National News

The Irish Farmers' Association is continuing its campaign for an increase in the price of beef by staging a blockade at the entrance to the Lidl distribution centre in Charleville, Co Cork.
Posted: December 6, 2019, 10:18 am
A proposal to allow public roads to be used to test self-driving cars will be considered by the Government today.
Posted: December 6, 2019, 9:42 am
Almost 215,000 children are on waiting lists for health care services, with more than one in four waiting for longer than a year.
Posted: December 6, 2019, 9:15 am
The Irish Penal Reform Trust has described the case of a brain-damaged homeless man who is being held on remand in Mountjoy Prison as a "social policy failure" and said adequate care should be provided to him.
Posted: December 6, 2019, 9:08 am
A group of men who suffered sexual abuse as schoolboys at a Limerick primary school have called on the Government to stop putting obstacles in their way and grant them immediate access to a State redress scheme.
Posted: December 6, 2019, 8:39 am
A brain-damaged homeless man is in prison when he should not be, and cannot be discharged because he would be at risk, in what the High Court President has called a staggering and truly awful situation.
Posted: December 6, 2019, 8:16 am
Garda Keith Harrison and his partner Marisa Simms have been refused most of their costs for their appearances at the Disclosures Tribunal.
Posted: December 6, 2019, 6:58 am
The Green Party's Leader Eamon Ryan said he wants to win at least six seats in the general election if the party is to go into a coalition government.
Posted: December 6, 2019, 6:44 am
The Irish Farmers' Association has said a further blockade of a retail distribution centre is planned for Friday morning.
Posted: December 6, 2019, 6:12 am
Posted: December 5, 2019, 10:59 pm
Simon Community's CEO Sam McGuinness has said the people who started the organisation 50 years ago would never have thought that it would still be needed today.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 9:42 pm
Organisers of large bingo competitions will be allowed to pay out up to three quarters of their takings in prize money, following a vote in the Dáil last night.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 6:13 pm
A former Irish international showjumper has been fined €11,000 after being convicted of deception in relation to the sale of a pony called Spot.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 6:04 pm
A consultant gynaecologist has said the country's 15 colposcopy clinics are at breaking point, due to inadequate resources and abuse from some patients which is impacting on morale.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 5:55 pm
The Chairman of the board of the National Children's Hospital has told a Dáil committee that construction of the hospital has been delayed by a few months and the current cost of the entire project of €1.73bn may run over again.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 5:02 pm
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said former Fine Gael TD for Cork North Central Dara Murphy should pay back expenses he claimed if it is found that he broke the rules.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 4:03 pm
RTÉ has withdrawn the RTÉ Guide from sale and said it will work with the magazine's team on how to best take the publication forward.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 3:20 pm
The Governor of the Central Bank has said that under his leadership he is determined to ensure the practices, culture and behaviours of the past are not repeated.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 2:40 pm
First-time buyers are being priced out of Dublin and into the commuter belt - and not necessarily by choice - the latest Market Monitor report from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland shows.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 9:19 am
The Board of the FAI has decided to postpone the announcement of details of its annual accounts until tomorrow, ahead of a resumed AGM at the end of the month.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 6:19 am


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