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17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Taoiseach 'not afraid' to raise LGBT rights with world leaders rolling out draconian laws
Speaking at the UN yesterday the Taoiseach said he was concerned about the ‘alarming pushback against LGBTI rights’.
'Easier said than done': Micheál Martin on UK Labour leader's comments about reopening Brexit deal
Keir Starmer has promised to seek a major rewrite of the Brexit negotiations if he wins the next election.
Amazon secure planning permission for three data centres in Dublin despite emission concerns
Fingal County Council gave the go-ahead to AWS firm for the construction of three new data centres in the region.
Canada warns India to treat Sikh slaying allegation with 'utmost seriousness'
Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar was gunned down in June outside a Sikh cultural centre.
McEntee calls for increased implementation of average-speed cameras on roads
The minister signalled that increasing the use of average-speed cameras could lead to a reduction in the road policing unit.
Raidió na Gaeltachta broadcaster Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí has died
As one of the leading Irish language broadcasters in the country Rónán was a known face and voice to many households in the Gaeltacht regions.
'It’s like a hurricane' – Phil Mickelson opens up on gambling addiction
The six-time major winner ‘crossed the line of moderation and into addiction’.
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Police in Ballymena arrest man on suspicion of 'attempted hijacking' and carrying a blade
The man allegedly went and got a knife after a failed hijacking attempt, police said.
Gardaí appeal for help locating missing teenager Saoirse Byrne
When last seen, Saoirse was wearing a black jacket, mint green leggings and a peach t-shirt.
South Africa name strong side to face Ireland in the Rugby World Cup this weekend
Former Ireland international Jean Kleyn is named on the South African bench.
Micheál Martin hints he might write a book to put 'his perspective' of pandemic on the record
Former chief medical officer Tony Holohan’s memoir was published this week.
Ryan says water quality 'not something we can concede on' pointing to Lough Neagh algae example
Lough Neagh has made headlines recently due to the resurgence of toxic algal blooms.
Azerbaijan sends forces into region disputed with Armenia
Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of engaging in a policy of “ethnic cleansing”.
Eamon Ryan: Ireland isn't going to 'change tack' on nitrates derogation
His comments follow the Taoiseach’s invitation to EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius for a meeting to discuss the issue.
Stardust waitress 'shocked' by statement quoting her saying exit doors were never chained shut
In response to a question from a member of the coroner’s legal team, Cobbe said: “There were always chains and locks on the doors.”
Fair City Photographer: 'It's not just a matter of pressing a button on an iPhone, senator'
Photographer Beta Bajgart responds to criticism of her pay for photography work on the set of Fair City.
A wet and muddy first day at the Ploughing
Thousands of farmers and families are braving damp and windy weather today for the major showcase of farming and rural life.
President Higgins accuses UN of ‘losing credibility’ amid warning over climate change
Higgins also criticised the EU for promoting a “US style” of agriculture addressing the National Ploughing Championships.
Varadkar on spinal surgery issues at Temple Street: 'I can't overstate how concerned I am'
A spinal surgery helpline has been set up for parents and families on 01 409 6117.
Libyan authorities divide flood-hit city of Derna with buffer zones fearing disease outbreaks
Libyan protesters gathered in central Derna yesterday in the first mass demonstration since the flood.
BBC removes some Russell Brand content as monetisation suspended on YouTube
Brand faces a number of serious allegations for his behaviour between 2006 and 2013.
'Missed opportunities' by gardaí in 1980s to apprehend sex offender - child protection expert
The commission of investigation into an alleged cover-up heard that there was a ‘missed opportunity’ to apprehend the sex offender at an earlier date.
Cork City face St Pat's while Galway United take on Bohs in FAI Cup semi-finals
In the Women’s FAI Cup semi-finals, Sligo Rovers square off with Athlone Town and Shamrock Rovers meet Shelbourne.
Biden warns against appeasing Russia as Zelensky takes UN stage
The US President said the United Nations must take a stand against Russia’s “naked aggression”.
Dublin school remembers 'much cherished' past pupil who died kayaking in US
Ella Mills was an English student at Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University.
Gardaí trying to establish identity of man arrested with birth certificate of dead baby
The man allegedly attempted to use the name of a baby, who died in 1953, to apply for a passport in Cork.
ESB Group reports 30% rise in profits to €676 million in first six months of the year
The state-owned energy company said its profits from the start of the year to 30 June had increased by €157 million compared to the same period last year.
Finance Minister rules out introduction of 30% income tax rate in this year's Budget
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar initially floated the idea of such a rate ahead of last year’s Budget.
Explainer: How does Russell Brand make money online?
Having lost his place on TV and radio, Brand has moved online in recent years and created a lucrative community for himself.
Citizens' assembly on biodiversity loss had 'no urban-rural divide' in forming recommendations
The Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action met this morning to hear from members of last year’s Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss.
Concert to mark 100 years of Irish State to be held next month (and tickets are free)
Ireland 100: An Old Song Re-Sung is being presented by RTÉ in association with the South Wind Blows production company.
Manager Mickey Harte quits Louth and is set for shock move to Derry
Louth GAA confirmed the news in a statement this evening.
Donald Trump labels Florida governor’s abortion ban a ‘terrible mistake’
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called the legislation “noble and just”.
Opinion: 'The Viagra was handed to me as though it were a live bomb'
Bob McQuaid, a 29-year-old new dad, opens up about his years struggling with erectile dysfunction and how he got help in the end.
Musk moots Twitter paywall that could charge users 'small monthly fee'
Musk said charging all users would help cut down the number of bots.
Aoife Barry: Clips of Brand and others from the mid-2000s show how change still needs to happen
In the wake of the accusations against Russell Brand, the journalist and writer questions how far we have truly come.
Poll: Have you ever been to the Ploughing?
The Ploughing Championships are back.
Potential flooding as rain warning in place for 11 counties
Kerry and West Galway have also been issued status yellow wind warnings.