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400,000 Dublin Bus users disrupted as strike continues

September 15, 2016 |

Over 400,000 Dublin Bus customers face a third day of travel disruption as staff at the company continue their strike over pay.

With no sign of any intervention that could break the deadlock between management and workers, union representatives will … Read More

Water charges: Where do we stand now?

September 13, 2016 |

Water charges have become one of the major political issues of our time, and arguably significantly influenced the outcome of the general election earlier this year.

The suspension of charges earlier in 2016 marked a temporary victory for those who … Read More

James Reilly is selling his cars – 10 Jags, three Daimlers and a clapped out Pajero

September 13, 2016 |

The deputy leader of Fine Gael, Senator James Reilly, is to sell his collection of vintage and classic cars along with the contents of his country home, Loughton House, the 13-bedroom Anglo-Irish mansion on 82 acres outside the village … Read More

Investigation over coast guard volunteer’s death

September 13, 2016 |

An investigation is due to get under way today into the circumstances surrounding the death of a coastguard volunteer off Co Clare yesterday.

Caitríona Lucas was searching for a missing man with two other volunteers when their rigid inflatable … Read More

800 gardaí to be recruited under accelerated programme

September 8, 2016 |

A new accelerated garda recruitment programme will see 800 gardaí recruited next year and 3,200 on a phased basis over the next four years.

The Government has said the recruitment programme would take into account the numbers of gardaí retiring … Read More

Travel disruption as Dublin Bus workers stage 48-hour strike

September 8, 2016 |

Thousands of commuters are facing serious disruption in Dublin as bus services are cancelled due to a 48-hour strike over pay.

Over 400,000 passengers each day will have to make alternative travel arrangements, while city retailers have warned of the … Read More

No last minute resolution likely to avert bus strike – SIPTU

September 7, 2016 |

SIPTU has said there is little hope of a last minute resolution to the pay dispute which will see the first of three two-day strikes on Dublin Bus begin tomorrow.

The dispute arose after Dublin Bus unions rejected a Labour … Read More

Cycleway projects halted due to Luas cross city costs

September 5, 2016 |

Work on a number of Dublin cycleways has stopped because of the cost of the Luas cross city project.

The Dodder Greenway, the Grand Canal Greenway and Phase Four of the Royal Canal Greenway have all been put on hold.

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16 hospitalised after Shannon emergency landing

August 31, 2016 |

Sixteen people have been taken to hospital after a transatlantic jet diverted to Shannon airport after encountering turbulence over the Atlantic this morning.

United Airlines flight UA-880 made an emergency landing at Shannon shortly before 6am.

The Boeing 767-300 jet, … Read More

Commission says Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13bn to Apple

August 30, 2016 |

The European Commission has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13bn to Apple.

The Commission said “selective treatment” allowed Apple to pay tax rate of 1% on European Union profits in 2003 down to 0.005% in … Read More

Cavan in shock after five die in suspected murder-suicide

August 30, 2016 |

Three children who died at home in Ballyjamesduff ‘will be greatly missed’. Outside Barconey Heights, a picturesque four-house estate overlooking rolling Cavan hills across a narrow country road, Garda forensic team members were walking in and out of the home … Read More

This weekend is your last chance this summer to grab some Irish sunshine

August 26, 2016 |

Don’t throw out the sun cream and the unused travel BBQ just yet – this weekend is set to be a (relative) scorcher. In what looks like the last burst of sunshine we’ll see this summer, August’s final weekend is … Read More

Irish comedian to donate kidney to save brother’s life

August 25, 2016 |

Comedian Jarlath Regan has revealed that he is going to donate a kidney to save his younger brother’s life. Jarlath said that they recently discovered that he was a match for his brother, who needs a transplant, and the surgery … Read More

Irish employment up 2.9% in Q2

August 23, 2016 |

Figures show that more than 2 million people are now employed in Ireland. The number of people employed in Ireland continues to rise, increasing by 2.9 per cent, or 56,200, in the in the second quarter of the year, bringing … Read More

Meet the Rio 2016 Olympic refugee team

August 10, 2016 |

For the first time in Olympic history, a refugee team is competing. The ten athletes, who are competing in events from judo to marathon running, are serving as a “symbol of hope” for refugees.

The inclusion of the team at … Read More

Attempted hack on Garda computers

August 9, 2016 |

It has emerged that an attempted hack was made on Garda computer systems earlier this week.

The attack, happened on Thursday, forced Garda admin workers to shut down a number of systems in an attempt to prevent data from being … Read More

DCC opens Herbert Park Tearooms

July 27, 2016 |

Dublin City Council has opened the latest new Tearooms, located in Herbert Park, Dublin 4.

This is the latest addition to Dublin City Council’s Parks and Landscape Services initiative to refurbish older buildings in parks and transform them into … Read More

International sailors cruise to Dún Laoghaire for Laser Radial World Championships

July 26, 2016 |

48 countries and 350 competitors are currently competing in the KBC Laser Radial Worlds (Youth and Men’s 2016 World Championships) which are being held in Dun Laoghaire Harbour from 23rd to 30th July.  

The event is being hosted by The … Read More