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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C
Former senior firefighter tells Stardust inquest that blaze was 'an accelerated fire'
The inquest continues tomorrow in the Pillar Room of the Rotunda Hospital.
Environmental Protection Agency says Sellafield leak poses 'negligible risk' to Irish public
A British newspaper claimed yesterday there was a “worsening” leak at the facility.
Four new special schools to be established in Limerick, Wexford, Meath and Kildare
The schools will be open for next September.
Man, 60s, arrested in investigation into fatal assault at Tralee cemetery
Thomas Dooley (43) was killed on the grounds of Rathass cemetery in Co Kerry last year.
McDonald further criticised for claim Govt did not contact school after stabbing
Mary Lou McDonald was accused of misleading the Dáil during yesterday’s confidence motion in Justice Minister Helen McEntee.
Meta and TikTok explain response to Dublin riots and misinformation to Oireachtas Committee
Social media company X was criticised by Oireachtas committee members for not appearing before them today.
COP 28
The summit takes place as 2023 remains on track to be the hottest year on record
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Fossil fuel debate heats up as minister says carte blanches 'not an option'
Behind the scenes
Climate talks tussle with world falling far short of sticking to Paris Agreement
The Palestinians fighting for climate in face of Israel's 'violations'
Sultan Al Jaber
COP28 president defends position on science of phasing out fossil fuels
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Boris Johnson admits ‘underestimating’ threat of Covid in early days of pandemic
Four people were removed from the Covid-19 inquiry as Boris Johnson began his evidence with an apology to victims of the pandemic.
Landowner who decimated rare mussel habitat fined €11k, ordered to allow NPWS staff onto land
Richard Homer appeared at Donegal Circuit Court after launching a District Court appeal arising from a case heard last year.
Fossil fuel debate heats up at COP28 as climate minister says carte blanches are 'not an option'
A UN climate executive said countries are “posturing” at the talks.
Gusts of up to 100km/h and spot flooding forecast as rain and wind warnings in place
A number of Status Yellow rain and wind warnings are in place currently.
Tánaiste files High Court proceedings against Google over ads using his name and image online
The court filing was made yesterday, 5 December.
Live animal crib returns to Dublin's Mansion House after last year's move to St Stephen's Green
It was last year moved to St Stephen’s Green following a proposal that the live animal element of the crib be scrapped.
Dáil adopts motion emphasising importance of inward migration, following immigration debate
Minister Roderic O’Gorman accused politicians claim they’re prevented from discussing immigration of cloaking themselves in ‘victimhood’.
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Man murdered in North on Sunday named as Odhran Kelly as organised crime link ruled out
A murder investigation was launched following the discovery of the body of a man in Lurgan, Co Armagh on Sunday.
Taoiseach: 'EU far too passive for far too long over Middle East conflict'
There were calls in the Dáil for Ireland to ramp up pressure on Israel overs its bombardment of Gaza.
Paschal Donohoe refuses to rule out interest in top IMF job
The IMF’s current director is Kristina Georgieva, but it is understood she has yet to decide whether or not she’s going to seek a second term or not.
Taylor Swift has been named Time's Person of the Year
Swift has smashed industry records this year with both her tour and the film of the globetrotting musical cavalcade.
'Deepening horror' condemned as Israel carries out attacks in Gaza's second-largest city
Israeli forces have pushed civilian populations further south in the continued conflict.
The focus of the conflict has shifted into the besieged territory's south.
Israeli troops, tanks, armoured personnel carriers and bulldozers have rolled into Khan Yunis in the south.
Dozens of people were killed and injured in heavy strikes on areas east of Khan Yunis yesterday, Hamas said.
UN warns Gaza to become 'even more hellish' as Israeli troops continue to push south
Documents retrieved from Hamas by Israel reveal 7 October attacks were planned years in advance
Man in his 40s dies in house fire in Co Louth
The incident happened yesterday evening at a house on the Avenue Road in Dundalk.
Funeral cortege of Shane MacGowan to pass through Dublin before making way to Tipperary
The Irish singer and musician, best known for being the frontman of The Pogues, died last Thursday at home, aged 65.
Health Minister unable to commit to HSE trolley target over the winter months
Under a recently published HSE plan, no more than 320 people should be waiting for beds on trolleys each day.
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The Dublin riots triggered middle Ireland and its voters – politicians take heed
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Prosecutions ruled out against 16 people investigated as part of Stakeknife probe
Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service said there was insufficient evidence to provide a reasonable prospect of conviction.
Police in Co Down investigating ‘ram-raid’ incident at jewellers
A silver saloon car reversed into the shutters of the Newry jewellers a number of times in the early hours of this morning.
Man (20s) to appear in court this morning in relation to recent armed robberies in Dublin
Two robberies in which staff were threatened staff with a knife were carried out last month in the southeast of Dublin.
Zelenskyy unexpectedly cancels appearance with US senators for arms funding
Money for Ukraine’s war effort has been held up for weeks by a dispute in the US Congress.
Householders to be entitled to a brown bin collection service in new year
Currently 68% of households in Ireland can avail of the service.
Social media companies to address TDs today over disinformation and media literacy
Representatives from TikTok, Meta and Google will address the media committee today.
2023 on course to smash the record for the hottest year
November breaks heat record for sixth straight month.
Actors formally end strike and usher in protections from use of AI
A ‘golden age’ for the actors and writers guild has been declared by its president on foot of the $1 billion deal.
'Justice not served' by maximum two-year sentence for causing death by careless driving
A report by
Diarmuid Pepper
Those convicted of careless driving causing death or serious bodily harm can be imprisoned for up to two years, fined up to €10,000, or both.
5th December 2023
Woman (42) dead and two people injured in 'shocking' east London shooting
The 42-year-old woman’s next of kin are in the process of being informed.
Michael Flatley claims family had to leave Cork home due to 'hazardous chemical residue'
Flatley is suing the main contractor that carried out repairs to his home after a fire in 2016, alongside his insurers, and his former accountant.
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Two rail lines proposed in All-Island Rail Review could be in line for European funding boost
The two rail lines are Claremorris to Athenry and Waterford to Rosslare Europort.
UK signs new migration treaty with Rwanda after being blocked by Supreme Court
The President of the Law Society said it is unclear how a new treaty will convince Supreme Court judges.
Man who took 'upskirt' pictures on Luas and found with child abuse video appeals sentence
Roughly 278,500 images of women and girls’ legs and buttocks were found during a search of the perpetrator’s home and devices.
UN warns Gaza to become 'even more hellish' as Israeli troops continue to push south
International aid organisations have warned that civilians in the densely populated Strip are running out of places to flee to.
Recruitment age for gardaí to rise from 35 to 50 from next month after Cabinet sign off
Government hopes to see a boost in recruitment numbers.