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Saturday 30 September 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# The Final Countdown

Last year
Wolves, handbasins and hints of chaos: Notes from a slightly bonkers Eurovision build-up
Eurovision 2022 is a peculiar mix of showbiz, politics, tourism, cheese and chaos. Here’s what’s been happening.
All time
The beginning of the end: This could be the final week of post-Brexit trade talks
The EU can pursue and win a legal challenge, but isn’t talking that up because we don’t need “two loaded revolvers on the table,” Neale Richmond said.
Sexton fit and ready to start Ireland's final World Cup warm-up against Wales
Keith Earls and Robbie Henshaw also in line for starts at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
Grace O'Sullivan just 327 votes ahead of Liadh Ní Riada in battle for final Ireland South seat
Ni Riada has ordered a full recount and recheck, which will commence tomorrow.
'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too'
Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic is confident of his side’s chances in this weekend’s World Cup final against France.
Downing Street says freedom of movement for EU citizens will end in March 2019
The UK has pledged that Irish citizens will not be affected.
Leo says he has faith his supporters won't secretly vote for Simon Coveney
Tomorrow the Fine Gael parliamentary party members will vote for their next leader.
NYE: 2017 begins in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong
Countries around the world ramped up security efforts following terror attacks this year at public events.
Rain, wind and tailbacks: Here's your weather and traffic forecast for Christmas week
Just a week to go. This might help you plan your shopping trips (and your getaway routes).
Ireland's much-hated tax that just won't go away: The Universal Social Charge
It’s difficult to remember a time when those three letters weren’t on your payslip.
Keane and Walters to return to training ahead of Ireland's departure for France
Martin O’Neill’s squad finalise their preparations for Euro 2016 this week.
Talks with independents end for the night - without any agreement
They will meet again tomorrow morning.
The votes have been cast and the count is ready to begin - what happens now?
Garda escorts, thousands of staff and boxes and boxes of votes – it’s count day.
9 things we learned from the general election campaign
It’s all over bar the voting.
Last poll: Fine Gael and Labour could be within touching distance of re-election
A poll carried out by DIT for has Fine Gael slightly higher than the recent polls.
As they fight for their lives, Labour warns that people could get a government they don't want
The Taoiseach and Tánaiste made their final pitches to voters in Dublin today.
Enda Kenny says there's only one question in this election
In his last major speech before the election, the Taoiseach urged the public to re-elect the government.
We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn't pass
The Tánaiste dropped by’s offices today to make one last pitch for a Yes vote.
With 24 hours to go, here's what we know about the Budget so far...
The leaks are flowing now…
Irish army, take note...
This is my rifle, this is my gun…
After 12 reviews and at least a few "discordant words," Noonan and Howlin bid farewell to the troika
The Finance Minister described it as a “red letter day” while Howlin said that after years of intensive discussion, the bailout officials had steadily become “friends of Ireland”.
Final Budget details to be hammered out at Cabinet tonight
The meeting is underway at Government Buildings and due to last for several hours.
Against the clock: Large screens to show TDs how long they can speak for
“Your time is up deputy… ”
Registration for election and referendum voting closes today
If you haven’t gotten your vote sorted out yet, you’ve only got a few hours left to fix it. Here’s what you need to do.