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Keeping the State pension age at 66 is 'unsustainable', says new report
# Aging Population
# Aging Population

Keeping the State pension age at 66 is 'unsustainable', says new report

7 hours ago 24,581 Views 83 Comments

Not changing the current policy on pensions would cost around €50 billion, the Department of Finance report says.

Why the President is facing criticism for declining an invitation to a Northern Ireland centenary event
# Centenary Row
# Centenary Row

Why the President is facing criticism for declining an invitation to a Northern Ireland centenary event

9 hours ago 13,698 Views 42 Comments

The event is set to take place on Thursday 21st October.

Sunday 12 September, 2021

As the Taliban cement their position, they've been making clear their views on the role of women
# International Concerns
# International Concerns

As the Taliban cement their position, they've been making clear their views on the role of women

Sun 7:00 AM 42,873 Views 24 Comments

Concerns about women’s rights have continued to grow since the Taliban took over Afghanistan last month.

Friday 10 September, 2021

France has given citizenship to 12,000 frontline workers – can Ireland do the same?
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

France has given citizenship to 12,000 frontline workers – can Ireland do the same?

Sep 10th 2021, 6:12 PM 19,038 Views 28 Comments

The citizenship application process usually takes around two years in France.

Friday 3 September, 2021

From Ancient Greek to Accounting: Leaving Cert results by numbers
# Results Day
# Results Day

From Ancient Greek to Accounting: Leaving Cert results by numbers

Sep 3rd 2021, 3:13 PM 19,428 Views 12 Comments

The results have been released, we take a look at the important numbers from today.

Leaving Cert: Top grades significantly higher on last year as students get their results
# Results Day
# Results Day

Leaving Cert: Top grades significantly higher on last year as students get their results

Sep 3rd 2021, 10:20 AM 36,037 Views 38 Comments

The largest jumps can be seen in the results for higher level subjects, including Irish, Maths and English.

Thursday 2 September, 2021

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Sep 2nd 2021, 8:30 PM 20,363 Views 9 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Warmer weather to stay with us into next week (but there's an increased chance of rain)
# Autumn Gold
# Autumn Gold

Warmer weather to stay with us into next week (but there's an increased chance of rain)

Sep 2nd 2021, 5:25 PM 17,183 Views 11 Comments

Temperatures in the high teens and low twenties look set to stay with us into next week.

Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Kim, Pól and Seán: Names of future winter storms announced
# Storm Names
# Storm Names

Kim, Pól and Seán: Names of future winter storms announced

Sep 1st 2021, 12:10 AM 18,056 Views 20 Comments

The Storm Names partnership raises awareness of the impact of severe weather.

Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Over 40 recalls of food contaminated with pesticide ethylene oxide - and more expected
# Food Alert
# Food Alert

Over 40 recalls of food contaminated with pesticide ethylene oxide - and more expected

Aug 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 150,835 Views 31 Comments
  • Ethylene oxide has been banned in the European Union since 1981.
  • Many of the recalled items contain contaminated sesame seeds from India.
  • However, another some contain contaminated locust bean gum, and the source of this contamination is unknown, Emma Taggart reports.

Monday 30 August, 2021

US completes withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan after 20 years
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US completes withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan after 20 years

Updated Aug 30th 2021, 10:55 PM 41,057 Views 44 Comments
  • The evacuation mission began over a fortnight ago in response to the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
  • Since then, over 122,000 people have been flown out of the country, including over 5,400 Americans.
  • The Pentagon Press Secretary called the evacuations “the largest airlift ever conducted in US history”.

Friday 27 August, 2021

Hot weather and sunny spells set to remain this weekend with temperatures to hit 24 degrees
# Late Summer Sun
# Late Summer Sun

Hot weather and sunny spells set to remain this weekend with temperatures to hit 24 degrees

Aug 27th 2021, 4:23 PM 18,231 Views 7 Comments

The good weather is set to last this weekend and into early next week.

Wednesday 25 August, 2021

'Nothing has changed': Laois County Council says it can't revisit Electric Picnic decision
# Electric Picnic
# Electric Picnic

'Nothing has changed': Laois County Council says it can't revisit Electric Picnic decision

Updated Aug 25th 2021, 3:32 PM 25,927 Views 45 Comments

The council decided not to grant a licence to the festival earlier this month.

Electricity supply interruptions could have 'huge' impact on Irish society, expert warns
# Blackouts
# Blackouts

Electricity supply interruptions could have 'huge' impact on Irish society, expert warns

Aug 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 59,011 Views 88 Comments

John Fitzgerald’s comments come after concerns were raised recently about potential blackouts this winter.

