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Thursday 7 July, 2022

As it happened: Boris Johnson steps down as PM but questions turn to when he'll be replaced
Live Jul 7th 2022, 6:00 PM

As it happened: Boris Johnson steps down as PM but questions turn to when he'll be replaced

  • 'Them's the breaks': Johnson announces resignation
  • Johnson appoints new ministers for caretaker Cabinet
  • Labour leader Keir Starmer says his party will call a vote of confidence if Johnson stays on "for months and months"
Varadkar hits out at 'sworn political opponents' as DPP directs no charges in GP leak affair
# Response
# Response

Varadkar hits out at 'sworn political opponents' as DPP directs no charges in GP leak affair

Jul 7th 2022, 9:57 AM 18,621 Views 0 Comments

Varadkar says allegations against him are “politically motivated and often highly personalised

Poll: Should the government serve its full term?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government serve its full term?

Jul 7th 2022, 8:30 AM 47,923 Views 87 Comments

We’re now two years into the potential five-year term.

Monday 4 July, 2022

Taoiseach: Covid-19 'a significant disruptor' in society but we have left the 'emergency phase'
# Summer Wave
# Summer Wave

Taoiseach: Covid-19 'a significant disruptor' in society but we have left the 'emergency phase'

Jul 4th 2022, 4:43 PM 17,735 Views 20 Comments

Micheál Martin said he “can’t predict” what will happen in the autumn but that vaccination remains key.

Saturday 2 July, 2022

Summer Covid wave causing 'havoc' for businesses struggling with staff shortages
# Knock-on Effects
# Knock-on Effects

Summer Covid wave causing 'havoc' for businesses struggling with staff shortages

Jul 2nd 2022, 12:02 AM 47,720 Views 26 Comments
  • With infection levels high, there are knock-on effects across several sectors.
  • The hospitality sector was already short-staffed before the recent wave.
  • Unions are calling for increased protections including the INMO in hospitals.

Friday 1 July, 2022

Price hikes: Electric Ireland to raise gas and electricity for second time in three months
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Price hikes: Electric Ireland to raise gas and electricity for second time in three months

Updated Jul 1st 2022, 3:22 PM 72,985 Views 151 Comments
  • Electric Ireland has cited the war in Ukraine for the price rises.
  • The increase equate to an average of €164.55 extra per year an electricity and €311.54 extra per year on gas.
  • The supplier says it has 'flexible payment plans' for those struggling with bills and that a new 'Hardship Fund' would be established in the autumn.

Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Government to prepare draft law that would allow return of mask mandate if required
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government to prepare draft law that would allow return of mask mandate if required

Updated Jun 28th 2022, 12:45 PM 43,896 Views 89 Comments

There are currently no plans to implement any such requirement and sources have stated that this is not expected at any time in the near future.

Friday 24 June, 2022

Micheál Martin has 'no time' for a UK-style 'toxic' discussion on trans issues
# Pride
# Pride

Micheál Martin has 'no time' for a UK-style 'toxic' discussion on trans issues

Jun 24th 2022, 6:35 PM 33,332 Views 0 Comments

An Taoiseach said he will be in attendance at the Dublin Pride march this weekend.

Do these latest defeats leave Boris Johnson hanging on by a thread?
# Bojo's Mojo
# Bojo's Mojo

Do these latest defeats leave Boris Johnson hanging on by a thread?

Jun 24th 2022, 12:37 PM 18,106 Views 19 Comments

The Tories lost two more by-elections last night but what will it mean for the PM?

Wednesday 22 June, 2022

Comedian Joe Lycett responds to PSNI after Belfast audience member complains about joke
# Donkey Wrong
# Donkey Wrong

Comedian Joe Lycett responds to PSNI after Belfast audience member complains about joke

Jun 22nd 2022, 12:00 PM 57,090 Views 45 Comments

The PSNI told him they had a “duty to investigate” after the complaint was made but that “no offences” were detected.

Tuesday 21 June, 2022

The Remote: Glastonbury FOMO, some new Irish comedy and a Nazi sa Ghaeltacht
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Glastonbury FOMO, some new Irish comedy and a Nazi sa Ghaeltacht

Jun 21st 2022, 6:31 PM 10,982 Views 0 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Wednesday 15 June, 2022

The Remote: The Boys are back, a true story of a couple faking husband's death and a Bloomsday extravaganza
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: The Boys are back, a true story of a couple faking husband's death and a Bloomsday extravaganza

Jun 15th 2022, 6:30 PM 19,697 Views 11 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Monday 13 June, 2022

Sinn Féin, SDLP and Alliance jointly write to Boris Johnson to condemn 'reckless' Protocol bill
# All Together Now
# All Together Now

Sinn Féin, SDLP and Alliance jointly write to Boris Johnson to condemn 'reckless' Protocol bill

Jun 13th 2022, 4:03 PM 11,406 Views 16 Comments

The letter represents a majority of MLAs in Stormont but no unionists signed it.

