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Yesterday’s News


Thursday 26 November, 2020

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain

Dr Ryan said he doesn’t “envy” the Irish government and there are “no easy answers”.

Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Talks on new public service pay agreement to start this week

The Public Service Stability Agreement expires at the end of the year.

Female students at Carlow school 'told to not wear tight clothes to PE'

Thousands of people have signed a petition in protest over the situation.


Coronavirus: Six deaths and 226 new cases confirmed in Ireland

As of 2pm today, 292 Covid-19 patients were hospitalised, of which 36 were in ICU.

Fifth person arrested over alleged corrupt practices at Kildare and Wicklow Education Training Board

The man is the fifth person to be arrested as part on an ongoing investigation.

Saturday 21 November, 2020

'We can't judge anyone for whatever decision they make': Irish emigrants on why they're travelling home this Christmas

Many people are unsure of what to do and critical of mixed mesages from the government.

Friday 20 November, 2020

McEntee says anyone who shares intimate images without consent 'will face serious criminal sanctions'

The justice minister said the recent sharing of images without consent has angered her and she will bring in “tough new laws”.

Thursday 19 November, 2020

Gardaí looking into allegations that large number of images of women were shared online without their consent

An online messaging platform, Discord, deleted a server and banned users.


'Death is always difficult but during a pandemic it's more surreal': The human side of the 2,000 lives lost to Covid-19

The death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland surpassed 2,000 people yesterday.

Monday 16 November, 2020

'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening

The Vintners Federation of Ireland said outdoor-only service is “useless” for many pubs.

Sunday 15 November, 2020

'It's a huge source of stress': Women going abroad for IVF hit out at mixed messages over travel restrictions

Hundreds of people travel abroad for fertility treatment every year because they cannot afford it in Ireland, but Covid-19 has further complicated the situation.

Thursday 12 November, 2020

Debunked: No, the Army is not going to chip children in schools so they can monitor them

The incorrect claim is being widely shared on social media.

Sunday 8 November, 2020

Quiz: Test your knowledge of US politicians elected this week

STOP THE COUNT! Ah no, don’t.

As it happened: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris give victory speeches after winning the US election

Michael D Higgins, Boris Johnson and others have congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Friday 6 November, 2020

When can we expect to get results in remaining states?

The end is in sight, but could still take days.

Thursday 5 November, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the US Senate and House post-election

The Democrats look unlikely to flip the Senate, as some had predicted.

What lawsuits has Trump's campaign team launched and why?

Some legal experts have said the lawsuits are an attempt to slow down Joe Biden being elected, rather than being based on genuine legal concerns.

'The country is sick of things being brushed under the carpet': What could a national archive on abuse look like?

Survivors want Ireland to face up to its past – but there are different views on the best way to do this.

Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Your evening longread: The man the US deported - who then helped China into space

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off today’s news events.

Friday 30 October, 2020

Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?

The commission is due to submit its final report today, over five years after it was set up.

Thursday 29 October, 2020

Mother and baby home campaigners lodge complaint over Senator's comments

The Clann Project has called for Barry Ward to make a public apology.

Concerns raised for survivors 'torn apart' by 'omnishambles' of mother and baby home legislation

An adoption rights group said recent debates “have caused huge distress, with severe implications for people’s mental health”.

Friday 23 October, 2020

Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department

The minister has defended the legislation but said he regrets poorly communicating what it intends to do.

Q&A: What is the mother and baby home legislation passed in the Oireachtas this week?

The Bill allows the transfer of a database of 60,000 records compiled by the commission to Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

Poll: Who won last night's US election debate? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who won last night's US election debate?

Both Republicans and Democrats are claiming victory.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

Thursday 22 October, 2020

'The beatings were regular and we worked until our fingers bled': My childhood in an industrial school

Mary Harney shares her personal story on a day where the fate of records of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes was debated on the Dáil floor.

'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record Commission This post contains videos

'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record

Powerful testimonies of survivors from mother and baby homes were read out in the Dáil last night.

Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Why is Ireland choosing a 'seesaw' approach to tackling Covid-19?

The Taoiseach said certain approaches, such as ‘Zero Covid’ or herd immunity, are not realistic for Ireland.

Monday 19 October, 2020

Rainfall warning for entire country in place today and tomorrow

Heavy rainfall is expected at times with a risk of local flooding.

'A young woman disappeared without a trace': What happened to Jo Jo Dullard?

Gardaí today confirmed they have upgraded their investigation into the disappearance of Josephine ‘Jo Jo’ Dullard to a murder inquiry.

Poll: How often do you post letters? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you post letters?

Fewer people send letters nowadays, opting for other forms of communication such as email.

The 9 at 9: Monday

New Covid-19 restrictions expected and Jo Jo Dullard investigation upgraded to murder inquiry.

Family who fled house in Dundalk after racist attacks fear becoming homeless

Their son has not been in school since a violent incident outside the family home last month.

Friday 16 October, 2020

'The nuns sent me away with your child in a wheelbarrow': Powerful speeches in debate on mother and baby homes

Senators are debating legislation related to records compiled by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

Thursday 15 October, 2020

NPHET to consider guidance for people who live alone during 'no visitor' restrictions

Concerns have been raised about the effect of the latest Covid-19 restrictions on older people, single parents and those who live alone.

Nurses at Portlaoise hospital raise concerns after Covid outbreak leads to closure of ward

The medical ward at Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise is no longer accepting new patients.

Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is due to submit its final report later this month.

Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Police looking for one suspect after three women are stabbed and two others assaulted in Belfast

The women, aged between 19 and 22, were out walking when attacked in separate incidents last night.

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