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Thursday 18 July 2024 Dublin: 15°C
People who give character references for sexual offenders can now be cross-examined in court
Michael D Higgins signed the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Human Trafficking) Bill 2023 today.
Yesterday
17th July 2024
Joe Biden cancels campaign events after testing positive for Covid-19
EU court rules Von Der Leyen's Commission didn't give enough information about Covid contracts
Harris and Starmer toast relationship ‘reset’ over pints with UK PM Ireland visit set for Sept
Car crashes into Paris cafe terrace, killing one person and seriously injuring several others
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
SPOTLIGHT
Chaos in Coolock
Violent disturbances at a site earmarked to accommodate people seeking international protection
Outbreak
Clashes with gardaí after fires break out at the site
blocked
Motorists diverted and a video shows Dublin Bus being targeted
Condemnation
Taoiseach condemns ‘reprehensible’ and ‘criminal’ acts
charged
15 people appear in court charged with public order offences
US declares end to problem-plagued Gaza aid pier
Paris mayor swims in the Seine to showcase improved cleanliness ahead of Olympic events
Troubles bereaved hail ‘important day’ as UK government vows to repeal Legacy Act
Sinn Féin immigration doc to call for more countries to be added to 'safe countries' list
Inland Fisheries Ireland investigating deaths of around 850 wild Atlantic salmon in Sligo river
Tánaiste focused on ‘less sexy’ all-island politics than ‘shouting from rooftops’ about Border Poll
Wicklow Garda goes on trial accused of false imprisonment and sexual assault at garda station
Andrew Scott nominated for two Emmy awards for work on Netflix series ‘Ripley’
Man in his 40s killed after being struck by stolen car in Baldoyle area of Dublin overnight
It’s believed the vehicle was stolen by a gang of car thieves operating from the west of Dublin city.
SPOTLIGHT
Voices
A mix of personal stories and opinions on the stories of the day.
'Conservatives are now sitting in the corner, licking their wounds'
Sydney Nash
'People are ready to say goodbye to the Tories this time'
Peter Flanagan
Victims need to be placed at the heart of the justice system
Dr Susan Leahy
Why I'm attempting to conquer the Wicklow Way in less than 72 hours this weekend
Jack 'Beano' Carey
What's behind the BBC's investigation into Strictly Come Dancing?
Man who threatened to throw ammonia in female garda's face to serve full sentence
Asylum seekers attacked by gang armed with iron bars and knives in Dublin city centre
Woman extradited from the Republic to the North over stolen purse offence in 2016
Doherty says Harris seeks to 'favour those coming into large wealth' with inheritance tax change
Leading addiction treatment centre reports significant rise in cocaine and gambling addictions
President signs controversial Defence legislation into law following Council of State meeting
The statement went onto say that his decision to make the legislation law does not close off an avenue to challenge the Defence Amendment Act in court.
'The secret sauce': Tánaiste visits Guinness brewery in Kenya as part of trade visit
Garda who 'lost it' and attacked man taking pictures of him in Dublin bar avoids criminal record
Mary Lou McDonald reports death threat to Gardaí after man posts video saying he would 'shoot her dead'
While wearing a black mask, the man in the video said he would shoot the Sinn Féin leader “for free”.
Fifa and Chelsea investigating after Enzo Fernandez posts ‘offensive’ video on Instagram
SPOTLIGHT
XL Bully ban
New measures due in coming months
New measures
XL bully dogs to be banned in Ireland
The Explainer Podcast
What is the American bully XL and do bans on certain dog breeds work?
The problem of dog attacks won't be solved with just a ban on certain breeds
Suzi Walsh
Banning the XL Bully won't protect the public in any real way
Paula Feaheny
Debunked: Bus company refutes claims it wouldn't drive 150 asylum seekers into Coolock site
Varadkar: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil 'rapidly becoming sister parties' but merger not likely
King Charles makes first King's Speech under Starmer, confirms repeal of Troubles Legacy Act
In all, the chunky package features 40 pieces of proposed legislation.
Charles made the confirmation as he delivered the King's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament.
New Prime Minister Keir Starmer had pledged to repeal the legislation.
Bus Éireann suspends service through two areas in Limerick city due to antisocial behaviour
'Over to you': Jury begins deliberations in Thomas Dooley murder trial
Cork TD calls for extra flights for fans travelling to Dublin for All-Ireland final this weekend
Poll: Are you happy with Simon Harris' first 100 days as Taoiseach?
Coolock: Gardaí examining CCTV and social media images as part of investigation
Speed limit of 60 km/h on local roads to be introduced in November
MEPs debate Ukraine support and warn actions of some are weakening EU's united front
‘Hellishly hot’: Southern Europe bakes under heatwave with the worst still to come
Chaos in Coolock: How violence and conspiracy erupted in north Dublin
21 people have been charged with public order offences after disturbances in the north Dublin suburb.
Watch back: What will the next five years hold for the EU?