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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 8°C


This year
# Derry
Four suspected pipe bombs recovered from Creggan cemetery after republican Easter march
The PSNI has described the discovery as a “sinister and worrying development”.
# rail-ey good news
Tea trolley services spotted on trains as on board catering returns on 'sporadic' basis
Catering services will be up and running on the Cork to Dublin line by “late May at the latest”, but its return to all routes is a long way down the tracks.
# Douglas
One man dies following house fire in Co Cork
The blaze broke out in Douglas.
# Controversy
Cork city councillors 'stunned' after tense and abrupt end to eviction ban meeting
Sinn Féin have claimed FG and FF breached council standing orders.
# drenched
Met Éireann: Last month provisionally the wettest March on record
Provisional data show 173.3mm of rain fell from Irish skies last month, up from 33.9m in February.
# biting back
'Unacceptable': Dentists hit out at lack of public service care for children amid staffing crisis
Two-thirds of job vacancies in the sector remain unfilled, the IDA says.
# Insurance
Insurers to offer cancer survivors the right to be forgotten under revised industry code
Insurers will disregard cancer diagnoses where treatment ended more than seven years before an application under a revised Insurance Ireland code of practice.
# Located
Two teenage girls missing from south Dublin found safe and well
The 14-year-olds were reported missing yesterday morning.
# Maternity Leave
What is a pairing agreement in politics?
This evening’s eviction ban vote has shone the spotlight on maternity leave provisions in politics.
# Green Day
Where are the biggest parades today and what is happening across this weekend?
A quickfire run-through of cultural events across the country.
# Omagh
Woman arrested in connection with attempted murder of PSNI Detective released on bail
DCI John Caldwell was attacked in Omagh, Co. Tyrone last month.
# forget about the price tag
St. Patrick's Day parade organisers defend €250 grandstand seat prices
Prices are up 20% last year due to increased production costs, the parade organisers have said.
# War of Independence
Forgotten 10 member Thomas Bryan honoured with commemerative plaque at Dublin family home
The young IRA volunteer fought in the war of Independence and was hanged this day 102 years ago.
# Housing
AirBnb claims 'everyday families' rent out their homes for much-needed income
An upcoming property register is a barrier to income families “cannot afford to lose”, Airbnb says.
# Northern Ireland
'Viable' pipe bomb discovered in Newtownabbey
The device has been removed from the area, which is located north of Belfast, for investigation.
# Prisoners
PSNI issue information appeal after duo escape from prison
49-year-old Alison McDonagh and 54-year-old Stephen McParland are believed to be together.
Sinn Féin to amend 2016 election spending returns after 'oversight' on declaring outstanding bill
A party spokesperson told RTÉ that the party was within the spending limits laid down for the 2016 general election.
# Public Health
HSE not at 'starting line' in developing digital health record
An Oireachtas committee heard that the current paper-based record system is holding the health service back.
# Abortion
Still no timeline for safe access zone bill, deemed a 'priority' by Government in 2021
The legislation was meant to be published last March.
# Vaccination
HSE urges public to get second booster shot as vaccine uptake lags
The renewed appeal comes amid concern over the Kraken variant.
Last year
Man in his 70s dies after being struck by bus in Kilkenny
Gardaí are appealing to witnesses to come forward.
# twindemic
CMO: 120 cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in hospitals overnight amid 'concerning' viral surge
Prof Breda Smyth urged people with flu-like symptoms to stay at home in the run-up to Christmas.
# Oops
'Serious concern' as Central Bank issues €738m to government in excess of funds available
The incident occurred following spending oversight from the Department of Finance and the Central Bank.
# no phones allowed
Government ministers to be banned from using phones at Cabinet meetings from today
The Minister for Finance confirmed the ban this morning,
# Mountmellick
Woman dies following suspected assault in Co Laois
The woman was discovered with serious injuries at a residence in Mountmellick.
# its a hard knock life
Elon Musk is no longer the richest person in the world
He has been knocked from top spot by French billionaire Bernard Arnault.
# two tribes
Sean O’Rourke to return to screens next week in new RTÉ political documentary series
The Civil War political series will be the veteran journalist’s first television project since Golfgate.
# Sex Trade
Gardaí probe concerns of sexual trafficking in the south-west
Enquiries have also been launched into a ‘pimp’ operating in an undisclosed part of the country.
# christmas travel
Late-night DART and Commuter Christmas rail services kick off this weekend
Services will run each Friday and Saturday from now until Christmas Eve.
# grounded
SpaceX mission carrying DCU samples to the moon postponed by 24 hours
The samples are set to become the first Irish samples to reach the moon since the 1970s.
# Housing
CSO: Property price jumps higher outside of the capital as growth continues to slow
Prices rose by 10.8% nationally in the year to September.
# TV Watch
RTÉ's Monday Night Live will end this month to clear the way for a new Katie Hannon-fronted show
Upfront with Katie Hannon will air in January.
# sweet victory
Spoiler Alert: Bake Off winner crowned
The season 13 finale aired last night.
# Trump
Mar-a-Lago investigation: What we know so far
The FBI searched the premises yesterday.
# hot spell
Status Yellow High Temperature warning issued for Leinster and Munster
The warning is to stay in place until Sunday morning.
# moby bikes
Bike sharing company renames 350 vehicles following 'riding' language blip
App users took to Twitter to complain about the linguistic oversight.
# peatlands
Government approves €75,000 funding for Abbeyleix Bog restoration
Restored peatlands play an important role in mitigating the effects of climate change.
# Dara O Briain
BBC's Mock the Week to end after 17 years
The BBC has axed the programme to “create room for new shows”.
# Bye Bye Birdie
Shane Lowry's golf clubs missing in Dublin Airport
The 35-year-old has asked the DAA to locate his lost luggage and kit bag.
# Mountain Rescue
Walker (60s) dies after fall in Devil’s Chimney area of Leitrim's Glencar Valley
Authorities were notified of the incident at roughly 19.00pm yesterday evening.