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Tuesday 19 October, 2021

New Covid-19 measures
# Ctrl-fixed
# Ctrl-fixed

New Covid-19 measures

Tue 6:26 PM 145 Views 0 Comments

The Government has announced a limited loosening of restrictions from 22 October.

Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Gardaí renew appeal for witnesses to fatal collision involving motorcyclist and car in Co Louth
# Edmonstown
# Edmonstown

Gardaí renew appeal for witnesses to fatal collision involving motorcyclist and car in Co Louth

Oct 12th 2021, 1:09 PM 7,939 Views 0 Comments

The 22 year-old died on 11 September.

Saturday 9 October, 2021

A useful guide to Ireland's planning system and how to have your say on proposed developments
# Explainer
# Explainer

A useful guide to Ireland's planning system and how to have your say on proposed developments

Oct 9th 2021, 7:00 PM 13,575 Views 11 Comments

News of two developments brought the system into focus again this week.

RTÉ has spent the equivalent of 7,425 TV licence fees on ads for the TV licence since 2018
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ has spent the equivalent of 7,425 TV licence fees on ads for the TV licence since 2018

Oct 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,125 Views 39 Comments

Ads remind television owners that they must pay a €160 fee every year.

Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower

Oct 6th 2021, 3:38 PM 25,352 Views 9 Comments

Frances Haugen has called for the social media giant to be regulated.

Tuesday 5 October, 2021

The Local Property Tax system is changing - but what will that mean for your annual bill?
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Local Property Tax system is changing - but what will that mean for your annual bill?

Oct 5th 2021, 8:30 PM 73,020 Views 76 Comments

Over a third of people can expect to see an increase.

Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Major report from Eirgrid says Ireland may have electricity shortages over next five winters
# Power Supply
# Power Supply

Major report from Eirgrid says Ireland may have electricity shortages over next five winters

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 2:04 PM 52,813 Views 140 Comments
  • Eirgrid points to surge in demand for electricity and a fall in energy sources in new report.
  • Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan says energy supplies will be "tight" in the coming years.
  • Commission for Regulation of Utilities suggests lifespan of coal and oil-burning plants may be extended to fix problem.

Sunday 26 September, 2021

Ireland's newest train station has been officially opened in Dublin
# Pelletstown
# Pelletstown

Ireland's newest train station has been officially opened in Dublin

Updated Sep 26th 2021, 1:11 PM 190,959 Views 45 Comments

Pelletstown Station is situated 12 minutes from Dublin city centre.

Friday 24 September, 2021

Irish university warns students that lecturers may call security if masks aren't worn in class
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Irish university warns students that lecturers may call security if masks aren't worn in class

Sep 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 36,019 Views 63 Comments
  • University College Cork has said lecturers will ask campus security to remove those who refuse requests to wear a mask, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • College says classes may also be cancelled and will not be repeated if security are unable to attend.

Thursday 23 September, 2021

Five cheetah cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park
# New Cubs On The Block
# New Cubs On The Block

Five cheetah cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park

Sep 23rd 2021, 12:01 PM 16,834 Views 4 Comments

The two male and three female cubs were born on 10 August.

Two arrested in connection with burglaries after stolen van intercepted on outskirts of Dublin
# Swords
# Swords

Two arrested in connection with burglaries after stolen van intercepted on outskirts of Dublin

Sep 23rd 2021, 9:55 AM 19,573 Views 9 Comments

The thefts happened in Ardee and Swords last night.

Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Garda warning after reports of bogus tradesmen targeting householders with 'rat's nest' scam
# Dublin
# Dublin

Garda warning after reports of bogus tradesmen targeting householders with 'rat's nest' scam

Sep 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 63,398 Views 6 Comments
  • An attempted scam took place over two days last week at an estate in north Dublin, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Officers are urging householders in the area to be on the alert for suspicious callers.
  • One charity has described the attempted scam as 'despicable'.

