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Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Bye for now
Met Éireann's head of forecasting Evelyn Cusack is retiring today
Cusack was a familiar face on TV broadcasts for decades before moving to senior roles.
Last month
May 2023
# sign up
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# Eurovision
Sweden have won the Eurovision to equal Ireland's record of seven song contest wins
Hold me. Now.
# Eurovision
Tractors, unicorns and Edgar Allan Poe: Ten acts to look out for at tonight's Eurovision final
Graham Norton joins the presenting lineup for tonight’s show from Liverpool.
# Noel Curran
Former RTÉ Director General says Patrick Kielty would be 'brilliant choice' for Late Late
Negotiations between the presenter and the national broadcaster are understood to be at an advanced stage.
A practical guide to reducing energy use in your home
The Government of Ireland has suggested a range of practical advice that will help you save money on your bills.
# Part Deux
Eurovision: Another ten acts have made it through to complete the lineup for the final
16 more countries competed in the second semi-final tonight.
# now what
'Nothing feels authentic': Why is Ireland flatlining at Eurovision and what needs to happen?
Ireland’s dark decade continued last night – so how can we turn things around for next year?
# Liverpool
Ireland's Wild Youth have crashed out of Eurovision at the semi-final stage
The group’s entry, We Are One, failed to make the grade when the ten finalists were announced.
# Liverpool
Eurovision: Everything you need to know as Ireland's Wild Youth compete in the first semi-final
So who are the favourites this year? Who’s hosting it? Does Ireland have a shot?
# liverpool 2023
Notes from the Eurovision: X Factor-style climax axed by BBC and the Irish are 'feeling good'
Meanwhile, Marty Whelan isn’t sold on “older gentlemen in their underpants”.
ABSOLUT X: Cutting-edge club nights are here
Absolut continues to provide pioneering clubbing experiences for all those keen to dance.
This year
# gfa 25
Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?
The 25th anniversary of the landmark deal is being marked – here’s what’s in it.
# Incoming
Officials now planning for Biden to arrive in Belfast on 11 April and Dublin the following day
The US President is expected to be in Ireland for a total of five days.
# Your Say
Poll: Did you spot the Northern Lights this week?
The aurora borealis? At this time of year?
# newsletter
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The latest edition will be out today. Sign up here.
# Resignation
Fine Gael TD Damien English resigns as junior minister after reports about property ownership
English confirmed that he failed to inform Meath County Council about ownership of a house in Castlemartin.
Last year
# Lebanon
Irish soldier killed in Lebanon after convoy vehicles were separated during routine patrol
Private Seán Rooney was named as the soldier who lost his life, while 22-year-old Shane Kearney was seriously injured.
# Cold Snap
Status Orange alert for most of country as freezing fog to persist into evening
It will remain very cold throughout the week with widespread frost and ice.
It reached as low as minus seven in parts of Co Galway overnight.
The emergency planning coordination group has said that most schools will remain open as normal.
Wintry showers are expected but there will be no wider snow event, forecasters said.
Over 70 flights cancelled at Dublin Airport today after Greater London airport closures
Freezing weather, frost and snow: Here's what you need to know as the cold snap sets in
# streets of limerick
'The level of sickness we're seeing is massive': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city
Drug workers in the city say the people seeking their services are more excluded and more unwell than ever.
# uk's next pm
Boris Johnson drops out of race to become UK Prime Minister, leaving Sunak as clear favourite
“You can’t govern effectively unless you have a united party in Parliament,” Johnson said tonight.
# award winners
Journal Media wins four Justice Media Awards for excellence in legal journalism
Reporters Michelle Hennessy, Maria Delaney, Lauren Boland, Jane Moore and Rónán Duffy were among the winners.
# born in the rds
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are coming back to Ireland in 2023
The veteran group are heading out on their first post-Covid tour.
# Eurovision
Zelenskyy says Ukraine will host Eurovision 2023 as Kalush Orchestra triumph in Turin
Contest oganisers the EBU will begin planning with Ukraine but say there are “unique challenges involved”.
Contest oganisers the EBU will begin planning with Ukraine but say there are "unique challenges involved".
The folk-rap group - as men of fighting age - had to get special permission to leave their country for the contest and are expected home tomorrow.
Eurovision: Steps now being taken to remove Russia from future contests, EBU boss says
Fleeting hopes and a familiar crush of disappointment: Irish fans on our Eurovision knock-out
# Eurovision
'Help Mariupol, help Azovstal now': Ukraine singer makes appeal from Eurovision stage
Frontman Oleh Psiuk appealed for help for the trapped fighters to a TV audience of up to 200 million people.
# live from turin
Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final
Need to catch up ahead of tonight’s show?
# Final Countdown
Wolves, handbasins and hints of chaos: Notes from a slightly bonkers Eurovision build-up
Eurovision 2022 is a peculiar mix of showbiz, politics, tourism, cheese and chaos. Here’s what’s been happening.
# extended ban
Eurovision: Steps now being taken to remove Russia from future contests, EBU boss says
Noel Curran said it very quickly became apparent in the wake of the invasion that Russia couldn’t be allowed take part this year.
Noel Curran, a former head of RTÉ, said it very quickly became apparent in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine that Russia couldn't be allowed take part in Eurovision.
He wouldn't be drawn on where the contest might be staged next year if Ukraine - overwhelming favourites in Turin - take the top prize.
Fleeting hopes and a familiar crush of disappointment: Irish fans on our Eurovision knock-out
Opinion: Eurovision Song Contest may seem frivolous but in wartime, it matters
# turin proud
Fleeting hopes and a familiar crush of disappointment: Irish fans on our Eurovision knock-out
Ireland’s less-than-stellar showing in the modern contest continued last night as we failed to seal a slot in the final.
# Eurovision
Ireland's Brooke Scullion out of the Eurovision after failing to qualify from semi-final
The Derry singer failed to finish in the top ten in tonight’s heat in Turin.
# Eurovision 2022
Eurovision: What you need to know as Ireland battles for one of ten remaining slots in Saturday final
It’s going to be a tough task but singer Brooke Scullion says she’s confident her performance will break through.
# protesters
Hauliers protest over fuel costs ends after causing day-long disruption in Dublin
A number of hauliers and truckers were fined for obstructing roads in the docklands area of Dublin.
# thin beard line
Arrest that growth - Garda inspector issues a stern rebuke over beards on the beat
The Inspector issued his warning to gardaí based in Road Policing in Dublin.
All time
# Coronavirus
Weddings to be limited to 100 people as part of new measures to tackle Omicron
Receptions must also end at midnight.
Tens of thousands without power and people told to stay indoors in Red counties
All the latest development as Storm Barra moves across Ireland.
Status Red warnings are now in place in Cork and Kerry - with a further Red warning to take effect in Clare from 4pm
The rest of the country is covered by Orange and Yellow warnings
Over 50,000 premises are without power and schools in Red and Orange counties are closed