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Dublin: 3 °C Monday 14 October, 2019

Yesterday’s News


Thursday 15 August, 2019

SuperValu is bringing in a compostable shopping bag from next month

It will cost 89c and be available in stores from 9 September.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

The results of NĂłra Quoirin’s autopsy, flights grounded at Shannon Airport, and Corbyn’s pitch to the UK parliament.

Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Nancy Pelosi repeats pledge that US-UK trade deal won't pass Congress if Brexit 'imperils' Northern Ireland

Pelosi said the Good Friday Agreement needed to be protected, and was “a beacon of hope for the entire world”.

'Urgent need for living wage': 23% of workers in Ireland are on low pay

Sinn Féin has said that the Living Wage of €12.30 an hour needs to be introduced.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

NĂłra Quoirin’s family say they’re heartbroken, Irish universities’ grade inflation, and Greta Thunberg sets sail for NYC.

No-deal Brexit could turn UK into 'a diminished and inward-looking little England', warns Hammond

He said that claims a no-deal Brexit would be positive were “absurd”, and called Johnson’s pledge to bin the backstop “wrecking”.

Sunday 11 August, 2019

Concerns raised about whether legal fees will be paid to school abuse victim applicants

Thirteen applicants to the scheme have been offered €84,000, but there are concerns over the associated legal costs.

Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important

Over 500 cases of cancer associated with the HPV infection are diagnosed every year in Ireland.

Saturday 10 August, 2019

How low can it go? What does the sterling slump mean for Irish consumers?

Data showed that if Britain’s economy shrinks again in the third quarter, it would put Britain in an official recession.

Friday 9 August, 2019

Garda Liaison Officer deployed to Malaysia to assist in case of missing teen NĂłra Quoirin

NĂłra went missing from a Malaysian resort six days ago.

Bathing bans at the Forty Foot, Dollymount and Sandycove after another wastewater spill

The bathing ban is in place in Seapoint, Sandycove, the Forty Foot, Killiney and Whiterock until tomorrow at 6pm.

The Justice Minister was asked to limit free legal aid for repeat offenders. Here's why that won't happen

Tipperary County Council passed a motion in March requesting that the Minister for Justice consider it.

Sunday 4 August, 2019

This 'massively ambitious' 200ft sculpture could welcome visitors to Waterford

This bronze-coloured steel beast could be watching over Waterford by 2021, if the €22 million in funding is approved.

Friday 2 August, 2019

From 2024, the government wants to include phones and laptops in your TV licence fee

The government said that the TV licence fee should be replaced by a new charging system.

Cast-iron and vital, or an anti-democratic bureaucracy: what is the Irish backstop?

Should it be for a limited period of time or not? Should it apply to the UK as a whole, or just Northern Ireland?

Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Boris Johnson pledges to do 'everything in his power' to break impasse in Northern Ireland talks

The PM and the new Northern Ireland Secretary are to meet with the five main political parties tomorrow.

Boris Johnson booed in Wales on the second day of his Union tour

Johnson also refused to answer questions from the Welsh media on camera or while being recorded.

Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza are getting rid of mini shampoo bottles by 2021

Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza are getting rid of mini shampoo bottles by 2021

The hotel group uses an average of 200 million ‘bathroom miniatures’ in its rooms each year.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy awarded €15 million over injuries at birth

Arron O’Keeffe’s family said that this wasn’t “a lottery win” for him, and that the money will go towards caring for their son.

Monday 29 July, 2019

Irishman Greg O'Shea wins Love Island with Amber Gill

He has won ÂŁ25,000 for his romantic efforts.

Man awarded €1.1m for wrongful arrest over assault on his fiancée

“Today is not a good day for An Garda SĂ­ochána,” Gerald Jennings said in a statement.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here are the main headlines of the day.

The Taoiseach says he's eating less red meat to stay healthy - but is it healthier to do that?

“Some people say that meat is the new tobacco, and that’s absolutely not true,” says Dr Robert O’Connor of the Irish Cancer Society.

Sunday 28 July, 2019

'There's a perception that the treatment for hepatitis C is very bad - that’s gone now'

The new treatment for hepatitis C costs €50,000, but the HSE has negotiated a deal so that it comes for free.

Friday 26 July, 2019

Nama seeks investors for Poolbeg West land that could fit 3,500 homes

The 37-acre site has the potential to deliver social and affordable homes, as well as commercial developments.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

A Hyde and Seek creche protest, a war of ‘unhelpful’ words over Brexit, and Dublin’s first supervised injection centre rejected.

Ian Paisley Jr accuses Coveney and Varadkar of 'unnecessarily aggressive' language

Varadkar said earlier today that Boris Johnson will have to “depart” from what he’s said recently if he wants a Brexit deal.

Civil War grenade found in Malahide and made safe

An Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived at the scene shortly after noon today.

Thursday 25 July, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg addresses proroguing parliament in his first speech as Leader of the Commons

Rees-Mogg has just given his first statement in the House of Commons as a member of the British government.

Poll: Should every citizen in Ireland get €200 a week regardless of income? Automation This post contains a poll

Poll: Should every citizen in Ireland get €200 a week regardless of income?

The idea has been trialled in other countries, including Finland and Kenya, Brazil and Canada.

Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Prime Minister Johnson: Those who bet against Britain are going to lose their shirts

“To our friends in Ireland, I am convinced we can do a deal without checks on Irish border and without that anti-democratic backstop.”

Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Senior Tories say they're stepping down after Boris Johnson confirmed as new party leader

Boris Johnson was announced as the new Conservative Party leader this afternoon.

Boris Johnson is expected to win the Tory leadership today - so what's next?

Queen Elizabeth will officiate the new Tory leader’s appointment at Buckingham Palace – this will be her 13th time appointing a PM.

Monday 22 July, 2019

Boris Johnson says that if we can go to the moon, we can solve the Irish border problem

During his time as Foreign Secretary, Johnson compared concerns about the Irish border as “the tail wagging the dog.”

Over 47,000 children waiting to see a specialist due to consultants shortage

Of that number, 1,989 children in Ireland are waiting to see a paediatric surgeon.

Saturday 20 July, 2019

Andrew Adonis: Stormont won't be back by October - 'the DUP have evaded responsibility before'

“The great strength of Ireland is that the UK has not been negotiating with Ireland, but with the EU,” Adonis told

Friday 19 July, 2019

Andrew Adonis: 'Don't panic - Boris Johnson is the last throw of the Brexit dice'

The former adviser to Tony Blair is speaking about Brexit at the IIEA in Dublin today.

Work is finally to begin on an Electoral Commission for Ireland

It’s hoped an electoral commission will solve problems with the electoral register and address issues redrawing constituency lines.

Vast majority of organisations asked about the PSC said they don't benefit from using it

The Irish Council of Civil Liberties said that there was some confusion and inconsistency from local authorities and other bodies.