Tuesday 7 September, 2021

'A crisis in FOI': How Zapponegate highlighted crucial flaws in Ireland's transparency legislation
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

'A crisis in FOI': How Zapponegate highlighted crucial flaws in Ireland's transparency legislation

Sep 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 16,688 Views 14 Comments
  • Latest episode in controversy has seen concerns raised by journalists, transparency activists and opposition TDs, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Simon Coveney set to appear before Oireachtas committee this morning, following admission last week that he deleted text messages.
  • Department of Foreign Affairs published 111 records relating to proposed Zappone appointment yesterday on foot of numerous FOI requests.

Sunday 5 September, 2021

Five members of Cabinet have downloaded app that allows encrypted messages to be wiped
# Signal App
# Signal App

Five members of Cabinet have downloaded app that allows encrypted messages to be wiped

Updated Sep 5th 2021, 3:10 PM 55,643 Views 39 Comments

Unlike WhatsApp, the data from Signal messages is retained on the device only and not backed up in the cloud.

Friday 3 September, 2021

Man due in court in connection with fatal shooting of teenager Conor O'Brien
# Enfield
# Enfield

Man due in court in connection with fatal shooting of teenager Conor O'Brien

Sep 3rd 2021, 8:20 AM 18,196 Views 0 Comments

The teenager was found dead last Friday.

Sunday 29 August, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about drumming?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about drumming?

Aug 29th 2021, 10:00 PM 35,821 Views 29 Comments

And a one, and a two…

Ireland is set to roll out Covid-19 boosters in the next few weeks - here's what you need to know
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Ireland is set to roll out Covid-19 boosters in the next few weeks - here's what you need to know

Aug 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 137,183 Views 59 Comments

Countries are lining up to give booster vaccines – a move which may have wider implications for the length of the pandemic.

Thursday 26 August, 2021

Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens at Kabul airport
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens at Kabul airport

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 10:03 PM 123,608 Views 93 Comments
  • Reports of suicide bomber striking in 'complex attack' on perimeter of airport this afternoon.
  • US government confirms a number of casualties following explosion.
  • Government confirms completion of Irish emergency mission to Afghanistan.

Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Woman killed and man seriously injured in two-car collision
# Wexford
# Wexford

Woman killed and man seriously injured in two-car collision

Aug 18th 2021, 12:31 PM 29,496 Views 0 Comments

The crash happened on the R772 at Scarawalsh this morning.

Friday 13 August, 2021

New parking blackspot emerges in Dublin during 2020 as clamping revenue takes €1m pandemic hit
# Clamp Down
# Clamp Down

New parking blackspot emerges in Dublin during 2020 as clamping revenue takes €1m pandemic hit

Aug 13th 2021, 12:05 AM 71,044 Views 51 Comments

Clarendon Street saw the highest number of vehicles clamped during 2020.

Friday 23 July, 2021

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins
# Violence
# Violence

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins

Jul 23rd 2021, 10:12 PM 78,593 Views 0 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups on social media and Telegram channels criticised the signing of the law which paves the way for indoor dining.

Friday 16 July, 2021

Debunked: No, 82% of women vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first third of pregnancy don't miscarry
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, 82% of women vaccinated against Covid-19 in the first third of pregnancy don't miscarry

Jul 16th 2021, 7:49 PM 28,280 Views 0 Comments

The claim has circulated widely on social media in recent weeks.

Tuesday 13 July, 2021

'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

'You feel you're not welcome in Ireland': TDs told of anti-Traveller 'hate speech' during Covid-19

Jul 13th 2021, 4:36 PM 16,414 Views 0 Comments

Representatives of Pavee Point appeared before the Oireachtas today.

Thursday 8 July, 2021

Polls close in Dublin Bay South after first election of the pandemic
# Vote
# Vote

Polls close in Dublin Bay South after first election of the pandemic

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 10:57 PM 58,062 Views 106 Comments

40% of voters cast a ballot in the constituency.

