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Dublin: 7 °C Saturday 15 December, 2018

Today’s News

Here's 6 Christmas-themed events on across the country this weekend

A vegan Christmas market, a Santa musical, and the 200th anniversary of Stille Nacht are just some of the events on this weekend.

Yesterday’s News

'You called me nebulous!': Juncker explains remarks after heated exchange with Theresa May goes viral

Merriam-Webster said that searches for the word “nebulous” were up 12,000% today.

Explainer: How will the liquidation of Qudos impact Irish customers?

The short answer is, we don’t know yet. But here’s what might happen.

Thursday 13 December, 2018

There's a higher risk of having a heart attack on Christmas Eve - study

The risk is also higher during New Years’ Day and Midsummer holidays, and on Monday mornings.

Ian Paisley under pressure again for undeclared family holiday to Maldives DUP

Ian Paisley under pressure again for undeclared family holiday to Maldives

BBC Spotlight Northern Ireland travelled to the Maldives to investigate the claims against the North Antrim MP.

Bob Dylan and Neil Young to play together in Kilkenny next July

Tickets go on sale on Monday at 9am; tickets will be priced from €76.

Colds, flus and bugs: How to stay healthy and fight infections this Christmas season

The HSE National Clinical Advisor Dr Vida Hamilton tells us how to stay well, and where to go if we do get sick.

Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Win or lose: Here's what could happen after Theresa May's vote of confidence

If May wins the vote, she could still be pushed to resign if a large enough number of MPs vote against her.

Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Taser used and man wrestled to the ground at Westminster gates

The man was detained and arrested by police on suspicion of trespassing.

We're in Brexit limbo - so what could possibly happen next?

Theresa May has turned to European leaders today to try to find something that will make the Brexit deal more palatable.

Sunday 9 December, 2018

'The day I felt the loneliest': 7 brilliant entries to the 2018 Sony photo awards

The categories include Natural World, Portraiture, Landscape and Architecture.

€5m fund means charities can claim VAT relief for the first time from January

Under the scheme, charities will receive a refund of their VAT costs based on the level of non-public funding they receive.

Saturday 8 December, 2018

Dr Rhona Mahony says it's a 'big ask and challenge' to have full abortion services by New Year's Day

Mahony said that some terminations would start on the 1 January, but the service in its entirety wouldn’t be rolled out.

Man (20s) killed after car and lorry collide in Waterford dual carriageway N25

Man (20s) killed after car and lorry collide in Waterford dual carriageway

A second man, aged in his 40s, was brought to hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping? Making A List This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?

It’s “do you want that gift-wrapped” time.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here are the stories in the news this morning.


Everything you need to know about Theresa May's historic Brexit vote this Tuesday

The Labour Party’s Chris Bryant said the future relations declaration was “no more deliverable than a letter to Santa Claus”.

Phil Hogan: If Priti Patel wants to starve the British people, this is how to go about it

“British parliamentarians… are not entitled to wreck Ireland,” Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said yesterday.

Friday 7 December, 2018

Tory MP suggests using possible 'no-deal' food shortages to force Ireland to drop the backstop

Ireland would be hit hard in the event of a no-deal Brexit; a Brexiteer has argued this should be used as leverage to get a better deal.

Late night trains return for the festive season from today

Late night trains will return for the next three Fridays and Saturdays in December (including today and tomorrow).

Thursday 6 December, 2018

'His family believes that if his cancer was detected in any of the 3 x-rays, his prognosis wouldn't be terminal'

Thousands of scans affecting 26,000 patients were reviewed – of those, 11 people’s cancer diagnoses were delayed, it was found.

UK Brexit Department: EU citizens 'welcome to stay' in UK if there is no deal

“We have been clear: EU citizens are our friends, our neighbours, our colleagues, and we want them to stay.”

'There was a lot of damage': Five fire units battle blaze at landmark East Wall pub

The fire has now been extinguished.

Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Too much sleep linked to increased risk of death and heart disease - study

The recommended amount of sleep is about six to eight hours a day.

The secret Brexit legal advice has been published in full

MPs suspected that the Attorney General’s private advice to the PM would be much more scathing than the published summary.

'It's archaic': Request to collect more data on women who seek abortions heavily defeated in Dáil

“What’s the ethnicity about? Is that to find out if we have immigrants in this country who avail of health services as women?”

Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Watchdog staff 'lacked expertise' to interview witnesses in 'complex' Seán FitzPatrick trial

A report said that shredding documents were among the shortcomings made in the ODCE investigation.

Poll: Should the UK parliament reverse Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the UK parliament reverse Brexit?

A top EU legal mind has said that the UK has the power to reverse Brexit before the Withdrawal Agreement is finalised.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s happening today.

Monday 3 December, 2018

You need to send letters by these dates so that they arrive before Christmas

If you’re sending letters to the USA, Australia or Asia, you’ll have to send them this week to make sure they get there on time.

Gardaí seize 320 cannabis plants at 'sophisticated' Monaghan growhouse

No arrests have been made in relation to the seizure.

Ireland's DNA database to be shared with other European countries to help fight cross-border crime

Ireland’s DNA database holds 16,361 DNA profiles of suspected offenders and convicted offenders.

Poll: Do you think Ireland was right to join the euro? Penny For Your Thoughts This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland was right to join the euro?

This month marks 20 years since the currency was introduced to the market.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what’s in the headlines today.

Pressure mounts on May to publish Brexit legal advice, as Gove says People's Vote is possible

Michael Gove admitted that a second Brexit referendum was possible, but added that it would “rip apart the social fabric” of the UK.

Sunday 2 December, 2018

Ten days out from the UK Brexit vote: What number do they need to reach?

There are over 600 MPs – and Theresa May’s Tory’s barely have a majority with the support of the DUP.

Saturday 1 December, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know about cows and bulls?

A mix of farming and cultural references about the animal we all take for granted.

How 'Norway plus' could be a Brexit solution, and why trading garlic is problematic

They would get full access to the Single Market and avoid tariff barriers.

Friday 30 November, 2018

Mild and showery: Here's the forecast for the weekend

Ireland’s going to be hit with a bit of everything this weekend: from sunny spells to a touch of frost.

Thursday 29 November, 2018

The features of online hate speech in Ireland and why it's often not flagged

A DCU report said that there were two types of people who posted hate speech: those “versed” in it and those who just reproduce it.

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