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'They got away with it for too long': Harris won't thank bankers for upping saving interest rates
Harris said the banks are ‘laggards’ in terms of the slow pace they passed on interest rate hikes to savers.
The winners and losers from today's constituency review
Today’s major redrawing of constituency boundaries will see Ireland get 14 additional TDs at the next general election.
Here's how Ireland's constituencies will look for the next election
More TDs, new constituencies and changing boundaries.
Dogfight for Wicklow TDs in next general election as constituency becomes 4-seater
Wicklow and Wexford has now been split into three constituencies.
Ireland to get 14 more TDs following significant constituency review
There has also been a major redrawing of constituency boundaries.
Five things to look out for as the Dáil's constituency map is redrawn
A report by
Christina Finn
We could find out today that we’re getting more than 20 new TDs after the next general election.
Students canvass Dubliners to join the rent-a-room scheme in an attempt to increase bed supply
The scheme was criticised by the Union Of Students in Ireland as a “band-aid” to the accommodation shortage.
Tax breaks for landlords to be examined in Budget alongside renters’ tax credit, says minister
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said recently that he is pushing for tax breaks for small landlords in October’s Budget.
Britain delays introducing post-Brexit border checks until January 2024
The UK had delayed implementing the checks several times since leaving the EU’s customs union and single market in January 2021.
Varadkar was told to prepare for 'controversial traditionalist views' ahead of Jacob Rees-Mogg meeting
In prepared notes, Leo Varadkar was briefed on the “retrograde steps” the British government had taken over the Northern Ireland Protocol.
US judge sets trial date of 4 March 2024 for Donald Trump federal case
He is charged with trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election result ahead of the US Capital riot on 6 January 2021.
Review will 'radically change' mismatch of speed limits on Irish roads, says minister
A review into Ireland’s speed limits will be published in the ‘coming weeks, says Minister of State Jack Chambers.
Leaving Cert grade inflation needs to be unwound in coming years, Minister says
Grades were artificially bumped up this year and last to maintain fairness between students who completed their exams in different years.
Families of those killed in 9/11 attacks split over plea deal that excludes death penalty
The prospect of more delays sharpened last week when a military judge in a separate Guantanamo case rejected torture-tainted confessions.
TDs wait nervously for constituency review fearing stroke of a pen could take away their voters
New constituency boundaries will be published next week.
We're about to find out how many more TDs Ireland is getting - here's why
The review of Dáil and European Parliament constituency boundaries will be published on Wednesday.
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of today’s news.
Niger coup supporters rally after French ambassador ordered out
The largest stadium in Niger was two-thirds full and the sound of vuvuzelas rang out.
Nadine Dorries resigns as Tory MP with scathing attack on Rishi Sunak
Dorries said Sunak’s attacks led to the police having to visit her home due to threats against her.
Two referendums instead of one may be required on gender equality with 'tight' November timeline
A referendum on the ‘women in the home’ clause and a separate vote on the definition of family may be needed.
Tánaiste declares Naval Service 'not acceptable' and calls for 'radical' recruitment drive
A report by
Niall O'Connor
The Journal revealed on Wednesday that the Irish Naval Service will have just two ships available to go to sea until the new year.
The European Union's tough new laws on social media content have officially come into force
Platforms with at least 45 million monthly active users will be subjected to fulfil every new obligation.
Donald Trump's mugshot released after he surrenders in Georgia election interference case
The former US president spent less than 30 minutes inside Atlanta’s Fulton County Jail before leaving in a motorcade for the airport.
Trump on way to surrender in Georgia on racketeering charges over 2020 election
The 77-year-old former president will be arrested at Atlanta’s notorious Fulton County Jail.
McGrath: Irish banks 'undoubtedly' enjoying huge profits but customers can do more with savings
Michael McGrath also said he will be having further meetings with banks and non-banks in the coming weeks to discuss support for struggling mortgage holders.
Open letter to Taoiseach seeks wording 'if gender equality referendum is to go ahead '
The Taoiseach said last month that a referendum to amend the “women in the home” clause in the Irish Constitution will go ahead in November.
Landlord letting room by college campus asks students for 20 hours' childminding in lieu of rent
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
Minister of Higher Education Simon Harris described the arrangement as ‘very unorthodox’.
Rudy Giuliani surrenders to authorities over Georgia 2020 election indictment charges
His bail has been set at $150,000, second only to Trump’s $200,000.
Simon Harris says Leaving Cert isn't 'cruel' but there is 'an obsession with the points race'
Leaving Certificate students are to receive their results this Friday.
Dutch climate campaigner leaves top EU Commission role to run for Prime Minister
Frans Timmermans is stepping down after 10 years in Brussels.
Housing Minister says he wants to see renters' tax credit increased in Budget
The tax credit was introduced in last year’s Budget and is set to remain in place until 2025.
Australia's ruling Labor party passes motion supporting Irish reunification
Australia’s Labor prime minister Anthony Albanese is the son of an Italian father and an Australian-Irish mother.
Donald Trump confirms he will skip Republican presidential primary debates
His spokesman did not clarify whether he plans to boycott every primary debate or just those that have been scheduled.
Minister condemns Grafton Street stabbing, says 'such violence has no place in our society'
One man was arrested after the incident this morning.
Inside Ireland's culture war on gender: Why there's more debate on trans issues than ever before
A report by
Stephen McDermott
The Journal looks at why anti-trans narratives have landed in Ireland despite overwhelming acceptance of trans men and women by Irish people.
Not sure why you are hearing so much about trans issues right now? We have traced where the debates - and misinformation - have come from.
The investigation finds tropes - about cats and bathrooms - have found their way into Irish conversations, both online and in real life.
Meanwhile, many people are still catching up with the terminology around gender and the issues affecting transgender people, writes Stevie McDermott.
Bank of Ireland chief apologises for 'significant technical outage' on Tuesday
A glitch on Tuesday saw Bank of Ireland customers able to withdraw more money than what was available in their accounts.
The Explainer: Why is there so much talk about a farmers' party in Ireland?
This week on we’re joined by journalist and organic beef and dairy farmer Hannah Quinn Mulligan to look at the growing talk of a farmers’ party in Ireland. What are the types of policies they would implement? And what are their chances of success?
Opinion: Leo Varadkar's Lidl-inspired cost-of-living leaflet is tone-deaf and out of touch
Mum Margaret Lynch says parents don’t need to be told how expensive back-to school costs are.
Public tell TDs 'enough is enough' as they say they won't renew TV licences amid RTÉ controversy
A report by
Stephen McDermott
Media Minister Catherine Martin has been contacted almost 100 times about TV licence since scandal broke in June.
Gardaí say they received more than 40 calls from public over rush on ATMs
Gardaí say there was no national directive to police ATMs but questions have been raised about their presence at some machines.