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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C
UN warns Gaza to become 'even more hellish' as Israeli troops continue to push south
The Israeli army has dropped leaflets on parts of the south of Gaza, telling Palestinian civilians there to flee to other areas.
Israeli tanks were seen yesterday near the southern Gaza city of Khan Yunis, which is packed with civilians who fled their homes further north in the territory.
The UN humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories said: "Nowhere is safe in Gaza and there is nowhere left to go."
The Israeli army has denied telling the WHO to empty an aid warehouse in southern Gaza within 24 hours before ground operations in the area render it unusable.
International concern deepens over civilian death toll as Israel expands offensive in Gaza
World could breach 1.5C warming threshold in the next seven years, study warns
The latest draft agreement from COP28 has the clause to do nothing to phase out fossil fuels.
Molly and Thomas Martens to remain in prison after release dates found to be incorrect
Dates showing releases this week that were listed on the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction website were found to be incorrect.
Cabinet to hear of plans to seek approval to open extradition negotiations with the UAE
Cabinet will also approve the wording of the women in the home referendum.
Almost a third of consumers are planning to borrow to fund Christmas this year
The average expected spend this Christmas is lower than last year, according to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
Government confident it has numbers to win confidence motion in Justice Minister Helen McEntee
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Tánaiste Micheál Martin says the government has the backing from several independent TDs.
Dublin Riots
Crowds attacked gardaí and looted shops amid widespread rioting in the capital
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How a mob in the capital turned to looting, arson and calls to kill
justice committee
Commissioner says he cares about job 'too much' to consider resigning
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Increased garda presence planned 'up to and beyond Christmas'
The Dublin riots triggered middle Ireland and its voters – politicians take heed
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International concern deepens over civilian death toll as Israel expands offensive in Gaza
Tanks, armoured personnel carriers and bulldozers were seen this morning near the city of Khan Yunis.
Another cold night ahead with low temperature warning in place for eight counties
Temperatures will drop as low as -4 degrees tonight, coldest in the midlands and west.
Palestinian flag to be flown over Dublin city hall from tomorrow for seven days
The flag will be flown in an “act of solidarity”.
White House warns US aid for Ukraine will run out by year's end if Congress fails to agree more funding
National Security Advisory Jake Sullivan suggested that voting against aid for Ukraine was effectively voting to make it easier for Russia to succeed.
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Man defrauded students wishing to study at English language schools of almost €30k, court hears
He used the students’ money to invest in a restaurant business instead of using it to directly book their courses.
Former US ambassador charged with spying for Cuba for 40 years
The charges against Victor Manuel Rocha “exposes one of the highest-reaching and longest-lasting infiltrations of the United States government by a foreign agent”.
PSNI issue fresh witness appeal over murder of man in Lurgan as suspects remain in custody
Two women and one man remain in custody on suspicion of murder.
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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
Historian: Irish emigrants were once labelled 'scum' and tormented in the United States
Dr Catherine Healy says Irish people have known harassment and racism and it’s important to remember our history.
Youth sentenced to four months’ detention for mugging of English tourist and street robbery
The boy, accompanied to court by his mother, was described by counsel as “genuinely remorseful”.
Man in serious condition after sustaining head injuries in incident on Dublin city quay
The man in his 20s sustained serious head injuries during the course of the incident.
Government has ignored children in Direct Provision, Children's Rights Alliance says
Children in Direct Provision currently receive €29.80 per week from the State.
Gardaí make new appeal over disappearance of Sandra Collins, 23 years after she went missing
Sandra was 28-years-old at the time of her disappearance from Killala, Co Mayo.
Gardaí to carry out high-visibility patrols ahead of Christmas as Operation Open City kicks off
Gardaí have said the aim of the operation is to facilitate the movement of public transport and minimise traffic disruption.
Minister for Integration says current system is 'not working' and was built for a different era
Experts on international protection have said more Ministers need to step up to support the work of the Department of Equality and Integration.
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Kieran McDaid appointed as Ireland Editor of The Sunday Times
He has been working as the Editor of the Irish Sun for the past seven and a half years.
‘Still here with us’: Mother of five-year-old girl injured in Dublin stabbing shares update
‘We don’t know yet what lies ahead, but she is resilient and limitations will not stop her.’
Two men remanded in custody over €8 million heroin seizure after plane intercepted
Each man is accused of unlawful possession of heroin and possessing it with intent to supply at Weston Airport on 1 December.
Ministers to discuss a €75 payment to asylum applicants after accommodation runs out
The Department of Integration has confirmed the state has run out of accomodation for everyone.
New Iarnród Éireann timetable to include ‘fastest scheduled service’ between Cork and Dublin
A non-stop 6.15am Cork to Dublin Heuston weekday service will now clock in at 2 hours 14 minutes – five minutes quicker than previously.
Brothers jailed for combined 12 years for 'savage' fatal attack on 55-year-old man
The pair attacked Mick Mulvey on the Navan Road in Dublin in November 2019.
Double child benefit for around 650,000 families to be paid tomorrow
The Christmas Bonus will also be paid this week.
Music streaming service Spotify will cut staff by 'approximately 17%'
The announcement comes despite Spotify posting a rare quarterly operating profit of €32 million in October.
COP28 president defends position on science of phasing out fossil fuels
COP28 president Sultan Al Jaber is under heat for comments he made about the justifications for cutting fossil fuels.
Ryanair reveals 960 flights were axed in November due to Gaza conflict
The Irish carrier also cancelled over 870 flights in October as a result of the conflict.
White House warns Ukraine aid will run out by year's end without Congress deal
Congress has been paralyzed for months, with hard-right lawmakers particularly opposing any further assistance for Kyiv as the war drags on.
'Some of us couldn't leave Gaza': The Palestinians fighting for climate in face of Israel's 'violations'
“We had lots of initiatives from youth and from women who were going to talk about their work here – but they can’t leave Gaza.”
Ryan to remain at COP28 after SocDems TD offers to pair with him for McEntee confidence vote
He will not need to return to the Dáil and then fly back to Dubai, as initially suggested.
Poll: When is the best time to put up a real Christmas tree?
Christmas trees are popping up in windows and behind colleagues in Zoom meetings.
Hospitals to roll out 'virtual wards' so patients can be treated at home next year
The programme establishes hope that it help ease pressure on hospitals.
‘Rizz’ named Oxford’s Word of the Year for 2023
Other contenders included Swiftie, situationship, and beige flag.
Several routes through the Sally Gap deemed impassable due to icy road conditions
There’s a frosty start this morning, with lowest temperatures to reach -3 to -4 degrees tonight.