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This week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Referendum on presidential voting for citizens abroad 'doable' during Varadkar's term as taoiseach
# Voting Abroad
# Voting Abroad

Referendum on presidential voting for citizens abroad 'doable' during Varadkar's term as taoiseach

Mon 1:26 PM 7,104 Views 10 Comments

A civic forum for diaspora groups is being planned in Dublin next year.

This month November 2022

Poll: Do you think Donald Trump will run and can he win in 2024?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Donald Trump will run and can he win in 2024?

Nov 10th 2022, 1:26 PM 33,962 Views 50 Comments

The former president has been hinting at another White House run for months.

Ron DeSantis wins big in Florida as Donald Trump takes aim against him in pre-2024 threat
# Red On Red
# Red On Red

Ron DeSantis wins big in Florida as Donald Trump takes aim against him in pre-2024 threat

Updated Nov 9th 2022, 10:12 AM 37,294 Views 18 Comments

DeSantis has been easily re-elected as Governor of Florida.

US Midterms: These are the big winners so far
# Past The Post
# Past The Post

US Midterms: These are the big winners so far

Updated Nov 9th 2022, 8:45 AM 20,908 Views 3 Comments

Results from some key races overnight.

Government 'will be there to help' as Irish job losses at Meta expected to begin this morning
# Facebook Status
# Facebook Status

Government 'will be there to help' as Irish job losses at Meta expected to begin this morning

Updated Nov 9th 2022, 7:48 AM 38,978 Views 22 Comments

The Tánaiste says he is ‘confident’ Meta ‘will honour all their legal obligations in relation to redundancy information and consultation’.

Red vs Blue: Here's what you need to know before the US midterm results start rolling in
# Oh Say Can You See
# Oh Say Can You See

Red vs Blue: Here's what you need to know before the US midterm results start rolling in

Updated Nov 8th 2022, 9:35 PM 30,485 Views 15 Comments
  • Once every four years the House, Senate and Governors take centre stage over the White House.
  • Rónán Duffy takes a look at some of the big races to look out for.
Up All Night: America votes and we'll be following the results as they happen
# The Midterms
# The Midterms

Up All Night: America votes and we'll be following the results as they happen

Nov 8th 2022, 3:47 PM 16,931 Views 20 Comments

Control of the House and Senate are at stake in the elections midway during President Biden’s term.

Last month October 2022

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Oct 31st 2022, 7:55 PM 8,154 Views 1 Comment

Taoiseach on Stormont standoff, a wet Halloween night and Lula’s victory in Brazil.

Fire service hopes rain dampens bonfires as Status Yellow remains in place for a wet Halloween
# Trick Or Treat
# Trick Or Treat

Fire service hopes rain dampens bonfires as Status Yellow remains in place for a wet Halloween

Updated Oct 31st 2022, 6:40 PM 45,402 Views 30 Comments

Heavy rains will continue throughout the day.

UK's 'largest ever outbreak of bird flu' prompts legal order to keep poultry indoors
# Avian Flu
# Avian Flu

UK's 'largest ever outbreak of bird flu' prompts legal order to keep poultry indoors

Oct 31st 2022, 4:05 PM 14,332 Views 7 Comments

Ireland’s Dept of Agriculture has asked birdkeepers to mitigate agains spread but no such legal order is in force here.

President Higgins invites Lula to Ireland and hails his 'significant' election win in Brazil
# Wearing The Green
# Wearing The Green

President Higgins invites Lula to Ireland and hails his 'significant' election win in Brazil

Oct 31st 2022, 12:48 PM 18,682 Views 22 Comments

President Higgins visited Brazil in 2012 and says he hopes a return State visit can be organised.

Lula da Silva defeats Jair Bolsonaro in Brazilian presidential election
# Changing Of The Guard
# Changing Of The Guard

Lula da Silva defeats Jair Bolsonaro in Brazilian presidential election

Oct 30th 2022, 11:21 PM 25,984 Views 21 Comments

Bolsonaro has been Brazil’s president for the past four years but has been defeated by the leftist challenger.

