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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C


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Have you seen missing man Edward Howard?
Edward is described as being 5’ 10” in height with a slim build. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
Hotels estimated to lose over €90 million in revenue due to event cancellations this Christmas
The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has urged the government to retain supports for the industry.
Public advised not to handle sick or dead birds amid concerns over bird flu
The highly pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 has been reported in birds across Ireland.
'Vulnerable' man in his 60s living alone in Balbriggan house was murdered, gardaí say
Garda have been examining the scene where Christopher Hall, aged 65, was found dead.
Girl missing from north Dublin found safe and well
The 11-year-old girl had been reported missing from her home in north Dublin earlier today.
Extending nightclub opening hours to be considered in consultation on alcohol licensing laws
Currently, restrictions are in place requiring pubs, restaurants and nightclubs to have a closing time of midnight.
Dublin City Council unveils plaque honouring anti-slavery leader Fredrick Douglass
Abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass visited Ireland in 1845.
Rotunda Hospital will relax restrictions for antenatal appointments from 1 November
Only one nominated companion or partner is allowed to visit the hospital.
Funeral of Brendan Kennelly takes place in Kerry
Tributes have poured in for the celebrated poet and novelist, who died peacefully on Sunday.
Halloween warning over dangers of cannabis jelly sweets
This year, six children under the age of ten have been hospitalised after accidentally consuming jelly sweets containing cannabis
Hospitality industry 'not an attractive sector' for returning workers, Oireachtas committee hears
The Oireachtas committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media discussed the issue today.
Policing Bill grants Garda ombudsman 'almost draconian' powers, superintendents' group warns
The association’s annual conference begins in Kildare today.
'Heartbreaking to not have enough': UCC food bank runs out of stock 50 minutes after reopening
Students’ expenses for food are estimated to be between €250 to €350 per month.
Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park to be restored and upgraded with new visitor experience
The upgrade works will create a new tourist attraction in Phoenix Park.
Cigarettes worth €2.4 million seized after x-ray search of trailers in Rosslare
The cigarettes were on a road train that arrived from the French port of Dunkirk
Only 2% of Traveller women breastfeed due to a range of additional barriers
This is in comparison to the national average of 56%.
Dublin Rape Crisis Centre proposes new ways to combat workplace sexual harassment
A survey by Dublin Rape Crisis Centre survey showed 75.7% of respondents had experienced sexual harassment in Ireland.
Scattered showers, blustery winds and bright spells forecast this weekend
Cooler temperatures and fresh winds are set to remain over the weekend.
Aircraft involved in Wexford crash will undergo further examinations
Four people received non-life threatening injuries after the aircraft crashed yesterday evening.
Man missing from Cork found safe and well
Gardaí thanked the public for their assistance.
Keeping the State pension age at 66 is 'unsustainable', says new report
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
The event is set to take place on Thursday 21st October.
As the Taliban cement their position, they've been making clear their views on the role of women
Concerns about women’s rights have continued to grow since the Taliban took over Afghanistan last month.
France has given citizenship to 12,000 frontline workers – can Ireland do the same?
The citizenship application process usually takes around two years in France.
From Ancient Greek to Accounting: Leaving Cert results by numbers
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
The largest jumps can be seen in the results for higher level subjects, including Irish, Maths and English.
Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
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)
Temperatures in the high teens and low twenties look set to stay with us into next week.
Kim, Pól and Seán: Names of future winter storms announced
The Storm Names partnership raises awareness of the impact of severe weather.
Over 40 recalls of food contaminated with pesticide ethylene oxide - and more expected
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland have recalled over 40 products since September 2020 due to ethylene oxide contamination.
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.
US completes withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan after 20 years
US President Joe Biden has set a deadline of tomorrow to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan.
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”.
US warns terror threat to Kabul airport 'real' in evacuation's final hours
Taliban assures Ireland, US, and UK that people can leave Afghanistan after tomorrow's deadline
Hot weather and sunny spells set to remain this weekend with temperatures to hit 24 degrees
The good weather is set to last this weekend and into early next week.
'Nothing has changed': Laois County Council says it can't revisit Electric Picnic decision
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
John Fitzgerald’s comments come after concerns were raised recently about potential blackouts this winter.
Heatwave and staycations bring €7.7 million increase in sales of fizzy drinks
Overall grocery spending dropped by 3.9% in the last 12 weeks.
Sawn-off shotgun seized and two arrested as gardaí search car in Lucan
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
The annual heritage week takes a hybrid approach this year, with events in-person and online.
Buy now, pay later services are on their way on Ireland - what should consumers know?
Buy now, pay later service Klarna is currently hiring for its Dublin office.
'A lightning sort of brightness': This stunning shot of the Perseids was captured over Wexford
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.
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.
Clear spells to give Irish stargazers a glimpse of Perseids as annual meteor shower peaks
There will be 20 times more shooting stars than on a normal night.