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Rain, hail...and maybe snow as cold snap kicks in across country

Monday  15:00,   11 november 2019

Rain, hailand maybe snow as cold snap kicks in across country © Getty Crisis as ‘Beast from East' looms While snow is predicted in areas on mountains and hills, a band of rain from the Atlantic will bring sleet, rain and even thunder in some parts... >>>

Four men released by Gardai without charge after alleged sexual assault in south Dublin at weekend

Monday  13:15,   11 november 2019

Four men released by Gardai without charge after alleged sexual assault in south Dublin at weekendThe alleged sexual assault happened in the Rathmines area in the early hours of Sunday... >>>

Michael D’Arcy says Kevin Lunney and Quinn chiefs have been 'let down' by local gardai

Monday  11:25,   11 november 2019

Mr D’Arcy said Quinn directors have been let down by gardai not dealing with the attacks before Mr Lunney’s abduction .He told RTE’s The Week In Politics on Sunday: “The disappointment wasn’t from the very top, from Commissioner Drew Harris, it... >>>

Irish weather forecast: 'Widespread frost' and risk of 'wintry falls' this week as temperatures plunge

Monday  11:05,   11 november 2019

Monday will be "cold and blustery" with highs of just 6C to 9CRain, sleet and icy patches are set to arrive across the country as the mercury is expected to plummet to lows of -2C at... >>>

Lisa Smith allegedly tried to secure passage home by providing info on 'extremist family living in Dublin'

Monday  09:50,   11 november 2019

Smith, 38, is now believed to be reluctant to return to Ireland as she may face charges and will be unable to travel overseas .The former Aer Corps member and naturalised Irish citizen Alexandr Bekmirzaev claim to have met the family in ISIS terror... >>>

Ireland's ecosystem is home to almost 16,500 species - here are 7 you may not have spotted

Monday  09:35,   11 november 2019

And importantly, how you can protect some of them.A landmark report from the UN recently found that over one million animal and plant species are at risk of... >>>

Co Kilkenny priest 'handed' letter which may offer more details on disappearance of Jo Jo Dullard

Monday  09:35,   11 november 2019

Fr Purcell revealed he got the note after he issued an appeal last year for information on Jo Jo’s disappearance .She was dubbed “the girl in the phone box” after she was reportedly snatched from the roadside near Moone, Co Kildare, while... >>>

RTÉ broadcasters and senior staff left 'fuming' over management's plan for pay cuts and freezes

Monday  09:25,   11 november 2019

Some of RTÉ's best-known broadcasters and senior staff are said to be fuming at having to take a pay cut or wage freeze in a bid to ease the company's cash crisis.While its 10 highest earners are in line for a 15pc reduction in salary, there >>>

Senator apologises for 'Traveller' and 'dwarf' tweets but claims she is victim of smear campaign

Monday  09:20,   11 november 2019

Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee has apologised for tweets she posted in the past in which she used the words "knacker" and "Traveller" in a derogatory manner. Other Twitter messages said celebrity Kim Kardashian had a "fat arse", the Fianna Fáil... >>>

Irish weather forecast: 'Colder than normal' week ahead with sleet, sharp frosts and icy patches

Monday  08:45,   11 november 2019

There'll be a risk of hail in the west tonightMet Eireann revealed we'll see "colder than normal" temperatures this week with sleet, a risk of hail, sharp frosts and icy... >>>

Luas to be extended into north Dublin as new project 'FingLuas' in 'design and planning phase'

Sunday  14:05,   10 november 2019

It will be a massive transformation for the north-west of the city and will make a major difference to the people in the areaFine Gael TD for Dublin North West, Noel Rock confirmed that the extension of the Luas to Finglas - coined 'FingLuas' - was... >>>

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients

Sunday  13:45,   10 november 2019

Dr Rhona Mahony, former master of the National Maternity Hospital said the system pits doctors against patients.Ireland’s claims system was described as “adversarial” and “litigious” by various participants at a conference organised by the Irish... >>>

Joe Brolly: 'For all the sugary words from RTE's top brass, Gay Byrne wouldn't last two minutes there nowadays'

Sunday  13:25,   10 november 2019

Joe Brolly: 'For all the sugary words from RTE's top brass, Gay Byrne wouldn't last two minutes there nowadays'Some years ago, I was driving past Donegal airport early on a winter’s morning. I pulled up, jogged to the beach and took... >>>

RTE staff will be hit for 'half' of €60m cuts

Sunday  11:40,   10 november 2019

RTE staff will be forced to bear the brunt of the national broadcaster’s €60m cost-cutting plan, the Sunday Independent can reveal. The broadcaster said the savings would be found in consultation with RTE union representatives who have already... >>>

New hope in fight against killer fungus hitting hurley ash trees

Sunday  09:55,   10 november 2019

The disease which has strangled the life out of millions of Ireland's ash trees could be tackled by the discovery of a strain of the hurley-making tree which can fight ash dieback. Scientists have discovered that a tiny proportion of the... >>>