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Poll: How much will you spend on Christmas this year?
The Christmas spending spree is well and truly underway.
Sitdown Sunday: Three men scale Nepal's Mount Jannu with two ropes and a sleeping bag
Settle down in a comfy chair with some of the week’s best longreads.
Suspected bomb blast kills at least four worshippers during Mass in Philippines
The explosion happened during Sunday morning Mass in a gymnasium at Mindanao State University in Marawi city.
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.
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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Youth worker: 'I could easily have been one of those rioting'
Glen Kearney says he is proof that intervention really works when helping young people make the right choices.
Police in Paris arrest man who killed one person and injured two more
The anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office confirmed it has opened an investigation.
Analysis: Should the government support drilling for gas off the coast of Mayo?
The government is between a rock and a hard place over whether to allow companies to drill off Ireland’s coast.
Assistant psychologist hopefuls 'left in the dark' by HSE recruitment freeze
Applicants to HSE Assistant Psychologist roles — a stepping stone to crucial further training — have had their hiring process cut short.
Irish consumers paying more than UK shoppers for some products this Christmas
A report by
Órla Ryan
Traders have no obligation to honour the current currency exchange rate, according to Ireland’s consumer watchdog.
Companies which operate in both Ireland and the UK often charge different prices for the same products
Supply chain issues, VAT and increased business costs post-Brexit can all play a role
Consumers have been urged to be aware of their rights during the busy Christmas shopping season
2nd December 2023
Anthony Gordon fires Newcastle to victory over Manchester United
The Magpies dominated for all but the final few minutes at St James’ Park.
Quiz: How well do you know these Christmas song lyrics?
This will get you in the Christmas mood.
Frawley's late try breaks Connacht hearts as Leinster win in Galway
The fullback crossed with the last play of the game.
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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
Loss and damage
The complicated quest to help countries hit hardest by the climate crisis
Most important in years
Taoiseach attends COP28 climate change conference in Dubai
The speeding climate train will have catastrophic implications for billions
Karol Balfe
If we crack energy, we can crack climate
Eamon Ryan
Here's what happened today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Tributes paid to Northern Irish soldier who was killed while off duty in Kenya
Kevin McCool was killed during a trip away from base in Kenya on Wednesday.
Israeli forces move towards crowded southern Gaza after pulling negotiators out of truce talks
Israeli forces claimed they were hitting “terrorist targets” inside the Gaza Strip.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directed Mossad negotiators to leave Qatar.
Over 200 people have been killed since fighting resumed yesterday.
A small amount of aid has passed through the Rafah crossing in the last day.
Israel resumes fighting in Gaza, with airstrikes and artillery fire reported as truce expires
Spain, Italy and Croatia in the Group of Death: here's the full Euro 2024 draw
Ireland’s qualification rivals France and the Netherlands have been drawn together again in Group D.
Philippines warns of 'destructive tsunami' after magnitude 7.6 quake
A destructive tsunami is expected with “life threatening” wave heights.
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are kids being locked out from jailed parents?
Investigative reporter Alice Chambers and former prison governor John Lonergan tell Susan Daly about how some children are struggling to get access to their loved ones in prison.
Boy (15) charged after two petrol bombs thrown at police officers in Antrim
No injuries or damage was reported as a result of the incident.
Victoria Mary Clarke speaks of the loss of her husband Shane MacGowan
Shane’s wife spoke of how the pair met and the shared love between to two of them.
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'If we crack energy, we can crack climate'
Eamon Ryan
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
Teresa Buczkowska
Shane MacGowan was more than a Fairytale
Tony Duffin
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Shane Walsh stars with 1-8 to deliver historic Leinster treble for Kilmacud Crokes
The All-Ireland holders beat Naas by a flattering seven points in Croke Park.
Nationwide yellow weather warnings issued for fog, ice and cold temperatures
The forecasters warn of dense and freezing fog this weekend as well as ice and low temperatures until Monday.
Guinness Storehouse voted world’s leading tourist attraction
The storehouse beat Niagara Falls, the Great Wall of China and Machu Picchu
Taoiseach criticises 'divisive' McEntee no confidence vote and believes it 'can only fail'
Leo Varadkar, speaking this morning to The Journal at COP28 in Dubai, said that he believed Irish citizens want to see politicians united against the rioters.
Behind the scenes, climate talks tussle with world falling far short of sticking to Paris Agreement
Read an extract from The Journal’s climate newsletter sent from the ground at COP28.
'Profound responsibility on our shoulders': Taoiseach pledges €25 million to climate damage fund
British police charge more than 40 away fans after major disorder outside stadium
A total of 46 Legia Warsaw supporters were detained on Thursday after missiles and flares were thrown at police outside the stadium.
Poll: Do you like Christmas cake?
Christmas cake making has begun in earnest.
'Profound responsibility on our shoulders': Taoiseach pledges €25 million to climate damage fund
Leo Varadkar has told the World Climate Action Summit at COP28 that countries must “rise to the challenge” of the climate crisis.
No plans for Ireland to commit to further cuts in methane emissions at COP28 - Taoiseach
Eamon Ryan: 'If we crack energy, we can crack climate'
Surrealing in the Years: Good news! The weird online loudmouths are here to save Ireland
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Sinn Féin Justice spokesman says plans for more tasers a 'band-aid' solution to Gardaí woes
TD Pa Daly said that he does not think bulking up on heavy equipment is a “long term solution”.
Appeals court rules lawsuits against Donald Trump over US Capitol riot can move forward
The former US President has said he cannot be sued over the riot that left dozens of police officers injured.
Saturday Serving: Three dinner party recipes from Alex Petit to wow your guests this season
The French chef from The Metropole and Cork International Hotel shares three delicious recipes for you to wow your guests this Christmas season.
‘A missed opportunity’: Covid boosters available to millions but HSE advice causes confusion
People age 18 to 49 are not being offered the booster, and some are being turned down when they do.
Labour Party and Social Democrats 'have to be one again', former Labour leader says
A report by
Jane Matthews
Howlin is confident that the party can do “reasonably well” and “hold its own” in the next election.
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26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Ireland secure scrappy win over Hungary to keep 100% Nations League record
A 65th-minute own goal saw Ireland win 1-0 at a freezing Tallaght Stadium.
Airport seeks €12m from Govt in bid to resume commercial flights for first time since 2016
Waterford Airport announced today it has received €12 million from the private sector – and it’s now seeking matching funds from the government.
Modern family homes close to Cork from €310k
A striking new collection of beautifully-designed A-rated homes in the picturesque town of Midleton.
Speculation Donohoe has eye on IMF job but minister says he’s running in next election
A spokeswoman for Donohoe insisted he remains ‘fully focused’ on his current responsibilities in Ireland and the EU.