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This week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Fewer than 50,000 renters have claimed the Rent Tax Credit so far this year
A report by
Cormac Fitzgerald
The figures come as the Government contemplates doubling the amount available for renters to claim back in next month’s Budget.
Last week
17th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Here are 16 events happening across the country for Culture Night
From eco-festivals, to roller discos, to Gaeltacht of the Future, there’s lots happening everywhere tonight.
Lidl car accessories in store from Thursday September 28
From car covers to jump leads, shop everything you need at Lidl.
Homeless charity reports 17% drop in people supported last year
The Dublin Simon Community launched its 2022 annual report today.
'The AI excuse doesn't wash with me': Mixed reaction to plans to drop teacher-based assessment
Labour Party education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin called the reforms “a missed opportunity”.
Varadkar tells CNN that Ireland's fight for independence shows why nations should 'stand by' Ukraine
Varadkar spoke to a CNN reporter at the UN building in New York last night.
Heather Humphreys describes death of Monaghan teenager in car crash as 'devastating'
The crash took place at about 1.30am this morning.
Government drops plans for teacher-based assessment of Leaving Cert, blaming AI
There will be changes to the Leaving Cert introduced in 2025.
Support Barnardos’ Giving Day on September 22 to give vulnerable children a brighter future
Barnardos is asking for support to continue changing the lives of thousands of vulnerable children on its Giving Day, kindly supported by DELL Technologies.
A wet and muddy first day at the Ploughing
Thousands of farmers and families are braving damp and windy weather today for the major showcase of farming and rural life.
Varadkar on spinal surgery issues at Temple Street: 'I can't overstate how concerned I am'
A spinal surgery helpline has been set up for parents and families on 01 409 6117.
ESB Group reports 30% rise in profits to €676 million in first six months of the year
The state-owned energy company said its profits from the start of the year to 30 June had increased by €157 million compared to the same period last year.
Concert to mark 100 years of Irish State to be held next month (and tickets are free)
Ireland 100: An Old Song Re-Sung is being presented by RTÉ in association with the South Wind Blows production company.
HSE launches review after child dies and others suffer serious complications following spinal surgery
The review is focusing on the clinical care provided at CHI at Temple Street.
Rain warning issued for 11 counties as Ploughing Championships to get underway
The Ploughing will take place at Ratheniska, Co Laois, from tomorrow to Thursday.
Four more people arrested and three charged over public order incident in Galway
The total number of arrests has now reached 19.
'I think the old systems just have not served us': Art and the battle against climate change
Earth Rising – an eco-festival at IMMA – will run from Thursday to Sunday next week.
This month
September 2023
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Hunter Biden indicted, review of speed limits published and rain warnings come into effect.
Designer handbags, €9,000 Rolex, cash and cars seized in CAB raids
CAB officers conducted searches in a number of locations this morning.
RTÉ says it will not release the names of top 100 earners
A tranche of documents were supplied to the Oireachtas Media Committee today.
Poll: Should there be free legal aid for all domestic violence cases?
A judge called for mandatory legal aid for all domestic violence cases.
Fourteen babies born in homeless charity Depaul's services last year
Depaul published its 2022 annual report today.
Poll: Have you ever been clamped?
New figures reveal that 50 vehicles were clamped near Croke Park in July.
'I wish I never applied': Affordable housing in Darragh O'Brien's constituency delayed by a year
The Dun Emer affordable housing development was supposed to be completed in 2022, but residents still haven’t moved in.
Three hospitalised after car hits people sitting outside Donegal pub
The incident took place yesterday evening at about 7.50pm.
Nearly 30% of Irish 16-year-olds say they gambled within the previous year
A new report looks into gambling among Irish teenagers.
Heard of BeReal? Here's the lowdown on some of your teens favourite apps and games
And how you can have an open conversation about them.
Eamon Ryan says he doesn't back Green TD's claim reinstating eviction ban 'akin to communism'
Minister Catherine Martin said husbands and wives don’t agree on everything.
Speed limits to be lowered by 20 km/h on many roads under new government plans
The plans come following a significant spike in road deaths this year.
Irish environmental group takes legal action against Government over climate plan
Friends of the Irish Environment has been granted leave by the High Court to to take the case.
Some people who wish to die at home can experience 'traumatic deaths' due to lack of support
A new report highlights a number of systemic gaps in end-of-life care in Ireland.
Quiz: Can you recognise these Dáil constituencies from their maps?
The Electoral Commission published its Constituency Review report this week to much fanfare.
Deaths on Irish roads this year could approach 170, erasing years of progress
Eight people died in three separate road traffic collisions since last Friday, including two 3-year-olds.
Gardaí appeal for witnesses as they investigate fatal Busáras road collision
Luas Red Line services have also returned to normal.
Poll: Do you clean up after yourself after being at a music festival?
About 70,000 people are set to descend on Stradbally this weekend for Electric Picnic.
Last month
August 2023
Motorists face increased costs as price of petrol and diesel set to rise from tomorrow
Prices are also likely to increase in pubs and restaurants as the 9% VAT rate for hospitality ends today.
Child who was 'depressed anxious and suicidal' had to wait a year for mental health appointment
Nine individual reports into Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service were published today.
Fingal split into two 3-seater constituencies as Dublin set to get new TDs and boundary changes
The Electoral Commission published its Constituency Review report this morning.
Apartment owners threatened with legal action if they don't pay €5,000 for fire safety works
A report by
Cormac Fitzgerald
The Broadmeadows apartment complex is one of thousands of boom-era developments with fire safety defects.
Debunked: No, there hasn't been a 21% rise in deaths due to the Covid-19 vaccine
A clip of the artist Kevin Sharkey has been shared widely on social media apps in recent weeks.