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30th November 2023
Low temperature/ice warning issued for whole country as temperatures to drop below -3 degrees
The warning will kick in at 5pm today and will remain in place until midday tomorrow.
Woman given two life sentences for murder of her two children in Westmeath car fire last year
Lynn Egar was charged with the murders of Thelma (5) and Michael Dennany (2) on 9 September 2022.
Proposal to stop publishing candidate's home addresses on ballots voted down by government
Labour Party leader Ivana Bacik said the matter was a “critical issue”.
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.
Pogues frontman and songwriter Shane MacGowan has died aged 65
The influential musician, songwriter and singer was best known as the lead singer of the Pogues.
The singer died in the early hours of this morning surrounded by his wife and family
President Higgins said his songs "connected Irish people all over the globe to their culture"
'One of music’s greatest lyricists': Tributes paid to 'genius' Shane MacGowan
Peter McVerry Trust to receive €4 million this week in first tranche of emergency Govt funding
It was confirmed on Tuesday that the Government is to provide up to €15 million in funding to the charity.
Indian man charged with plotting to assassinate Sikh separatist leader on US soil
Nikhil Gupta, who lives in India, was arrested by authorities in the Czech Republic under US extradition orders.
Local authorities provided just 44 units of Traveller housing in three years, Committee to hear
The Irish Traveller Movement will appear before an Oireachtas committee this morning to discuss Traveller accommodation.
‘Children don’t deserve this’: Visiting an imprisoned parent is ‘traumatising’
Gruelling travel, harsh security and restricted interaction with parents make prison visits extremely tough for children.
Children go through metal detectors, drug swabs, pat down searches and sniffer dogs
Noteworthy analysis finds more than 60% of visiting slots are during normal secondary school hours
There are ‘not enough staff’ to enable visits families are entitled to
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are kids being locked out from jailed parents?
‘A long way from normal’: Families say visits to prison still restricted post-pandemic
Poll: Are you planning to go to a festival next year?
Some music festivals have already announced their dates for next year.
The International Space Station will fly across Irish skies tonight
Observers can catch a glimpse of the station until 5 December.
Two dead and eight injured after shooting in Jerusalem
Five victims are in a critical condition.
Henry Kissinger, influential and divisive US diplomat, dies aged 100
Kissinger was a Nobel Peace Prize winner but also leaves a legacy of conflict and coups in some parts of the world.
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.
'Most important in years': Taoiseach heads to Dubai for COP28 climate change conference
Varadkar said Ireland in particular has a lot of opportunities when it comes to renewable energy.
Loss and damage: The complicated quest to help countries hit hardest by the climate crisis
A report by
Lauren Boland
A two-week UN conference starting today faces important decisions about setting up a new fund to support developing countries affected by climate change.
29th November 2023
Two men hospitalised with serious injuries after stabbing at Cabra funeral
Gardaí confirmed the news tonight.
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
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.
Mediators working to extend truce as Israel army investigates Hamas report of baby hostage death
The current truce is scheduled to expire tonight after a six-day pause in the conflict.
A source close to Hamas has said it is willing to extend the truce for four days and release more Israeli hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners.
Israel today said it is investigating a report that a 10-month-old baby hostage, his four-year-old brother and their mother had all been killed in Gaza.
A Hamas source has said the Palestinian militant group is not satisfied with Israel's proposals for another extension.
Hamas hands over released hostages to Red Cross in Gaza
Sinn Féin: TDs shared image of man near school stabbing scene to highlight 'antisocial behaviour'
The man was sitting on steps and drinking from a can.
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.
Stardust survivor recalls watching nightclub roof collapse and realising her husband was dead
The jury heard that the couple and their two children were due to move to Kerry the day after the fire.
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.
Legislation to provide gardaí with body-worn cameras passes
Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said the new legislation will also give gardai greater access to CCTV.
Request to fly Palestinian flag in Leinster House refused as Govt accused of 'double standards'
Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail said it would be ‘inappropriate’ to fly either the Palestinian or Israeli flag at the moment.
'Vigilantes' patrolling rural areas against asylum seekers seeking ID details, committee told
Patrick Costello pointed to alleged checkpoints in Leitrim and vigilante style protests in a number of other counties.
Debunked: Gardaí have not installed 'watch towers' on O'Connell Street after riots in Dublin
Images from O’Connell Street actually show light projection boxes.
Twitter did not engage with gardaí when asked to take down 'vile' posts, Justice Minister says
It was reported yesterday that gardaí are now examining social media posts as they attempt to trace some of those involved in the events.
Actor Jonathan Majors in court for start of assault trial
The Loki and Creed III actor is accused of injuring his then-girlfriend during an argument.
Opinion: The speeding climate train will have catastrophic implications for billions
Karol Balfe says not doing anything on climate change is no longer an option as COP28 kicks off.
Govt says referendum enshrining neutrality in Constitution 'not appropriate' as SF motion defeated
Micheál Martin has said that there is no question of Ireland’s neutrality policy being dismantled.
Five premature babies found dead in Gaza hospital, says region's health ministry
A health ministry spokesperson said Israeli soldiers blocked access to the ICU at the paediatric facility, and doctors were finally able to get into the ward last night.
Widow of a French serial killer on trial over her role in three murders admits to 'all facts'
Monique Olivier is charged with aiding and abetting the kidnapping and murder of the girls.
McGrath: Level of ‘exaggeration’ in vacancy estimates but collection of tax will increase
Last week, figures released from the Department of Finance showed that just 3,000 of 50,000 identified properties were liable for the vacant property tax.
‘Huge distortion’ over advent of facial recognition technology, Drew Harris says
The Garda Commissioner said that they would look to use the technology to retrospectively scan footage as part of investigations.
All Star hurler Kyle Hayes denies attacking man after Limerick nightclub brawl
However, he admitted during garda interviews that he “ran away” from the scene of the alleged assault.
TDs photographed with far-right figures are 'laundering conspiracy theories', Dáil warned
Paul Murphy said politicians ‘have to look at the role of some people in this chamber’ when looking at how last week’s scenes arose.
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.
Sinn Féin TD criticised for waving photo of 'vulnerable' man in Dáil chamber
Earlier today, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald tweeted the image of the man.