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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# april

All time
# general public
Portal to book vaccine appointment due to go live in April
The biggest factor in mortality and severe illness from Covid-19 is age, said the Taoiseach.
# future view
Condensed format for the 2021 Women's Six Nations must be a one-off
The championship is now set to be played over four weekends in April.
# Met Éireann
Mainly dry week in prospect with temperatures touching 17 degrees on Thursday
The weather will become more changeable in the latter part of the week.
# looking ahead
Premier League and other English clubs prepared to make difficult decisions over coronavirus
Uefa previously said they were committed to ending the season by 30 June.
# Trolley Watch
Worst April on record as 10,000 people forced to wait on hospital trolleys and chairs last month
Some 106 children were among those waiting without a bed.
# wrap up warm
Met Éireann issues Status Yellow snow-ice warning from tonight as temperatures to drop to -1C
Temperatures will drop to between 0 and 4 degrees tonight, with some frost forecast.
# Heatwave
'Any excuse for a pint': A snapshot of Dublin city in the Spring sunshine
We took a short stroll around Dublin to see what effect the sunny weather is having.
# Cheltenham
Horse dies at Cheltenham as UK temperatures soar to record levels
Dame Rose collapsed and died after finishing fourth in the mares’ novices hurdle.
# peter skully
'His mother's life has just stopped': Appeal for Wicklow man missing since last April
Peter Skully’s friends said his disappearance is “so out of character”.
# St Catherine's Park
Did councillors agree to put a 'mini M50 bridge' through a park because they didn't know it was a park?
Not really. But it’s complicated.
# Khan Sheikhun
US blacklists Syrian chemists over deadly sarin gas attack
It is one of the US’s largest-ever sanctions announcements.
# tropic
There's more warm weather on the way this weekend
Sunday might bring some rain and cloud, though.
# Missing
Gardaí looking for help in locating missing Waterford 16-year-old
Samir Nasir has been missing since 2 April.
# ice house
Man arrested in connection to murder of Irene White in 2005
White was found fatally stabbed in her home.
# Cork
Man arrested in connection with shooting in Cork
A 41-year-old man was killed during the incident in April.
# Ballycastle
Four arrested over Easter Monday crash that killed two young people
Police are also again appealing for witnesses to the crash to come forward.
# not too bad
Ireland exported more stuff than ever before last month
In the month of April Ireland exported €9.3 billion worth of goods internationally.
# retail sales
A price war is making things much cheaper for consumers
The volume of retail sales has risen by 11.9% since last year.
No prizes for guessing the Airtricity League Player of the Month for April
Shamrock Rovers striker Mikey Drennan and Bohemians goalkeeper Dean Delany finished second and third respectively.
# supply and demand
Going up: The construction industry is on a winning streak right now
The Ulster Bank’s new figures have shown growth in the construction industry continued in April.
# Women's Rights
Three Indian police officers arrested for raping a model inside a police station
It is being reported locally today that the woman and her boyfriend also had €7,360 extorted from them.
# go on my sun
This cartoon perfectly sums up unexpected sunny days in Ireland
Optimist or pessimist?
# longevity
The Queen is now the world's oldest monarch
This comes after the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.
# Minister for 1916
A 'national day off' for 2016? It should be looked at, says Minister
The idea of a once-off ‘Republic Day’ is being “seriously considered” at by politicians, as plans for the centenary celebrations are put together.
# Pick it out
There are some unbelievable efforts among April's LOI Goals of the Month
We’re having a hard time choosing our favourite.
# Flights
Aer Lingus sees 12 per cent traffic boost in April
The airline puts it down to a later Easter than normal and more long-haul flights.
# The Future
Ireland U19s announce talented squad to face France over two games
Head coach Colin McEntee has an exciting group to call upon for the fixtures in Dublin this month.
# Kerry Gold
Your Almost Summertime In Kerry Pic Of The Day...
Sometimes it snows in April, Prince once sang. Not in the Kingdom. At least, not today.
# Harsh
Here are the cruel pranks people played on their families for April Fools
Which is your favourite?
Budget deficit for 2012 still inside Troika target despite revisions
Initial estimates for April were revised, after it became clear that revenue from mobile phone licences should be filed under this year’s figures.
# thatcher
Margaret Thatcher's ashes laid to rest in private London service
A plaque with the inscription “Margaret Thatcher 1925 – 2013″ was placed at the site where she was laid to rest in the grounds of a military nursing home.
# Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Boston bombing suspect indicted on 30 counts, faces death penalty or life in prison
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been indicuted on 30 counts, including the use of a weapon of mass destruction.
# April Jones
Man accused of murdering April Jones (5) kept pictures of her on laptop
The court heard that Mark Bridger had a folder on his computer with images of April and her half-sisters.
# April Jones
Man accused of murdering April Jones 'approached her sister on Facebook'
The court was also shown images of April’s final hours as the trial of 47-year-old Mark Bridger continued.
# why so blue
April 2013: Breaking all kinds of weather records
It was the coldest April in 24 years and the windiest month in parts of the country for the past 63 years.
The most borrowed book from Dublin libraries this month...
It was picked for the Dublin: One City Book choice to mark the centenary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout.
Spring has arrived but with nighttime temperatures of -11°C
A temperature of ground -11°C was noted at Finner in Donegal overnight, that’s a record for this time of year.
# Missing
Gardaí appeal for information on missing Meath 17-year-old
Ricky McDermott from Meath was last seen in the early hours of Monday morning.
# Return
Don't call it a comeback: O'Sullivan will defend world title in April
The Englishman will be the top seed at the upcoming event, having previously grown disenchanted with snooker.
# Prodigy
Chinese wonder-kid, 14, wins Masters berth
Guan Tianlang held on for a one-stroke win at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship today.