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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C
Man in serious condition after sustaining head injuries in incident on Dublin city quay
The man in his 20s sustained serious head injuries during the course of the incident.
Government has ignored children in Direct Provision, Children's Rights Alliance says
Children in Direct Provision currently receive €29.80 per week from the State.
International concern deepens over civilian death toll as Israel expands offensive in Gaza
Tanks, armoured personnel carriers and bulldozers were seen this morning near the city of Khan Yunis.
Gardaí make new appeal over disappearance of Sandra Collins, 23 years after she went missing
Sandra was 28-years-old at the time of her disappearance from Killala, Co Mayo.
Gardaí to carry out high-visibility patrols ahead of Christmas as Operation Open City kicks off
Gardaí have said the aim of the operation is to facilitate the movement of public transport and minimise traffic disruption.
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'
The Dublin riots triggered middle Ireland and its voters – politicians take heed
Larry Donnelly
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Minister for Integration says current system is 'not working' and was built for a different era
Experts on international protection have said more Ministers need to step up to support the work of the Department of Equality and Integration.
Kieran McDaid appointed as Ireland Editor of The Sunday Times
He has been working as the Editor of the Irish Sun for the past seven and a half years.
‘Still here with us’: Mother of five-year-old girl injured in Dublin stabbing shares update
‘We don’t know yet what lies ahead, but she is resilient and limitations will not stop her.’
Two men remanded in custody over €8 million heroin seizure after plane intercepted
Each man is accused of unlawful possession of heroin and possessing it with intent to supply at Weston Airport on 1 December.
State runs out of accommodation for asylum applicants, Dept of Integration confirms
The Department of Integration has confirmed the state has run out of accomodation for everyone.
Another cold day in store with low temperature warning issued for eight counties
Temperatures will drop as low as -4 degrees tonight, coldest in the midlands and west.
New Iarnród Éireann timetable to include ‘fastest scheduled service’ between Cork and Dublin
A non-stop 6.15am Cork to Dublin Heuston weekday service will now clock in at 2 hours 14 minutes – five minutes quicker than previously.
Brothers jailed for combined 12 years for 'savage' fatal attack on 55-year-old man
The pair attacked Mick Mulvey on the Navan Road in Dublin in November 2019.
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Most important in years - COP28
Leaders are gathering for the latest climate summit as 2023 ends as the hottest year on record
Carbon capture
Ireland to develop carbon capture but 'can't use that as cover' for fossil fuels
Diplomatic spat
COP28 president defends stance on phasing out fossil fuels
Loss and damage
Taoiseach pledges €25 million to climate damage fund
If we crack energy, we can crack climate
Eamon Ryan
Double child benefit for around 650,000 families to be paid tomorrow
The Christmas Bonus will also be paid this week.
Music streaming service Spotify will cut staff by 'approximately 17%'
The announcement comes despite Spotify posting a rare quarterly operating profit of €32 million in October.
COP28 president defends position on science of phasing out fossil fuels
COP28 president Sultan Al Jaber is under heat for comments he made about the justifications for cutting fossil fuels.
Ryanair reveals 960 flights were axed in November due to Gaza conflict
The Irish carrier also cancelled over 870 flights in October as a result of the conflict.
White House warns Ukraine aid will run out by year's end without Congress deal
Congress has been paralyzed for months, with hard-right lawmakers particularly opposing any further assistance for Kyiv as the war drags on.
'Some of us couldn't leave Gaza': The Palestinians fighting for climate in face of Israel's 'violations'
“We had lots of initiatives from youth and from women who were going to talk about their work here – but they can’t leave Gaza.”
Ryan to remain at COP28 after SocDems TD offers to pair with him for McEntee confidence vote
He will not need to return to the Dáil and then fly back to Dubai, as initially suggested.
Poll: When is the best time to put up a real Christmas tree?
Christmas trees are popping up in windows and behind colleagues in Zoom meetings.
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'If we crack energy, we can crack climate'
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The Dublin riots triggered middle Ireland and its voters – politicians take heed
Larry Donnelly
The riots were a scaled-up version of what we migrants face every day
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Shane MacGowan was more than a Fairytale
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Hospitals to roll out 'virtual wards' so patients can be treated at home next year
The programme establishes hope that it help ease pressure on hospitals.
‘Rizz’ named Oxford’s Word of the Year for 2023
Other contenders included Swiftie, situationship, and beige flag.
Several routes through the Sally Gap deemed impassable due to icy road conditions
There’s a frosty start this morning, with lowest temperatures to reach -3 to -4 degrees tonight.
Eleven people dead after volcanic eruption in Indonesia, with 22 reportedly missing
About 75 climbers started their way up the mountain on Saturday and became stranded.
Westminster committee recommends ‘supermajority’ speaker election to restore Stormont
The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has also called for first and deputy first ministers to be rebranded as ‘joint first ministers’.
Free nasal spray flu vaccine programme extended to children aged between 13 and 17
The change takes effect from today and means all children aged 2 to 17 are now eligible for the flu vaccine.
Migrant Nurses Ireland says CUH racism allegations were not investigated in 'timely manner'
A report by
Eimer McAuley
Migrant Nurses Ireland is calling on hospitals to implement mandatory training in the areas of equality, diversity, and inclusion
3rd December 2023
Quiz: How well do you know The Pogues?
President Michael D Higgins described Shane MacGowan as “one of music’s greatest lyricists”.
Here's what happened today: Sunday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Money Diaries: A data analyst on €61K living in Co Laois
This week, our reader feels lucky to have bought a house with his wife after years of saving, and wants to be a bit less strict with spending going forward.
Ballygunner complete Munster senior hurling three-in-a-row
The Waterford champions reigned in Thurles today.
Varadkar denies that Paschal Donohoe is seeking IMF top job, but has yet to ask him directly
The Taoiseach said: “There is no campaign.”
6 goals shared as Tottenham hold Man City in enthralling affair
Dejan Kulusevski rescued the visitors with a goal in second-half stoppage time.
Second boy (14) arrested after two petrol bombs thrown at police in Antrim yesterday
Yesterday a 15-year-old boy was arrested and changed in relation to the incident.
Fresh Israeli bombardment of Gaza as Hamas and Islamic Jihad launch rockets into Israel
US Vice President Kamala Harris yesterday sharply rebuked the rising civilian toll in Israel’s eight-week war.
Israel carried out more bombardments in Gaza this morning.
International calls - from the US, France, the UN and the Pope - have mounted for a ceasefire.
Hamas and other Palestinian militants announced "rocket barrages" against multiple Israeli cities and towns.
Israeli forces move towards crowded southern Gaza after pulling negotiators out of truce talks
Four people rescued off the coast of Donegal after boat overturned and began to sink
The Irish Coast Guard were alerted of the incident around 1.30pm this afternoon.
Living expenses for asylum applicants to be increased if state runs out of accommodation
The minister said it’s “likely” the state will run out of accommodation in the coming days.