution 'not appropriate' as SF motion defeated
Micheál Martin has said that there is no question of Ireland’s neutrality policy being dismantled.
Ireland's Best Drives: Feast your eyes on this truly stunning Wicklow day trip
It’s just a stone’s throw from Dublin and we guarantee you won’t regret spending a day driving around Wicklow.
Five premature babies found dead in Gaza hospital, says region's health ministry
A health ministry spokesperson said Israeli soldiers blocked access to the ICU at the paediatric facility, and doctors were finally able to get into the ward last night.
Widow of a French serial killer on trial over her role in three murders admits to 'all facts'
Monique Olivier is charged with aiding and abetting the kidnapping and murder of the girls.
Dublin Riots
Crowds attacked gardaí and looted shops amid widespread rioting in the capital
What we know
How a mob in the capital turned to looting, arson and calls to kill
justice committee
Commissioner says he cares about job 'too much' to consider resigning
Dublin city
Increased garda presence planned 'up to and beyond Christmas'
I didn’t recognise the Dublin I witnessed last week – it was terrifying
Aoife Barry
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McGrath: Level of ‘exaggeration’ in vacancy estimates but collection of tax will increase
Last week, figures released from the Department of Finance showed that just 3,000 of 50,000 identified properties were liable for the vacant property tax.
‘Huge distortion’ over advent of facial recognition technology, Drew Harris says
The Garda Commissioner said that they would look to use the technology to retrospectively scan footage as part of investigations.
‘A long way from normal’: Families say visits to prison still restricted post-pandemic
Some children only get to see their parent in-person once a month and experts are concerned that video calls are replacing visits.
All Star hurler Kyle Hayes denies attacking man after Limerick nightclub brawl
However, he admitted during garda interviews that he “ran away” from the scene of the alleged assault.
TDs photographed with far-right figures are 'laundering conspiracy theories', Dáil warned
Paul Murphy said politicians ‘have to look at the role of some people in this chamber’ when looking at how last week’s scenes arose.
Mediators working to extend truce as Israel army investigates Hamas report of baby hostage death
A source close to Hamas has said it is willing to extend the truce for four days and release more Israeli hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners.
A group of 12 hostages was freed from Gaza yesterday, with 30 Palestinians released by Israel.
The World Food Programme warned yesterday that Gaza's population faced a "high risk of famine if WFP is not able to provide continued access to food."
The Palestinian health ministry said that two Palestinian teenagers were killed in clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank yesterday.
Hamas hands over released hostages to Red Cross in Gaza
PSNI appeal for witnesses after 'substantial number of sheep' stolen in Co Derry
A rope securing the gate that leads onto the field was cut and the gate was left wide open, enabling the release of flock.
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Christmas is coming
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Behind the tinsel
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Christmas spirits
Heartwarming ad for Enniskillen pub gains millions of views
Jolabokaflod – a look at Iceland's Christmas books tradition
Darach Ó Séaghdha
Quizzmas time
Quiz: Where are these famous Christmas markets?
Sinn Féin TD criticised for waving photo of 'vulnerable' man in Dáil chamber
Earlier today, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald tweeted the image of the man.
Low temperature warning issued for most of country
An ice warning has also been issued for Northern Ireland
Commissioner tells TDs he cares about job 'too much' to consider resigning
Harris promised that the garda presence in Dublin will not ‘fall off a cliff edge’ after Christmas.
Indiependence Music and Arts Festival in Co Cork won't go ahead next year
While Indiependence won’t take place next year, festival organisers said this ‘break in 2024 is with a view to seeing you again in 2025′.
Four complaints against individual officers under investigation by Garda watchdog after riot
GSOC has confirmed that the complaints have been received from members of the public.
Eight-year-old boy and teenager shot dead in West Bank, say Palestinian health ministry
CCTV footage circulating online and on television news shows a boy being struck by a bullet and falling in the street, sending other children fleeing.
Garda public order units to be armed with tasers, Commissioner tells TDs
Before now, only a small number of specially-trained firearm gardaí carried tasers.
US military Osprey aircraft with six onboard crashes off southern Japan
The Japanese coast guard are conducted a search and rescue operation.
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I didn’t recognise the Dublin I witnessed – it was terrifying
Aoife Barry
Enough of the Minister and Commissioner's magical thinking around law and order
John O'Brien
It's time gardaí got some real support in tackling antisocial behaviour
Stephen Moore
How do we help children make sense of the horrors of yesterday?
Dr Sara O’Byrne
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Thalidomide survivors call for State apology after Australian prime minister apologises 'unreservedly'
Thalidomide was a drug used to treat morning sickness that was discontinued in the 1960′s when it was discovered it caused severe birth defects in children.
Aide reads speech for unwell Pope Francis
The Pope was due to attend COP24 but cancelled due to his illness.
Prof Donncha O’Connell: We need a calm and measured assessment of policing after the riots
As the dust settles on the riots, the professor of law says oversight of An Garda Síochána must not be sacrificed.
Met Éireann says Ireland on track to have ‘warmest year on record’ -- and maybe the wettest
Data about Ireland’s climate so far in 2023 spells another record-breaking year.
Highest number of asylum applications filed on record last year
Over 13,600 people applied for international protection last year.
Man (20s) dies following single-vehicle collision in Co Cork
The collision happened at around 6.45am this morning.
Garda Commissioner faces questions from TDs after Dublin Riots
Commissioner Drew Harris has been invited to the Oireachtas justice committee today.
EU member states reach preliminary agreement on reducing industrial emissions
The deal would “reduce harmful emissions from industry and improve public access to information,” the European Council said.
Opinion: The riots were a scaled-up version of what we migrants face every day in Ireland
Teresa Buczkowska says the riots in Dublin sent a very clear and disturbing message to all migrants.
UK study finds that GP appointments over the phone or online can ‘put patients at risk’
Researchers said mistakes via remote consultation are rare, but there is a risk of patients being under-diagnosed.
Emily Hand could only whisper after being released by Hamas, her father says
Thomas Hand told CNN that when he asked his daughter how long she had been held for, she said “a year”.
Explainer: China, the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter
Questions and Answers about China’s emissions and climate plans.
Status Yellow fog warning issued for 14 counties with cold conditions to continue
Met Éireann has warned that localised dense patches of fog will result in difficult or dangerous driving conditions this morning.
Israeli President says Ireland needs to 'admit the truth' about conflict in Gaza
Isaac Herzog asked: “What did we do wrong?”
Stardust inquest hears how teen was trapped in toilets before being 'surrounded by fire'
David Browne told gardaí at the time he could hear “things crashing on top of us”
Irish government to push for fossil fuel companies to 'pay their way' at UN climate conference
The Irish delegation at COP28 will call for phasing out fossil fuels, building renewable energy sources, and helping vulnerable countries.