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Dublin: 17°C Monday 15 August 2022

Saturday 13 August, 2022

Government urged to hasten payments for surplus solar power ahead of feared energy shortages
# Selling Solar
# Selling Solar

Government urged to hasten payments for surplus solar power ahead of feared energy shortages

Sat 12:05 AM 27,905 Views 42 Comments
  • Homes, farms and businesses will soon be able to sell surplus renewable energy back to the grid but have been waiting months for details.
  • Industry experts and Opposition politicians have said that the scheme should have been rolled out quickly and widely.
  • Most energy suppliers have not yet started payments but are planning to do so in the coming weeks and months, Lauren Boland reports.

Monday 8 August, 2022

Two new rollercoasters to open at Tayto Park next year
# Buckle Up
# Buckle Up

Two new rollercoasters to open at Tayto Park next year

Aug 8th 2022, 2:26 PM 27,307 Views 38 Comments

It’s a €16,000,000 project.

Poll: When do you think autumn should officially start?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: When do you think autumn should officially start?

Aug 8th 2022, 11:44 AM 37,891 Views 49 Comments

It’s August – but is it summer or autumn?

Doctors 'struggling to get paid' due to payroll issues in hospital changeover, IMO says
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Doctors 'struggling to get paid' due to payroll issues in hospital changeover, IMO says

Aug 8th 2022, 10:13 AM 17,656 Views 28 Comments

Non-consultant hospital doctors regularly move hospitals and must join a new payroll system each time.

Sunday 7 August, 2022

'Other crises are vying for our attention': Why people have stopped talking about Covid-19
# What Pandemic
# What Pandemic

'Other crises are vying for our attention': Why people have stopped talking about Covid-19

Aug 7th 2022, 12:05 AM 26,332 Views 36 Comments
  • Although the pandemic is still a significant worry for some, its public prominence has largely faded away.
  • Behaviours aimed at avoiding infection like limiting contacts or travel declined even as cases rose quickly earlier in the summer.
  • Experts say other crises such as the war in Ukraine, inflation, and climate change have occupied the forefront of most minds, Lauren Boland reports.

Saturday 6 August, 2022

'Singing from the same climate hymn sheet': Met Éireann to level playing field of Irish data
# All Together Now
# All Together Now

'Singing from the same climate hymn sheet': Met Éireann to level playing field of Irish data

Aug 6th 2022, 9:00 AM 19,601 Views 13 Comments

A new project is trying to bring existing work on climate data by other organisations under one roof.

Uptick in mumps in recent weeks as HSE advises MMR vaccine for anyone without two doses
# Infectious
# Infectious

Uptick in mumps in recent weeks as HSE advises MMR vaccine for anyone without two doses

Aug 6th 2022, 7:00 AM 10,172 Views 6 Comments

Of 46 cases this year so far, nearly one-third were notified in July.

Friday 5 August, 2022

Poll: Would you stay out later if pubs and nightclubs extended their hours?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you stay out later if pubs and nightclubs extended their hours?

Aug 5th 2022, 9:14 AM 39,486 Views 49 Comments

Cabinet will soon be asked to approve legislation allowing pubs and nightclubs to open later in the night.

Tuesday 2 August, 2022

Michael O'Brien, founder of family publisher O'Brien Press, has died
# RIP
# RIP

Michael O'Brien, founder of family publisher O'Brien Press, has died

Aug 2nd 2022, 2:29 PM 15,413 Views 1 Comment

He founded the business along with his father Thomas in 1974.

Poll: Did you watch the Love Island final?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Did you watch the Love Island final?

Aug 2nd 2022, 9:27 AM 37,768 Views 29 Comments

Wicklow-native Laura Whitmore presented the final last night.

Friday 29 July, 2022

Greenwashing would be 'worst sin' and 'biggest risk' to Irish agriculture, says Eamon Ryan
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Greenwashing would be 'worst sin' and 'biggest risk' to Irish agriculture, says Eamon Ryan

Jul 29th 2022, 2:04 PM 17,698 Views 29 Comments

After long discussions, the government agreed yesterday 25% reduction in agriculture emissions by 2030.

