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3rd December 2023
Tributes paid after death of former Tyrone minor footballer in Sydney
Matthew McGuigan was ‘one of a kind,’ says club Kildress Wolfe Tones.
Green Party leader would 'prefer' to stay at COP28 but 'democracy comes first' for Dáil vote
The Green Party leader and Minister for Transport will have to travel home from Dubai for the vote – he will then fly back out to the event.
Poll: How much will you spend on Christmas this year?
The Christmas spending spree is well and truly underway.
Sitdown Sunday: Three men scale Nepal's Mount Jannu with two ropes and a sleeping bag
Settle down in a comfy chair with some of the week’s best longreads.
Suspected bomb blast kills at least four worshippers during Mass in Philippines
The explosion happened during Sunday morning Mass in a gymnasium at Mindanao State University in Marawi city.
Police in Paris arrest man who killed one person and injured two more
The anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office confirmed it has opened an investigation.
Analysis: Should the government support drilling for gas off the coast of Mayo?
The government is between a rock and a hard place over whether to allow companies to drill off Ireland’s coast.
Assistant psychologist hopefuls 'left in the dark' by HSE recruitment freeze
Applicants to HSE Assistant Psychologist roles — a stepping stone to crucial further training — have had their hiring process cut short.
Irish consumers paying more than UK shoppers for some products this Christmas
A report by
Órla Ryan
Traders have no obligation to honour the current currency exchange rate, according to Ireland’s consumer watchdog.
Companies which operate in both Ireland and the UK often charge different prices for the same products
Supply chain issues, VAT and increased business costs post-Brexit can all play a role
Consumers have been urged to be aware of their rights during the busy Christmas shopping season
Last week
26th November 2023 - 9th December 2023
Anthony Gordon fires Newcastle to victory over Manchester United
The Magpies dominated for all but the final few minutes at St James’ Park.
Quiz: How well do you know these Christmas song lyrics?
This will get you in the Christmas mood.
Frawley's late try breaks Connacht hearts as Leinster win in Galway
The fullback crossed with the last play of the game.
Here's what happened today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Tributes paid to Northern Irish soldier who was killed while off duty in Kenya
Kevin McCool was killed during a trip away from base in Kenya on Wednesday.
Israeli forces move towards crowded southern Gaza after pulling negotiators out of truce talks
Israeli forces claimed they were hitting “terrorist targets” inside the Gaza Strip.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directed Mossad negotiators to leave Qatar.
Over 200 people have been killed since fighting resumed yesterday.
A small amount of aid has passed through the Rafah crossing in the last day.
Israel resumes fighting in Gaza, with airstrikes and artillery fire reported as truce expires
Spain, Italy and Croatia in the Group of Death: here's the full Euro 2024 draw
Ireland’s qualification rivals France and the Netherlands have been drawn together again in Group D.
Philippines warns of 'destructive tsunami' after magnitude 7.6 quake
A destructive tsunami is expected with “life threatening” wave heights.
Boy (15) charged after two petrol bombs thrown at police officers in Antrim
No injuries or damage was reported as a result of the incident.
Victoria Mary Clarke speaks of the loss of her husband Shane MacGowan
Shane’s wife spoke of how the pair met and the shared love between to two of them.
Shane Walsh stars with 1-8 to deliver historic Leinster treble for Kilmacud Crokes
The All-Ireland holders beat Naas by a flattering seven points in Croke Park.
Nationwide yellow weather warnings issued for fog, ice and cold temperatures
The forecasters warn of dense and freezing fog this weekend as well as ice and low temperatures until Monday.
Guinness Storehouse voted world’s leading tourist attraction
The storehouse beat Niagara Falls, the Great Wall of China and Machu Picchu
Taoiseach criticises 'divisive' McEntee no confidence vote and believes it 'can only fail'
Leo Varadkar, speaking this morning to The Journal at COP28 in Dubai, said that he believed Irish citizens want to see politicians united against the rioters.
Behind the scenes, climate talks tussle with world falling far short of sticking to Paris Agreement
Read an extract from The Journal’s climate newsletter sent from the ground at COP28.
British police charge more than 40 away fans after major disorder outside stadium
A total of 46 Legia Warsaw supporters were detained on Thursday after missiles and flares were thrown at police outside the stadium.
Poll: Do you like Christmas cake?
Christmas cake making has begun in earnest.
'Profound responsibility on our shoulders': Taoiseach pledges €25 million to climate damage fund
Leo Varadkar has told the World Climate Action Summit at COP28 that countries must “rise to the challenge” of the climate crisis.
No plans for Ireland to commit to further cuts in methane emissions at COP28 - Taoiseach
Eamon Ryan: 'If we crack energy, we can crack climate'
Surrealing in the Years: Good news! The weird online loudmouths are here to save Ireland
Thank you, Russell. Thank you, Tucker.
Sinn Féin Justice spokesman says plans for more tasers a 'band-aid' solution to Gardaí woes
TD Pa Daly said that he does not think bulking up on heavy equipment is a “long term solution”.
Appeals court rules lawsuits against Donald Trump over US Capitol riot can move forward
The former US President has said he cannot be sued over the riot that left dozens of police officers injured.
Saturday Serving: Three dinner party recipes from Alex Petit to wow your guests this season
The French chef from The Metropole and Cork International Hotel shares three delicious recipes for you to wow your guests this Christmas season.
‘A missed opportunity’: Covid boosters available to millions but HSE advice causes confusion
People age 18 to 49 are not being offered the booster but can request it – however, some are being turned down when they do.
Labour Party and Social Democrats 'have to be one again', former Labour leader says
A report by
Jane Matthews
Howlin is confident that the party can do “reasonably well” and “hold its own” in the next election.
Ireland secure scrappy win over Hungary to keep 100% Nations League record
A 65th-minute own goal saw Ireland win 1-0 at a freezing Tallaght Stadium.
Airport seeks €12m from Govt in bid to resume commercial flights for first time since 2016
Waterford Airport announced today it has received €12 million from the private sector – and it’s now seeking matching funds from the government.
Speculation Donohoe has eye on IMF job but minister says he’s running in next election
A spokeswoman for Donohoe insisted he remains ‘fully focused’ on his current responsibilities in Ireland and the EU.
Two arrests and €8 million in heroin seized as Gardaí intercept plane at Weston Airport
The airport, which is also a flight school, is located between Lucan and Celbridge.