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Today’s News

The Remote: The return of Umbrella Academy, a Belfast thriller, and a pinch of time travel

We’ve got you covered whether you want a solo TV night or one for all the family.

Sunday 2 August, 2020

'This is the memoir that your mothers were reading': The Museum of Literature Ireland pays tribute to Nuala O'Faolain

The impact of Covid-19 has led the museum, which opened last September, to rethink its approach to the coming years.

Friday 31 July, 2020

Minister for Heritage welcomes prosecution of men found shooting herring gulls

The defendents were found to have unlawfully shot herring gulls in Wexford in 2019.

Trinity College plants new wildflower meadow on College Green

The lawn’s conversion to a wildflower meadow follows a survey of staff, students and the public earlier this year.

Supreme Court finds government climate plan falls "well short"

The case was brought to the Supreme Court by Friends of the Irish Environment after the High Court rejected its case in September.

Agencies warn of fire risk from emollient skin creams as UK records deaths and injuries

When emollient skin creams dry into fabrics, the material can become flammable and poses a danger if it touches a naked flame.

Thursday 30 July, 2020

RTÉ to broadcast Eid celebration at Croke Park as plans go ahead for 200 guests

RTÉ to broadcast Eid celebration at Croke Park as plans go ahead for 200 guests

Guests at the event will include Minister Roderic O’Gorman, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop Michael Jackson, and Rabbi Zalman Lent.

Most of Ireland's teens are healthy and ambitious, but not all of them get the same fighting chance

20% of 17 and 18 year olds surveyed were found likely to be depressed.

Wednesday 29 July, 2020

'Offensive' tampon ad banned after ASAI received 84 complaints

The ASAI upheld complaints that the ad contained general offence, but not that it was demeaning to women or had sexual innuendo.

Tuesday 28 July, 2020

The Remote: The Olympics that never were, awards from a pair of normal people, and Tintin's adventures

We’ve got you covered whether you want a solo TV night or one for all the family.

Bank of Ireland fined €1.6 million by Central Bank following cyberfraud investigation

The investigation was sparked by a 2014 cyberfraud incident which the Bank of Ireland did not immediately report to the gardaí.


'Sustainable' Luas Finglas extension plans open for virtual public consultation

The 4km extension would create four new stops on the green line alongside a cycle and pedestrian path.

7,500 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in Ireland last year, with an increase in cases involving cocaine

There is already concern around the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on alcohol misuse.

Monday 27 July, 2020

Dublinia's first temporary exhibition launched with social distancing measures

Popular Viking museum Dublinia’s first temporary exhibition captures the lives of Viking heroes.

Rail passenger numbers were hit harder than other public transport during lockdown

Passenger journeys on rail services dropped to a low of 24,000 a week at the start of April.

5,000 passengers a day are arriving into Ireland's airports, with the UK topping the list

Arrivals to Ireland from the US have been lower than from most Western European countries.

Friday 24 July, 2020

FactCheck: Can a common cold cause a positive Covid-19 test?

A claim that started in the US, which suggests that a case of cold or flu, or a previous vaccine against them, can give a positive Covid-19 test result, has reached Ireland.


FactCheck: No, this photo does not show Obama visiting a Wuhan lab in 2015 to give millions to a 'bat project'

A photograph of Obama in Maryland has been falsely attributed to a laboratory in Wuhan.

Thursday 23 July, 2020

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend? Trailer This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

As cinemas begin to reopen, here are a few options for weekend watching.

Tuesday 21 July, 2020

FactCheck: Did a Belfast bank post a notice describing balaclavas as 'unsuitable' face coverings?

A tweet sharing a photo of a notice at a NatWest branch suggests that the notice was displayed in Belfast.

Foxes and crows may need to be culled to protect ground-nesting birds, study suggests

The Eurasian Curlew is one of the birds at risk in Ireland as three-quarters of ground-nesting bird species face a decline in numbers around Europe.

Saturday 18 July, 2020

'Now is the time to watch': The Neowise comet will be closest to Earth in the coming days

The comet is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye in both urban and rural areas.


Friday 17 July, 2020

Warning of premature cancer deaths over postponement of screening services

The HSE, the Irish Cancer Society, and the National Treatment Purchase Fund gave submissions to an Oireachtas Special Committee today.

Thursday 16 July, 2020

Croke Park Eid event looks to maintain 500 attendees as government slows down reopening

Croke Park Eid event looks to maintain 500 attendees as government slows down reopening

Organisers hope the government will give special consideration to the event similar to that given to places of worship after a request from the Archbishop of Dublin earlier this month.

It's not up to retail staff to police mask-wearing, union says

Shoppers and retail staff will be required to wear face coverings in stores as the government slows down Ireland’s phased reopening.

Wednesday 15 July, 2020

FactCheck: No, Croke Park will not be used for animal slaughter during Eid Al Adha

The claim was made by ahead of Eid Al Adha celebrations in Croke Park this summer.

Monday 13 July, 2020

Gardaí arrest man in Francis Dunne murder investigation

Francis Dunne was found dead in a derelict house in Cork in December.