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Dublin: 7 °C Saturday 7 December, 2019

Thursday 5 December, 2019

Four men arrested over attempted murder in Dublin in March 2018

The men are due to appear before the Special Criminal Court in Dublin this morning.

20 to 30 new schools to be built across country as government issues contract worth €700 million

A number of new school buildings in Dublin are included among the initial plans.


Wednesday 4 December, 2019

'Pay your staff their well-earned tips': Protest outside Dublin restaurant over workers' conditions

Independent TD Joan Collins spoke as activists stood outside The Ivy restaurant on Dawson Street this afternoon.

Dara Murphy's 'total disengagement with the Dáil' raised with Varadkar as Cork TD resigns his seat

He will take up a new job at the European Commission from today.

Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Health Minister Simon Harris says limitations of smear screening is a 'difficult, painful reality'

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists review found the CervicalCheck programme was working effectively overall.

Eoghan Murphy says no-confidence motion is a 'stunt' and expects to win vote this evening

The Housing Minister says the situation would be worse without the government’s Rebuilding Ireland plan.

Monday 2 December, 2019

Former Anglo chair Sean Fitzpatrick fined €25k and expelled from Chartered Accountants Ireland

A disciplinary tribunal heard that the former Anglo Irish Bank chair had committed “misconduct of a serious nature”.

Luas Red Line back in service but running with delays of 25-30 minutes

There were no Luas Red Line services in Dublin city for the busy morning rush hour.

Lisa Smith's period of detention has been extended by 24 hours

Smith was arrested upon arrival at Dublin Airport yesterday.

Friday 29 November, 2019

Detectives treating case of 11-month-old boy who died in Armagh as murder

A man in his 30s has been arrested in connection with the death of Hunter McGleenon.

'Devastating and important': Behind the scenes at the Stardust podcast as the fight for justice continued

Over the course of months, produced the Stardust podcast. Here’s how.

Rail services suspended between Sandymount and Lansdowne after vehicle damages barriers

The incident happened on Serpentine Avenue.

Man (20s) due in court charged over Tipperary €100k drugs seizure

A woman who was also arrested in connection with the drugs seizure has been released without charge.


'It will impact thousands': New divorce living-apart requirements to apply from 1 December

Couples will have to live apart for two of the last three years to get a divorce.

This weekend will be... dry and sunny (but also quite cold)

The dry conditions come after a very wet few weeks.

The Oireachtas awarded another contract for printing worth €2 million this month

The amount spent by the Oireachtas on the controversial printing press is under the scrutiny of the Public Accounts Committee.

Thursday 28 November, 2019

Bank of Ireland ATMs aren't working and neither is its online banking app

The bank has said it is working as quickly as possible to rectify the problem.

Using 'volatile' corporate tax receipts to plug spending overruns may be unsustainable, watchdog warns

As much as €6 billion in corporate tax receipts is “excess” and unexplained, the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has said.

Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Farmers have begun to leave tractor protest in Dublin city centre

Traffic disruption was experienced today due to the ongoing protest.

Tuesday 26 November, 2019

This is the model of printing press that's causing all the hassle for the Oireachtas

Structural works were needed at Leinster House to ensure the printer fit correctly in the building.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Poll: Should it be mandatory for dog owners to carry litter bags? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be mandatory for dog owners to carry litter bags?

The Sinn Féin bill would see dog owners face a fine if they couldn’t produce a litter bag.

'We even lost our house': Cancer patients facing crippling costs of as much as €1,000 a month

A new report from the Irish Cancer Society suggests cancer patients are also facing huge losses in earnings.

Monday 25 November, 2019

Death of man found in Ballymun being treated by gardaí as 'personal tragedy'

Officers have launched an investigation after the discovery earlier today.

Dublin businesses facing 'unfair' rates hike as city council set to vote on annual budget

Councillors were warned last week that a shortfall in the council’s budget requires “significant additional income”.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Poll: Should penalty points and fines be based on how far above the speed limit drivers are caught? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should penalty points and fines be based on how far above the speed limit drivers are caught?

Shane Ross is bringing the proposals to Cabinet, but he faces opposition to get it over the line.


Gardaí investigating after woman allegedly sexually assaulted in north Dublin on Saturday

The alleged incident took place in the Sutton Cross area near Howth.

Rain forecast throughout the week but it 'should become somewhat drier by Friday'

“Further unsettled conditions” are forecast this week.

Sunday 24 November, 2019

'I really feel sorry for those businesses': Minister says he's 'pushing hard' on high insurance costs

Galway Community Circus said this week it had become another business affected by the “national insurance sector crisis”.

Saturday 23 November, 2019

'Serious merit in proposals': Shane Ross backs all-island soccer league

The Irish Football Association in Northern Ireland has dismissed such proposals so far.

Irish Water website crashed after boil water notice when just 5,000 people tried to log on

Irish Water said its site had “previously handled this volume of traffic during heavy public awareness campaigns”.

Friday 22 November, 2019

16 men and boys discovered in truck container are believed to be Kurdish, gardaí say

A local councillor told RTÉ that the men and boys may have believed they were bound for the UK.

Department planning new Direct Provision centres to cut down on 'highly unsatisfactory' shortages

50% more people have applied this year and many end up in emergency accommodation according to the Department of Justice.

Victoria's Secret cancels annual fashion show after dwindling ratings and criticism

Parent company L Brands has said it’s time for the brand to “evolve”.

Heavy rain forecast this weekend as low pressure set to dominate over Ireland

Temperatures may also hit 0 degrees on Saturday night, bringing a risk of frost with it.

Thursday 21 November, 2019

Kevin Lunney abduction: Four men now in custody after further arrests Qih

Kevin Lunney abduction: Four men now in custody after further arrests

Four men have been arrested today.

Some of Graham Geraghty's stolen GAA medals have been recovered

The medals were stolen from the Meath legend’s home last week.

'I won't lower myself': Angry clashes at committee as Doherty defends government stance on PSC

There were testy exchanges between the minister and committee members in the Oireachtas this morning.

10 candidates in Fingal by-election sign up to anti-racism pledge

Those who’ve signed up include Fianna Fáil’s Lorraine Clifford-Lee, who’s recently been embroiled in controversy over old tweets.

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