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Coveney 'regrets' MP comments about fractured relations

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 3:45pm
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said he regrets comments by a senior member of the DUP that the Government's approach to Brexit has fractured relationships with unionists in Northern Ireland.

Concern after Taoiseach says NBP 'ballooned' to €3bn

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 3:14pm
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has faced questions about his acknowledgement for the first time yesterday that the controversial National Broadband Plan has "ballooned" to a cost of €3 billion.

Denver schools closed amid 'credible threat'

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 2:32pm
Schools in the US city of Denver closed amid fears that an armed woman obsessed with the Columbine High School massacre 20 years ago poses a "credible threat."

Nancy Pelosi: Shrewd negotiator, formidable leader

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 1:54pm
At 79 years young, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is one of the most formidable US politicians.

Together for Yes co-directors make Time 100 list

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 1:03pm
The former co-directors of Together for Yes, the abortion rights group, have been included on the Time 100 list, Time Magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Seanad row over Govt decision to guillotine bill

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 12:27pm
A major row has erupted in the Seanad after Fine Gael moved to guillotine the controversial Judicial Appointments bill.

Drowning warnings as weather to switch from cold to hot

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 12:22pm
The CEO of Water Safety Ireland has warned of the risks of cold water drowning as the weather is forecast to hit highs of 22C this weekend.

Nearly 80% of homicide victims are men - CSO report

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 11:45am
Men are more likely to be victims of homicide and assault, while women are more likely to be victims of sexual violence, according to statistics released by the CSO.

Notre-Dame's precious rooster statue found in debris

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 10:12am
A wrought copper statue of a rooster that sat atop Notre-Dame has been found "battered" in the debris of the Paris cathedral following its devastating fire, France's culture ministry said.

Teens on Mars: Base simulator opens in Gobi desert

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 9:50am
A Mars base simulator sits in the middle of nowhere in China's Gobi desert, but instead of housing astronauts training to live on the Red Planet, the facility is full of teenagers.

CAB in search operation targeting Cork-based crime gang

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 9:21am
A search operation is under way in Cork city and county as part of an investigation into an organised crime gang.

Pet deer in Australia kills man, injures his wife

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 9:16am
A pet deer killed a man and left a woman critically injured at a rural property in Australia, police said.

Shots fired at house in Drogheda

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 8:24am
An investigation is underway after shots were fired at a house in Drogheda, Co Louth.

Nancy Pelosi to address TDs, senators in Dáil chamber

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 8:03am
US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi will address TDs, senators and former politicians in the Dáil as part of centenary celebrations.

Concern over reliance on technology in schools

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 7:29am
The use of some technologies in the classroom could be hurting rather than helping learning, according to a growing body of research.

Galway 2020 opening ceremony pushed to February

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 7:26am
The opening ceremony for Galway's 2020 European Capital of Culture will not be held until next February.

Serious concerns about burial practices at institutions

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 2:43am
The latest interim report of the Mother and Baby Homes' Commission is expected to throw light on serious concerns about burial practices at a number of former maternity institutions

IBEC expects employment growth to slowdown in 2019

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 1:54am
The organisation representing employers here has warned the biggest challenge facing business is the ongoing capacity constraints in the labour market

Trump vetoes bill to end US involvement in Yemen war

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 1:52am
US President Donald Trump has vetoed a congressional resolution that sought to end US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Satellite measurements confirm global warming trend

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 1:21am
Satellite measurements of the Earth's 'skin temperature' have confirmed that global warming is heating up the planet.