'Mixed' forecast for Bank Holiday weekend as warm temperatures darkened by clouds
# Forecast
# Forecast

'Mixed' forecast for Bank Holiday weekend as warm temperatures darkened by clouds

Jul 29th 2022, 9:21 AM 17,518 Views 3 Comments

Met Éireann expects temperatures over the weekend to reach the high tens and low 20s.

'We got it wrong, we made a mistake': AIB not planning to return to cashless branch strategy
# U-turn
# U-turn

'We got it wrong, we made a mistake': AIB not planning to return to cashless branch strategy

Jul 29th 2022, 8:42 AM 18,819 Views 35 Comments

The bank was pushed to reverse its decision after widespread criticism from the public and politicians.

Personal injury awards fell €118m last year on pre-pandemic levels
# Accidents
# Accidents

Personal injury awards fell €118m last year on pre-pandemic levels

Jul 29th 2022, 7:56 AM 8,211 Views 6 Comments

New personal injuries guidelines that came into effect reduced the average value of claims.

Wednesday 27 July, 2022

'We're still working on it': Cabinet ends without agreement on agriculture emissions target
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

'We're still working on it': Cabinet ends without agreement on agriculture emissions target

Updated Jul 27th 2022, 8:37 PM 43,192 Views 133 Comments

Negotiations between the two departments are set to continue on tomorrow.

€186 million funding approved for new town between Lucan and Clondalkin
# West Dublin
# West Dublin

€186 million funding approved for new town between Lucan and Clondalkin

Jul 27th 2022, 2:27 PM 44,274 Views 47 Comments

Clonburris, a Strategic Development Zone (SDZ), is expected to home 23,000 people when completed.

Gardaí seize firearm and arrest two people in Dublin city centre
# Charged
# Charged

Gardaí seize firearm and arrest two people in Dublin city centre

Jul 27th 2022, 8:53 AM 19,391 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí on patrol searched a man and woman on Townsend Street yesterday.

Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Irish Oscar-nominated actress Jessie Buckley shortlisted for major music prize
# Congrats
# Congrats

Irish Oscar-nominated actress Jessie Buckley shortlisted for major music prize

Jul 26th 2022, 3:32 PM 26,689 Views 7 Comments

She is nominated with collaborator Bernard Butler for their album For All Our Days That Tear The Heart.

€400 monthly payment for hosts of Ukrainian refugees to start in August
# Homes
# Homes

€400 monthly payment for hosts of Ukrainian refugees to start in August

Jul 26th 2022, 2:24 PM 25,479 Views 15 Comments

It’s an opt-in scheme with applications to receive it open from today.

13-year-old who was missing from Dublin found safe and well
# Found
# Found

13-year-old who was missing from Dublin found safe and well

Jul 26th 2022, 8:45 AM 28,499 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí tthanked the media and public for their assistance.

Monday 25 July, 2022

Crunch time for coalition as agriculture emissions divide parties ahead of Cabinet
# Hitting The Ceiling
# Hitting The Ceiling

Crunch time for coalition as agriculture emissions divide parties ahead of Cabinet

Updated Jul 25th 2022, 7:02 PM 21,143 Views 80 Comments

Cabinet ministers may approve sectoral targets for reducing emissions on Wednesday – but only if a dispute over agriculture can be resolved.

Application on track to extend Dart out to Maynooth and Meath
# Dart+ West
# Dart+ West

Application on track to extend Dart out to Maynooth and Meath

Jul 25th 2022, 9:00 AM 27,269 Views 41 Comments

The plans include 40km of electrification and resignalling along the Maynooth and M3 parkway rail lines.

Friday 22 July, 2022

Circular Economy Act signed into law with disposable cup levy due before end of year
# Reusables
# Reusables

Circular Economy Act signed into law with disposable cup levy due before end of year

Jul 22nd 2022, 3:06 PM 14,331 Views 29 Comments

The levy on disposable cups – the best-known feature of the act – aims to help phase out single-use products.

EU medicines agency recommends use of smallpox vaccine against monkeypox
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

EU medicines agency recommends use of smallpox vaccine against monkeypox

Jul 22nd 2022, 1:20 PM 10,487 Views 10 Comments

Monkeypox resembles smallpox but is less dangerous and contagious.

