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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 6°C

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# Your Say
Poll: Did you get Garth Brooks tickets this morning?
Five concert dates have been confirmed for Croke Park next year.
# typical
Highs of 24 degrees as Leaving Cert exams start this week
There will be heavy and possibly thundery showers in places.
# big tom
'We called him the King': Tributes as country singer Big Tom McBride dies aged 81
His family have confirmed funeral details for this Friday morning.
# Montgomery Gentry
Country singer Troy Gentry killed in New Jersey helicopter crash
The singer, part of the award-winning country music duo Montgomery Gentry, was 50 years old.
# Economic crisis
National food shortage sends thousands of starving Venezuelans to root through bins
Inflation and food shortages have been getting worse and worse in the country.
# huge increase
'Time for Dublin to grow up' - Irish rents are now rising at their fastest rate EVER’s Ronan Lyons says height limits on Dublin buildings need to be loosened to prevent higher rents.
# spendy
Ireland's Airbnb figures: 650,000 guests and €27 million income for hosts
In the last year, 6,000 hosts in regional and rural Ireland have earned an average additional income of €2,700 per household.
# Phew
Australia softens its tax on backpackers after outcry from farmers
A campaign by farmers and the tourism industry had an impact.
# Poll
Call it - which country will win Euro 2016?
France, Spain and Germany are among the favourites to lift the trophy.
# stragglers
It still isn't too late to hand back your census form, but you'll have to post it
The CSO is issuing one last appeal for public to turn in the forms.
Dublin needs to invest more in itself, not the rest of the country
The reality is that Dublin accounts for 40% of the nations economy and so it attracts an outsized proportion of its investment, writes Aaron McKenna.
# making it big
This Donegal singer has gone viral after a chance encounter got him on a huge US radio show
It pays to have the chats.
17 things that could only happen in the Irish countryside
Some place.
# Visitors
Luxury travel website names Ireland as one of its 'top 10 destinations to watch'
New figures from the CSO look at visits in the last three months.
# not a great drying day
Weather warnings in place across the country as Storm Desmond rages on
Here is what you need to know as the bad weather enters day two.
# Mahmoud Bazzi
Trial of man accused of killing two Irish peacekeepers begins, but is immediately delayed
The military tribunal heard from former Private John O’Mahony.
# to the country
The Late Late is venturing out of Dublin 4 to find future Toy Show stars
The programme will be holding auditions around the country ahead of the Late Late Toy Show.
# hail to the chimp
Photographer back in court over monkey selfie
US animal rights activists PETA have taken the nature photographer involved to court over the snap.
# around the country
What else could I get for... the €375,000 pricetag on this country cottage in Cork
We take a look at what €375,000 would get you in the rest of the country.
# cutting your cloth
Take 4: Homes for every budget
Here is our pick of properties from €250k up to €1 million.
# not a bad life
This man avoids work to allow him to travel the world on a bicycle
Ultra Romance has become an Instagram sensation by documenting his travels.
# cutting your cloth
Take 4: Homes for every budget
Here is our pick of properties from €250k up to €1 million.
# Nonsense
If it rains today, it might rain for 40 days... or so they say
Met Eireann is predicting dry weather in most of the country today.
# around the country
What else could I get for the... €1.4 million pricetag on this luxury property in Howth?
We take a look at what €1.4 million would get you around the rest of the country.
# Tragedy
A man who ran over his girlfriend's father is campaigning for more high-vis jackets
Michael Jackson appeared alongside his girlfriend Maggie on Tv3′s Ireland AM to tell their harrowing story.
# Rent certainty
Would we have saved any money if rent control existed here 10 years ago? took a look at what impact linking rents to inflation would have.
# Privacy
The United States won't be able to listen in on phone calls after tonight
The USA Patriot Act which underpins the domestic activities of the National Security Agency is set to expire.
# searing heat
430 people have died in a 50-degree heatwave in India
Drivers have been warned to stay off the roads in some areas between 11am and 4pm.
# Social Protection
How much has Joan Burton's department spent on consultants?
It’s a bit tricky to arrive at an exact figure.
# How Much??
Here is what your mortgage would cost you in Europe
As has been pointed out in recent weeks, we don’t exactly get the best deal over here.
# disaster averted
Runaway ship with 900 refugees on board stopped from striking Italian coast
There were 900 Syrian refugees on board the ship.
# Optimism
Most Irish people think they could have more money in six months' time ...
… and at the very least think they won’t have any less money.
# billy treacy
Temple Bar gets an almighty slagging in this brilliant new Irish folk song
Dublin singer Billy Treacy is telling it like it is.
# Leaders' Questions
Here's what the Taoiseach has to say about Irish Water and your PPS number
Enda Kenny made the comment in the Dáil as it met after the summer break.
# Question Time
British govt to Scotland: We'll give you more powers... if you vote no to independence
This came after a poll out the pro-independence camp ahead for the first time.
# blame andy
8 most important images and GIFs from the Garth Brooks press conference
We just have a lot of feelings.
# buckle up
How did your county do when it comes to not wearing seatbelts?
The Road Safety Authority have released figures showing the number of drivers per county who were given penalty points for seatbelt offences.
# dublin life
13 things anyone who's moved 'up to Dublin' will understand
How often does YOUR mother ask if you’re coming home?
# Hectic Times
Mayo's Aidan O'Shea facing club v country fixture dilemma
The International Rules second test and a county final await the Mayo midfielder next weekend.
# slurry smell
10 signs you grew up near a farm
Where’s that bull?