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Today's News

Belfast loses out as shortlist of UK Eurovision host cities for 2023 announced
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Belfast loses out as shortlist of UK Eurovision host cities for 2023 announced

1 hour ago 5,323 Views 12 Comments

Glasgow, Manchester and Sheffield are among the cities shortlisted to host the contest next year.

Houses are built to keep heat in and that's a problem during heatwaves, especially in cities
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Houses are built to keep heat in and that's a problem during heatwaves, especially in cities

10 hours ago 16,085 Views 21 Comments
  • Irish buildings and homes are generally built to hold in heat rather than stay well ventilated and cool in the summer.
  • This is increasingly becoming a problem as temperatures rise.
  • UCD planning professor says more emphasis should be put on adapting buildings to deal with higher heat.

Yesterday's News

Status Yellow: Warning for hot weekend as Carlow temperature tops 30 degrees
# High Heat
# High Heat

Status Yellow: Warning for hot weekend as Carlow temperature tops 30 degrees

12 hours ago 102,935 Views 59 Comments

The high temperature warning will be in place for Leinster and Munster until 6am on Sunday.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan's mother has died
# Mary Ryan
# Mary Ryan

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan's mother has died

22 hours ago 27,375 Views 3 Comments

The Green Party said Mary Ryan “died suddenly in the early hours of Wednesday morning”.

Department of Agriculture says it is 'aware' of recent Puck Fair animal welfare controversy
# Killorglin
# Killorglin

Department of Agriculture says it is 'aware' of recent Puck Fair animal welfare controversy

Updated Thu 9:45 AM 28,494 Views 45 Comments

The three-day festival began yesterday in Co Kerry.

Wednesday 10 August, 2022

15 areas already hit by water shortages amid urges to conserve
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

15 areas already hit by water shortages amid urges to conserve

Wed 8:51 AM 32,035 Views 28 Comments

Night-time restrictions have been introduced in some areas to ensure water supplies keep flowing.

Monday 8 August, 2022

Temperatures to stay in the 20s for most of this week ahead of possible heatwave
# Heating Up
# Heating Up

Temperatures to stay in the 20s for most of this week ahead of possible heatwave

Mon 9:37 AM 21,416 Views 9 Comments

Met Éireann said this week will be sunny and dry for the most part across the country.

Friday 5 August, 2022

Brother and sister who died after getting into difficulty in Ballybunion named locally
# Kerry Tragedy
# Kerry Tragedy

Brother and sister who died after getting into difficulty in Ballybunion named locally

Updated Aug 5th 2022, 4:18 PM 50,584 Views 6 Comments

The two people who died were siblings – a man in his 50s and a woman in her 60s.

Lidl to remove mandatory retirement age of 65 for its employees
# Retiring
# Retiring

Lidl to remove mandatory retirement age of 65 for its employees

Aug 5th 2022, 9:04 AM 19,707 Views 24 Comments

The company said this will allow it to “attract more mature and life-experienced talent”.

Thursday 4 August, 2022

Taoiseach says Government will consider windfall tax on energy companies in Budget
# One Off Tax
# One Off Tax

Taoiseach says Government will consider windfall tax on energy companies in Budget

Aug 4th 2022, 10:00 PM 23,997 Views 42 Comments

Energy prices have soared for households in recent months.

Most Covid-19 deaths in Ireland occurred in hospitals and nursing homes, analysis shows
# Covid Deaths
# Covid Deaths

Most Covid-19 deaths in Ireland occurred in hospitals and nursing homes, analysis shows

Aug 4th 2022, 2:16 PM 16,328 Views 29 Comments

People aged 65 and older accounted for 91% of Covid-19 deaths between March 2020 and February 2022.

Wednesday 3 August, 2022

NI police investigating 57 reports of potential offences at 11 and 12 July bonfires
# PSNI
# PSNI

NI police investigating 57 reports of potential offences at 11 and 12 July bonfires

Aug 3rd 2022, 11:53 AM 6,952 Views 4 Comments

Potential offences at these bonfires include the theft and destruction of political material, flags, effigies and hate speech.

An Cailín Ciúin to be entered into the Oscars international film category
# Academy Awards
# Academy Awards

An Cailín Ciúin to be entered into the Oscars international film category

Aug 3rd 2022, 8:20 AM 11,770 Views 5 Comments

The director and producer of the acclaimed film said they are “honoured beyond words”.

Tuesday 2 August, 2022

Questions remain about Sabina Higgins' letter on conflict in Ukraine, politicians say
# Criticism
# Criticism

Questions remain about Sabina Higgins' letter on conflict in Ukraine, politicians say

Updated Aug 2nd 2022, 3:28 PM 28,930 Views 101 Comments

A spokesperson for Michael D Higgins said the president has been “unequivocal in his condemnation” of Russia’s invasion.

'Significant increases' in online fraud during first half of this year, garda figures show
# Crime
# Crime

'Significant increases' in online fraud during first half of this year, garda figures show

Aug 2nd 2022, 2:09 PM 6,917 Views 6 Comments

Bogus tradesman fraud also increased by 81% in the first six months of this year compared to 2021.

Monday 1 August, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Aug 1st 2022, 8:00 PM 21,578 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

More than 1,000 drivers caught speeding on Irish roads over the weekend
# Speeding
# Speeding

More than 1,000 drivers caught speeding on Irish roads over the weekend

Aug 1st 2022, 6:02 PM 40,366 Views 63 Comments

Speeds of up to 170 km/h were detected in recent days.

