National News

President Michael D Higgins' planned visits to two of the Irish outposts situated on the border between Lebanon and Israel have been cancelled due to reports of violent protests in the region.
Posted: October 18, 2019, 9:30 am
Today is National Slow Down Day and gardaí are calling on drivers to check their speed and slow down on the country's roads, with over 1,000 speed enforcement zones put in place over the next 24 hours.
Posted: October 18, 2019, 9:16 am
Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster has confirmed the party's ten MPs will oppose the Brexit deal agreed by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the EU when it is voted on in the House of Commons tomorrow.
Posted: October 18, 2019, 9:10 am
The Government has become "a spectator" in the homeless crisis, leaving the building of houses to market forces, according to the chairman of a Limerick-based housing agency.
Posted: October 18, 2019, 8:52 am
New US tariffs take effect from today on a range of EU goods including Irish butter, cheese, liqueurs and pork products.
Posted: October 18, 2019, 8:03 am
The Department of Education has announced the allocation of funding aimed primarily at the creation and expansion of technological universities.
Posted: October 18, 2019, 6:36 am
The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, has held talks with the Trump administration on the imposition of US tariffs on Irish goods.
Posted: October 17, 2019, 10:18 pm
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said EU leaders have unanimously endorsed the Brexit agreement at their summit today.
Posted: October 17, 2019, 9:35 pm
Former senior IRA member Ivor Bell has been found not guilty of soliciting the murder of mother-of-ten Jean McConville.
Posted: October 17, 2019, 8:32 pm
The mother of a 26-year-old woman who says she developed narcolepsy from the Pandemrix swine flu vaccine ten years ago has said she would not have allowed her daughter to get it if she had known then what she now knows about it.
Posted: October 17, 2019, 8:29 pm
An attack on a man in Dublin earlier this week is being treated by gardaí as a hate crime. The victim, who is in his 50s, was lured to the scene through a fake profile on a gay dating site.
Posted: October 17, 2019, 8:28 pm
Kerry County Council has apologised to a landowner on the proposed South Kerry Greenway for a "genuine" mistake in writing to his dead father and inviting him to a consultation meeting.
Posted: October 17, 2019, 8:27 pm
An allegation from a garda whistleblower against the former garda commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan has been withdrawn from the Disclosures Tribunal.
Posted: October 17, 2019, 8:18 pm
Ten men who were involved in what was described as "an ambush" at a funeral home in Co Roscommon two years ago have been given suspended sentences by the circuit court.
Posted: October 17, 2019, 8:17 pm
The Irish Medical Organisation has described the first round of talks with the Department of Health on issues facing consultants as disappointing, and said it will likely ballot members for industrial action.
Posted: October 17, 2019, 8:14 pm
An 84-year-old man lay dead at his home in Cork for up to seven months, an inquest into his death has heard.
Posted: October 17, 2019, 7:46 pm
President Michael D Higgins has said Ireland "stands ready" to support efforts by the Lebanese government to create a vibrant economy compatible with climate change, sustainability and social cohesion.
Posted: October 17, 2019, 7:40 pm
The Auschwitz Memorial Centre has said it found it "painful" after a sign appeared at an Intreo centre in Cork, similar to that used by German forces at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp during World War II.
Posted: October 17, 2019, 7:34 pm
Close to 70 people, many of whom are Kurdish people living in Ireland, held a demonstration in Dublin today, calling on Turkey to stop its military action in northeastern Syria.
Posted: October 17, 2019, 4:04 pm
Dozens of credit unions across the country are gearing up to take on the banks by offering current accounts for the first time.
Posted: October 17, 2019, 5:00 am


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