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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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The Luas is back up running tonight
Both Green and Red line services have resumed tonight ahead of schedule.
Of 385,000 properties that lost power during Ophelia, 248,000 have had it restored
ESB said that power would be restored to homes and businesses in the northwest and Dublin by this evening.
All 28 rescued Jack Russell terriers have found homes thanks to the ISPCA
The dogs are currently at the National Animal Centre in Longford pending housing.
Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he hopes to expand the subsidy scheme to more families in the future.
For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs
The United Nations report’s authors claimed that the data proved the “scales have finally tipped”.
Award-winning fairy garden donated to children's ward at Portiuncula Hospital
The garden received a certificate of distinction in the postcard section at Bloom this year.
Coyle and Lanigan O'Keeffe awarded World Championship bronze two years after event
The Irish pair have been bumped after a failed drugs test.
Boost for Cork City as Delaney extends his stay with league leaders
The Burton Albion defender’s loan spell will now run until the end of the current SSE Airtricity League season.
Sunshine on the way for the weekend with highs of 24 degrees
Cancel everything and get out the BBQ.
Going on holiday? Roaming charges are abolished from today
“Eliminating roaming charges is one of the greatest and most tangible successes of the EU,” EU leaders said.
Temperatures to go back into the 20s as we're set for sunnier, warmer weather all this week
Showers will be few and far between this week, forecasts Met Éireann.
You can leave the coat at home today as temperatures to soar back above 20°C
Today will be the best day of the week with the rain set to return tomorrow.
Free 'Baby Box' to be given to all new mothers in Wexford Hospital
Wexford becomes only the second hospital in the country to provide the boxes for newborns.
'She's a curious little thing': Meet the first tropical stingray to be born in Ireland
The Atlantic Cownose Ray is listed as a near threatened species and could face extinction in the future.
From December, this is what the Luas map will look like
From December, you’ll be able to take the Luas to Cabra, Grangegorman, the GPO and Trinity College.
'Irish people have a hunger to make a difference in the world'
28 ‘global citizens’ are being honoured in Dublin today.
Business group predicts 'exceptional job surge' with 50,000 new roles this year
A separate survey from EY said that income tax is the biggest burden for business owners.
Ever wanted to stay in a lighthouse? Now you can
Five new lighthouse properties are available for people to rent as short-term accommodation.
Baby born with four legs and two spines recovering well after surgery
Dominique can now sit up, raise her hands and reach for things, which she couldn’t do before.
350 new jobs announced for Cork and Dublin
eShop officially opened its global headquarters in Swords today.
EU teens one step closer to being handed free interrailing ticket on their 18th birthdays
The initiative was agreed to be a priority in the EU’s 2018 budget.
The first sign of summer? Loop Head Lighthouse is open to the public again
The building is steeped in history, with its origins dating back to the 1670s.
A half-skull that is 400,000 years old was found on last day of excavation project
Researchers don’t know if it was from a male or female, how the person died, or even what form of early human it was.
St Patrick's Day at home and abroad
The main parades are all under way – we’ll be bringing you all the colour and spectacle!
Dublin Zoo celebrates a very adorable new arrival
Just look at her.
This portrait of Graham Norton was unveiled in the National Gallery today
And, in a very Irish coincidence, the artist turned out to be Norton’s cousin.
It will be 17 degrees today
People hadn't set foot in this ancient 'lost city' in the Honduran jungle for 500 years - until now
The 1,000-year-old ruins were buried in the rainforest, in a round valley ringed by steep cliffs.
WATCH: This is the song that will represent us at the Eurovision
The song contest will take place in Ukraine in May.
This hip hop trio made the best album in Ireland last year
The group scooped the prestigious Choice Music Prize.
Good news for pensioners: The State pension is going up by €5 a week from today
Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea said promoting the pension increase through a Facebook video was “cynical”.
'The rescue effort was enormous': Irishman rescued after yacht capsized off Australian coast
It took over 13 hours for rescuers to reach them after the emergency vessel was launched.
Not bad for March: Sunny spells and temperatures in the mid-teens
Mild weather is set to continue for the rest of the week.
Ireland's biggest movie stars all nominated for this year's IFTAs
Actress Ruth Negga was nominated for best actress in two categories.
Fair City is having an all-female episode... and they're all heading to the pub
The show is celebrating International Women’s Day.
Grammy winner Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to public schools in Chicago
The artist – who won three Grammys last month – used the proceeds of concert tickets to make the donation.
'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today
‘Our Council Day’ has been showcasing the work of firefighters, librarians and other behind-the-scenes employees.
Apple Pay is now available in Ireland
You can now tap your iPhone like a contactless card.
A five-star resort owned by JP McManus is creating 300 new jobs in Limerick
Limerick’s Adare Manor will recruit 300 new staff over the coming months.
App that encourages children with autism to make eye contact wins at BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp
The winners were selected by a judging panel of business professionals following an intensive four day workshop at NovaUCD.