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Dublin: 9 °C Monday 18 March, 2019

Yesterday’s News


Thursday 14 March, 2019

Trump says he hopes to visit Ireland this year during White House visit by Taoiseach

The Taoiseach will return to the White House later this evening for the traditional shamrock ceremony.

Gardaí arrest two in Portugal over Cork cannabis haul

The pair were brought to Bandon Garda Station.

Irish bog butter is 1,500 years older than previously thought

The cool environment of the bog made it ideal for preserving food.

Beto O'Rourke has announced that he's running for the US presidency

The star Democrat has finally ended months of speculation about his White House ambitions.


Sean O'Casey's last home set to be used as homeless accommodation

The playwright wrote his renowned Dublin trilogy in the house in the 1920s.

Thursday 7 March, 2019

How the 50c minimum wage increase affected wage inequality

Ireland’s minimum hourly wage is more than €2 less than the appropriate living wage recommended in a European Union report.

Adding fruit and veg to diet cuts heart disease risk, no matter how you used to eat

A new study says it’s never too late to start making healthy food choices.

'The entire infrastructure has dissolved': School libraries are struggling to meet students' needs

The school libraries grant was withdrawn during the recession and has never been reinstated.

Sunday 3 March, 2019

Asylum seeker band praises 'amazing' support from Cork after securing €5,000 grant

The group is made up of nine musicians from nine different countries.

Thursday 28 February, 2019

Parents of Rachel Callaly call for 'dangerous and devious' Joe O'Reilly's parole bid to be rejected

O’Reilly third parole application will be assessed next month.

Poll: Do you think restaurants should have to display calorie counts on menus? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think restaurants should have to display calorie counts on menus?

The issue has reemerged after Health Minister Simon Harris revealed plans to introduce a calorie count law before the end of the year.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s the news as you start your day

Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Council criticises 'uncontrolled burning' as Irish Air Corps drops 42,000 litres on Wicklow fires Gorse Fires This post contains videos

Council criticises 'uncontrolled burning' as Irish Air Corps drops 42,000 litres on Wicklow fires

Firefighters have been battling blazes along the Wicklow-Dublin border since Monday.

'Dinosaur bones' discovered in River Boyne are not dinosaur bones

The Coast Guard say the ‘skeleton’ was covered in silt and looked like it had been there a long time.

Poll: Should hospitals breath-test pregnant women to check if they smoke? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should hospitals breath-test pregnant women to check if they smoke?

Researchers say pregnant women who hide their smoking habit don’t get the level of monitoring they require.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s the news as you start your day.

Tuesday 19 February, 2019

'Nothing to apologise for': McDonald refuses to retract remarks about next NI police chief

Mary Lou McDonald doesn’t think any of the PSNI’s senior officers should replace its retiring chief.

Search launched after WWI medals found in pocket of donated jacket

The medals were found in a tattered old coat that was donated to charity.

Monday 4 February, 2019

UK Moneylender charging nearly 50% APR opens for business in Ireland

Amigo uses a model whereby a friend or family member acts as a guarantor for the borrower in case they can’t pay the money back.

Houses evacuated as Drogheda pipe-bomb made safe

The bomb was found in the Sunnyside area of the Louth town.

Buncrana Main Street closed as major fire engulfs building

The blaze broke out in a premises adjacent to The Plaza on Upper Main Street shortly after 9pm.

Friday 1 February, 2019

3.7 tonnes of meat seized at Dublin Port

The meat was seized because it could have had an impact on public and animal health.

Major regeneration plans for dilapidated area in heart of Galway

The project has an estimated value of €200 million.

January was Australia's hottest month ever

The record smashing month comes hot on the heels of the hottest December on record.

'Risk to life' warning issued in UK as snow forces motorists to abandon cars and pupils to stay in school

Temperatures dropped as low as -15.4 in the Scottish Highlands last night.

Sunday 20 January, 2019

It's more than two years since Stormont collapsed and a deal looks as far away as ever

The Northern Assembly has been shuttered for around 18,000 hours.

Saturday 19 January, 2019

Is there a dark side to the 10-Year Challenge meme?

An Irish tech commentator has weighed in on the sinister theory behind the craze.

Wednesday 16 January, 2019

A shiny new €2 coin comes into circulation today to commemorate the first Dáil

One million of the special coins go into circulation this month.

Police no longer believe Tyrone war memorial damage was deliberate

The monument pays tribute to people from the area who died in World War I and World War II.

The hottest 15 places in the world today are all in Australia as extreme heatwave rages on

Fruit is cooking from the inside out and wildlife is dying as temperatures continue to soar.

EU ready to discuss new Brexit deal if UK changes 'red lines' - Barnier

The EU’s top negotiator said the risk of no-deal Brexit “has never seemed so high”.

Sunday 6 January, 2019

Sitdown Sunday: The best crime longreads of 2018

We’ve rounded up the best stories of 2018 for you.

Saturday 5 January, 2019

'What if someone is 11 weeks now?': Concerns that HSE's abortion helpline fails to provide for deaf people

The HSE says it is working to make the phone line accessible “as soon as possible”.

Thursday 3 January, 2019

Investigation launched as armed raiders rob Dublin Lidl

An eyewitness said the raiders burst into the store and began shouting at staff and customers.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Luas website hacked, China on the moon and Exchequer returns – it’s your evening fix.

The Government has recorded its first budget surplus since 2006

The Exchequer received more than €55 billion last year.

Dublin teen missing since New Year's Day found safe and well

Leon Wilson went missing from his Dublin home earlier this week.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Hospital overcrowding stats, new domestic violence law and tragedy in Denmark – it’s your evening fix.

Curb Your Enthusiasm actor Bob Einstein dies aged 76

The two-time Emmy winner also created the ‘Super Dave Osborne’ stuntman character.

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