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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C
# Flying
'I don't think Cork-Dublin flights will return' - Ryanair boss
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has said he does not believe short-haul flights in Ireland are unacceptable from a climate perspective.
# Kilcock
Young man and teenager hospitalised after stabbing near Co Kildare train station
Two others have been arrested over the attack.
# tara reade
Woman who accused Joe Biden of sexual assault asks for Russian citizenship
Tara Reade, who worked for Biden in 1993, said she wanted to stay in Russia and believed she was in physical danger.
# Nazi memorabilia
Belfast auction house urged to withdraw the sale of a pencil belonging to Hitler
Oliver Sears, whose mother is a Holocaust survivor, said the auction is about ‘making money at all costs without any consideration of the morality of what they are doing’.
Struggling with energy bills? Here are some resources which could help you
There are several resources available from the Government and energy suppliers that can help ease the burden posed by energy bills.
# forecourts
Full tank of petrol to rise by €3.60, diesel by €3 as excise duty cuts expire at midnight
Rates were cut last March and will return to previous levels in three increments.
# Accident
Gardaí and HSA investigating after man dies at Kerry slurry pit
The man, aged in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was brought to University Hospital Kerry for a post-mortem examination.
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Meet 2023's National Enterprise award nominees
The 31 regional representatives are a diverse group, including Atlantic ocean seaweed cultivators and 'Netflix for AR' creators.
# Crash
Teenage girl killed in tractor crash in Co Cavan
A male teenager who was driving the tractor was uninjured.
# column
The Sunday Game struggling with difficult balancing act
The desire to move away from ‘personal’ criticism and towards more sober analysis has led to an overcorrection.
# Rescue
Coast Guard rescues two children clinging to buoy off Malahide
A passing boat which happened to be helmed by an off duty member of the Howth Coast Guard team picked up the two children.
Remaining Tathony House residents to stay put pending RTB ruling on mass eviction
A report by
Mairead Maguire
There are 10 remaining households facing an eviction they say is illegal.
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# Succession
Succession finale reminds us that without great art, we'd have an awful lot less to talk about
Succession has ended to rave reviews, and leaves a vacuum in its wake.
# Drug seizure
Man and woman charged following seizure of €600k worth of cannabis in Dublin Airport
The drugs were found in passenger luggage on an inbound flight.
# Montpellier
France prop Haouas given one-year jail sentence for hitting his wife
The prop told a court he lost control when he saw his wife smoking at the shopping centre where she worked, after telling him she had given up.
“The benefits of having gone from a D2 to an A1 have been multiple” - Why this homeowner wishes he’d retrofitted his home sooner
Read how one homeowner cut his energy bills and fossil fuel use thanks to a grant from SEAI.
# spiked
Harris recommends cabinet not oppose drink spiking bill but says further consideration needed
A maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment could be applied under the Bill.
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# drone attack
Putin accuses Ukraine of trying to 'frighten' Russia after drones hit Moscow high-rise
Ukraine’s capital Kyiv has faced a relentless wave of strikes by Russia in recent days.
# Prison
Disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes reports to prison in Texas for 11-year sentence
A court denied her latest request to remain free while appealing her fraud conviction.
Artisan bakers, zero waste pioneers, and agritech trailblazers are just some of the nominees for 2023’s National Enterprise awards
Local Enterprise Offices around the country have come together to celebrate and recognise various businesses innovating and performing exceptionally.
# Europe
Ireland is to join four European defence projects following cabinet approval
The four projects, which will need Dáil approval, are associated with purchase of military equipment, ammunition and also cyber security information sharing.
# pecking order
Who is second-in-line to Sexton after a crazy year in Ireland's depth chart?
Jack Crowley’s upward trajectory continues but Ross Byrne had a big Six Nations this year.
# Search and Rescue
The state is dropping CHC as its contractor for Coast Guard helicopters
The Irish Coast Guard contract had been run by the Irish arm of CHC Helicopters.
