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1st December 2023
Sinn Féin TD Imelda Munster announces she will not contest next election
Munster is the Sinn Féin spokesperson for media, tourism and sport and has previously held the transport and business briefs for the party.
Five more maternity hospitals to provide abortion services from Monday
Currently, 12 of the 19 maternity hospitals are providing abortion services.
Talks on public sector pay deal to resume at Workplace Relations Commission
Unions last week accepted an invitation to discuss pay within the sector by Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe.
Modern family homes close to Cork from €310k
A striking new collection of beautifully-designed A-rated homes in the picturesque town of Midleton.
New Zealand to ban phones in schools under new prime minister
Luxon’s conservative government, sworn in on Monday, has been mired in controversy during its first week in power.
Larry Donnelly: The Dublin riots triggered middle Ireland and its voters - politicians take heed
Our columnist says last week’s ‘Black Thursday’ means voters will now be placing immigration and law and order back on the political agenda.
US judge temporarily blocks ban on TikTok set to take effect next year over free speech concerns
TikTok has been accused by a wide swathe of US politicians of being under Beijing’s tutelage, something the company furiously denies.
Public transport in Northern Ireland suspended today due to strike action
The X1 bus service from Dublin-Belfast and the Enterprise train are affected.
Four police officers injured, 39 people arrested amid violent scenes before Aston Villa match
Police said fans of the Polish team Legia Warsaw were not allowed into the stadium after missiles were thrown at officers.
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.
PSNI renews appeal for information about murder of Mark Lovell on anniversary of death
The 58-year-old father of three was murdered in Newry last December.
Fairytale of New York: How a lifelong punk wrote the seminal Irish Christmas song
A report by
Carl Kinsella
More than three decades on, a campaign is under way to get the song back to the top of the charts.
30th November 2023
Tony Duffin: Shane MacGowan was more than a Fairytale…
Following the passing of Shane MacGowan, Tony Duffin reflects on the impact of Shane’s work on him in London during the 1980’s.
Man and woman, both 40s, arrested over shop robbery in Dun Laoghaire last week
Staff were threated with a knife before a sum of cash was taken during the course of the incident.
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.
'One of music’s greatest lyricists': Tributes paid to 'genius' Shane MacGowan
The 65-year-old frontman of The Pogues passed away early this morning.
Israel and Hamas agree to a day-long extension to ceasefire as eight more hostages are released
The extension was agreed minutes before the original agreement was due to expire.
Hamas has freed 102 hostages over the last week while Israel has freed 210 Palestinian prisoners.
Hamas claimed last night that Israel initially refused to extend the truce.
Mediators and negotiators struck the deal this morning, minutes before the ceasefire was due to end.
Two dead and eight injured after shooting in Jerusalem
Hamas hands over released hostages to Red Cross in Gaza
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
How seeking treatment for cold fingers led to a lung cancer diagnosis for one Dublin woman
The Marie Keating Foundation is calling on the Government to support the development of a lung cancer screening programme.
FF cllr at centre of controversy over 'shot in head' comments says they were not about rioters
The party earlier said it would ‘engage’ with the councillor in question.
Verdict of death by misadventure returned at Caitriona Lucas inquest
Ms Lucas (41) died after the inflatable boat she was crewing on capsized during a search for a missing man in September 2016.
Stardust survivor heard youth claim he knew who started the fire, inquest hears
Mr Keogh said that he tried to open an exit door but failed, and then lay down on the floor beside a girl and put his coat over himself.
Man accused of wielding a knife in a supermarket appears before Dublin District Court
The man accused of wielding a knife and threatening a security guard claims it happened over a request to ‘frisk’ a person.
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.
Russia bans 'international LGBT movement' for 'extremism'
Human Rights Watch said the decision was “jeopardising all forms of LGBTQ rights activism” while the UN deplored the move.
Barrister for Kyle Hayes asks jury to return verdict that will 'give him back his life'
The Limerick hurler’s barrister told the jury: ‘Take back this chalice of torture from his lips, and return him the bosom of his family.’
Eamon Ryan: 'If we crack energy, we can crack climate'
The Minister for Transport, Climate, Environment & Communications says polluters need to pay up.
Developer takes legal action over vacant properties allegedly being used for music gigs and raves
The plaintiff claims part of its property is being used as a venue for events including music gigs, raves, Irish language classes, and a herbal workshop.
Fair City to be scaled back to three episodes a week as RTÉ outlines €10m in cuts for 2024
An initial voluntary exit programme will aim to see 40 staff members leave the broadcaster.
Drivers urged to slow down this Christmas as minister says no family wants to get that knock on the door
There has been a rise in road deaths, with 171 losing their lives so far this year.
Tathony House served fresh eviction notices after landlord withdraws appeal against RTB ruling
Last year nearly 100 people were served eviction notices, which the RTB ruled invalid.
Dominic Cummings ‘malign actor’ who created culture of fear, Matt Hancock tells UK Covid inquiry
The former British health secretary Matt Hancock painted Boris Johnson’s ex-chief adviser as a ‘malign actor’ who undermined the UK’s pandemic response.
McEntee seeks meeting with X over posts that 'fuelled' Dublin riots
The Justice Minister said that X did not engage with gardaí on the day when contacted to take down “vile” posts .
Garda investigation after masked man playing Irish rebel songs threatens Ukrainian refugees
A number of people are seen asking the man to leave the area, but he refuses to go and continues to shout at the premises.
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.
Gardaí put safety measures in place for man wrongly connected to school attack by Gript website
The Garda Press Office has said they were not contacted by the website before it published the article.
Government approves €95 million in funding for greyhound and horse racing industries
Opposition TDs and an advocacy group claimed the funding is a “waste” of public funds.
Ceann Comhairle: 'No compelling need to intervene' after Sinn Féin TD used photo of man in Dáil
Seán Ó Fearghaíl also said he would prefer words like “scumbags” were not used in the Dáil.
Millions pledged to new climate damage fund amid warning 2023 to break 'cacophony' of weather records
A long-awaited loss and damage fund has been officially signed off at COP28 in Dubai.
Former British chancellor Alistair Darling dies aged 70
The long-serving MP died after spending time in hospital being treated for cancer.