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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 boat overturned in heavy swells. The mother-of-two was pronounced dead shortly after being airlifted from the […]
Do you remember this photograph? In the United States, people have taken pains to banish it from the record of September 11, 2001. The story behind it, though, and the search for the man pictured in it, are our most intimate connection to the horror of that day. In the picture, he departs from this […]
The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, and the Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar TD, have today (Thursday) announced that over 2.5 million images of historic records of Births, Marriages and Deaths from the General Register Office (GRO) are now available online for the first time. The images, […]
Government have ‘limited powers’ on cost of car insurance. Motorists were advised that the Government had “limited” power to influence the cost of motor insurance premiums as they continue to spiral upwards. Minister of state for financial services, Eoghan Murphy said while the issue of rising motor insurance costs was one “which requires urgent attention” […]
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 over the period and is designed to bring the strength of the police service up […]
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 economic impact on businesses. The first of a series of two-day Dublin Bus strikes officially […]
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TDs will return to the Dáil to debate the European Commission’s 150-page ruling that Ireland granted Apple illegal State aid. The Dáil was recalled early for the debate after the Government said it would the appeal the ruling, which is confidential and TDs have not seen. Last night, they were given a 16-page Department of […]
People with an acquired brain injury can wait up to two years for access to the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire, according to figures obtained by RTÉ News. An estimated 30,000 people in Ireland are currently living with a brain injury. Health Service Executive figures show there are 13 people with acquired brain injuries […]
Titanic Belfast has been named ‘Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards. The award was presented at a gala ceremony in Sardinia last night. Titanic Belfast beat off stiff competition from attractions like The Eiffel Tower, La Sagrada Familia and Buckingham Palace to claim top spot. Last year, Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse was […]
Brian Cody conceded that his side were “comprehensively” outplayed by Tipperary as the Premier County outgunned Kilkenny with a tremendous second-half performance to regain the Liam MacCarthy Cup. It’s Tipp’s first triumph since 2010, and 27th overall, and was fashioned with a superb display after the break that saw them outscore Cody’s side
The Italian coastguard has said some 6,500 migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast. 617 of those were rescued by the LÉ James Joyce. The Irish naval vessel was called into action by the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre. The LÉ James Joyce located a number of boats in the Mediterranean around 40 miles […]