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28th November 2023
Why has a diplomatic row erupted between Britain and Greece over the Parthenon Marbles?
Rishi Sunak unexpectedly cancelled a meeting with his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis after he called for the sculptures to be returned to Greece.
Ben Dunne a ‘good, decent, generous, loving Irish man’, mourners told
Mary Lou McDonald and Larry Goodman as well as hundreds of others attended the funeral.
TD Barry Cowen and MEP Mick Wallace will run for European Parliament next year
Wallace said last week that it will be “challenging” for him to be re-elected.
Ireland's Best Drives: Feast your eyes on this truly stunning Wicklow day trip
It’s just a stone’s throw from Dublin and we guarantee you won’t regret spending a day driving around Wicklow.
More hostages to be released as extended truce between Israel and Hamas enters fifth day
The news of the extension came as 11 more hostages were freed from Gaza overnight, along with the release of 33 Palestinian prisoners.
50 Israeli hostages have been released under the truce, in exchange for 150 Palestinian prisoners, with another 19 hostages freed under separate agreements.
While Israel views the truce as temporary, it is facing increasing pressure for a more lasting ceasefire and the ramp-up of humanitarian aid to Gaza.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit the Middle East this week, where he will stress the need to secure the release of all hostages.
Hamas releases 17 more hostages as 39 Palestinian prisoners freed
'Broken but in one piece': Father of freed hostage Emily Hand is reunited with his daughter
'Too many cars' on our roads hampering public transport, Dublin Bus CEO to tell TDs
Billy Hann will also tell the Transport Committee about being “forced off the streets” by the riots in the city centre last week.
Emergency services attend seven-vehicle collision on M50
Gardaí said they have not received reports of any injuries.
Just 28% of plastic packaging recycled as country remains off track to meet EU targets
While there was a notable decrease in hazardous waste, the EPA found that Ireland remains behind on targets overall.
Ireland's Best Drives: Feast your eyes on this truly stunning Wicklow day trip
It’s just a stone’s throw from Dublin and we guarantee you won’t regret spending a day driving around Wicklow.
Approval to be sought at Cabinet for continuation of two overseas peackeeping missions
Tánaiste Micheál Martin with discuss with his Government colleagues today in regard to missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Uganda.
Under-pressure Justice Minister announces review of the use of force for gardaí
Helen McEntee has also asked the Policing Authority to review how frontline Gardaí dealing with serious public order events can be further supported.
Compel religious orders to pay redress, Sinn Féin TD says, as survivors mull legal action
Survivors of mother and baby institutions are considering legal action, or lodging complaints with international human rights bodies, over their exclusion from the scheme.
Kathleen Funchion said it 's "laughable" the Government is asking religious orders to pay into the fund, not compelling them
Excluding thousands of survivors from redress is "completely incoherent", one legal expert said
Survivors of mother and baby institutions are considering legal action or lodging complaints with international human rights bodies
'A punch in the gut': Tusla apologises as adopted people wait up to a year for personal records
Mother and Baby Home redress scheme won't open until next year, missing 2023 deadline
27th November 2023
Close to €1 million worth of herbal cannabis seized in Dublin and Cavan
Searches were carried out in the past few days and led to two arrests.
Teenager hospitalised with serious injuries following two-vehicle collision in Co Tipperary
It happened at around 10:50am on the N62 main road into Thurles Town, just off the M8 Motorway.
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Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
How have last week's riots in Dublin affected you? We want to hear your stories
We want to hear your reaction to the disturbing scenes on the streets of the capital last week, and how you have been affected.
Caitriona Lucas inquest hears Coast Guard volunteers were thrown into the sea by 'wall of water'
Retired Garda Sergeant John Moloney fought back tears in court as he recalled hearing the “mayday” alert on the day of her death.
Israel and Hamas agree two-day extension to Gaza truce as 11 more Israeli hostages freed
The pause that began Friday has seen dozens of hostages freed, including Irish-Israeli nine-year-old Emily Hand.
Israel had faced enormous pressure from the families of hostages, as well as allies, to extend the truce to secure more releases.
