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Dublin: 11°C Tuesday 22 September 2020

Today’s News

Cocaine overtakes opiates to become Ireland's second-most commonly used illicit drug

The findings were outlined in the EU’s drugs agency’s annual report today.

Man and woman detained after allegedly ingesting 280 pellets of cocaine

Gardaí seized the drugs shortly before 8pm on Sunday evening.

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Monday 14 September, 2020

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests

Parents, pupils and teachers have called for an update the school curriculum.

Friday 11 September, 2020

Calls for use of 149-year-old 'lunatic' legislation in cases involving Wards of Court to end

14 NGOs have asked the government to commence the 2015 Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act.

Facebook launches High Court challenge to DPC's order to suspend EU-US data transfers

The DPC told Facebook this week to stop transferring data belonging to European Union users to the US.

Debunked: No, countries were not exporting Covid-19 test kits in 2017

It’s been claimed that the World Bank was recording exports of Covid-19 tests up to three years ago.

Thursday 10 September, 2020

The number of profiles on Ireland's DNA database doubled in 2019

The database is regarded as one of the State’s most important tools for fighting crime.

'Low levels' of natural substance caused strange taste and smell in Dublin drinking water last month

There were over 450 reports of an unnatural odour or taste coming off water in August.

Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know these old Irish TV intros?

Can you tell what these classics are from a still taken from their intro?

Monday 7 September, 2020

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Two Christopher Nolan mind-benders and a classic Eddie Murphy comedy – here are our picks of TV movies this week.

Friday 4 September, 2020

Sun, showers and temperatures in the high teens: warm bit mixed weekend of weather ahead

The last warmth of the summer hasn’t gone away yet.

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Mairead McGuinness and Andrew McDowell named as Ireland's nominees to replace Phil Hogan as EU Commissioner

The government has been discussing the matter for a number of days.

Man (40s) in critical condition after assault in Dublin's north inner city

The attack happened at around 2.50am on Wednesday morning

Coronavirus: No deaths and 98 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update this evening.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

HIQA: Temperature checks and screening for Covid-19 symptoms should not be carried out in schools

The watchdog has reviewed how other countries are managing the virus in schools.

Thursday 3 September, 2020

FactCheck: No, Eamon Ryan did not fall asleep in the Dáil chamber again

The Green Party leader has come in for criticism after a new clip appears to show him nodding off again.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

A new scheme for the hospitality industry, 95 more cases of Covid-19, and the WHO launches a panel to review its handling of the pandemic…

Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

A new Agriculture Minister, serious flooding in Clifden, and the death of a Brazilian cyclist.

Government records €9.5 billion budget deficit on foot of Covid-19 spending

The figure compares to a deficit of €625m recorded in the same period last year.

Coronavirus: One death and 89 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update this evening.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Education minister: Schools to deal with 'malicious coughing' and Covid-19 jokes from pupils individually

Education minister: Schools to deal with 'malicious coughing' and Covid-19 jokes from pupils individually

Norma Foley played down suggestions her department would issue advice on bad behaviour related to Covid-19.

Coronavirus: 217 new cases confirmed in Ireland in highest daily figure since May

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

Status Yellow rain warning for four counties as 'localised flooding' possible

The warning for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo kicks in at 5am tomorrow.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Monday 31 August, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Lockdown lifted in Kildare; Traveller family’s devastation after fire damages their new home; and 53 new cases of Covid-19.

Traveller family 'devastated' as gardaí investigate whether fire at council house started deliberately

The family was set to move into the house in the coming weeks.

Sunday 30 August, 2020

Permission given to Trinity Hall extension despite concerns over 'screaming, shouting, and urinating'

Dozens of submissions from local residents raised concerns about the plans.

Friday 28 August, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Cabinet signs off on new Covid-19 powers for gardaí; a €16m support package for pubs; and a haulier pleads guilty to his role in the deaths of 39 migrants…

Coronavirus: No deaths and 127 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Homeless figures rise in July amid warnings about end of eviction ban and rent freeze

It reverses a trend that saw the number of homeless people fall in recent months.

Thursday 27 August, 2020

'We can't have some kind of national party': Public urged to be cautious about socialising in weeks ahead

252 outbreaks of the virus in the last two weeks are down to gatherings in houses.

Cyclist (40s) injured after collision involving lorry in Dublin

The incident happened at around 2pm in Clondalkin.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Big Phil’s replacement, the non-reopening of pubs, and Sarah McInerney’s return to the airwaves had people talking today.

Sarah McInerney returns in RTÉ Radio One shakeup as broadcaster reveals new autumn schedule

The broadcaster has launched its upcoming season of programming today.

Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Bartra submits fresh plans for 210-bedroom co-living development in Castleknock

Permission for the development was previously quashed by the High Court in June.

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