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26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
The International Space Station will fly across Irish skies tonight
Observers can catch a glimpse of the station until 5 December.
Two dead and eight injured after shooting in Jerusalem
Five victims are in a critical condition.
Latest RTB report shows highest annual hike in new rents since the series began
The annualised rental inflation for new tenancies has again increased and now stands at the highest level since the RTB series began.
'Most important in years': Taoiseach heads to Dubai for COP28 climate change conference
Varadkar said Ireland in particular has a lot of opportunities when it comes to renewable energy.
Loss and damage: The complicated quest to help countries hit hardest by the climate crisis
A report by
Lauren Boland
A two-week UN conference starting today faces important decisions about setting up a new fund to support developing countries affected by climate change.
Two men hospitalised with serious injuries after stabbing at Cabra funeral
Gardaí confirmed the news tonight.
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Sinn Féin: TDs shared image of man near school stabbing scene to highlight 'antisocial behaviour'
The man was sitting on steps and drinking from a can.
PSNI arrest a man in England as part of investigation into nine ATM burglaries across the North
All of the incidents occurred in February and March of this year across counties Armagh, Antrim, Derry, Fermanagh, and Tyrone.
Stardust survivor recalls watching nightclub roof collapse and realising her husband was dead
The jury heard that the couple and their two children were due to move to Kerry the day after the fire.
Labour criticise Government and Commissioner for ‘completely inaccurate’ garda recruit figures
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar yesterday said between 700 and 800 new recruits are entering Templemore this year, but the figure to date is 633.
Legislation to provide gardaí with body-worn cameras passes
Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said the new legislation will also give gardai greater access to CCTV.
Request to fly Palestinian flag in Leinster House refused as Govt accused of 'double standards'
Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail said it would be ‘inappropriate’ to fly either the Palestinian or Israeli flag at the moment.
'Vigilantes' patrolling rural areas against asylum seekers seeking ID details, committee told
Patrick Costello pointed to alleged checkpoints in Leitrim and vigilante style protests in a number of other counties.
Debunked: Gardaí have not installed 'watch towers' on O'Connell Street after riots in Dublin
Images from O’Connell Street actually show light projection boxes.
Twitter did not engage with gardaí when asked to take down 'vile' posts, Justice Minister says
It was reported yesterday that gardaí are now examining social media posts as they attempt to trace some of those involved in the events.
Actor Jonathan Majors in court for start of assault trial
The Loki and Creed III actor is accused of injuring his then-girlfriend during an argument.
Opinion: The speeding climate train will have catastrophic implications for billions
Karol Balfe says not doing anything on climate change is no longer an option as COP28 kicks off.
Govt says referendum enshrining neutrality in Constitution 'not appropriate' as SF motion defeated
Micheál Martin has said that there is no question of Ireland’s neutrality policy being dismantled.
McGrath: Level of ‘exaggeration’ in vacancy estimates but collection of tax will increase
Last week, figures released from the Department of Finance showed that just 3,000 of 50,000 identified properties were liable for the vacant property tax.
‘Huge distortion’ over advent of facial recognition technology, Drew Harris says
The Garda Commissioner said that they would look to use the technology to retrospectively scan footage as part of investigations.
All Star hurler Kyle Hayes denies attacking man after Limerick nightclub brawl
However, he admitted during garda interviews that he “ran away” from the scene of the alleged assault.
TDs photographed with far-right figures are 'laundering conspiracy theories', Dáil warned
Paul Murphy said politicians ‘have to look at the role of some people in this chamber’ when looking at how last week’s scenes arose.
PSNI appeal for witnesses after 'substantial number of sheep' stolen in Co Derry
A rope securing the gate that leads onto the field was cut and the gate was left wide open, enabling the release of flock.
Sinn Féin TD criticised for waving photo of 'vulnerable' man in Dáil chamber
Earlier today, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald tweeted the image of the man.
Low temperature warning issued for most of country
An ice warning has also been issued for Northern Ireland
Commissioner tells TDs he cares about job 'too much' to consider resigning
Harris promised that the garda presence in Dublin will not ‘fall off a cliff edge’ after Christmas.
Indiependence Music and Arts Festival in Co Cork won't go ahead next year
While Indiependence won’t take place next year, festival organisers said this ‘break in 2024 is with a view to seeing you again in 2025′.
Four complaints against individual officers under investigation by Garda watchdog after riot
GSOC has confirmed that the complaints have been received from members of the public.
Garda public order units to be armed with tasers, Commissioner tells TDs
Before now, only a small number of specially-trained firearm gardaí carried tasers.
US military Osprey aircraft with six onboard crashes off southern Japan
The Japanese coast guard are conducted a search and rescue operation.
Poll: Do you listen to Christmas FM?
Feliz Navidad.
Thalidomide survivors call for State apology after Australian prime minister apologises 'unreservedly'
Thalidomide was a drug used to treat morning sickness that was discontinued in the 1960′s when it was discovered it caused severe birth defects in children.
Prof Donncha O’Connell: We need a calm and measured assessment of policing after the riots
As the dust settles on the riots, the professor of law says oversight of An Garda Síochána must not be sacrificed.
Met Éireann says Ireland on track to have ‘warmest year on record’ -- and maybe the wettest
Data about Ireland’s climate so far in 2023 spells another record-breaking year.
Highest number of asylum applications filed on record last year
Over 13,600 people applied for international protection last year.
Man (20s) dies following single-vehicle collision in Co Cork
The collision happened at around 6.45am this morning.
Garda Commissioner faces questions from TDs after Dublin Riots
Commissioner Drew Harris has been invited to the Oireachtas justice committee today.
EU member states reach preliminary agreement on reducing industrial emissions
The deal would “reduce harmful emissions from industry and improve public access to information,” the European Council said.