Saturday 3 July, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about blood?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about blood?

Jul 3rd 2021, 10:00 PM 50,381 Views 27 Comments

Test yourself.

Thursday 24 June, 2021

Poll: Have you received a scam call from an Irish number?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you received a scam call from an Irish number?

Jun 24th 2021, 9:13 AM 176,231 Views 115 Comments

Members of the public continue to report receiving hoax phone calls,

Sunday 20 June, 2021

Gardaí to 'use discretion' after warning alcohol licences may not cover on-street service by pubs and restaurants
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Gardaí to 'use discretion' after warning alcohol licences may not cover on-street service by pubs and restaurants

Jun 20th 2021, 9:05 PM 43,543 Views 92 Comments

The Justice Minister has said that gardaí will act with ‘discretion’ on the issue.

Monday 14 June, 2021

Pharmacists to begin administering Covid-19 vaccines from today
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pharmacists to begin administering Covid-19 vaccines from today

Jun 14th 2021, 7:32 AM 30,101 Views 22 Comments

The system will open for people over the age of 50 today.

Saturday 5 June, 2021

Quiz: How well do you know the islands of Ireland?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know the islands of Ireland?

Jun 5th 2021, 10:00 PM 54,476 Views 21 Comments

We’re a small island surrounded by small islands.

Monday 31 May, 2021

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest

May 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 69,492 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar contacted the companies following a protest in March.

Sunday 30 May, 2021

Debunked: Claims by an ex-Pfizer employee about Covid-19 and vaccines are false and misleading
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Claims by an ex-Pfizer employee about Covid-19 and vaccines are false and misleading

May 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 163,640 Views 0 Comments

Mike Yeadon is regularly cited by anti-lockdown groups.

Friday 28 May, 2021

Hoardings were put up where homeless man was known to sleep to 'prepare building for Leaving Cert'
# Rathmines
# Rathmines

Hoardings were put up where homeless man was known to sleep to 'prepare building for Leaving Cert'

May 28th 2021, 6:30 AM 49,008 Views 41 Comments

The man has since been contacted by homeless services.

Thursday 27 May, 2021

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

May 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 26,067 Views 33 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Debunked: Messages shared on WhatsApp claim that scammers are calling people with their HSE data
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Messages shared on WhatsApp claim that scammers are calling people with their HSE data

May 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 101,096 Views 0 Comments

Different versions of the message have appeared in recent days.

Monday 24 May, 2021

What's happened in Belarus since last year's protests against president Alexander Lukashenko?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What's happened in Belarus since last year's protests against president Alexander Lukashenko?

May 24th 2021, 12:54 PM 12,540 Views 4 Comments

Yesterday’s incident was the latest in a series of crackdowns against the country’s opposition.

Saturday 22 May, 2021

A conviction for €4 worth of cannabis 'just defies logic', say campaigners
# Drugs
# Drugs

A conviction for €4 worth of cannabis 'just defies logic', say campaigners

May 22nd 2021, 8:00 PM 49,122 Views 0 Comments

Possession of any amount of cannabis is illegal under Irish law.

Thursday 20 May, 2021

Dublin City Council launches new app to help cyclists identify more bike-friendly routes
# Cycling Buddy
# Cycling Buddy

Dublin City Council launches new app to help cyclists identify more bike-friendly routes

May 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,373 Views 60 Comments

Dublin Cycling Buddy aims to make cycling easier for those in the capital.

Wednesday 19 May, 2021

'Small fire' occurs at Guinness brewery at St James's Gate
# Dublin
# Dublin

'Small fire' occurs at Guinness brewery at St James's Gate

May 19th 2021, 9:58 PM 18,527 Views 11 Comments

The fire was extinguished at around midday.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

May 19th 2021, 8:56 PM 7,762 Views 0 Comments

A murder trial, the Stardust inquests and an announcement by Pfizer had people talking today.

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