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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Delay

Last year
2022
# stoppage
Crazy scenes as drone halts play and causes 20-minute delay to Premier League fixture
Brentford’s match with Wolves was unexpectedly interrupted this afternoon.
# Delay
Chris Froome suffers knee setback in preparations for new season
Froome won the Tour de France in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
All time
# Delay
'Desperate' parents paying double to get birth certs via private companies amid registration delays
Private companies are capitalising on long delays in the birth registration system.
Parents are paying private companies more than twice the going rate to get birth certs for their children, Órla Ryan reports
There are long delays in registering children's births in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow
This is having a knock-on effect on them being issued with birth certs and applying for social welfare benefits
# Delay
Galway SHC in chaos as Gort withdraw from rescheduled semi-final due to Covid situation in squad
Gort were due to face defending champions St Thomas’ tomorrow.
# Delay
All-Ireland football final moved to 4 September as Kerry v Tyrone semi-final refixed
The games have been moved in response to a Covid outbreak in the Tyrone squad.
# Delay
Dublin Marathon decision on hold until mid-July
It’s due to take place on Sunday 24 October.
# No Time to Die
New Bond film release pushed back to next year
The release of the latest Bond film had already been pushed back once.
# Delay
Bank of Ireland says customers have received payments after earlier delay
The bank has apologised for any inconvenience caused.
# Dáil
'I've can't lift my arms, brush my hair, or even go to the toilet alone': Children still waiting on Spinraza drug, Dáil told
The drug is used to treat SMA which can develop in babies and toddlers and can significantly reduce life expectancy.
# fire risk
'Smoke was coming from the door': Customers without washing machines for two months after Whirlpool recall
The company has said it is trying to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and denied prioritising UK customers over Irish ones.
# Rain Rain Go Away
Play scrapped as storms wash out first day of PGA Tour event in Mexico
The opening round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic will have to wait.
# Delay
Violent storm brings World Cup match to a halt in 72nd minute
Sweden eventually beat Chile 2-0 after play resumed.
# Your Say
Poll: Is delaying Brexit a good idea?
MPs have voted to seek to extend Article 50 until 30 June.
# COME WHAT MAY
MPs overwhelmingly back delaying Brexit if needed, as Labour says it will support second referendum
Unless Article 50 is extended, Theresa May has just one month to get a deal over the line.
# Brexit
Three British ministers say Brexit should be delayed if no deal is reached
The ministers’ warning comes ahead of next week’s crucial vote in the House of Commons.
# CONSTITUENTS
Tánaiste says TDs using their offices for passport deliveries is 'unhelpful'
Coveney insisted it is not quicker for people to go through their TD compared with applying online or through the normal channels.
# Hospital
Kick-off between Burnley and Newcastle delayed as referee's assessor collapses in tunnel
The game will now kick-off at 8.30pm after a person was taken to hospital on Monday evening.
# no delay
Simon Harris says timeline for abortion services to be available in January remains unchanged
The health minister has asked politicians to co-operate, and allow for the speedy passage of the legislation.
# Delay
Roscommon stall on new manager as wait to name Kevin McStay's successor goes on
‘Unfortunately, our preferred candidate has requested additional time to confirm one additional member of his backroom team.’
# referendum delay
Government accused of trying to 'press gang' committee to delete Constitutional women in the home reference
It had been suggested that the clause should be amended rather than deleted.
# Contention
Referendum on women’s place in the home may be delayed until next year
Concerns have been raised about the proposal for a straight-forward deletion of the reference to women in the home in the Constitution.
# Dublin
Trial for Rihanna's former bodyguard, who is accused of harassing garda, delayed
Geoffrey Keating allegedly sent messages to the guard after being given his private phone number.
# BEHIND THE WALLS
'The de facto detained are still there': Voluntary patients still held without review due to delays in law reform
Three years ago the government committed to overhauling Ireland’s mental health laws – we’re still waiting.
# Delay
Date for sugar tax pushed back three weeks from 6 April to 1 May
The date has been pushed back to ensure the tax complies with EU State aid law.
# dublin to cork
Irish Rail customers to get refunds after being delayed by almost five hours
People travelling on the Dublin to Cork and Dublin to Kerry services yesterday evening experienced significant delays.
# Long Time Coming
Much-delayed IT system to see Affordable Childcare Scheme launch pushed back to 2019 - at least
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has declined to provide an estimate as to when the ACS, originally slated for September 2017, will be able to officially launch.
# technical glitch
3,000 delayed fuel allowance payments to be received next week
The technical glitch that caused the issue has been resolved.
# Delay
Children's hospitals experiencing significant delays after outbreak of viral infection
A number of elective procedures had to be cancelled as a result.
# Liveline
'I was driven to tears': Wheelchair user forced to wait on Dart for 15 minutes for help to get off train
Saoirse Smith said that she felt “like a burden” while she waited to receive assistance.
# heuston we have a problem
Dublin to Cork train delayed after vehicle hits bridge
The delay is due to a vehicle hitting a bridge between Limerick Junction and Charleville.
Voices
Delayed maternity payment: 'It seemed my application had been "forgotten about"'
Pay us properly and pay us on time, writes Nicola Cassidy.
# Egypt
Ibrahim Halawa's trial delayed for 22nd time
Concerns have been raised about his health.
# Heuston
Trains cancelled and delayed due to mechanical fault
A number of Heuston and Connolly services have been affected.
# Ugly scenes
Violent clashes forced fans on the pitch and delayed Lyon's Europa League tie against Besiktas
Crowd trouble marred the game as Lyon eventually won out 2-1.
# signal fault
Two-hour delay on Dublin to Galway train line
Irish Rail said staff are on site and working to rectify the issue as soon as possible.
# stern warning
John Kerry tells Israel it 'can either be Jewish or democratic - it cannot be both'
The US Secretary of State also urged Israel and Palestinians to agree land swaps on 1967 lines in today’s speech.
# Mars One
Plans for human community on Mars pushed back by five years
Mars One said its first manned mission to the red planet would now not happen until 2031, having previously targeted 2026.
# Delay
OCI postpones Rio ticket probe after threat of court injunction from Pat Hickey's lawyers
The Executive Committee has taken the decision after the threat of a High Court injunction from Pat Hickey’s legal team.
# EI657
Aer Lingus flight from Frankfurt to Dublin delayed overnight due to thunderstorm
Some 122 passengers were affected.
# Delay
Details of former Console chief Paul Kelly's assets will now not be heard until next week
Kelly, his wife Patricia, and son Tim have filed three affidavits which counsel for Console has asked for more time to consider.