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Yesterday’s News

Multiple flights cancelled by Aer Lingus today as further disruption expected this weekend
# Flight Cancellations
# Flight Cancellations

Multiple flights cancelled by Aer Lingus today as further disruption expected this weekend

20 hours ago 47,393 Views 46 Comments

According to Dublin Airport’s Live Flight Information, there are seven return flights being cancelled by Aer Lingus today.

Planning application for Dart+ West to be lodged 'later this summer'
# Dart+ West
# Dart+ West

Planning application for Dart+ West to be lodged 'later this summer'

23 hours ago 27,369 Views 32 Comments

Under Dart+ West, a new station would be built at Spencer Dock alongside a new access point to Connolly Station from Preston Street.

Thursday 30 June, 2022

More Aer Lingus flights cancelled for tomorrow as illness and strikes cause travel chaos
# Airport Chaos
# Airport Chaos

More Aer Lingus flights cancelled for tomorrow as illness and strikes cause travel chaos

Updated Thu 8:59 PM 123,421 Views 61 Comments

Meanwhile, at Heathrow, thousands of passengers were affected by a ‘schedule intervention’ today, including some bound for Ireland.

Over half of septic tanks failed inspections in 2021, EPA says
# EPA
# EPA

Over half of septic tanks failed inspections in 2021, EPA says

Thu 8:17 AM 13,090 Views 13 Comments

Under a third of septic tanks were also considered a risk to human health and the environment by the EPA.

Special Criminal Court extended for 12 months as Sinn Féin again abstains in Dáil vote
# Non-jury Court
# Non-jury Court

Special Criminal Court extended for 12 months as Sinn Féin again abstains in Dáil vote

Updated Thu 8:09 AM 18,543 Views 14 Comments

The Offences Against the State Act has been renewed for an additional 12 months.

Wednesday 29 June, 2022

First of 500 modular homes to accommodate Ukrainian refugees to be built by November
# Modular Housing
# Modular Housing

First of 500 modular homes to accommodate Ukrainian refugees to be built by November

Wed 5:02 PM 51,731 Views 84 Comments

All of the units are set to be two-bed apartments and will be able to accommodate a maximum of four refugees.

'Significant progress' made on National Broadband Plan, firm tells Oireachtas
# NBP
# NBP

'Significant progress' made on National Broadband Plan, firm tells Oireachtas

Updated Wed 4:59 PM 15,066 Views 43 Comments

The NBI have said that there have been over 330,000 premises surveyed so far, of 544,200 premises in total.

Government teases new tax bracket for middle-income earners - but charity warns against proposal
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Government teases new tax bracket for middle-income earners - but charity warns against proposal

Wed 1:38 PM 47,106 Views 48 Comments

Fine Gael Ministers have shown support for a proposed 30% tax band.

Taoiseach to travel to Madrid for meetings with EU and Nato leaders
# Spanish Summit
# Spanish Summit

Taoiseach to travel to Madrid for meetings with EU and Nato leaders

Wed 6:30 AM 8,799 Views 34 Comments

The Taoiseach will meet with the Prime Ministers of Norway and Iceland, as well as the Austrian Chancellor.

Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Secondary school curriculum to be updated to address issues like domestic violence and consent
# Zero Tolerance
# Zero Tolerance

Secondary school curriculum to be updated to address issues like domestic violence and consent

Tue 7:22 PM 13,729 Views 24 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said that education has a “very significant” role to play in the new Zero Tolerance strategy.

Defence Forces to be put on standby to assist at Dublin Airport security
# Send In The Army
# Send In The Army

Defence Forces to be put on standby to assist at Dublin Airport security

Updated Tue 3:22 PM 62,427 Views 74 Comments
  • The decision to put the Defence Forces on standby was approved by Cabinet this morning.
  • The Defence Forces are set to be on standby for the next six weeks, during the airport's busy season.
  • Concerns have been raised over the work Defence Forces personnel will be required to carry out.
'A preposterous waste of money': Irish MEPs raise concerns over Strasbourg parliament sittings
# European Parliament
# European Parliament

'A preposterous waste of money': Irish MEPs raise concerns over Strasbourg parliament sittings

Tue 12:10 AM 21,882 Views 19 Comments

Independent studies showed that a total of €109 million a year could be saved if all parliament activity was moved to Brussels.

