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Today's News

Michael Collins’ diaries to be made public for first time
# War Of Independence
# War Of Independence

Michael Collins’ diaries to be made public for first time

10 hours ago 13,045 Views 8 Comments

The five diaries cover the period from 1918 to Collins’ death in 1922.

Poll: Would you support a ban on more data centres in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support a ban on more data centres in Ireland?

12 hours ago 36,081 Views 77 Comments

Amazon has secured planning permission for two new data centres in Dublin.

Status Orange thunderstorm warning for most of the country today as heatwave breaks
# Power Cuts
# Power Cuts

Status Orange thunderstorm warning for most of the country today as heatwave breaks

Updated 13 hours ago 66,703 Views 21 Comments

A nationwide Status Orange thunderstorm warning is due to lapse at 9am this morning.

Male passenger (30s) dies in Wexford single-vehicle crash
# Cleariestown
# Cleariestown

Male passenger (30s) dies in Wexford single-vehicle crash

14 hours ago 16,180 Views 0 Comments

The incident took place at approximately 10:40pm last night.

New polling finds widespread support for 20c levy on disposable cups
# Latte Levy
# Latte Levy

New polling finds widespread support for 20c levy on disposable cups

23 hours ago 15,274 Views 32 Comments
  • Nearly three-quarters of people are in favour of the latte levy.
  • The measure is due to be introduced before the end of the year.
  • Environmentalists say it will help tackle waste but restaurateurs argue it will hurt small businesses.

Yesterday's News

Quiz: How much do you know about Nordic crime dramas?
# Fjord Focus
# Fjord Focus

Quiz: How much do you know about Nordic crime dramas?

Sun 10:00 PM 26,943 Views 6 Comments

Do you know your Borgens from you Bordertowns?

Thursday 11 August, 2022

Man (30s) drowns in Carlow swimming tragedy
# River Barrow
# River Barrow

Man (30s) drowns in Carlow swimming tragedy

Thu 12:26 PM 22,408 Views 1 Comment

A member of the public removed the man from the River Barrow and attempted to resuscitate him.

Wednesday 10 August, 2022

Teacher unions plan ballots for industrial action over stalled pay talks
# Co-ordinated Campaign
# Co-ordinated Campaign

Teacher unions plan ballots for industrial action over stalled pay talks

Wed 7:48 PM 19,295 Views 20 Comments

The unions noted that workers’ pay has been diminished by soaring inflation.

AIB apologises to customers over binned cashless branch strategy
# Sorry
# Sorry

AIB apologises to customers over binned cashless branch strategy

Wed 6:02 PM 29,177 Views 25 Comments

The bank contacted account holders across Ireland today to confirm that cash services won’t be withdrawn from 70 branches.

Redevelopment of historic Dublin fruit and veg market opens for tender after three year delay
# St Mary’s Lane
# St Mary’s Lane

Redevelopment of historic Dublin fruit and veg market opens for tender after three year delay

Wed 2:32 PM 20,714 Views 10 Comments

The impressive city centre market has been empty since 2019 and has fallen victim to vandalism.

Rent increases hit new high due to 'unprecedented' scarcity of properties
# Daft Rent Report
# Daft Rent Report

Rent increases hit new high due to 'unprecedented' scarcity of properties

Wed 6:00 AM 22,859 Views 52 Comments

The average rent in Ireland is over 12% more expensive than the same time last year.

Tuesday 9 August, 2022

€450 million Ennis data centre granted planning permission despite local opposition
# Clare
# Clare

€450 million Ennis data centre granted planning permission despite local opposition

Aug 9th 2022, 8:07 PM 31,925 Views 64 Comments

Construction is planned to start later this year.

Monday 8 August, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Aug 8th 2022, 8:55 PM 13,740 Views 4 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

‘Bookshop of the year’ award opens for nominations
# Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards

‘Bookshop of the year’ award opens for nominations

Aug 8th 2022, 7:46 PM 20,321 Views 25 Comments

You can nominate your favourite store through an online portal.

