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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Independence Day

Last year
Putin will increase Russian armed forces to 2 million
The announcement comes a day after a Russian airstrike killed 30 people in eastern Ukraine.
'Slava Ukraini': Ukrainian flags fly by the GPO as part of defiant march in Dublin
Protestors are currently marching from the GPO to the Ukrainian embassy in Ballsbridge.
Biden promises additional $3 billion in military aid to Ukraine during Johnson visit
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed that his country would fight Russia’s invasion “until the end”.
All time
Quiz: How much do you know about the Stars and Stripes, stars, and stripes?
It is the Fourth of July, after all.
Cloud cast over US holiday weekend on yet another record day for new cases of Covid-19
Over 11,000 cases were recorded today in Florida, alone.
Trump to begin Independence Day weekend with fireworks display at Mount Rushmore
Trump is expected to speak at the event, which has issued 7,500 tickets to watch fireworks.
'What a great country': Donald Trump praises US military and salutes America in 4 July speech
The US President avoided politics during his speech in Washington DC yesterday.
'He's somebody who knows how to get the best out of people': Jim McGuinness and fulfilling a football fantasy
After six years serving his apprenticeship, the Donegal man has got his chance in North Carolina.
12 of the sarkiest reactions to the misspelling of a hashtag celebrating Independence Day
Well, this is awkward.
6 of the best... hot dog recipes for the Fourth of July
From the classic loaded dog to an Icelandic twist – and there’s even a vegan version.
Cabinet to discuss possibility of Ireland getting its own Independence Day
A proposed Bill seeks to designate 21 January Ireland’s Independence Day – but it wouldn’t be a bank holiday.
Ireland could get an Independence Day - but it wouldn't be a holiday
There have been a number of calls for an extra bank holiday to be added to the calendar.
Catalan leader says region has won right to independence after 90% vote Yes in chaotic referendum
The controversial referendum saw violent scenes as Spanish police attempted to prevent the poll from taking place.
Here's how all the celebrities spent July 4th, according to Instagram
Oh say, can you see…
8 extremely disappointing snacks from America we all lusted after as kids
These sweets should be INDEPENDENT from our lives.
North Korea says it successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile
“Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?” Donald Trump asked on Twitter, in reference to the North Korean leader.
Support for an independent Scotland is plummeting
Just 37% of Scots would back independence if another referendum were held “tomorrow”.
An Irish Independence Day? Enda says we already have our day on 17 March
A Fianna Fáil senator has proposed 21 January (the date the first Dáil sat in 1919) should be Ireland’s Independence Day.
Is it time Ireland had its own Independence Day?
It’s proposed 21 January – the first sitting of the Dáil – should be marked as Ireland’s Independence Day.
Tragedy in India as children killed in kite-flying accident
Glass is stuck to kite strings in order to cut down competitors’ kites – but fatally injured three people.
Quiz: How well do you know your American landmarks?
Tomorrow is America’s Independence Day. Time to put that hard-earned J1 knowledge to the test…
'Terror threat' made against Heathrow airport
The warning reportedly said there will be “a device placed in either Heathrow, LAX or JFK” airport.
Child and two teenagers die after dozens of shootings across Chicago
The young boy was “the unintended victim of a bullet meant for his father”.
Man dies after trying to launch a firework off the top of his head
The man was celebrating the fourth of July.
This Independence Day, which US sports star are you?
We don't want to alarm anyone, but Independence Day isn't on telly today
We will not go quietly into the night!
People are outraged over actress swap in 'Independence Day 2'
Fox has not yet given a reason for why Mae Whitman wasn’t considered for the sequel.
Catalonia votes for independence, Spain calls the vote "useless"
Spain said the vote was “fruitless and useless”.
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s talking about whether the Garth Brooks gigs will go ahead, the new Labour leader and the jail sentence for Rolf Harris…
Irish people are celebrating a different kind of Independence Day today...
…and are all making the exact same joke about it.
7 intense feelings Irish people have about America
What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday
Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later.
28 injured at US fireworks display
Revellers in a California park were hospitalised after a platform holding fireworks tipped over.
The Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger and Dan Rooney are in Ireland for July 4
The pair are hanging out with some Dublin footballers at the US Embassy this morning.
Bank of Ireland becomes first bank to borrow without State support
The bank has become the first bailed-out lender to raise money on the open markets, raising €1 billion in a bond auction.
11 fictional US presidents we’d like to vote for
From Jed Bartlet to David Palmer to Richard Nixon’s head. Who would you pick?
Three children dead after New York yacht capsizes
The children died after a yacht full of people watching fireworks capsized off Long Island on 4 July.
Happy 4th July: here’s a slideshow of US presidents stuffing their faces
Barack Obama loves ice cream, and George Bush is a divil for ribs…
South Sudan: The world's newest country
Street parties kicked off at the stroke of midnight on Saturday across Southern Sudan, as residents celebrated the birth of their nation after decades of civil war.