Abortion and the US Midterms: 'It's about my right to take care of my body'
# Abortion On The Ballot
# Abortion On The Ballot

Abortion and the US Midterms: 'It's about my right to take care of my body'

Oct 29th 2022, 12:03 AM 11,594 Views 6 Comments
  • Five states, California, Michigan, Vermont, Kentuck and Montana, are holding votes on abortion.
  • For all other states, the issue is a motivating factor for people to get out and vote for politicians.
  • The context is the Dobbs decision to remove the US constitutional right to abortion.
As it happened: 11th hour attempt to elect Stormont speaker fails and NI election looms
Live Oct 27th 2022, 9:30 PM

As it happened: 11th hour attempt to elect Stormont speaker fails and NI election looms

US Midterms: Baseball over breakfast with Ireland's unofficial Congressman Brendan Boyle
# On The Trail
# On The Trail

US Midterms: Baseball over breakfast with Ireland's unofficial Congressman Brendan Boyle

Oct 25th 2022, 12:03 AM 11,759 Views 1 Comment
  • In a diner in northeastern Philadelphia, Boyle speaks to Rónán Duffy about the Democrats' chances.
  • Boyle outlines why he has been so outspoken about Brexit and Ireland;s constitutional future.
  • The backdrop is a high-profile Senate race in the Pennsylvanuia that has the US talking.
On the trail with MAGA-favourite Doug Mastriano as he hits the culture war notes in Pennsylvania
# Mayor Of Easton
# Mayor Of Easton

On the trail with MAGA-favourite Doug Mastriano as he hits the culture war notes in Pennsylvania

Oct 22nd 2022, 9:39 PM 22,044 Views 10 Comments

Mastriano is fighting an uphill battle to defeat his Democrat opponent Josh Shapiro.

'Every single vote matters': Biden travels to Philly as activists hit local bars ahead of the midterms
# Streets Of Philadelphia
# Streets Of Philadelphia

'Every single vote matters': Biden travels to Philly as activists hit local bars ahead of the midterms

Oct 21st 2022, 7:35 AM 9,878 Views 5 Comments

With polling less than three weeks away, it’s all to play for in Pennsylvania.

Pro-unity Ireland's Future event draws big crowd as Leo and Mary Lou preach to the converted
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Pro-unity Ireland's Future event draws big crowd as Leo and Mary Lou preach to the converted

Oct 1st 2022, 9:01 PM 37,421 Views 46 Comments

The two were among five party leaders at today’s event.

September September 2022

Free school books for primary school students in Budget education package
# Back To School
# Back To School

Free school books for primary school students in Budget education package

Updated Sep 26th 2022, 9:52 AM 28,790 Views 35 Comments

There has been widespread support for the announcement.

A major tax report has caused ructions in government, but what did it actually say?
# Death And Taxes
# Death And Taxes

A major tax report has caused ructions in government, but what did it actually say?

Sep 17th 2022, 6:31 AM 34,184 Views 43 Comments

The Commission on Taxation and Welfare said our ageing population meant we must change how we collect tax.

'The whole thing was a mess': Stranded abroad and six hours on hold, passengers fume at Aer Lingus chaos
# Flight Cancellations
# Flight Cancellations

'The whole thing was a mess': Stranded abroad and six hours on hold, passengers fume at Aer Lingus chaos

Sep 12th 2022, 4:28 PM 26,935 Views 24 Comments

The airline cancelled over 50 flights to and from Dublin Airport on Saturday.

Analysis: Reemergence of Trump could be the Democrats' biggest weapon ahead of the midterms
# Two More Years
# Two More Years

Analysis: Reemergence of Trump could be the Democrats' biggest weapon ahead of the midterms

Sep 10th 2022, 8:00 PM 27,336 Views 25 Comments

The former president has placed himself at the forefront of the upcoming ballots.

UK police arrest man at airport in connection with IRA's 1996 Manchester bomb
# Arrest
# Arrest

UK police arrest man at airport in connection with IRA's 1996 Manchester bomb

Sep 9th 2022, 11:41 AM 22,692 Views 0 Comments

Greater Manchester Police have said that the man was arrested yesterday at Birmingham Airport.

The Queen and Us: An historic visit and the complicated relationship between Britain and Ireland
# Matters Of State
# Matters Of State

The Queen and Us: An historic visit and the complicated relationship between Britain and Ireland

Sep 8th 2022, 7:11 PM 31,931 Views 12 Comments

Ireland is more exposed to the Britain’s relationship with its monarchy than any other nation.

UK royal family gathers at Balmoral after death of Queen Elizabeth
# Health Concerns
# Health Concerns

UK royal family gathers at Balmoral after death of Queen Elizabeth

Updated Sep 8th 2022, 5:59 PM 141,620 Views 98 Comments
  • The queen's doctors are concerned for her health and have recommended she remains under medical supervision.
  • The monarch's close family have travelled to be with her in Scotland.
  • Prime Minister Liz Truss has said "the whole country will be deeply concerned by the news".
Britain's next PM: Tories to unveil new leader ahead of audience with the queen in Scotland
# Transfer Of Power
# Transfer Of Power

Britain's next PM: Tories to unveil new leader ahead of audience with the queen in Scotland

Updated Sep 5th 2022, 9:30 AM 26,780 Views 18 Comments
  • We should know the new leader of the Conservative party at about lunchtime today.
  • The appointment of the new PM will take place in Balmoral tomorrow rather than Buckingham Palace.
  • Minister Simon Coveney has said he was in Oxford over the weekend and 'everyone was talking about what a Liz Truss premiership'.