Monday 23 August, 2021

Heatwave and staycations bring €7.7 million increase in sales of fizzy drinks
# Supermarket Sweep
# Supermarket Sweep

Heatwave and staycations bring €7.7 million increase in sales of fizzy drinks

Aug 23rd 2021, 4:58 PM 17,893 Views 23 Comments

Overall grocery spending dropped by 3.9% in the last 12 weeks.

Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Sawn-off shotgun seized and two arrested as gardaí search car in Lucan
# Dublin
# Dublin

Sawn-off shotgun seized and two arrested as gardaí search car in Lucan

Aug 17th 2021, 12:15 PM 15,671 Views 5 Comments

The arrests are part of an on-going investigation into organised crime in the Dublin Metropolitan Region.

From dark skies to Dublin's lost prisons: Sixteen events to check out this National Heritage Week
# Heritage Week
# Heritage Week

From dark skies to Dublin's lost prisons: Sixteen events to check out this National Heritage Week

Aug 17th 2021, 6:30 AM 26,800 Views 1 Comment

The annual heritage week takes a hybrid approach this year, with events in-person and online.

Monday 16 August, 2021

Buy now, pay later services are on their way on Ireland - what should consumers know?
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Buy now, pay later services are on their way on Ireland - what should consumers know?

Aug 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 62,575 Views 33 Comments

Buy now, pay later service Klarna is currently hiring for its Dublin office.

Friday 13 August, 2021

'A lightning sort of brightness': This stunning shot of the Perseids was captured over Wexford
# Shooting Stars
# Shooting Stars

'A lightning sort of brightness': This stunning shot of the Perseids was captured over Wexford

Updated Aug 13th 2021, 4:26 PM 47,811 Views 27 Comments
  • The Perseids meteor shower which peaked on Wednesday and Thursday night will continue tonight but with a reduced number of meteors likely to be visible.

Wednesday 11 August, 2021

Clear spells to give Irish stargazers a glimpse of Perseids as annual meteor shower peaks
# Shooting Stars
# Shooting Stars

Clear spells to give Irish stargazers a glimpse of Perseids as annual meteor shower peaks

Aug 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 41,438 Views 7 Comments

There will be 20 times more shooting stars than on a normal night.

Saturday 7 August, 2021

Met Éireann says most of its weather stations recorded their hottest July since 2013
# Heatwave Report
# Heatwave Report

Met Éireann says most of its weather stations recorded their hottest July since 2013

Aug 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 13,429 Views 17 Comments

Temperatures reached 30.8 degrees in Roscommon.

Friday 30 July, 2021

Selfie areas and pop-up clinics used in bid to boost the North's youth vaccination rates
# Vaccination Uptake
# Vaccination Uptake

Selfie areas and pop-up clinics used in bid to boost the North's youth vaccination rates

Jul 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,805 Views 23 Comments

Regional mass vaccination centres in Northern Ireland are closing for first doses 31st July

Saturday 24 July, 2021

'Irish temperature records will be broken in the coming years because we're in a climate crisis'
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

'Irish temperature records will be broken in the coming years because we're in a climate crisis'

Jul 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 56,428 Views 85 Comments

Tuesday 20 July, 2021

'We burn particularly easily': How to keep yourself, your family and your pets safe in the heat
# Hot Weather
# Hot Weather

'We burn particularly easily': How to keep yourself, your family and your pets safe in the heat

Jul 20th 2021, 7:50 AM 28,393 Views 14 Comments

Temperatures are set to remain in the high 20s this week.

Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Department of Health has updated the advice on what Delta variant symptoms now look like
# Delta
# Delta

Department of Health has updated the advice on what Delta variant symptoms now look like

Jul 14th 2021, 5:27 PM 115,697 Views 68 Comments

Sore throat, runny nose and headaches are considered to be potential indicators of the Delta variant.

Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Calls for 'mandatory' bonfire regulations in the North after teenager critically injured
# Belfast
# Belfast

Calls for 'mandatory' bonfire regulations in the North after teenager critically injured

Jul 13th 2021, 6:35 PM 19,260 Views 27 Comments

The teenager is being treated for his injuries in hospital.

Widow settles 'substantial' action against HSE over husband's death
# Courts
# Courts

Widow settles 'substantial' action against HSE over husband's death

Jul 13th 2021, 3:06 PM 34,495 Views 8 Comments

Liam Duggan died from septicaemia at the University Hospital Kerry in early 2017.

Monday 12 July, 2021

'The pace of change is too slow': Women now make up 13% of CEOs at big companies in Ireland
# Women In Business
# Women In Business

'The pace of change is too slow': Women now make up 13% of CEOs at big companies in Ireland

Jul 12th 2021, 6:07 PM 11,550 Views 31 Comments

The CSO found that small gains have been made in female representation at big companies in Ireland over the past two years.