Detached houses use 82% more gas for heating than apartments, CSO finds
# Energy Use
# Energy Use

Detached houses use 82% more gas for heating than apartments, CSO finds

Aug 8th 2022, 2:16 PM 17,147 Views 42 Comments

The report found that homes with better energy ratings consume more gas than lower-rated dwellings.

Friday 5 August, 2022

Murder probe launched as Dublin shooting victim dies six weeks after attack
# Kilmainham
# Kilmainham

Murder probe launched as Dublin shooting victim dies six weeks after attack

Aug 5th 2022, 8:41 PM 13,531 Views 0 Comments

The incident is understood to be linked to organised crime.

Sunny weather set to return next week with mid-20s temperatures forecast
# Met Éireann
# Met Éireann

Sunny weather set to return next week with mid-20s temperatures forecast

Aug 5th 2022, 8:07 PM 18,215 Views 12 Comments

High pressure is set to linger over Ireland bringing mostly dry and settled conditions.

Girl (4) dies after incident involving vehicle in Co Sligo caravan park
# Enniscrone
# Enniscrone

Girl (4) dies after incident involving vehicle in Co Sligo caravan park

Aug 5th 2022, 7:03 PM 46,717 Views 6 Comments

The child was rushed to University Hospital Sligo where she has since passed away.

Plans for up to 30% of Irish waters to be designated as marine protected areas
# Conservation
# Conservation

Plans for up to 30% of Irish waters to be designated as marine protected areas

Aug 5th 2022, 3:05 PM 10,520 Views 16 Comments

Legislation will aim to provide the State with powers to help address biodiversity loss and climate change by conserving marine ecosystems.

Over 4,000 applicants will receive CAO Round Zero offers today
# Round Zero
# Round Zero

Over 4,000 applicants will receive CAO Round Zero offers today

Aug 5th 2022, 6:00 AM 23,229 Views 1 Comment

This round of offers is for people who are not competing with those waiting for 2022 leaving cert results.

Thursday 4 August, 2022

Inbound private cars banned from major Dublin road starting Monday
# North Strand
# North Strand

Inbound private cars banned from major Dublin road starting Monday

Aug 4th 2022, 2:09 PM 46,689 Views 57 Comments

The North Strand road alterations will be in place until next year to facilitate the building of bike and bus lanes.

Wednesday 3 August, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Aug 3rd 2022, 8:55 PM 7,253 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Pandemic deficit erased as exchequer returns show €5 billion surplus
# Public Finances
# Public Finances

Pandemic deficit erased as exchequer returns show €5 billion surplus

Aug 3rd 2022, 7:56 PM 27,445 Views 41 Comments

The public finances have improved by €10.7 billion since the end of July last year.

Nine Irish weather stations recorded their hottest temperature ever on the same day in July
# Met Éireann
# Met Éireann

Nine Irish weather stations recorded their hottest temperature ever on the same day in July

Aug 3rd 2022, 2:23 PM 24,239 Views 12 Comments

18 July was a record breaking day across a swathe of the country.

Tuesday 2 August, 2022

New bill aims to reform how personal injury claims are handled
# Personal Injuries
# Personal Injuries

New bill aims to reform how personal injury claims are handled

Updated Aug 2nd 2022, 3:31 PM 15,934 Views 15 Comments

The new legislation aims to introduce a new mediation system and reduce fraud.

Monday 1 August, 2022

Why heatwaves hit harder in cities - and how to combat rising temperatures
# Urban Heat Islands
# Urban Heat Islands

Why heatwaves hit harder in cities - and how to combat rising temperatures

Aug 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 27,103 Views 27 Comments

Ireland’s ageing and increasingly urban population means more people will be at risk from heat in the years ahead.

Saturday 30 July, 2022

Quiz: How much do you know about Arnold Schwarzenegger?
# Hasta La Vista
# Hasta La Vista

Quiz: How much do you know about Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Jul 30th 2022, 10:00 PM 44,919 Views 20 Comments

Do you know your Twins from your Terminators?