# ireland house
Ireland's getting a new embassy in London, but the building price tag is still unknown
The location of the new Ireland House embassy has also not been revealed.
# spoons
Wetherspoon's plans 13-metre sound barrier at Camden St pub that closed after noise complaints
The pub firm shut down the beer garden in its Keaven’s Port hotel and gastropub after neighbours complained about noise.
# Exit
Ireland international Sean Maguire released by Coventry City
On-loan defender Luke McNally, a regular under manager Mark Robins, has also returned to parent club Burnley.
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# Tension
Novak Djokovic could face fine for writing message about Kosovo on TV camera lens
Djokovic wrote on the camera lens: ‘Kosovo is the heart of Serbia. Stop the violence.’
# The 42
Farrell sticks with Ireland plans despite Munster's flurry of form
Some excellent players are unlucky to miss out on Ireland’s World Cup training squad.
# Squad News
Andy Farrell includes 4 uncapped players in 42-man World Cup training squad
Ireland will assemble in mid-June ahead of the World Cup warm-up fixtures in August.
# Wicklow
Wicklow council refuses planning permission for €40m boutique resort at Magheramore Beach
The Council refused planning permission on seven separate grounds.
# Squad News
Andy Farrell includes 4 uncapped players in 42-man World Cup training squad
Ireland will assemble in mid-June ahead of the World Cup warm-up fixtures in August.
# Waiting Game
Gaelic Grounds to host Munster hurling final between Clare and Limerick
The sides will meet in a repeat of last year’s provincial decider on June 11.
# vaping
Selling e-cigarettes to under 18s will carry a €4,000 fine and possibly six months in prison
The Government is not considering an outright ban on vaping right now.
# lda
Planning permission granted for 852 new homes on site of former Central Mental Hospital
Initially, the Land Development Agency planned to deliver 1,200 new housing units, including a 14-storey apartment block.
# census 2022
Census 2022: Number who identify as Catholic falls by 10 percentage points to 69%
There has also been an increase in the ‘No Religion’ category.
As of Sunday, 3 April, 2022, there were 5,149,139 people in the State.
Census 2022 also revealed that there has been a drop in the number of people who identify as Catholic.
The 'No religion' category also increased from 451,941 people in 2016 to 736,210 people in 2022.
Births continue to fall while death rate rises, new CSO statistics show
Northern Ireland Census records more Catholics than Protestants for the first time
'A true gent': Tributes paid as Irish artist Graham Knuttel dies
His death was confirmed this morning in a post on the artist’s Facebook page.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you consider yourself to be part of 'middle Ireland'?
Leo Varadkar said that looking out for middle Ireland is “part of Fine Gael’s identity”.
Man killed in Co Donegal workplace accident named as Stephen Montgomery
A local priest who administered the last rites to Stephen said the community was experiencing ‘numbness and shock’.
Prof Philip Nolan appointed as head of new research agency
The agency will amalgamate the activities and functions of the Irish Research Council (IRC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).
# Income Tax
Peter McVerry says Varadkar has his 'priorities wrong' when it come to tax cuts
‘My priority, if you have €1.5 billion to give away, are the hundreds of thousands struggling to make ends meet,’ McVerry said.
# This Morning
Eamonn Holmes alleges ‘total cover-up’ at ITV over Phillip Schofield affair
Schofield resigned from ITV on Friday and was dropped by his talent agency YMU after admitting to the ‘unwise, but not illegal’ affair.
Opinion: 'How to spend the country's €65 billion surplus and make people happy'
Dr Mark Henry argues that Ireland’s budget surplus should be invested in the blueprint for national well-being.
# Back at Cabinet
Helen McEntee returns as Justice Minister this week after six months maternity leave
McEntee gave birth to a boy in December and has been on maternity leave since November.
Parents cutting back or delaying other spending in order to pay voluntary charges to schools
80% of parents said that voluntary contributions were not clearly communicated as being optional.