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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C


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# public lighting
Dublin City Council is upgrading the city's lights, re-creating 'heritage luminaires' from old moulds
The city is also exploring ‘smart city’ applications for lighting in the capital.
# Arthur Murphy
'He will be sorely missed': Veteran broadcaster and Mailbag host Arthur Murphy has died
Colleagues have expressed their condolences online.
# storm erik
Storm Erik set to bring gale force winds and prolonged rain throughout the country
Saturday night will get very cold.
# backstop
Sky News poll shows Brexit has damaged UK's reputation for majority of Irish people
Data showed that the majority of Irish people would rather cut ties with the UK than the EU.
# Car Crash
A Mayo woman has died in a car crash in Australia
The woman is believed to be in her 20s.
# Dennis Christensen
Jehovah's Witness sentenced to 6 years in Russian prison for 'religious extremism'
The organisation has been banned in Russia since 2017
# Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen movie director Bryan Singer's BAFTA nomination suspended over sexual assault allegations
The director has dismissed the fresh claims of sexual misconduct.
# Drugs Seizure
Drugs, weapons and thousands in cash seized in Blanchardstown yesterday
A number of mobile phones, machetes and motorbikes were found during the search of six properties.
# Mental health campaign
A Dublin man has reached South America's highest peak, after being forced to turn back last year
Mahon is doing the climb to raise awareness for the mental health charity Grow
# male contraception
Researchers in Scotland need men to trial a male contraceptive gel
Previous trials have shown some success
# cork penny dinners
Cork Penny Dinners are opening overnight for the first time since the 1800s
The charity now feeds about 2,000 people per week.
# stuck in snow
Rescuers warn against 'snow tourism' as mountain routes remain closed in Wicklow
Mountain rescue teams are reminding people to heed warnings and come prepared.
# National Children's Hospital
National Children's Hospital Project 'highly unlikely’ to come in under €2 billion
The Secretary General of the HSE is unable to confirm that the cost will be below €2 billion
# Donegal
First funeral underway for four men killed in Donegal car crash
Shaun Harkin’s funeral is taking place at Christ the King church, Gortahork.
# Nurses
Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as INMO ends first 24-hour strike this morning
The strike action is over recruitment and retention of nurses within the sector
# say that again
'I think it's pretty obvious - you will have a hard border': The week in quotes
Here’s what was said and who said what this week.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you ever consider buying a self-driving car?
Would you ever get in an autonomous car, or do you love driving too much?
# Tiger Cubs
First Amur tiger cubs born at Dublin Zoo in 20 years to go on view this weekend
The zoo is inviting the public to suggest names for the cubs.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you changed your coffee-buying habits following the VAT hike?
Would you pay extra, or are you not a coffee drinker?
# up early
Everything you need to know about viewing the 'super wolf blood moon' overnight
The next total lunar eclipse won’t happen for 14 years.
# up early
Irish stargazers will be able to view a rare 'super wolf blood moon' on Monday
It’s the only lunar eclipse viewable in Ireland this year.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you kept up your New Year's resolutions?
Thursday is said to be the hardest day to keep to fitness resolutions.
# Mental Health Service
Cry for help as new group says services for children of alcoholics are 'non-existent'
Children experiencing a parent’s misuse of alcohol can often be dismissed as acting out.
# late late date
Once again, Ryan Tubridy is looking for 'eligible guys and girls' for the Valentine's Day special
Audience members need to be single, and “not camera shy”.
# Crash
39 bulls rescued from overturned lorry in Co Fermanagh
Firefighters were helped by a local vet and farm workers, but three of the trapped bulls died.
# clean oceans
New plan to use Irish fishing trawlers to remove plastic from oceans
Planned on-shore and on-board facilities could help solve the problem.
# HIQA inspections
Children at Kildare residential centre told inspectors they 'don't always feel safe'
Some children were concerned about where they would live when they left the centre.
# Abortion
'We had a very short interval': Some practitioners concerned over timing of abortion services
Some hospitals are waiting for the system to be fully up and running before providing the service.