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1st December 2023
Ireland's first satellite, built and designed by UCD students, has been launched into orbit
The historic launch took place in California shortly before 7pm Irish time.
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Music icon Paul Simon got on the phone to Liveline to pay tribute to his friend Shane MacGowan
The acclaimed singer-songwriter today remembered his ‘charismatic friend’ Shane MacGowan.
Modern family homes close to Cork from €310k
A striking new collection of beautifully-designed A-rated homes in the picturesque town of Midleton.
Customers who had FreeNow vouchers revoked to be entered into 'exclusive new raffle'
App users were this morning invited to take part in a riddle which rewarded customers with discount vouchers.
Human rights watchdog expresses 'deep concern' at possible shortfall in asylum seeker accommodation
On Tuesday, the Government acknowledged that there is a ‘real possibility’ of a shortfall in asylum seeker accommodation in the coming days.
This week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Dublin’s Simon Community launches ‘urgent’ appeal for donations amid cold snap
A Status Yellow warning for low temperatures is in place for much of the country.
Three perfect itineraries for a Saturday in Dublin
With a little help from Transport for Ireland, you can spend an amazing Saturday exploring the beautiful sights of South Dublin.
Tara Mines owner ‘ambition’ is to re-open by the middle of next year
Tara Mines in Co Meath closed in July, resulting in 650 workers being temporarily laid off.
Latest RTB report shows highest annual hike in new rents since the series began
The annualised rental inflation for new tenancies has again increased and now stands at the highest level since the RTB series began.
PSNI arrest a man in England as part of investigation into nine ATM burglaries across the North
All of the incidents occurred in February and March of this year across counties Armagh, Antrim, Derry, Fermanagh, and Tyrone.
Labour criticise Government and Commissioner for ‘completely inaccurate’ garda recruit figures
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar yesterday said between 700 and 800 new recruits are entering Templemore this year, but the figure to date is 633.
PSNI appeal for witnesses after 'substantial number of sheep' stolen in Co Derry
A rope securing the gate that leads onto the field was cut and the gate was left wide open, enabling the release of flock.
Ireland's Best Drives: Feast your eyes on this truly stunning Wicklow day trip
It’s just a stone’s throw from Dublin and we guarantee you won’t regret spending a day driving around Wicklow.
Indiependence Music and Arts Festival in Co Cork won't go ahead next year
While Indiependence won’t take place next year, festival organisers said this ‘break in 2024 is with a view to seeing you again in 2025′.
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Justice Minister seeks to reassure parents of Parnell Square school and says gardaí are present
Social Democrats TD Gary Gannon said there was not ‘one garda present on Parnell Square’ today.
Teenager hospitalised with serious injuries following two-vehicle collision in Co Tipperary
It happened at around 10:50am on the N62 main road into Thurles Town, just off the M8 Motorway.
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
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Fine Gael TD Fergus O'Dowd announces he will stand down after the next General Election
The Fine Gael TD for Louth and East Meath said he intends to continue advocating for improved care and supports for older people.
Pedestrian in his 70s dies after being struck by a lorry in Co Laois
The collision happened this evening at around 4.55pm on Chapel Lane, Mountmellick, Co. Laois.
FSAI recall batch of Aldi ‘Roosters’ chicken goujons due to possible presence of Salmonella
The country of origin is the UK and the batch has a ‘Best Before’ date of 22 May 2025.
Dublin Marathon start and end points will 'preferably' include the city centre, organisers say
Discussions on next year’s route have begun and it’s hoped a ‘positive solution’ will be announced in early 2024.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Fact or fiction: Do you still believe these old wives’ tales about cold and flu?
Join us in busting some myths around cold and flu treatments.
Quiz: Where are these famous Christmas markets?
Christmas markets originated in Germany, but are now held across the world.
Government issues advice on electricity text scam claiming people are eligible for a discount
The scam tries to get users to click on a fraudulent link to a discounted electricity bill.
Three men arrested after armed robbery in Dublin post office
Three people entered the post office this afternoon with a sledgehammer and what is understood to have been an imitation firearm.
Gardaí seize over €100,000 in cash after Westmeath operation targeting an organised crime group
Three people were arrested during the course of the searches, two of whom have been released without charge.
Man in his 20s dies following collision in Co Kildare this morning
A van collidied with a bridge on the M7 Eastbound near Newbridge this morning at around 6.20am.
Man arrested as part of romance fraud investigation that has identified 15 potential victims
The investigation has so far identified 15 potential victims, who have been collectively defrauded of over €275,000.
Lidl's Black Friday offers are here
From TVs to air fryers, Lidl has it all - at great prices too.
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Man arrested by PSNI after reports of sexual assaults on and off train released on bail
The incidents happened yesterday evening on a train between Coleraine and Ballymena.
Taoiseach hears views of Arab and Islamic reps at meeting about Israel-Hamas war
Varadkar asked the Ambassadors for their governments’ continued assistance in securing the release of Emily Hand.
Oireachtas Committee urged to increase funding for ‘abandoned’ Sudan
More than 10,400 people have been killed in the Sudan conflict so far, which broke out in April.
Govt green lights extra €4bn in spending, including close to €1bn on health
The total amount of extra spending this year beyond the budget is €6 billion.
Ahead of Black Friday, Revenue reminds public to be wary of deals that look too good to be true
‘Ssome deals are too good to be true, and what looks like a good decision to buy can ultimately be an expensive, or even dangerous one.’
DoneDeal puts the spotlight on electric vehicles
Learn more about EVs today.
EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness won’t contest the next European Parliament elections
In a statement today, McGuinness said she is ‘aware of the intense speculation about my intentions’.
Bridge close to Croke Park renamed to commemorate events of Bloody Sunday in 1920
Fourteen people died in the Bloody Sunday shooting in Croke Park, including three children and Tipperary player Michael Hogan.
Quiz: Can you name these politicians who appeared on reality TV?
Nigel Farage is the latest political figure to try his hand at reality TV.
Last month
November 2023
Chaos and confusion at UCD debate on Israel and Palestine
The debate started late due to speakers pulling out of the event and ended in a shouting match.
Man arrested at Dublin Airport as part of investigation into trafficking for sexual exploitation
The detained individual is currently being held at a west Dublin Garda Station, where he may be detained for up to seven days.