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Today’s News

How much did the 'Lionel Messi of pigeons' sell for? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of months that it could take to establish a gambling regulator.

Yesterday’s News

Batch of Terry's Chocolate Orange recalled due to presence of undeclared hazelnut

The batch may be unsafe for consumers who are allergic or intolerant to nuts.

'Disgusted at this callous act': Seven baby hamsters dumped outside Newry pet shop

The pets were discovered “surrounded by their own waste and exposed to the elements”.

Ireland to give over €1 million to Cyclone Idai relief effort as fears death toll could exceed 1,000

Ireland will contribute at least €1,050,000 to help those most gravely affected by the cyclone.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Wednesday 20 March, 2019

'It's part of history': Auctioneer defends decision to sell deactivated rocket launcher

It is expected to fetch between €4,000 to €6,000

Court of Appeal to get more judges to deal with backlog of cases

The number of judges in the court is set to be increased from nine to fifteen.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Brexit delayed until 30 June, project director of NCH resigns and HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan passes away – it’s the fix.

Funeral arrangements announced for victims of Tyrone nightclub tragedy

Lauren Bullock, Connor Currie and Morgan Barnard died in a crush ahead of a St Patrick’s Day disco.

Trinity launches investigations after furore over alleged 'bugging' of secret society 'hazing'

The University Times used a recording device while investigating an alleged on-campus hazing event.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Monday 18 March, 2019

Irish Heart Foundation 'strongly' advises against use of hookah pipes due to carbon monoxide levels

The IHF says many users mistakenly believe that it is not addictive.

Sunday 17 March, 2019

Heading to the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin? Here's everything you need to know

There are a number of road closures and transport restrictions in place.

Saturday 16 March, 2019

How much would it set you back to own Coppers? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The increase in residential property prices.

Here's what's happening around the country this Paddy's weekend

A round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the bank holiday weekend.

Friday 15 March, 2019

Criminal Assets Bureau seizes 115 vehicles, €43k in cash and Rolex watch as part of ongoing operation

CAB conducted eight searches in counties Limerick, Dublin and Tipperary earlier today.

'Ireland out of step for too long': Campaigners in London to march for Irish abroad vote in presidential elections

VICA says a yes vote would help honour the international role of the Irish President.

Monday 11 March, 2019

'The compassionate thing to do': Lisa Smith will have right to return to Ireland as will her child, says Varadkar

Lisa Smith is reportedly being detained by the US armed forces based in northern Syria.

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Poll: Should students be obliged to sit the Leaving Cert Irish exam?

A Department of Education report says thousands of students are opting not to sit the exam.

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

Saturday 9 March, 2019

How much did one lucky winner scoop in the Lotto jackpot on Saturday? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The latest personal approval rating of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

Hooked on hookah? Warning issued that inhaling its toxic chemicals may harm the heart

The American Heart Association says there is a misconception that hookah smoking is less harmful than cigarettes.

Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse Station to cause disruption to Irish Rail users today

Tara Street and Pearse Stations will both be closed today.

Friday 8 March, 2019

'Stand on the right side of history': Protest outside RTÉ calls for broadcaster to boycott Eurovision

The protest follows this morning’s announcement that Sarah McTernan will represent Ireland at this year’s contest.

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This Co Clare singer will represent Ireland in the Eurovision in Israel

Sarah McTernan came third in The Voice of Ireland in 2015.

Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Paedophile former priest Eugene Greene dead at 91

Greene was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2000.

Two men arrested after gardaí seize drugs, replica guns and three samurai swords in Finglas

The two men in their 20s were arrested at the scene.

Poll: What will you have on your pancakes today? Your Say This post contains a poll

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s the news as you start your day.

Monday 4 March, 2019

Passengers sleep on the floor at Dublin Airport after snow and ice causes major delays

Some airlines experienced delays to their flight schedules as a result of de-icing issues.

'Significant concerns' raised over fire safety in Kerry nursing home

During an unannounced inspection, 11 areas were found to be non-compliant at Lystoll Lodge.

Saturday 2 March, 2019

How much is this deserted island off the coast Galway on the market for? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of people who are waiting to get their driving test date

Friday 1 March, 2019

Drogheda puts pressure on Varadkar to declare it Ireland's next city

Following a meeting with Drogheda Chamber, Varadkar said he would “take into account ” what was said.

Home of Sergei Skripal declared safe one year after novichok poisoning

The final site of decontamination in Salisbury, the Skripal home, is safe following extensive cleaning.

Explosives, firearms and ammunition recovered by gardaí in Co Louth

The army EOD team destroyed some of the material in a controlled explosion.

'A dream come true for us': Dublin family collect €175.4 million EuroMillions jackpot prize

The family said they are now looking forward to getting on with their lives.

Two Irish men charged with attempted murder in Australia following shooting of man (53)

Mark Dixon (30) and Jack Harvey (26) were arrested on Wednesday

Monday 25 February, 2019

Family of Clodagh Hawe still searching for answers for why Alan murdered his wife and sons

In August 2016, Alan Hawe murdered his wife, Clodagh, and their three sons before taking his own life.

'Damaging to the very fabric of our society': Higgins criticises Ireland's unequal justice system

Higgins was speaking at the opening of Flac’s new Dublin office.

'The importance hasn't gone away': Calls for geography to be brought back as core subject

Geography was removed as a core subject from the Junior Cert last year.

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