Tuesday 7 June, 2022

The Remote: Hacks is back, Maura Higgins in the kitchen and a new show from writer of The Wire
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Hacks is back, Maura Higgins in the kitchen and a new show from writer of The Wire

Jun 7th 2022, 6:31 PM 16,772 Views 0 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Friday 3 June, 2022

Not quite normal: Airport chaos mirrors post-Covid economy struggling to find its level
# Analysis
# Analysis

Not quite normal: Airport chaos mirrors post-Covid economy struggling to find its level

Jun 3rd 2022, 11:57 AM 11,247 Views 14 Comments

The airport isn’t the only business that hasn’t been able to cater for rapid increased demand.

Thursday 2 June, 2022

Republican Congressman shows off three guns during debate on gun control
# Armed To The Teeth
# Armed To The Teeth

Republican Congressman shows off three guns during debate on gun control

Jun 2nd 2022, 5:46 PM 35,995 Views 45 Comments

Rep. Greg Steube was speaking remotely from his home and said he could “do whatever I want with my guns”.

BBC's jubilee coverage sparks Irish backlash after British Army officer refers to 'The Micks'
# Trooping The Colour
# Trooping The Colour

BBC's jubilee coverage sparks Irish backlash after British Army officer refers to 'The Micks'

Jun 2nd 2022, 3:29 PM 59,979 Views 92 Comments

Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton said it was a reference to the Irish Guards regiment.

Passport Office to increase staff and tweak child application process in response to surge
# How's The Form?
# How's The Form?

Passport Office to increase staff and tweak child application process in response to surge

Jun 2nd 2022, 11:44 AM 19,928 Views 7 Comments

The requirement for children to get parental consent forms witnessed by gardaí has been an issue.

Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Airport CEO defends using VIP private terminal to fly to Saudi Arabia on Saturday
# Gulf In Service
# Gulf In Service

Airport CEO defends using VIP private terminal to fly to Saudi Arabia on Saturday

Jun 1st 2022, 5:21 PM 47,843 Views 41 Comments

Dalton Philips said he “came straight back” when the queueing chaos ensued the following day.

Tuesday 31 May, 2022

The Remote: It's Love Island time, a returning sports show and the Flight Attendant takes off
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: It's Love Island time, a returning sports show and the Flight Attendant takes off

May 31st 2022, 6:30 PM 11,515 Views 5 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Irish inflation hits 8.2%, above Eurozone average, as Sinn Féin proposes cash payment for workers
# Prices
# Prices

Irish inflation hits 8.2%, above Eurozone average, as Sinn Féin proposes cash payment for workers

Updated May 31st 2022, 1:35 PM 30,409 Views 48 Comments

Inflation in the eurozone is at its highest level since recordkeeping for the euro began in 1997.

Man due in court charged over afternoon car hijacking in Kildare
# Monasterevin
# Monasterevin

Man due in court charged over afternoon car hijacking in Kildare

May 31st 2022, 8:18 AM 16,978 Views 0 Comments

The incident took place over two weeks ago, with the car now recovered.

Monday 30 May, 2022

DAA given until tomorrow morning to find solutions to airport chaos, ministers say
# Final Call
# Final Call

DAA given until tomorrow morning to find solutions to airport chaos, ministers say

Updated May 30th 2022, 7:50 PM 121,544 Views 199 Comments

Around 1,000 people missed a flight yesterday because of lengthy queues.

DUP attacks 'republican entitlement' and again blocks election of Stormont speaker
# Total Recall
# Total Recall

DUP attacks 'republican entitlement' and again blocks election of Stormont speaker

Updated May 30th 2022, 1:58 PM 33,234 Views 32 Comments

The DUP’s Paul Givan labelled today’s recall of the Assembly ‘a stunt’.

ESB to create 1,000 jobs over three years as part of net zero by 2040 pledge
# Energy
# Energy

ESB to create 1,000 jobs over three years as part of net zero by 2040 pledge

May 30th 2022, 9:33 AM 12,824 Views 13 Comments

The jobs will be across a diverse range of skills from HR to marine biology.

Driver killed as car crashes into ditch and goes on fire near Enniscorthy
# Wexford
# Wexford

Driver killed as car crashes into ditch and goes on fire near Enniscorthy

May 30th 2022, 7:25 AM 26,412 Views 5 Comments

The crash happened at about 7.30pm yesterday on the R744.

Sunday 29 May, 2022

Quiz: How well do you remember these corporate rebrands?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you remember these corporate rebrands?

May 29th 2022, 10:00 PM 59,609 Views 24 Comments

Changing names.