The Gluas: Could a ‘very light' rail system end Galway's gridlock and become the city's Luas?
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

The Gluas: Could a ‘very light' rail system end Galway's gridlock and become the city's Luas?

Jul 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 32,657 Views 53 Comments

A feasibility study is set to be carried out but campaigners fear it will take a “Dublin-style” approach.

Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Charlie Bird thanks thousands for ‘day of kindness’ while presenting €3.3 million to charities
# Climb With Charlie
# Climb With Charlie

Charlie Bird thanks thousands for ‘day of kindness’ while presenting €3.3 million to charities

Updated Jul 26th 2022, 1:30 PM 18,209 Views 8 Comments

The former RTÉ correspondent hinted he may pursue another challenge if his health permits it.

Saturday 23 July, 2022

Quiz: How much do you know about Galway city?
# G-G-G-Galway
# G-G-G-Galway

Quiz: How much do you know about Galway city?

Jul 23rd 2022, 10:00 PM 44,959 Views 16 Comments

It’s a great time of year in the town of the tribes.

FactFind: Is Navan the largest town in the country without a rail line?
# Meath
# Meath

FactFind: Is Navan the largest town in the country without a rail line?

Jul 23rd 2022, 7:30 AM 31,545 Views 25 Comments

Meath’s county town was promised a rail connection in 2005 but there’s still no delivery date.

Friday 22 July, 2022

Politicians declare victory for ‘people power’ after AIB u-turn on withdrawing cash services
# Banking Backtrack
# Banking Backtrack

Politicians declare victory for ‘people power’ after AIB u-turn on withdrawing cash services

Jul 22nd 2022, 2:43 PM 20,337 Views 37 Comments

After days of outcry, the bank said it wouldn’t be withdrawing cash services from 70 branches.

Tuesday 19 July, 2022

Video shows Poolbeg stacks struck by lightning as thunderstorms break Dublin's hot spell
# Thunderstorms
# Thunderstorms

Video shows Poolbeg stacks struck by lightning as thunderstorms break Dublin's hot spell

Jul 19th 2022, 3:20 PM 45,600 Views 20 Comments

The spectacular light show was captured on film by a doctor walking up the stairs of St Vincent’s Hospital.

Sunday 17 July, 2022

'Move slowly, keep in the shade, don't sunbathe': How to stay cool (and safe) in the hot weather
# Beat The Heat
# Beat The Heat

'Move slowly, keep in the shade, don't sunbathe': How to stay cool (and safe) in the hot weather

Jul 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 32,973 Views 36 Comments

Several days of hot weather can cause physical stress and illness.

Thursday 14 July, 2022

Taoiseach leads tributes following death of former TD Bobby Aylward
# Kilkenny
# Kilkenny

Taoiseach leads tributes following death of former TD Bobby Aylward

Jul 14th 2022, 9:58 PM 33,028 Views 1 Comment

The Kilkenny native was elected to the Dáil on three occasions.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Jul 14th 2022, 9:01 PM 8,607 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Cabinet agrees a ban on retail turf sales, as smoky coal ban extended
# Solid Fuels
# Solid Fuels

Cabinet agrees a ban on retail turf sales, as smoky coal ban extended

Updated Jul 14th 2022, 2:35 PM 35,423 Views 36 Comments

New solid fuel regulations are set to be introduced at the end of October.

Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Man arrested in Swords as part of scam email and PUP fraud probe
# Fraud
# Fraud

Man arrested in Swords as part of scam email and PUP fraud probe

Jul 13th 2022, 9:59 PM 24,407 Views 10 Comments

Approximately €49,500 was stolen in the PUP fraud and an estimated additional €120,000 was stolen in an online fraud.

Al Porter plans to return to comedy after five-year absence amid allegations
# Statement
# Statement

Al Porter plans to return to comedy after five-year absence amid allegations

Jul 13th 2022, 5:54 PM 46,223 Views 0 Comments

The comic – who had a sexual allegation raised against him in 2017 – said today that he wants to make a comeback.

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