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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 13°C


All time
Former German leader Helmut Kohl has died at the age of 87
The so-called “father of reunification” was Germany’s longest-serving chancellor.
# send silence packing
On a busy campus, an empty bag for every young life lost by suicide
A new campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of suicide.
# Photos
Inside the 139-year-old Phoenix Park tunnel
The line is due to re-open as a link for commuter trains this autumn.
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# Pieta House
A Mayo man is starting a barefoot walk around Ireland tomorrow
Eamonn Keaveney hopes to raise money for mental health services – and break a world record – as he sets off on his journey.
# happy bank holiday
EU roaming charges have just been slashed. Here's what you'll be paying from today
Lower fees for mobile phone use in Europe come into effect today.
# found
Missing teenage boy found 'safe and well'
Ricky Wall, who went missing last month, has been located, gardaí say.
# docked
Dispute escalates: Luas drivers have pay cut by 10% from today
Transdev said the reduction reflects the “additional operational and payroll costs” involved in dealing with drivers’ work-to-rule action.
# Abuse
Gardaí to begin excavating south Dublin garden in search for 'dead babies'
A search warrant was executed at the house yesterday evening.
# off the rails
Luas user? Remember that drivers are striking again today
Siptu members at the company are taking action for better pay and conditions.
# local outcry
Gangland bloodshed: Incensed residents call for inner city garda station to be reopened
The station at the epicentre of Dublin’s latest wave of gangland violence was shut five years ago for health and safety reasons.
# nui galway
Irish student whose mother had breast cancer is researching new ways to identify the disease
NUI Galway student Úna McVeigh started her PhD in September 2015.
# Tragedy
Investigation after Tyrone farmer dies in bull attack
The deceased has been named locally as Nigel Murray.
# Kerry
Good news for cyclists? Tralee-Dingle road widening plan gets green light
The upgrade will see a cycleway added to each side of the scenic N86 road.
# N20
Lucky escape for schoolchildren as bus catches fire in Cork
The driver of the vehicle was hospitalised for smoke inhalation.
# lose the force
Is there any point putting 'Jedi' down as your religion on the census?
It won’t be recorded as such if you do – something both Atheist Ireland and a US Jedi order have concerns about.
# Take a Break
Take a break and read the world's oldest message in a bottle
The bottle had been drifting in the southern North Sea for just over 108 years.
# Sunday Times Rich List
Adele is Britain’s 'richest ever' female musician with €109 million wealth
The singer topped the Sunday Times young rich list for musicians aged 30 and under.
# Take a Break
Watch: Britain's biggest royal fans count down to the Queen's birthday
“I’ll just say a few words as I give her flowers and a card.”
# homeless crisis
Some social housing left empty for over a year before new families can move in
Figures obtained by RTÉ show properties in some parts of the country lie empty for over a year in between tenants.
# Power cuts
Massive explosion and fire at ESB substation caused by copper wire thieves
Around 120,000 ESB customers in west Dublin were left without power after the blaze.
# South America
'She was like the gospel in action': Tributes to Derry nun who died in Ecuador earthquake
Sister Clare Theresa Crockett had worked in a school in Playa Prieta.
# Mistaken Identity
Shooting victim Martin O'Rourke was 'on his way to class' when he was killed
The young man had been trying to rebuild his life, the father of his fiancée has said.
# Breakthrough
Luas strike scheduled for this weekend called off
Trade union Siptu has cancelled the 48-hour work stoppage.
# Take a Break
Take a break and watch the spectacular northern lights from space
# follow the money
Irish tax deals costing poorer countries 'millions' in tax revenues
ActionAid has called on the Irish government to reconsider treaties that reduce multinationals’ tax obligations in developing countries.
# Racism
Dublin hotel manager told to 'return to Africa' after contracting TB
Some staff at the hotel resented being compulsorily tested for the disease after the man’s diagnosis, an employment hearing was told.
# Power List
Panti Bliss named in Time magazine poll of 100 'most influential'
The drag queen came in 29th position in this year’s public vote, which closed last night.
Commuting liveblog: Road closures in Tipperary after fatal crash
All the traffic, transport and weather news this morning.
Commuting liveblog: Crashes in Dublin and status orange fog warning
All the traffic, transport and weather news this morning.
Commuting liveblog: Multiple crashes and foggy conditions nationwide
All the traffic, transport and weather news this morning.
# College Green
Dozens of buses could be diverted from one of Dublin's busiest junctions
Council officials hope new traffic management proposals for College Green will be implemented by next year.
# Malaysia
'World's longest snake' dies after capture on tourist island
The python was due to be transferred to Malaysia’s Department of Wildlife when it passed away.
# closing down
Former British chancellor: Brexit could force return to Irish border controls
There have been mixed messages from the Brexit campaign about the likelihood of border checks being reimposed.
Commuting liveblog: Crash in Kerry and roads closed due to flooding
All the traffic, transport and weather news this morning.
# easter rising tribute
Model houses for forgotten 1916 civilian dead: 'It feels like he is finally getting a gravestone'
A new exhibition remembers the 262 citizens killed during the Easter Rising.
Commuting liveblog: Port Tunnel breakdown and road diversions in Dublin
All the traffic, transport and weather news this morning.
# 35 years on
New garda file sent to DPP over Stardust tragedy
It follows a complaint by a researcher working with the Stardust Victims’ Committee.
# luas strike
'Most people don't support us but no transport dispute is ever popular'
Siptu defends its announcement of further strike action in the absence of an agreement with Luas management.