Thursday 26 May, 2022

NI Public Health Agency confirms first case of monkeypox in Northern Ireland
# Virus
# Virus

NI Public Health Agency confirms first case of monkeypox in Northern Ireland

Updated May 26th 2022, 7:00 PM 32,171 Views 22 Comments

More than a dozen countries across Europe have reported cases.

Varadkar defends Davos trip, says he 'flew commercial and stayed in a four star hotel'
# Alpine Summit
# Alpine Summit

Varadkar defends Davos trip, says he 'flew commercial and stayed in a four star hotel'

May 26th 2022, 4:41 PM 25,520 Views 17 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Taoiseach Micheál Martin were in the Swiss Alpine summit this week.

Kevin Spacey charged with four counts of sexual assault in the UK
# London
# London

Kevin Spacey charged with four counts of sexual assault in the UK

May 26th 2022, 3:50 PM 18,476 Views 0 Comments

The charges relate to three different male complainants and alleged incidents in 2005, 2008 and 2013.

Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Taoiseach at Davos: 'Wind is Ireland's oil and that's how we're going to play it'
# Swiss Teesh
# Swiss Teesh

Taoiseach at Davos: 'Wind is Ireland's oil and that's how we're going to play it'

May 25th 2022, 4:38 PM 31,639 Views 52 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking to Bloomberg TV at the World Economic Forum.

Tuesday 24 May, 2022

The Remote: Stranger Things returns, a tragic Irish murder and the Champions League final
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Stranger Things returns, a tragic Irish murder and the Champions League final

May 24th 2022, 6:31 PM 13,567 Views 5 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Jeffrey Donaldson accuses US Congressman visiting Dublin of 'slavish adherence to Sinn Féin dogma'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Jeffrey Donaldson accuses US Congressman visiting Dublin of 'slavish adherence to Sinn Féin dogma'

Updated May 24th 2022, 6:13 PM 38,360 Views 27 Comments
  • Donaldson made the comments after Congressman Richard Neal described the Protocol impasse as 'manufactured'.
  • Massachusetts Democrat Neal told reporters today it's 'up to London' to find a solution.
  • Neal is leading a nine-strong US delegation on a fact-finding mission to Europe.
Ó Broin and O'Brien in war of words as Airbnb rejects recent claims about rental supply
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Ó Broin and O'Brien in war of words as Airbnb rejects recent claims about rental supply

Updated May 24th 2022, 5:53 PM 31,595 Views 26 Comments

A Sinn Féin bill this week would require online platforms to only advertise properties that are compliant.

Monday 23 May, 2022

Deep well of support for pragmatic solution on Northern Ireland Protocol, says Taoiseach
# Protocol
# Protocol

Deep well of support for pragmatic solution on Northern Ireland Protocol, says Taoiseach

Updated May 23rd 2022, 9:17 PM 27,102 Views 11 Comments

The Taoiseach made the remarks during a press conference with Dutch PM Mark Rutte

Saturday 21 May, 2022

Green Party bill seeks to restrict election posters but govt is pushing it back to next year
# Up The Pole
# Up The Pole

Green Party bill seeks to restrict election posters but govt is pushing it back to next year

May 21st 2022, 6:31 AM 11,034 Views 33 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien is establishing an Electoral Commission that will look at the issue.

Friday 20 May, 2022

Taoiseach and Jeffrey Donaldson meet in Belfast as DUP rejects 'sticking plaster approach'
# Up North
# Up North

Taoiseach and Jeffrey Donaldson meet in Belfast as DUP rejects 'sticking plaster approach'

Updated May 20th 2022, 4:33 PM 64,152 Views 71 Comments
  • Jeffrey Donaldson said: “Dublin must belatedly recognise that if nothing is fixed then there will be no progress."
  • Speaking this morning, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that "in the democratic world" people should attend parliament.
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney also met his British counterpart Liz Truss in Turin today.

Thursday 19 May, 2022

George Bush gaffe sees him condemn the 'wholly unjustified and brutal war in Iraq'
# Freudian Slip
# Freudian Slip

George Bush gaffe sees him condemn the 'wholly unjustified and brutal war in Iraq'

May 19th 2022, 5:23 PM 37,198 Views 34 Comments

“I mean Ukraine.”

Explainer: Has last night's controversial NMH vote brought an election closer?
# Dail Arithmetic
# Dail Arithmetic

Explainer: Has last night's controversial NMH vote brought an election closer?

May 19th 2022, 4:50 PM 15,060 Views 17 Comments

Absolutely not, according to Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.

Eamon Ryan says his party 'showed real strength' in suspending two Green TDs
# NMH VOTE
# NMH VOTE

Eamon Ryan says his party 'showed real strength' in suspending two Green TDs

May 19th 2022, 12:52 PM 22,118 Views 58 Comments

The party leader said there was “consensus” within his parliamentary party to suspend Neasa Hourigan and Patrick Costello.

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