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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C


Nationwide yellow weather warning issued for freezing fog
The fog will be freezing in parts and it will cause low visibility driving conditions. The warning is in place until tomorrow at midday.
'Profound responsibility on our shoulders': Taoiseach pledges €25 million to climate damage fund
Leo Varadkar has told the World Climate Action Summit at COP28 that countries must “rise to the challenge” of the climate crisis.
No plans for Ireland to commit to further cuts in methane emissions at COP28 - Taoiseach
Eamon Ryan: 'If we crack energy, we can crack climate'
Surrealing in the Years: Good news! The weird online loudmouths are here to save Ireland
Thank you, Russell. Thank you, Tucker.
Sinn Féin Justice spokesman says plans for more tasers a 'band-aid' solution to Gardaí woes
TD Pa Daly said that he does not think bulking up on heavy equipment is a “long term solution”.
Saturday Serving: Three dinner party recipes from Alex Petit to wow your guests this season
The French chef from The Metropole and Cork International Hotel shares three delicious recipes for you to wow your guests this Christmas season.
‘A missed opportunity’: Covid boosters available to millions but HSE advice causes confusion
People age 18 to 49 are not being offered the booster, and some are being turned down when they do.
Labour Party and Social Democrats 'have to be one again', former Labour leader says
A report by
Jane Matthews
Howlin is confident that the party can do “reasonably well” and “hold its own” in the next election.
1st December 2023
Ireland secure scrappy win over Hungary to keep 100% Nations League record
A 65th-minute own goal saw Ireland win 1-0 at a freezing Tallaght Stadium.
Airport seeks €12m from Govt in bid to resume commercial flights for first time since 2016
Waterford Airport announced today it has received €12 million from the private sector – and it’s now seeking matching funds from the government.
Speculation Donohoe has eye on IMF job but minister says he’s running in next election
A spokeswoman for Donohoe insisted he remains ‘fully focused’ on his current responsibilities in Ireland and the EU.
Modern family homes close to Cork from €310k
A striking new collection of beautifully-designed A-rated homes in the picturesque town of Midleton.
Two arrests and €8 million in heroin seized as Gardaí intercept plane at Weston Airport
The airport, which is also a flight school, is located between Lucan and Celbridge.
Ireland v Hungary, Nations League
Ireland faced Hungary as they sought to maintain their 100% record in the competition.
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.
Limerick hurler Kyle Hayes told he faces custodial sentence after conviction for violent disorder
The five-time All-Ireland winning Limerick hurler Kyle Hayes is accused of assault and violent disorder.
Fourth complainant alleges he woke to find teacher sexually assaulting him
The court heard that after the alleged incident, the complaint ‘bottled it up and said nothing’ before telling his mother.
UCD/The Journal MBA scholar: 'My job had changed so much, I needed to learn more'
Eoin Murray is the most recent recipient of The Journal/UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Scholarship. He writes about his career and why he took on an MBA.
Firefighter tells Stardust inquest he found group of victims 'huddled together' on the dancefloor
‘They were caught out by the speed of events,’ Dermot Dowdall told the inquest.
Israel resumes fighting in Gaza, with airstrikes and artillery fire reported as truce expires
Combat resumed shortly after Israel’s army said it had intercepted a rocket fired from Gaza.
Israel's military said fighter jets were "currently striking" Hamas targets in Gaza.
Yesterday, US top diplomat Antony Blinken called for the pause in hostilities to be extended.
Government releases frozen funding following FAI's 'corrective actions' on CEO pay controversy
Payments made to Jonathan Hill in 2022 – which have since been repaid in full – breached the FAI’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government.
Gerard Cervi sentenced to life in prison for murder at Bray Boxing Club in June 2018
The victim’s family said there remain ‘so many unanswered questions’ as to the motives behind the fatal shooting.
Justice Minister Helen McEntee faces no confidence motion and committee grilling next week
Sinn Féin said it is tabling the no confidence motion as the minister refuses to acknowledge political failings.
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are kids being locked out from jailed parents?
Investigative reporter Alice Chambers and former prison governor John Lonergan tell Susan Daly about how some children are struggling to get access to their loved ones in prison.
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.
Tánaiste calls on McDonald to apologise for sharing image online of man sitting on steps near school stabbing location
Mary Lou McDonald today defended her actions.
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.
No plans for Ireland to commit to further cuts in methane emissions at COP28 - Taoiseach
Varadkar said current targets need to be met before the government could be “serious and honest” about upping ambition.
European Commission: 'No evidence' that far-right used Irish language online during riots
An EU official was reported to have made the claim this week.
The Journal Friday Newshound Quiz
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Irish economy falls by 1.9% in the fourth quarter of 2023
Finance Minister Michael McGrath said the fall in GDP “the ongoing fall-off in demand for Covid-related pharmaceutical products”.
Poll: Do you want it to snow?
Temperatures are due to drop as low as -4 degrees tonight with a widespread sharp frost and icy patches.
Wintry weekend ahead with low temperature/ice warning issued for whole country
Temperatures are due to drop as low as -4 degrees tonight with a widespread sharp frost and icy patches.
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.
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.
Public transport in Northern Ireland suspended today due to strike action
The X1 bus service from Dublin-Belfast and the Enterprise train are affected.