13 hostages were freed under the terms of the truce yesterday, with 11 more freed today.
Including the 11 hostages set to return home today, a total of 50 civilian hostages have been freed by Hamas during the initial truce.
Hamas releases 17 more hostages as 39 Palestinian prisoners freed
'Broken but in one piece': Father of freed hostage Emily Hand is reunited with his daughter
The €2bn New Children's Hospital is now '92% complete' - here's what it's like inside
CHI estimates that the first patients should be in the doors by summer 2025.
Fact or fiction: Do you still believe these old wives’ tales about cold and flu?
Join us in busting some myths around cold and flu treatments.
Fine Gael TD Fergus O'Dowd announces he will stand down after the next General Election
The Fine Gael TD for Louth and East Meath said he intends to continue advocating for improved care and supports for older people.
Pedestrian in his 70s dies after being struck by a lorry in Co Laois
The collision happened this evening at around 4.55pm on Chapel Lane, Mountmellick, Co. Laois.
Biden 'horrified' after three Palestinian college students shot in Vermont
Police said a gunman stepped off a front porch, “unprovoked,” and opened fire on the three students as they walked together.
Stardust survivor tells inquest friend who perished was not supposed to attend disco that night
Patricia O’Connor said she still hears the cries of people calling for their parents as they tried to escape.
Paris metro launches translation app to help tourists ahead of 2024 Olympics
Some 15 million people are expected in Paris and surrounding regions for the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Rape survivor tells court she was shamed by some in her small community following the offence
The young woman told the court that when people find out what happened, she is judged more than the accused man.
Increased garda presence planned for Dublin city centre 'up to and beyond Christmas'
Commissioner Drew Harris refused to apologise for the garda response to public disorder in the capital on Thursday.
FSAI recall batch of Aldi ‘Roosters’ chicken goujons due to possible presence of Salmonella
The country of origin is the UK and the batch has a ‘Best Before’ date of 22 May 2025.
Donegal primary school evacuated after suspected explosive device found
The concern was raised after wires were found at a construction site at the school.
Dublin Marathon start and end points will 'preferably' include the city centre, organisers say
Discussions on next year’s route have begun and it’s hoped a ‘positive solution’ will be announced in early 2024.
Commissioner expressed 'dissatisfaction' over GRA appearance on Prime Time on Thursday
The incident happened during a meeting between garda representative groups and Drew Harris this weekend.
'Lines were crossed': Sinn Féin maintains pressure on McEntee, as Green TD indicates no confidence
It comes as over three hours have been set aside in the Dáil tomorrow to discuss the events of last Thursday.
Elon Musk visits Israel amid growing accusations of antisemitism on his social media platform X
Musk today met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he toured a kibbutz that was attacked by Hamas on 7 October.
'Hate has no place in Dublin': Workers gather in city centre in show of solidarity following riots last week
The rally was organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
Man who raped 'vulnerable and intoxicated' young woman in Dublin hotel jailed for eight years
In May 2023, Dermot Brett was found guilty by a jury, but he maintains his innocence.
Irish ambassador 'surprised' at Israel's criticism over Taoiseach's Emily Hand statement
Ireland’s Ambassador to Israel Sonya McGuinness was summoned by Foreign Minister Eli Cohen after he condemned Leo Varadkar’s use of the word “lost” in relation to Emily.
Christmas FM is back on the airwaves from midday tomorrow
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
Pope Francis receiving antibiotics intravenously for lung problem, Vatican says
Francis will scale back his appointments, but does not have pneumonia or fever, officials said.
New Zealand to scrap world-leading anti-smoking laws, new Prime Minister announces
The anti-smoking legislation was designed to almost immediately reduce the number of people using tobacco products.
Simon Harris says 'ability to spread disinformation' on social media is 'very serious issue'
Tánaiste Micheál Martin said at the weekend that he is worried at the level of “hate and bile” being aimed at migrants on social media.
Man hospitalised after stabbing incident on Talbot Street last night
Gardaí are investigating the assault and have carried out an examination of the scene.