Man (80s) dies after falling from mobility scooter on Co Cork street
# Kinsale
# Kinsale

Man (80s) dies after falling from mobility scooter on Co Cork street

Aug 1st 2022, 1:02 PM 37,429 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Love Island final airs tonight as show hits 12.1 million streams on Virgin Media Player

Love Island final airs tonight as show hits 12.1 million streams on Virgin Media Player

Aug 1st 2022, 12:16 PM 22,162 Views 20 Comments

Among the final contestants is Irishman Dami Hope who has coupled up with Indiyah Pollack.

Sunday 31 July, 2022

Poll: How often do you travel by train?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you travel by train?

Jul 31st 2022, 10:03 AM 48,273 Views 86 Comments

Choo choo.

Saturday 30 July, 2022

FF senator calls on Michael D Higgins to express Irish support for Ukraine after Sabina letter
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

FF senator calls on Michael D Higgins to express Irish support for Ukraine after Sabina letter

Updated Jul 30th 2022, 7:50 PM 65,971 Views 141 Comments

Sabina Higgins, in a letter to the Irish Times, called for both Ukraine and Russia to “agree to a ceasefire and negotiations”.

Gardaí investigating after prisoner 'seriously injured' during Mountjoy Prison incident
# Mountjoy
# Mountjoy

Gardaí investigating after prisoner 'seriously injured' during Mountjoy Prison incident

Jul 30th 2022, 10:48 AM 30,698 Views 21 Comments

The man, aged in his 30s, is currently receiving treatment for serious injuries at the Mater Hospital.

Poll: Should offices adopt a no-tie policy in warm weather to limit air conditioning?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should offices adopt a no-tie policy in warm weather to limit air conditioning?

Jul 30th 2022, 10:13 AM 26,684 Views 46 Comments

Spain’s Prime Minister has encouraged office workers to leave their ties at home.

Friday 29 July, 2022

'Ridiculously low': Just 33 public EV charge points in 3 counties approved under govt scheme
# Transport
# Transport

'Ridiculously low': Just 33 public EV charge points in 3 counties approved under govt scheme

Jul 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,604 Views 57 Comments

The scheme was first announced in 2019.

Thursday 28 July, 2022

Woman whose missing airport luggage contained parents' ashes has suitcase returned
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Woman whose missing airport luggage contained parents' ashes has suitcase returned

Jul 28th 2022, 1:58 PM 23,966 Views 2 Comments

Donna O’Connor flew from the US to Dublin via Canada at the end of last month to scatter her parents’ ashes in Ireland.

Poll: How often do you eat fast food?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you eat fast food?

Jul 28th 2022, 9:01 AM 43,038 Views 67 Comments

Chips? Burger?

EU approval sought for Irish grass-fed beef to be given same protected status as Champagne
# Irish Beef
# Irish Beef

EU approval sought for Irish grass-fed beef to be given same protected status as Champagne

Jul 28th 2022, 7:44 AM 16,657 Views 31 Comments

Following consultation it was agreed that the area covered in the application would include the entire island of Ireland.

Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Fines for speeding and using phone while driving set to double
# Speeding
# Speeding

Fines for speeding and using phone while driving set to double

Updated Jul 26th 2022, 2:36 PM 49,379 Views 120 Comments

More than 88,000 drivers were caught speeding so far this year.

Sunday 24 July, 2022

Call for emergency payment to be triggered after heavy flooding in Northern Ireland
# Flooding
# Flooding

Call for emergency payment to be triggered after heavy flooding in Northern Ireland

Updated Jul 24th 2022, 4:42 PM 34,278 Views 7 Comments

Six people were rescued following heavy flooding across Derry and Strabane.

Agriculture Minister hopes sectoral emissions targets will be agreed by Wednesday
# Climate
# Climate

Agriculture Minister hopes sectoral emissions targets will be agreed by Wednesday

Jul 24th 2022, 4:00 PM 8,601 Views 13 Comments

A pinch point in ongoing discussions to finalise the limits for individual sectors is how far agriculture – the largest emitter – must cut its emissions.

FactFind: Are Irish farmers the 'most carbon-efficient food producers in the world'?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Are Irish farmers the 'most carbon-efficient food producers in the world'?

Jul 24th 2022, 3:12 PM 29,787 Views 32 Comments

A number of politicians including the Taoiseach mentioned Irish beef and dairy’s carbon efficiency this week. But what does this mean?

Poll: Who do you think will win the All-Ireland football final?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you think will win the All-Ireland football final?

Jul 24th 2022, 9:32 AM 47,383 Views 40 Comments

Who will take the Sam Maguire Cup today?

Saturday 23 July, 2022

Monkeypox declared global health emergency by World Health Organization
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

Monkeypox declared global health emergency by World Health Organization

Jul 23rd 2022, 3:17 PM 64,820 Views 1 Comment

69 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in Ireland so far.

Cloudy with a chance of showers forecast over the next few days
# Mild And Humid
# Mild And Humid

Cloudy with a chance of showers forecast over the next few days

Jul 23rd 2022, 2:41 PM 11,324 Views 5 Comments

Temperatures will generally stay above 15 degrees in the days ahead.

TD calls for Oireachtas Committee to meet to 'establish who knew what and when' about AIB plans
# Cashless Backtrack
# Cashless Backtrack

TD calls for Oireachtas Committee to meet to 'establish who knew what and when' about AIB plans

Jul 23rd 2022, 11:17 AM 17,165 Views 61 Comments

It follows a report in the Irish Independent this morning that the Department of Finance knew about AIB’s plans in advance.

Poll: At what age would you like to retire?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: At what age would you like to retire?

Jul 23rd 2022, 9:57 AM 57,599 Views 105 Comments

The State pension age is currently 66.

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