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September 2023
The PSNI controversies that have dogged Chief Constable Simon Byrne
Byrne last week vowed that he would not resign after the latest in a string of controversies during his time at the top of the force.
127 vehicles found to be speeding in first five hours of National Slow Down Day
Gardaí said today’s awareness initiative has heightened ‘urgency and relevance’ following several tragic crashes in recent weeks.
€5.7 billion in fossil fuel business being funnelled through Ireland to the Global South
The money is made up of shares in bonds and shares in climate-harming activities in the Global South.
Ireland's economy grew in the last quarter, new figures show
Ireland’s modified domestic demand grew by 1% relative to the first quarter of the year.
Pilot scheme will see people at risk of opioid overdose given relief medication they can take at home
Naloxone temporarily reverses the effects of opioids, allowing a person to get medical help.
Number of home retrofits up 150% from last year
The scrapping of VAT on solar panels has contributed to a significant increase in their installation in Irish homes.
August 2023
'Medical tourists' urged to fully research their procedure and protections before travelling
A recent study found that people underestimate the risks involved with travelling abroad for bariatric surgery.
15 noise measuring systems installed in areas around Dublin Airport
Noise levels in the residential areas around the airport has been a bone of contention in recent months.
Quiz: Is this quote from The Simpsons or a Republican presidential debate?
The first debate between Republican presidential hopefuls took place this week – without Donald Trump.
No date for junior cycle exam results, says Foley
The SEC said last year that a lack of examiners caused a delay in the release of results.
Ireland at risk of missing plastic recycling targets, with most plastic waste incinerated
New figures from the EPA show that just 28% of plastics are recycled in Ireland.
No agreed completion date for new children's hospital, says Donnelly
The board for the project is refusing to accept the contractor’s revised date, after it said it would not meet the most recent deadline of May 2024.
McEntee: Extra gardaí in Dublin will not involve 'people with tasers on the side of the street'
An Garda Síochána yesterday announced that specialist units will be deployed in the centre of the capital on an overtime basis.
'I want to pass away surrounded by my family': Charlie Bird says he is receiving hospice care at home
The former RTÉ journalist has shared his experience with motor neurone disease since he was diagnosed two years ago.
TUI calls for two-year master's in education to be halved to tackle staffing crisis
The union said this would increase the supply of secondary teachers and make the profession more financially accessible.
44-foot yacht rescued after losing rudder on Celtic Sea
The vessel was towed to Ballycotton by an RNLI lifeboat and all five people aboard were unharmed.
Dáil Media Committee will seek to meet RTÉ next month for update on reaction to payments scandal
Niamh Smyth said the committee wants to hear from Dee Forbes and Jim Jennings.
Armed gardaí, dog units and public order officers to be deployed in Dublin city centre
The force will deliver 16,500 additional policing hours per month in the city centre to combat anti-social behaviour and violence.
Bank of Ireland falls foul of advertising code for depicting backyard burning on TV ad
Ireland’s advertising watchdog has released its latest bulletin of complaints about advertising and marketing.
Irish Water Safety will incorporate 'learnings' from Ironman tragedy into its guidance
Two men died in the swim portion of the triathlon over the weekend.
Man (30s) dies after his car crashes into wall in Kilkenny
A male passenger in his 40s sustained injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.
Grocery inflation slowing but supermarket prices still rose by 12.8% in three months
Dunnes and Tesco are the most popular supermarkets in Ireland.
Hawaii wildfires: Maui mayor confirms 850 people still missing and 114 dead
Richard Bissen said he will be providing daily updates on Instagram as search operations continue.
The Ryan Tubridy Show is now called The Nine O'Clock Show on RTÉ Radio One
Caretaker presenter Oliver Callan said today that the RTÉ payments scandal is a ‘lesson’.
Why is former NFL star Michael Oher suing the family portrayed in The Blind Side?
Oher claims that the Tuohy family did not adopt him, but rather placed him in a legal conservatorship.
Man (20s) charged after male juveniles robbed in Temple Bar
Gardaí said the two youths were approached by three men, who took a number of items from them.
Who will replace Ryan Tubridy in his morning radio slot?
Before he was taken off air in June, the presenter had been at the helm of The Ryan Tubridy Show since 2015.
House prices falling in Dublin but rising in the rest of the country
New figures from the CSO show that property prices in the capital fell in the last 12 months.
Tubridy welcomes report and hopes to 're-establish confidence and trust of colleagues and listeners'
He said he welcomed the finding that he did not agree with how the broadcaster proposed to account for €120,000 in fees paid to him
Gardaí appealing for witnesses after armed robbery on Longford's Earl Street
A man entered a business premises, armed with a knife, and demanded money.
Health and social workers in eight areas to strike over career progression dispute
Those going on strike include physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers.
Man charged after robbery in Clongriffin
He is due in court today.
'It's like someone dropped a bomb': Irishman in Maui describes harrowing scenes after wildfires
Peter O’Riordan lives on the Hawaiian island which has been devastated by wildfires.
Boy in critical condition in hospital after collision in Carrigaline
Gardaí said he was cycling at the time of the collision.
Teenage boy charged in connection with alleged Temple Bar assault
Gardaí said investigations are ongoing.
Poll: Have you had Covid-19 in the past year?
The Eris variant has been associated with outbreaks in Ireland.