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Dublin: 10 °C Friday 18 October, 2019

Today’s News

Government looking at hate crime legislation as LGBT group says assaults are on the rise

The Department is putting out a public consultation in the coming weeks on the issue.

Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Woman at centre of Miss D case 'forever traumatised' over trip to England to have induced birth

The teen was in the care of the HSE at the time and won a High Court case allowing her to travel for an abortion.

Irish disability activist Sinéad Burke makes the cut on BBC's top 100 women in the world

This year’s theme is based around what the future would look like ‘if it was driven by women’.

Leo Varadkar on beef protests: 'We need to see the task force do its job'

Farmers began protesting outside the Dept. of Agriculture claiming the meat industry has not held up its end of the bargain

'James Joyce did not wish to go back to Ireland': Head of Joyce Foundation says there would be 'resistance' to repatriation

Joyce is buried in a grave in Zurich with his wife Nora Barnacle and their son.

Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Five arrested following investigation into suspected bogus 'slips and falls' insurance claims

Search warrants were executed at a number of solicitor’s offices, gardaí said.

Councillors table motion in bid to have James Joyce's remains returned to Ireland

Councillors say they want to honour his memory while others worry it would be a money-making exercise.

Monday 14 October, 2019

'Painful': Storm Lorenzo brought huge number of dangerous man o'war jellyfish to the Irish coast

The creatures washed up in huge numbers in recent days.

Spain's supreme court finds Catalan leaders guilty of sedition over failed independence bid

The leaders of the independence movement were found guilty on charges of sedition and misuse of public funds.

New beef task force will meet for the first time today

It’s one of a number of measures agreed to last month in order to end a dispute between farmers and processors.

Sunday 13 October, 2019

'It's like I'm in a prison': Fears citizenship applications are facing years-long backlogs

A High Court ruling in July has halted the processing of citizenship applications.

Saturday 12 October, 2019

'It's not over until it's over': Mother-of-two says she will stay positive in the face of incurable cancer diagnosis

Two years after she was given the clear from doctors, the cancer returned, this time spreading to other organs.

Gay couple encourage other members of the LGBT community to consider fostering children

There are more than 6,000 children in state care in Ireland.

Friday 11 October, 2019

Dublin council to vote on lobbying minister to ask Northern Irish secretary to organise a border poll

Some councillors described it as a smart move while others questioned its relevance at a Dublin council meeting.

New team established to process major increase in citizenship requests from foreign-born citizens

The number of foreign-born citizens seeking an Irish citizenship has more than trebled in three years.

Thursday 10 October, 2019

Gaeltacht grant to be restored for trainee teachers but not all students will be eligible

Minister Joe McHugh announced the measure in his department’s Budget 2020 briefing.

Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Twitter to be challenged by TDs over racist comments which forced Ryan family to leave Ireland

Meath couple Fiona Ryan and Jonathan Mathis spoke of death threats they received on the Late Late show on Friday.

Budget 2020: What measures take effect from today and what comes into effect next year?

A carbon tax hike and levy on cigarettes kicks in today while other measures kick in next year.

Tuesday 8 October, 2019

'A lot of doctors fail to recognise it': Calls for government to review treatment of endometriosis

The condition is caused by abnormal cell growth outside the uterus and causes severe pain for women suffering with it.

Junior Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys across most subjects

The data shows girls received more A grades than boys in most subjects.

Budget 2020 will be revealed today - here's a look at how things will unfold

The Government has flagged this year’s budget as a no-deal Brexit budget.

Monday 7 October, 2019

Investigations underway after two men killed in light aircraft crash in Wexford

The plane crashed near Duncormick at about 5.45pm yesterday.

€10.3 million in funding announced for migrant integration and gender equality in the workforce

English language classes and training initiatives for women are some of the projects awarded grants.

Sunday 6 October, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Maura Higgins, alleged fraud, and Simon Harris… here’s all of today’s top stories.

Whale that washed up on Dublin beach 'almost definitely the same whale that died in Dublin Port'

It was originally thought to be a minke whale but was later confirmed to be a fin whale.

One man dead and another injured following collision between motorcycle and car in Wicklow

The N81 at Poulaphouca is expected to remain closed for a number of hours.

Hospital consultants vote no confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris

The vote was unanimously passed by the council of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association.

Two men facing charges of allegedly scamming €15,000 from two elderly ladies in Cork

Gardaí issued a warning for those who suspect they have been victims of bogus traders.

US show Saturday Night Live takes on Maura Higgins in comedy sketch SNL

US show Saturday Night Live takes on Maura Higgins in comedy sketch

British reality show Love Island proved to be a hit with US audiences watching online this summer

Police in Northern Ireland investigating after two children struck by car

The two children, boys aged six and 12, were crossing the Andersonstown Road.

Saturday 5 October, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

RTÉ, Sinn Féin and Scotland… Here’s a round up of all of today’s top stories.

Gardaí appeal for information on missing teenager last seen in Clonmel

He is described as 5’4 in height with blue eyes and short dark hair with a bleached blonde fringe.

'Pan-Celtic political culture': McDonald calls for shared approach to Brexit from Ireland and Wales

McDonald was speaking at a conference of the Welsh political party Plaid Cymru this afternoon.

RTÉ putting five paintings up for auction in a bid to boost funds

The broadcaster has been making a loss for several years.


Rise in the number of people who say they don't worry about becoming victims of crime

Some 79% of respondents said that national crime was a ‘serious’ or ‘very serious’ issue.

Agriculture minister appoints chair of new beef task force

The task force was agreed to by farmers and industry representatives following talks with the minister last month.

Thursday 3 October, 2019

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Education minister agrees to bring school secretaries dispute to Workplace Relations Commission WRC

Education minister agrees to bring school secretaries dispute to Workplace Relations Commission

The dispute centres around the fact that only a few hundred of the country’s 3,500 secretaries are paid directly by the Department.

EU will provide €530 million in funding towards Irish-French power line

The project will link Ireland’s electricity network to France via an underwater connection and is expected to be completed by 2026

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made headlines today.

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