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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Record Breaking

This year
# heat wave
2022 confirmed as Ireland's hottest year on record
High temperature records for July and August were also broken last year during heatwave conditions.
Last year
# crisis
June homelessness report shows all-time highs in several categories
A total of 10,492 people, including 1,385 families with 3,071 children, are homeless.
# Record Breaking
Yesterday marked the mildest New Year's Eve on record in Ireland
Temperatures fell no lower than 12.4 degrees in some areas.
All time
# Record Breaking
Bahrain takes pole as Formula One reveals hectic schedule for 2022 campaign
Abu Dhabi will be the stage for the concluding event exactly eight months after the Bahrain Grand Prix.
# Record Breaking
Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year
Over 660 new patients contracted the antibiotic-resistant bowel bug CPE from January to November – with 13 outbreaks currently across the country.
# Record Breaking
It's been another 'bumper' year for Irish passport applications, up 7% on 2018
The oldest online Irish passport applicant was 101, and the youngest was five days old.
# Record Breaking
Heatwave: Temperature records shattered in Europe as Paris hits 42.6 degrees
Meanwhile, Germany again hit a national record of 41.5 degrees in Lingen, western Germany.
# mercury rising
Record-breaking heatwave in Europe set to spike even higher today
Paris was expected to see the mercury soar to as much as 41 or 42 degrees Celsius today.
# Record Breaking
Irish holidaymakers warned to take care as Europe set to bake in 40+ degree heatwave
Authorities in France, the Netherlands and the UK have issued warnings about the heat.
# Record Breaking
'He loves eating sweets': World's oldest living man aged 112 confirmed in Japan
Masazo Nonaka was born on 25 July 1905.
# Making A Splash
Ryan among the record-breakers at the Irish Open Swimming Championships
The Olympian set a new mark of 48.68 in the men’s 100m freestyle
# Record Breaking
For the second time in a month, Christian Coleman breaks the 60m world record... but this one counts
The US sprinter’s time of 6.37 could not be ratified last month.
# Big screen
The top Irish-made film of 2017 at the box office was Cardboard Gangsters
The most popular international film was Beauty and the Beast.
# 2017 annual review
Last year broke records for winds, temperatures and summer rainfall
Storm Ophelia was at the heart of the highest recorded winds in Irish history.
# Record Breaking
The epic story of the Vikings in Ireland - as depicted on a 23-metre chainsaw-carved tree
Professional tree carver John Hayes is out to impress at this year’s National Ploughing Championships.
Record-breaking season finale of Game of Thrones brings in millions of viewers
Over 16.5 million watched the season finale in the US alone.
# Statto
How runaway leaders Cork City can rewrite the history books
The Leesiders could break a number of all-time records this season.
# Popular
These were the top 10 films in the Irish box office last year
2016 was a record-breaking year for the Irish box office.
# history made
Jim Furyk made history today on the PGA Tour
The American golfer shot a 58 in the final round at the Travelers Championship.
# nikki bradley
Irish cancer survivor breaks world record for fastest 5km on crutches
Nikki Bradley beat the previous record by 5 minutes and 32 seconds.
# big price
Rare 'Oppenheimer Blue' diamond sells for record-breaking $50.6 million
The diamond went at an auction in Geneva today, auction house Christie’s said.
# Record Breaking
Scientists discover worms as big as snakes... that may help reduce flooding
The worms were found in Scotland.
# Fáilte Ireland
A lot of people happened to visit the Guinness Storehouse in 2015
It was a record year for the tourist attraction as more than half of its visitors came from the UK and US.
# sea land air
Irish ships in the Mediterranean rescued almost 9,000 migrants in 2015
Both Ireland’s maritime Defence Forces and its Coast Guard have had a year to remember.
# Record Breaking
Shorts and t-shirts on show in New York - as Christmas temperatures hit 22 degrees
It was the warmest Christmas Eve on record for the city.
# Record Breaking
Here's why tonight's Milan derby could be one of the best ones yet
There’s plenty of expectation and 77,500 will be crammed inside the San Siro to see what unfolds.
# better faster stronger
Not planned a holiday yet? These amazing destinations have all broken Guinness World Records
Smallest country. Narrowest street. Tallest hotel… Biggest disco ball.
# longest ever
This MONSTER cruise liner will be parked up in Dublin next week
She’s so big she’ll have to either reverse in or reverse out… (So undignified).
# it's on
Meet the man who's challenging Ellen's Oscar selfie record
Ellen’s Oscars selfie now has over three million retweets. This man wants MORE.
# Competition
Pics: Limerick man wins Christmas Tree Throwing Championship
More than 360 people took part in the competition in Ennis, Co Clare at the weekend.
Modest Messi shrugs off 86-goal record
He may be only 25, but the Argentine star has already proven himself as the best of his generation.
# Open season
Carefree McIlroy stuns Congressional with record-breaking round
Twenty-two-year old becomes the first golfer in US Open history to reach 13-under par.
# Homeward Bound
Ireland's cricket heroes bow out with victory over Netherlands
Ireland recorded a six-wicket win over the Netherlands in their final game of the 2011 Cricket World Cup this morning.
# Amazon Rainforest
British man walks length of the Amazon
Ed Stafford has walked for a record breaking 859 days along the entire length of the Amazon River.