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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Bad news

All time
Column: This “Ireland as a success story” rhetoric is based on empty spin
The Troika itself isn’t going anywhere. They will continue to dictate austerity for years to come, writes Paul Murphy.
# Bad news
Fears for jobs at Lufthansa Technik as staff called to meeting
The 400 plus positions at the Irish operation in Rathcoole are in jeopardy.
# masterclass
The most hilarious 'just heard bad news' acting ever
This moment is DRAMATIC.
# Labour Pains
'It's not a good poll': Howlin reacts to Labour's 25-year low
“There’s no point in saying anything else,” the Public Expenditure and Reform Minister admitted this morning.
# Bad news
Lions blow as Paul O'Connell ruled out of tour
It’s been confirmed that the Irish lock suffered a broken arm during the game with Australia on Saturday.
# Jobswatch
79 jobs lost as Diamond Innovations shuts Dublin plant
Consultations with employees and unions has begun.
Column: Yes, the media should report bad news, but cynicism mustn’t blind us
Of course journalists must hold politicians to account, writes Seamus Conboy – but Ireland needs confidence too.
# the champion
Tired of bad news, teens launch free positive newspaper
The paper, called The Champion, was made by teenagers living in Dublin’s north east inner city.
# Bad news
Damn you, science! US researchers debunk 'five second rule'
Dropped your food? Don’t bother trying to pick it up quickly – it’s already ruined.
# Rain
Dublin City Council takes extra precautions over flood warning
The Liffey Boardwalk will be closed and the flood gates on the River Tolka are being put in place.
Bad news, Hunty: Wolves winger ruled out for several months
The Ireland international is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after it was confirmed that he will undergo hip surgery.
# Bad news
760 jobs lost in major jobs blow for Northern Ireland
FG Wilson blamed the slowdown in global demand for its products for the large number of job losses.
# Bad news
Injured Nadal to miss at least next 2 months
Nadal will miss Spain’s upcoming Davis Cup semifinal against the United States, he confirmed today.
# Tough Times
Mortgage arrears in Ireland rise to highest level yet
New figures from the Central Bank illustrate the deepening mortgage crisis in Ireland with almost 130,000 in arrears.
# Bad news
It's official: Ireland is a Third World country*
*But it’s probably not what you think.
# Fail
Dublin falls from 12th to 198th in study of major world cities
The only cities which did worse than Dublin in the study of 200 cities were Lisbon and Athens.
# Bad news
A new low: Ireland slump to eighth in IRB rankings
Ireland have paid the price for their recent run of woeful form.
Column: We Irish are addicted to 'recession porn'
We all love complaining about bad news – but we need to devote that energy to improving things instead, writes Ed Fidgeon-Kavanagh.
# In the dock
Paul O'Connell banned for four weeks
Munster lock handed ban after strike on Ospreys player.
# Bad news
Olympic task ahead for Irish women
New format makes it twice as hard for Irish to qualify from tough group.