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3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
'An insult': Advocacy groups criticise €75 increase in weekly payment to asylum seekers
A total of €113.80 per week will be paid to International Protection Applicants without accommodation.
Sinn Féin TD apologises for 'hurried' comments on Ukraine which she says were 'misinterpreted'
Cronin apologised to Ukrainians if they thought she was suggesting they accept an unjust peace.
McConalogue urged to tackle agriculture emissions as he prepares to co-host event with UAE
The agriculture minister will speak about food systems with the UAE’s undersecretary for food diversity.
Film about Irish rap trio featuring Michael Fassbender to premiere at Sundance Film Festival
Rap group Kneecap gained acclaim for their blend of Irish and English rap about the realities of growing up in post-Troubles Belfast.
Former senior firefighter tells Stardust inquest that blaze was 'an accelerated fire'
The inquest continues tomorrow in the Pillar Room of the Rotunda Hospital.
Environmental Protection Agency says Sellafield leak poses 'negligible risk' to Irish public
A British newspaper claimed yesterday there was a “worsening” leak at the facility.
Four new special schools to be established in Limerick, Wexford, Meath and Kildare
The schools will be open for next September.
Man, 60s, arrested in investigation into fatal assault at Tralee cemetery
Thomas Dooley (43) was killed on the grounds of Rathass cemetery in Co Kerry last year.
McDonald further criticised for claim Govt did not contact school after stabbing
Mary Lou McDonald was accused of misleading the Dáil during yesterday’s confidence motion in Justice Minister Helen McEntee.
Meta and TikTok explain response to Dublin riots and misinformation to Oireachtas Committee
Social media company X was criticised by Oireachtas committee members for not appearing before them today.
Landowner who decimated rare mussel habitat fined €11k, ordered to allow NPWS staff onto land
Richard Homer appeared at Donegal Circuit Court after launching a District Court appeal arising from a case heard last year.
Fossil fuel debate heats up at COP28 as climate minister says carte blanches are 'not an option'
A UN climate executive said countries are “posturing” at the talks.
Tánaiste files High Court proceedings against Google over ads using his name and image online
The court filing was made yesterday, 5 December.
Live animal crib returns to Dublin's Mansion House after last year's move to St Stephen's Green
It was last year moved to St Stephen’s Green following a proposal that the live animal element of the crib be scrapped.
Dáil adopts motion emphasising importance of inward migration, following immigration debate
Minister Roderic O’Gorman accused politicians claim they’re prevented from discussing immigration of cloaking themselves in ‘victimhood’.
Man murdered in North on Sunday named as Odhran Kelly as organised crime link ruled out
A murder investigation was launched following the discovery of the body of a man in Lurgan, Co Armagh on Sunday.
Taoiseach: 'EU far too passive for far too long over Middle East conflict'
There were calls in the Dáil for Ireland to ramp up pressure on Israel overs its bombardment of Gaza.
Paschal Donohoe refuses to rule out interest in top IMF job
The IMF’s current director is Kristina Georgieva, but it is understood she has yet to decide whether or not she’s going to seek a second term or not.
Man in his 40s dies in house fire in Co Louth
The incident happened yesterday evening at a house on the Avenue Road in Dundalk.
Funeral cortege of Shane MacGowan to pass through Dublin before making way to Tipperary
The Irish singer and musician, best known for being the frontman of The Pogues, died last Thursday at home, aged 65.
Health Minister unable to commit to HSE trolley target over the winter months
Under a recently published HSE plan, no more than 320 people should be waiting for beds on trolleys each day.
Prosecutions ruled out against 16 people investigated as part of Stakeknife probe
Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service said there was insufficient evidence to provide a reasonable prospect of conviction.
Police in Co Down investigating ‘ram-raid’ incident at jewellers
A silver saloon car reversed into the shutters of the Newry jewellers a number of times in the early hours of this morning.
Man (20s) to appear in court this morning in relation to recent armed robberies in Dublin
Two robberies in which staff were threatened staff with a knife were carried out last month in the southeast of Dublin.
Zelenskyy unexpectedly cancels appearance with US senators for arms funding
Money for Ukraine’s war effort has been held up for weeks by a dispute in the US Congress.
Householders to be entitled to a brown bin collection service in new year
Currently 68% of households in Ireland can avail of the service.
Social media companies to address TDs today over disinformation and media literacy
Representatives from TikTok, Meta and Google will address the media committee today.
Actors formally end strike and usher in protections from use of AI
A ‘golden age’ for the actors and writers guild has been declared by its president on foot of the $1 billion deal.
'Justice not served' by maximum two-year sentence for causing death by careless driving
A report by
Diarmuid Pepper
Those convicted of careless driving causing death or serious bodily harm can be imprisoned for up to two years, fined up to €10,000, or both.
Woman (42) dead and two people injured in 'shocking' east London shooting
The 42-year-old woman’s next of kin are in the process of being informed.
Michael Flatley claims family had to leave Cork home due to 'hazardous chemical residue'
Flatley is suing the main contractor that carried out repairs to his home after a fire in 2016, alongside his insurers, and his former accountant.
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Two rail lines proposed in All-Island Rail Review could be in line for European funding boost
The two rail lines are Claremorris to Athenry and Waterford to Rosslare Europort.
UK signs new migration treaty with Rwanda after being blocked by Supreme Court
The President of the Law Society said it is unclear how a new treaty will convince Supreme Court judges.
Man who took 'upskirt' pictures on Luas and found with child abuse video appeals sentence
Roughly 278,500 images of women and girls’ legs and buttocks were found during a search of the perpetrator’s home and devices.
Recruitment age for gardaí to rise from 35 to 50 from next month after Cabinet sign off
Government hopes to see a boost in recruitment numbers.
Tents to be offered to asylum seekers with no accommodation as Govt confirms €75 weekly payment
Yesterday, it was announced that the state had run out of accommodation for international protection applicants.
'Fearless and remarkable' - Irish motorsport icon Rosemary Smith dies at age of 86
The Irish sport great passed peacefully in Dublin today.