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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C
Health Minister unable to commit to HSE trolley target over the winter months
Under a recently published HSE plan, no more than 320 people should be waiting for beds on trolleys each day.
Prosecutions ruled out against 16 people investigated as part of Stakeknife probe
Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service said there was insufficient evidence to provide a reasonable prospect of conviction.
Police in Co Down investigating ‘ram-raid’ incident at jewellers
A silver saloon car reversed into the shutters of the Newry jewellers a number of times in the early hours of this morning.
Protesters removed from UK's Covid inquiry as Boris Johnson says ‘sorry’ to pandemic victims
Four people were removed from the Covid-19 inquiry as Boris Johnson began his evidence with an apology to victims of the pandemic.
Man (20s) to appear in court this morning in relation to recent armed robberies in Dublin
Two robberies in which staff were threatened staff with a knife were carried out last month in the southeast of Dublin.
Zelenskyy unexpectedly cancels appearance with US senators for arms funding
Money for Ukraine’s war effort has been held up for weeks by a dispute in the US Congress.
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Householders to be entitled to a brown bin collection service in new year
Currently 68% of households in Ireland can avail of the service.
Social media companies to address TDs today over disinformation and media literacy
Representatives from TikTok, Meta and Google will address the media committee today.
2023 on course to smash the record for the hottest year
November breaks heat record for sixth straight month.
Israeli forces encircle Khan Younis in southern Gaza
Israeli forces have pushed civilian populations further south in the continued conflict.
The focus of the conflict has shifted into the besieged territory's south.
Israeli tanks, armoured personnel carriers and bulldozers were seen yesterday near Khan Yunis.
Dozens of people were killed and injured in heavy strikes on areas east of Khan Yunis yesterday, Hamas said.
UN warns Gaza to become 'even more hellish' as Israeli troops continue to push south
Documents retrieved from Hamas by Israel reveal 7 October attacks were planned years in advance
Actors formally end strike and usher in protections from use of AI
A ‘golden age’ for the actors and writers guild has been declared by its president on foot of the $1 billion deal.
'Justice not served' by maximum two-year sentence for causing death by careless driving
A report by
Diarmuid Pepper
Those convicted of careless driving causing death or serious bodily harm can be imprisoned for up to two years, fined up to €10,000, or both.
5th December 2023
Woman (42) dead and two people injured in 'shocking' east London shooting
The 42-year-old woman’s next of kin are in the process of being informed.
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Most important in years - COP28
Leaders are gathering for the latest climate summit as 2023 ends as the hottest year on record
Carbon capture
Ireland to develop carbon capture but 'can't use that as cover' for fossil fuels
Diplomatic spat
COP28 president defends stance on phasing out fossil fuels
Loss and damage
Taoiseach pledges €25 million to climate damage fund
If we crack energy, we can crack climate
Eamon Ryan
Michael Flatley claims family had to leave Cork home due to 'hazardous chemical residue'
Flatley is suing the main contractor that carried out repairs to his home after a fire in 2016, alongside his insurers, and his former accountant.
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Two rail lines proposed in All-Island Rail Review could be in line for European funding boost
The two rail lines are Claremorris to Athenry and Waterford to Rosslare Europort.
UK signs new migration treaty with Rwanda after being blocked by Supreme Court
The President of the Law Society said it is unclear how a new treaty will convince Supreme Court judges.
Man who took 'upskirt' pictures on Luas and found with child abuse video appeals sentence
Roughly 278,500 images of women and girls’ legs and buttocks were found during a search of the perpetrator’s home and devices.
UN warns Gaza to become 'even more hellish' as Israeli troops continue to push south
International aid organisations have warned that civilians in the densely populated Strip are running out of places to flee to.
Recruitment age for gardaí to rise from 35 to 50 from next month after Cabinet sign off
Government hopes to see a boost in recruitment numbers.
Tents to be offered to asylum seekers with no accommodation as Govt confirms €75 weekly payment
Yesterday, it was announced that the state had run out of accommodation for international protection applicants.
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'Fearless and remarkable' - Irish motorsport icon Rosemary Smith dies at age of 86
The Irish sport great passed peacefully in Dublin today.
Baseball caps being trialled as part of new Garda uniform in three stations
Previously a garda spokesperson said the traditional peaked cap was being kept as part of the garda uniform.
Woman arrested by Gardaí investigating historic seizure of cocaine on ship off Cork coast
The woman in her thirties was arrested in Dublin, she can be detained for up to 7 days.
Government clashes with McDonald over claim it did not contact school after stabbing
The Sinn Féin leader told the Dáil that the Government did not contact the school at the centre of the knife attack on 23 November for “nearly two weeks”.
Justice Minister Helen McEntee survives confidence motion after heated debate
The Journal’s live blog will bring you the latest developments from Leinster House throughout the day and livestream the debate.
Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland, Nations League
The Republic sought to end 2023 on a high as they faced Northern Ireland.
Ex-Celtic and Northern Ireland player Paddy McCourt cleared of sexual assault conviction
Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service offered no evidence during the brief hearing.
Late night Dart and Commuter trains to run from Thursdays to Saturdays in lead up to Christmas
The late night services will have security personnel on board to “ensure customer safety”, Irish Rail has said.
Varadkar reacts to RTÉ Investigates: 'People seeking money to withdraw planning objections is not acceptable'
Government is open to making ‘go away’ payments a stand alone offence in new Planning Bill.
Ireland's corporation tax levels recovered in November after months of decline
The Minister for Finance said that the volatility of corporation tax payments in Ireland has shown that the era of ‘over performances’ is at an end.
Inquest into death of Dublin infant who had Strep A returns verdict of 'medical misadventure'
The 2-year-old passed away 48 hours after she was discharged from an emergency department.
Richard Boyd Barrett defends remarks labelling Israel a ‘filthy, racist regime’
The People Before Profit TD made the remarks at the weekend and claimed that Israel is a ‘psychopath’ State.
Garda file on Tina Satchwell murder case at 'advanced stage'
Richard Satchwell, who stands accused of his late wife’s murder, has been further remanded in custody after appearing in court via video link today.
X responds to Justice Minister's claim that it did not engage with gardaí during Dublin riot
McEntee said Twitter had not engaged with gardaí to remove posts about the Dublin riot.
Tolls on the M50, Port Tunnel and eight national roads will increase again on 1 January
This is the second increase to the price of the toll in under a year.
'We are being failed': Travellers protest at Dáil over mental health crisis in their community
National Traveller Mental Health Network chair Mags Casey told those gathered that the community “is on its knees at the moment”.
Committee on Assisted Dying told ‘disabled people need to be central’ in shaping legislation
At this morning’s session, the Committee discussed protecting vulnerable groups, including people with disabilities and older people.