August August 2022

'Absurd and frightening': How high could 'skyrocketing' energy prices go this winter?
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

'Absurd and frightening': How high could 'skyrocketing' energy prices go this winter?

Aug 29th 2022, 11:30 PM 52,502 Views 58 Comments
  • Experts agree that the energy price crisis is likely to get worse in the coming months and year ahead.
  • The UK's energy price cap nearly doubled last week and is an indicator of what consumers in Ireland are facing.
  • In the short-term, governments must intervene but in the long-term it's about renewable energy.
Two years since his return was cancelled after Golfgate, Sean O'Rourke has a new show on RTÉ
# Back In The Hotseat
# Back In The Hotseat

Two years since his return was cancelled after Golfgate, Sean O'Rourke has a new show on RTÉ

Aug 25th 2022, 12:31 PM 49,923 Views 53 Comments

The broadcaster previously said he should not have attended the controversial Clifden dinner.

A HSE drug analysis tent will be in operation at this year's Electric Picnic
# Safer Nightlife
# Safer Nightlife

A HSE drug analysis tent will be in operation at this year's Electric Picnic

Aug 18th 2022, 11:49 AM 23,494 Views 102 Comments

It’s part of the HSE ‘Safer Nightlife’ harm reduction campaign.

Woman in her 90s dies after Mayo crash as four others are injured
# Roads
# Roads

Woman in her 90s dies after Mayo crash as four others are injured

Aug 16th 2022, 12:48 PM 23,728 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the collision near Kilkelly.

'An honour bestowed': Marty Whelan chats to the man who'll have him on his leg forever
# RTE INK
# RTE INK

'An honour bestowed': Marty Whelan chats to the man who'll have him on his leg forever

Aug 15th 2022, 3:07 PM 35,504 Views 17 Comments

Phil O’Kelly of Milltown got the tattoo of a youthful Whelan after losing a bet.

DAA issues new passenger advice, reducing time to arrive at Dublin Airport before a flight
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

DAA issues new passenger advice, reducing time to arrive at Dublin Airport before a flight

Aug 15th 2022, 11:45 AM 37,964 Views 16 Comments

The operator has said that “virtually all passengers” have moved through security in 30 mins this month.

Pregnant women and people over 60 can now receive a second Covid booster
# Boosted
# Boosted

Pregnant women and people over 60 can now receive a second Covid booster

Aug 15th 2022, 8:07 AM 13,222 Views 6 Comments

Further cohorts are set to come on stream over the coming weeks.

The Glider: Could Belfast's tram-like bendy bus be the model for other Irish cities?
# Transport
# Transport

The Glider: Could Belfast's tram-like bendy bus be the model for other Irish cities?

Aug 14th 2022, 7:00 PM 39,739 Views 21 Comments

The system has been suggested as a kind of gateway to light rail infrastructure.

Man shoots himself after driving car into barrier near US Capitol
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Man shoots himself after driving car into barrier near US Capitol

Aug 14th 2022, 3:24 PM 29,149 Views 14 Comments

The man also fired several shots into the air with police saying nobody else was injured during the incident.

Gardaí ask people to stop sharing images of fatal assault of Paul 'Babs' Connolly in Athlone
# Westmeath
# Westmeath

Gardaí ask people to stop sharing images of fatal assault of Paul 'Babs' Connolly in Athlone

Aug 14th 2022, 12:42 PM 55,887 Views 0 Comments

Two men remain in custody over the incident.

Status Orange: Met Éireann upgrades thunderstorm warning for Ireland
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

Status Orange: Met Éireann upgrades thunderstorm warning for Ireland

Updated Aug 14th 2022, 12:13 PM 162,667 Views 32 Comments

The warning comes into effect at 3pm today.

Liz Truss says Sinn Féin is 'trying to drive a wedge between Northern Ireland and Great Britain'
# Race For Number 10
# Race For Number 10

Liz Truss says Sinn Féin is 'trying to drive a wedge between Northern Ireland and Great Britain'

Aug 14th 2022, 10:50 AM 54,257 Views 82 Comments

Truss made the comments as she attacked parties in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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