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Yesterday’s News


Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Coveney on Brexit deadlock: 'We simply haven’t seen any written proposals from the UK to date'

It’s being reported this evening that the UK side are refusing to submit a written document in the ongoing talks.

Farming robots and Marty Morrissey's love island: Everything you need to know about The Ploughing

The traffic, the weather: If you’re heading to Ballintrane we’ve got you covered.

Tuesday 10 September, 2019

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Saturday 7 September, 2019


Friday 6 September, 2019

Acceptable in the 80s: Ireland once regarded Mugabe as a respected statesman and honoured guest

The Zimbabwe leader was viewed as a pariah by the West for decades. Things were different in 1983.

Thursday 5 September, 2019

PSNI chief moves to clarify 'we will have your kids' threat to paramilitaries

Byrne said he accepted his enthusiasm to speak in soundbites had created a distraction.

Seven wolves have been released into their 'large and stimulating' new home at Dublin Zoo

The pack’s new 4,000 square metre space includes a water feature and three visitor shelters.

Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Mike Pence departs from Shannon as two-day Irish visit ends

Pence took a stronger line on Brexit during this trip than many had expected.

Why did Jacob Rees-Mogg drag Parnell into last night's Brexit debate?

The Irish nationalist leader got an unexpected mention from the Tory arch-Brexiteer yesterday evening.

Tuesday 3 September, 2019

The Taoiseach and his partner have welcomed Mike Pence to Farmleigh ahead of a family lunch

The US Vice President stopped by the Áras earlier this morning.

Monday 2 September, 2019

Leo Varadkar hoping for 'family lunch' with his parents, partner and 'friend of Ireland' Mike Pence

Mike Pence’s visit has been brought forward. He’s now due in Shannon today.

Taoiseach accused of 'window dressing exercise' as HSE spending plan announced

Leo Varadkar insisted some politicians had been “scaremongering” over the children’s hospital overspend.

Monday 26 August, 2019

Brexit: UK must pay its divorce bill even in event of no-deal, EU warns

It comes after Boris Johnson insisted the UK would be free from its obligations in a no-deal scenario.

Friday 23 August, 2019

Varadkar says Ireland will vote against Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon

He also labelled President Bolsonaro’s attacks on NGOs this week as “Orwellian”.

Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Simon Coveney conveys 'disappointment' with Boris Johnson's four-page letter on Brexit

Donald Tusk has re-iterated the EU’s commitment to the backstop.

Saturday 17 August, 2019

From dinosaurs to warrior scarecrows: 16 intriguing events to check out this National Heritage Week

There’s plenty of fun to be had and unusual sights to see as the annual heritage week kicks off.

Circle the date ... Here's why 9 September is set to be a red letter Brexit day in Westminster

It’s all set to kick off again in the Commons from the start of next month – here are the key dates.

Friday 16 August, 2019

Councillors meet with gardaí to discuss Gemma O'Doherty-led protests at Google HQ

Gardaí said they had received over 40 complaints about the Barrow St protests.

Ten arrested after police officer killed while responding to burglary near Reading

The ten arrested, aged between 13 and 30, are being detained under suspicion of murder.

Thursday 15 August, 2019

Poll: Should Ireland reintroduce wolves? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland reintroduce wolves?

It’s a big question, admittedly, and it’s the focus of the latest episode of our Ireland 2029 podcast.

Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Emiliano Sala exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide before plane crash, investigators say

A report shows he had a saturation level of 58% – a level that could cause seizure and unconsciousness.

The Disappeared: Lead investigator says no evidence of human burial at Louth site, after ex-soldier's claims

An archaeologist has examined the site at Ravensdale in the wake of the claims, which were made public last week.

Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Revolver and pistol seized and two men arrested after 4am car search in Coolock

The loaded guns were seized by gardaí investigating organised crime in the area.

Wednesday 24 July, 2019

As it happened: Boris Johnson is now the British Prime Minister

Climate activists tried to block Boris Johnson’s path to Buckingham Palace, and protesters booed during his first speech at No 10.

Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Members of pilot union Ialpa at Ryanair are voting on industrial action

The union said pilots were frustrated at lack of progress in pay talks.

Monday 22 July, 2019

Gone: UK's Europe minister resigns ahead of Boris Johnson's expected election as PM

It’s expected several more high profile resignations will take place in the coming 48 hours.

Thursday 11 July, 2019

Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'

Shane Howell hopes his tour might help shine a light on the contrasts that exist in this corner of the city.

'They said they wanted an obnoxious priest': How Brendan Grace and the Father Ted writers created Fr Fintan Stack

While other actors were “shouting and roaring” at auditions, Grace said he decided to take a different approach.

'One of the great entertainers of this era': Tributes paid as Brendan Grace dies aged 68 RIP

'One of the great entertainers of this era': Tributes paid as Brendan Grace dies aged 68

The hugely popular comedian was being treated for lung cancer.

Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Discoloured water on Dublin beaches down to algal bloom, says council

Bathing bans are in place at beaches across Dublin Bay.

Wednesday 5 June, 2019

'Trump for Taoiseach': Rival protest groups greet President ... well out of view of the President

A pro-Trump demonstration was dwarfed by a much larger ‘anti’ one on the outskirts of Shannon.

Monday 27 May, 2019

Limerick votes for directly elected mayor for the city while Cork and Waterford reject same plans

Waterford has rejected the same proposal. Limerick voted in favour.

When we can expect to elect our first MEPs and other essential things to know about today's counts

There’ll be battles for the final seats in all three EU constituencies while the council seats are almost filled.

Friday 24 May, 2019

Theresa May has announced that she will step down as Conservative Party leader on 7 June

May broke into tears at the end of a statement announcing her departure date.

Thursday 23 May, 2019

A Eurovision scoring screw up means rock bottom UK actually did worse than initially announced

In related news, it means Ireland are no longer bottom of the Eurovision table.

Candidates are out making their last pitches for your vote before the broadcast ban kicks in

Meanwhile more than 2,000 people on islands off the west coast are entitled to vote today.

Wednesday 22 May, 2019

21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area

Former TDs, a lord mayor and Dublin’s longest serving councillor are all in the mix.

Sunday 19 May, 2019

Iceland contestants have Palestine flag banners confiscated at Eurovision venue

Meanwhile Eurovision organisers released a statement after two of Madonna’s dancers wore Israeli and Palestine flags.

Saturday 18 May, 2019

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As it happened: The Netherlands' Duncan Laurence wins Eurovision as UK finishes in last place

Eurovision fans are already blaming the Brexit factor for the UK’s dire showing.