Monday 27 June, 2022

NASA launches first rocket from new Australian space centre
# Rocket Launch
# Rocket Launch

NASA launches first rocket from new Australian space centre

Mon 8:05 AM 10,862 Views 0 Comments

The launch was the first of three planned missions for June and July.

Saturday 25 June, 2022

Irish MEPs split on potential EU classification of nuclear energy as green
# It's Pronounced Nuclear
# It's Pronounced Nuclear

Irish MEPs split on potential EU classification of nuclear energy as green

Jun 25th 2022, 9:30 AM 14,727 Views 43 Comments

A full vote on the proposed changes is set to take place in Strasbourg next month.

Friday 24 June, 2022

As it happened: US faces historic abortion change as Roe v. Wade overturned by Supreme Court
Live Jun 24th 2022, 5:15 PM

As it happened: US faces historic abortion change as Roe v. Wade overturned by Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade: Here's what the impact will be
# Explainer
# Explainer

The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade: Here's what the impact will be

Jun 24th 2022, 4:32 PM 20,754 Views 20 Comments

Concerns about Roe v. Wade were first raised after a draft Supreme Court opinion was leaked.

New Omicron subvariants leading to increase in Covid-19 infections, health authorities say
# Omicron
# Omicron

New Omicron subvariants leading to increase in Covid-19 infections, health authorities say

Jun 24th 2022, 11:42 AM 26,834 Views 31 Comments

However, the HSPC have said that there is no indication that the severity of the virus has changed.

Connacht and Munster to be hit with rain and thunderstorm warning later today
# Weather Warning
# Weather Warning

Connacht and Munster to be hit with rain and thunderstorm warning later today

Jun 24th 2022, 7:41 AM 16,808 Views 3 Comments

The warning will be in place across Cork, Kerry, Clare, Tipperary, Galway, Mayo, Leitrim, Waterford, Limerick, Roscommon and Sligo.

Thursday 23 June, 2022

Calls for Govt to fix maternity leave issues for mothers diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy
# Irish Cancer Society
# Irish Cancer Society

Calls for Govt to fix maternity leave issues for mothers diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy

Jun 23rd 2022, 3:35 PM 6,099 Views 0 Comments

Approximately 60 women are impacted by the legislation every year, according to the Society.

The next Dáil will have at least 11 extra TDs
# Numbers Game
# Numbers Game

The next Dáil will have at least 11 extra TDs

Jun 23rd 2022, 3:10 PM 13,997 Views 40 Comments

The minimum number of TDs will be 171, with some believing it could rise to 178.

AIB and EBS hit with fines totalling almost €100 million over tracker mortgage scandal
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

AIB and EBS hit with fines totalling almost €100 million over tracker mortgage scandal

Jun 23rd 2022, 11:06 AM 30,253 Views 42 Comments

AIB received a record fine of €83.3 million while EBS received a fine of €13.4 million.

Rain and thunderstorm warnings to be in place across Connacht and Munster tomorrow
# Weather Warning
# Weather Warning

Rain and thunderstorm warnings to be in place across Connacht and Munster tomorrow

Jun 23rd 2022, 10:14 AM 23,891 Views 4 Comments

The warning will be in place for Cork, Kerry, Clare, Tipperary, Galway, Mayo, Leitrim, Waterford, Limerick, Roscommon and Sligo.

Wednesday 22 June, 2022

EU plan to buy gas from Israel heavily criticised by Green MEP
# Grace O'sullivan
# Grace O'sullivan

EU plan to buy gas from Israel heavily criticised by Green MEP

Jun 22nd 2022, 6:29 PM 26,825 Views 55 Comments

Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan previously was refused permission to visit Gaza with a delegation of other MEPs.

MEPs issue call for US to play prominent role in resolving EU-UK tensions over NI Protocol
# Eu-uk Relations
# Eu-uk Relations

MEPs issue call for US to play prominent role in resolving EU-UK tensions over NI Protocol

Jun 22nd 2022, 2:53 PM 6,269 Views 5 Comments

Barry Andrews, Fianna Fáil MEP for Dublin, said that the US Congressional delegation added “nothing whatsoever”.

Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Warnings issued over possible EU energy rationing as concerns raised over backsliding to coal
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Warnings issued over possible EU energy rationing as concerns raised over backsliding to coal

Updated Jun 21st 2022, 5:13 PM 25,068 Views 42 Comments

Ireland’s EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness said that energy rationing could “be a reality”.

Monday 20 June, 2022

French military exercises due to take place off south-west coast brought forward to tonight
# Cork
# Cork

French military exercises due to take place off south-west coast brought forward to tonight

Updated Jun 20th 2022, 5:26 PM 48,237 Views 50 Comments

Minister Coveney has said his department is in contact with French authorities.

Have you seen Cian? 17-year-old missing from Dublin since Saturday
# Cian Gannon
# Cian Gannon

Have you seen Cian? 17-year-old missing from Dublin since Saturday

Jun 20th 2022, 7:41 AM 15,098 Views 1 Comment

Cian Gannon was last seen in the Blanchardstown area on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday 19 June, 2022

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after south Dublin pub petrol bombed with crowd inside
# Arson Attack
# Arson Attack

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after south Dublin pub petrol bombed with crowd inside

Jun 19th 2022, 2:13 PM 31,947 Views 2 Comments

The incident itself took place shortly after midnight on Saturday.

Cocaine and heroin valued at €1.3 million seized at Rosslare Europort
# Rosslare Europort
# Rosslare Europort

Cocaine and heroin valued at €1.3 million seized at Rosslare Europort

Jun 19th 2022, 1:18 PM 11,444 Views 9 Comments

Over 5kgs of heroin and almost 8kgs of cocaine were discovered during the seizure.

Poll: Should Ireland bring in services like Uber and Lyft as an alternative to taxis?
# Uber And Lyft
# Uber And Lyft

Poll: Should Ireland bring in services like Uber and Lyft as an alternative to taxis?

Jun 19th 2022, 11:50 AM 47,073 Views 107 Comments

Only 32 new taxis were added to the Dublin fleet since the beginning of 2022, according to new figures.

Sunny and warm weather expected this week as temperatures could reach 23 degrees
# Sunny Spells
# Sunny Spells

Sunny and warm weather expected this week as temperatures could reach 23 degrees

Jun 19th 2022, 10:59 AM 24,098 Views 14 Comments

Highest temperatures today are set to be between 14 and 19 degrees.

Only 32 additional taxis added to Dublin fleet since start of 2022, new figures show
# Taxi Shortage
# Taxi Shortage

Only 32 additional taxis added to Dublin fleet since start of 2022, new figures show

Jun 19th 2022, 9:46 AM 17,134 Views 26 Comments

Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond says that the shortage of taxis is now a “serious issue”.

Saturday 18 June, 2022

Poll: Should the Government implement a 'mini-budget' to deal with cost-of-living issues?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Government implement a 'mini-budget' to deal with cost-of-living issues?

Jun 18th 2022, 10:01 AM 45,519 Views 85 Comments

Six protests are being held in cities and major towns across the country over cost-of-living.

Bausch and Lomb workers to vote on new pay deal after 'intensive' talks yesterday
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

Bausch and Lomb workers to vote on new pay deal after 'intensive' talks yesterday

Jun 18th 2022, 8:04 AM 12,863 Views 14 Comments

Industrial action at the plant was suspended on Wednesday to facilitate the talks.

Thursday 16 June, 2022

Poll: Have you read any James Joyce?
# James Joyce
# James Joyce

Poll: Have you read any James Joyce?

Jun 16th 2022, 10:21 AM 23,337 Views 45 Comments

Bloomsday is set to be celebrated with both in-person and online events this year

Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Woman released without charge after being arrested in connection with Louth shooting in 2019
# Keith Branigan
# Keith Branigan

Woman released without charge after being arrested in connection with Louth shooting in 2019

Jun 15th 2022, 2:18 PM 7,470 Views 0 Comments

A man in his 40s is still being detained in Drogheda Garda Station.

House prices rise by 14% as rate of increase slows slightly for first time in two years
# Rising Prices
# Rising Prices

House prices rise by 14% as rate of increase slows slightly for first time in two years

Jun 15th 2022, 1:47 PM 12,723 Views 20 Comments

The highest increase in property prices were seen outside Dublin, with prices rising by 16.4%.

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