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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Rules

All time
# Germany
Muslim teachers will be allowed to wear their headscarves in class
The issue has been a major topic of debate in Germany.
# no place like home
How will the new mortgage rules impact first-time buyers?
It’s tough out there. How tough?
# the shift
The 13 unwritten rules of going to an Irish nightclub
A special experience.
# uncertainty
The price of a 3-bed semi has dropped by €20k in one area of Dublin
The market slowed in the Dublin area in the last quarter of 2014, amid uncertainty over new Central Bank lending rules.
# moss
Here's how an upcoming VAT flip-flop could affect small Irish businesses
The Government won’t mind the change – it’s set to receive millions in extra revenue.
# Boozing
Australia is trying to stop politicians coming to work drunk
MPs have come under scrutiny for their alleged drinking habits.
# it takes two to tango
Same-sex ballroom dancing couples could be banned under new UK rules
Equality advocates and same-sex dancers called the move discriminatory.
# Denouement
Sexton's debut Top 14 season ends as Montpellier rue rule mix-up
Racing were beaten in the semi-finals, with Toulon advancing to face Castres in a repeat of last season’s final.
# Special Needs
Martin warns of 'covert clampdown' on Special Needs Assistant supports
The Fianna Fáil leader says that new rules on SNAs will lead to “widespread cuts”.
# civil drones
European Commission proposes rules for the operation of unmanned drones
The new regulations would allow remotely piloted devices to be treated the same way as piloted aircraft.
# bust banks
"End to the era of massive bailouts" as EU reaches deal to complete banking union
MEPs now say that a problem bank can be closed down in the space of a weekend to avoid markets turmoil on a Monday.
# Older and Bolder
6 things you should no longer need to hide from your parents
Like, whatever Mum and Dad.
# mile high gaming
It's official, gadgets allowed on US flights by the end of the year
Mobile phones still cannot be used for voice calls while in flight says the Federal Aviation Administration.
# Bullying
Cyberbullying and homophobic bullying policies now mandatory for schools
The Department of Education has published new anti-bullying procedures to replace guidelines that have been in place since 1993.
# just for one
The 9 Unwritten Rules Of The Irish Pub
Must know.
# Your Say
Poll: Should cyclists be fined for breaking the rules of the road?
The Government is going to bring in on-the-spot fines for cyclists who break red lights or cycle on footpaths. Good idea? Bad idea?
# Zero Tolerance
Are you going to any of the Phoenix Park gigs? Leave the booze behind
Following controversial concerts in the park last year, Gardaí promised a “robust policing plan” this summer, while the OPW insisted on “trouble-free bands”.
# Burial
'Burials without coffins' could save families money
The Department of the Environment announced rule changes today to facilitate the increase in Muslim burials.
Column: It can be a crowded nest when you still live at home with your parents
Due to ongoing economic problems the option of leaving the family home to start your own independent life is increasingly being put on the long finger, writes Tony Moore.
# way harsh
WATCH: Fan makes $50,000 half-court shot, but misses because he didn't listen to the rules
Alex Permann won’t want to see this again.
# Prison
Prison rules amended to support prisoner complaints
The amendments have been described as a “major step forward” by Justice Minister Alan Shatter.
# Credit Ratings
European Parliament introduces tougher credit rating rules
Parliament voted in favour of the legislation today in a bid to improve the stability of financial markets.
# New Rules
Sideline cut as GAA approves reduction in non-playing numbers
Ard Comhairle confirmed new regulations which will only allow a maximum of five backroom staff on the lines at inter-county matches next season.
# food rules
What do the new EU food information rules mean for consumers?
The new rules mean that food can’t have misleading labels, pre-packaged foods must say if they contain allergens, and refined oils and fats can be grouped together.
# Your Say
Poll: Should men and women's car insurance premiums be the same?
A new EC directive on gender discrimination reckons that men and women should pay the same for their motor insurance. Do you agree?
# At Sea
French fishing boat detained by naval service
The boat was stopped off the Cork coast late last night and will be handed over to Gardaí.
# paralympics
Wheelchair rugby -- or 'Murderball' -- starts at the Paralympics today. Here's what to expect
This one’s not for the faint of heart.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus clarifies new bag rules
The airline has said that customers can bring a single piece of cabin baggage with them – but also a handbag or other specific bags.
# Fishing
Naval service detain Irish fishing boat
The vessel was detained off the coast of Clare and is being held over an alleged breach of fishing regulations.
# Greece
Greece hirings "breached EU/IMF loan rules"
A new report suggests that Greece breached the EU/IMF loan agreement rules. Meanwhile, the country’s new prime minister is recovering from eye surgery.
# Qualification
Platini: Spurs should have finished third if they wanted Champions League football
UEFA boss doesn’t believe the London club have been treated unfairly.
Explained: The GAA’s move to tackle 'illegal' manager payments
Senior county officials will meet on Saturday to discuss ways to solve the manager payment controversy. Here’s our Q&A guide to what it’s all about.
# Debate
Duffy urges GAA to act now on manager payments
The GAA has released Paraic Duffy’s discussion paper on the issue of manager payments, which will be debated by county officials at a meeting this weekend.
# That's the law
GAA to trial new disciplinary rules in 2012
One-match and two-match bans will be handed down for red card offences during the 2012 league and championship.
# 'bout time
R&A scraps some of golf's most annoying rules
Three-time major winner and occasional rules martyr Padraig Harrington thinks the changes will make it a little easier for players to focus on the greens.
# Harsh
Off the pace: Slow play costs US junior an ace
17-year-old golfer Connor Klein was forced to change his hole-in-one during the US Junior Amateur to a birdie two after receiving a one-stroke penalty for slow play on the same hole.
A Bluffer's Guide to... the Special Olympics
The countdown is on for our athletes preparing for the Special Olympics in Athens this summer. Here’s everything you need to know on Special Olympics Ireland’s collection day.
# Men At Work
Ready to rumble at Croker
Croke Park is set for the decisive second test tonight.
Clubs will stop "playing chicken" under new transfer system -Fifa
New online system will eliminate “grey area” on transfer deadline day.
Changes to GAA rule-making process possible
Next annual congress to debate controversial ‘trialling’ rule advocated by Paraic Duffy.