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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C


# Assault
Man seriously injuried following assault in Co Louth
The man is currently in The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Dublin.
# Dundrum
Government examining plans to house asylum seekers in tents at former Central Mental Hospital
The lands at the former hospital are currently being transferred to the LDA, which has been granted planning permission to develop 852 homes on the site.
# arrest charge caution
Garda hit with drugs and criminal damage charges after alleged incident at station
The serving garda, who is stationed in the east of the country, was charged earlier this week and is set to appear before court later this month.
# Germany
Rammstein frontman denies wave of allegations prompted by Irish woman's social media post
Several women have since come forward to claim they were drugged and recruited to engage in sexual activity with Till Lindemann at Rammstein after-show parties.
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Discover the 232 Audi range.
# grounds for improvement
FAI laments ‘chronic’ underfunding as it unveils €863m investment plan for the next 15 years
The FAI today unveiled a €863 million wishlist of facility improvements.
Aoife Martin: Elliot Page's book outlines the damage being closeted can do to your self-esteem
Our columnist shares her thoughts on the new autobiography, Pageboy.
# One of our own
News that Dubliners may get to vote on electing a mayor next year is welcomed
The prospect of an elected mayor for Dublin came before the Citizens Assembly back in 2021.
# Courts
Waterford convicted murderer launches appeal claiming he was drunk during garda interviews
Stephen Keane was found guilty in May 2021 of the murder of John Lowe.
# closure order
Dead rodents and foul odours: Seven closure orders served on food businesses last month
The FSAI chief executive said ‘consumers can rest assured that enforcement measures will be applied to food businesses that do not meet their legal obligations’.
# Disruption
Irish Rail tells customers to expect 'significant delays' on services after signalling issue
In a statement, the transport network said that the signalling fault has since been resolved and services have resumed.
# Groceries
Supermarket sweeps: Aldi and Lidl respond as Tesco cuts prices on 700 products
Both German retailers claim their prices are already lower or comparable.
Tesco has today lowered prices on more than 700 products, which Michael McGrath says is "quite a significant turning point" for grocery price inflation.
The move follows more than a year of continuous increases on everyday essentials that has strained household budgets.
Aldi and Lidl have issued statements responding to the Tesco announcement.
# Courts
Liquidators of Russian state-owned leasing firms seek High Court orders to wind up companies
The companies are worth an estimated €4.11 billion and their liquidations has been described as the biggest in the history of the State.
# Courts
Former 2FM DJ Nikki Hayes to be sentenced for money laundering €10,000 through bank account
Hayes pleaded guilty to possessing the money as the proceeds of crime in a Permanent TSB bank account in 2020.
# Child Poverty Monitor
Over 236,000 children in Ireland are living in poverty according to a new report
Ward attributed the number of children in poverty to government policies, adding that poverty “is not inevitable” and the result of “political decisions”.
# solidarity fund
State to pay €1.5m to EU over lack of accommodation for asylum seekers
Taoiseach says it is not realistic, legal, or practical to put a limit on the numbers of people coming into Ireland.
# national parks and wildlife service
Tracking project aims to solve mystery of where Irish cuckoos migrate to in winter months
The project will satellite track the migration routes of four Irish cuckoos in an attempt to understand habitat pressures.
# Dublin Circuit Criminal Court
Retired RTÉ cameraman to be sentenced later for sexual assault of his daughter decades ago
The victim made a complaint in 2019, in which she said she was sexually assaulted by her father at the age of 16.
# Football
Liverpool sign World Cup-winning Argentina international Alexis Mac Allister
The 24-year-old is understood to have signed a five-year contract.
# on the dry
Ireland is having its longest drought period since 2018
Rain is forecasted for Saturday, which could end a drought period that has lasted for 23 days in some parts of the country.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you had to take anti-histamines for hayfever?
Have your say.
Human-caused greenhouse gas emissions at 'all-time high'
A team of scientists have developed an open platform with key information about the state of the cliamte.
# Emergency Services
Young cyclist dies after crashing into pillar in Tallaght
The young man was taken to Tallaght University Hospital after he was seriously injured in the crash and was later pronounced deceased.
# Donald Trump
Donald Trump becomes target of probe over classified documents
Trump had stored classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence after leaving the White House.
# the islands
All smiles as Minister visits Donegal island but dwellers want more than 'just a piece of paper'
The first national plan for offshore islands in 27 years was launched yesterday amid a warning about whether government departments are supporting it.
The plan aims to get more people living, working and raising their families on offshore islands.
Although groups have strived to be welcoming about the measures some criticised "vague commitments".
Eoghan Dalton spoke to island representatives on Arranmore.
Minister sets out 'positive discrimination' policy to ringfence offshore island funding
'When I saw the ferry I thought - ohhh': The Ukrainians who have made Tory Island home
7th June 2023
# Hammers
Late winner ends West Ham's 43-year trophy wait to clinch Europa Conference League
The final was stopped briefly when Fiorentina captain Cristiano Biraghi was hit with object.
# next chapter
'I've decided to go to Inter Miami' - Lionel Messi
Messi revealed his plan to Spanish newspapers but added that the deal is not ’100 percent sealed.’
# evening fix
Here's what happened today: Wednesday
Your roundup of what made the headlines today.
Five ways to secure a better financial future
Time to take a look at your personal finances and set yourself up for the future.
# Missing
Gardaí concerned for wellbeing of Mayo woman who has been missing since last week
Bernie Muldoon left Dundrum on the morning of 3 June to go into Dublin city centre and has not been seen since.
# Weather
Defence Forces available 'at all times' to respond to wildfires as warning issued
The Department of Agriculture issued an orange level forest fire warning due to continued high-pressure dominated weather patterns.
# Man Utd
Manchester United set for August friendly at Aviva Stadium
The 42 understands that a date in Dublin could be announced as early as next week.
# Mental Health
Some Irish prisoners facing waits of over two years to access mental health treatments
Last year, the average time on a waiting list for mental health supports in the Training Unit was close to 900 days.
# stardust
First witnesses give evidence on Stardust fire as inquests enter new phase
More than 300 people are expected to give evidence to the inquests.
QUIZ: Try and score top marks in this quiz from the National Dairy Council
Test your knowledge of how Irish farmers are working to protect our water.
# Sinn Féin
Tánaiste criticises Sinn Féin’s attendance at IRA commemoration event in south Armagh
Sinn Féin MP John Finucane is billed as the main speaker for the event in south Armagh, which will involve ‘music and kids entertainment’.
# regency hotel trial
Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch loses bid to have his legal costs in murder trial paid for by the State
Judge Tara Burns said the court was satisfied that an unfairness did not arise for Hutch in the decision to refuse costs.
Chief of CNN ousted in wake of channel's controversial 'town hall' event with Trump
Licht had had a mandate to move the network more towards the political centre.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What is it like to sit the Leaving Cert in 2023?
Luke Saunders, co-founder and CEO of Studyclix, joins us on this week’s episode to give the lie of the land for anyone whose own memory of sitting the exams might be fading. We look at the lasting impact of the Covid pandemic on the exams, and share advice for students and parents alike.
# Golf
McIlroy: Saudi, PGA Tour deal 'good for professional golf'
He is one of the staunchest critics of LIV Golf since the rebel circuit launched,