Man, 20s, arrested over serious assault on woman in Monasterevin
# Kildare
# Kildare

Man, 20s, arrested over serious assault on woman in Monasterevin

Jul 22nd 2022, 12:34 PM 24,346 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí would like to speak to two women who assisted the injured woman on Sunday afternoon.

Competition watchdog green lights Permanent TSB's €7.6 billion deal with Ulster Bank
# The Big Bank Switch
# The Big Bank Switch

Competition watchdog green lights Permanent TSB's €7.6 billion deal with Ulster Bank

Jul 22nd 2022, 9:24 AM 17,968 Views 18 Comments

The deal includes 25 of Ulster Bank’s branches.

Thursday 21 July, 2022

Gardaí identify 61 new locations to park speed camera vans from next week
# No Need For Speed
# No Need For Speed

Gardaí identify 61 new locations to park speed camera vans from next week

Jul 21st 2022, 2:53 PM 55,860 Views 79 Comments

The new zones are coming into effect in 23 counties.

UK's actions on NI Protocol are 'not the way to behave with your neighbours' - Coveney
# Irish-UK Relations
# Irish-UK Relations

UK's actions on NI Protocol are 'not the way to behave with your neighbours' - Coveney

Jul 21st 2022, 12:12 PM 10,057 Views 12 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs said he hopes the next British prime minister will not break international law.

Cultural sites in seven counties to seek Unesco World Heritage status
# Heritage
# Heritage

Cultural sites in seven counties to seek Unesco World Heritage status

Jul 21st 2022, 11:15 AM 21,283 Views 11 Comments

But Glendalough Valley in Co Wicklow was not accepted to the list of hopeful applicants.

New grant for people without driveways to access electric vehicle charging
# Sucking Diesel
# Sucking Diesel

New grant for people without driveways to access electric vehicle charging

Jul 21st 2022, 9:15 AM 31,729 Views 51 Comments

People will also be able to apply for a home charger grant whether or not they own an EV.

Wednesday 20 July, 2022

'Impossible' targets would undermine agri-sector's 'green image', McConalogue told Ryan
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'Impossible' targets would undermine agri-sector's 'green image', McConalogue told Ryan

Updated Jul 20th 2022, 4:00 PM 17,421 Views 32 Comments

As the debate on farming’s emissions persists, officials from the departments of agriculture and climate came before an Oireachtas committee today.

Under half of polled customers have moved KBC and Ulster Bank accounts ahead of closures
# Withdraw
# Withdraw

Under half of polled customers have moved KBC and Ulster Bank accounts ahead of closures

Jul 20th 2022, 8:52 AM 14,802 Views 18 Comments

Ulster Bank and KBC are leaving the Irish market.

Explainer: Here's how (and why) sectors are being told to cut their emissions
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Explainer: Here's how (and why) sectors are being told to cut their emissions

Jul 20th 2022, 6:30 AM 13,761 Views 62 Comments

There’s been push and pull within government over the limits, especially in relation to agriculture.

Tuesday 19 July, 2022

First Ukrainian refugees arrive at Gormanston military camp
# 16 To A Tent
# 16 To A Tent

First Ukrainian refugees arrive at Gormanston military camp

Updated Jul 19th 2022, 10:25 PM 31,129 Views 21 Comments

The government has cited a shortage of accommodation as the number of refugees rises.

Wicklow Fire Service battling forest fire since early hours at popular hiking spot
# Crone Woods
# Crone Woods

Wicklow Fire Service battling forest fire since early hours at popular hiking spot

Updated Jul 19th 2022, 1:30 PM 30,805 Views 10 Comments

The Air Corps have been called to the scene too.

Monday 18 July, 2022

Water conservation in place for dozen areas at risk of drought in midlands and south-east
# Drying Weather
# Drying Weather

Water conservation in place for dozen areas at risk of drought in midlands and south-east

Updated Jul 18th 2022, 5:00 PM 21,584 Views 37 Comments

Irish Water has seen a noticeable increase in demand for water since the middle of last week.

New SPHE syllabus to teach Junior Certs how to recognise domestic violence, minister says
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

New SPHE syllabus to teach Junior Certs how to recognise domestic violence, minister says

Updated Jul 18th 2022, 3:03 PM 13,998 Views 0 Comments

Emotional wellbeing, gender, and how to be safe online will be updated features of a new SPHE curriculum.

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