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Budget 2023: €20 increase in social welfare ruled out

The Minister for Social Protection has ruled out a €20 increase in social welfare payments in the upcoming Budget.
Posted: September 25, 2022, 1:54 pm

United Arab Emirates to supply Germany with gas, diesel

The United Arab Emirates has agreed an "energy security" agreement with Germany to supply liquefied natural gas and diesel as Berlin searches for new power sources to replace Russian supplies.
Posted: September 25, 2022, 1:04 pm

'Explosive' Typhoon Noru makes landfall in Philippines

A super typhoon slammed into the Philippines, battering the heavily populated main island of Luzon with strong winds and heavy rain that are expected to cause flooding and destroy crops, authorities said.
Posted: September 25, 2022, 11:56 am

Garda centenary event taking place in Galway

A centenary event to commemorate the foundation of An Garda Síochána is taking place in Co Galway this afternoon.
Posted: September 25, 2022, 11:44 am

Puspure and Hyde clinch World bronze in Racice

Sanita Puspure and Zoe Hyde have won bronze in the women's double sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Racice, Czech Republic.
Posted: September 25, 2022, 10:57 am

Thousands without power after storm Fiona hits Canada

Thousands of people are without power and houses have been washed into the sea after storm Fiona hit eastern Canada yesterday.
Posted: September 25, 2022, 9:26 am

Moscow pledges 'protection' to areas annexed by Russia

Russia has sought to defend its seven-month-old war at the United Nations, with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying that regions of Ukraine where widely derided referendums are being held would be under Russia's "full protection" if annexed by Moscow.
Posted: September 25, 2022, 7:59 am

Public finances leave some room to maneouvre in Budget

Despite being earlier than usual, the run-up to this year's Budget seems to have been going on for a long time.
Posted: September 25, 2022, 7:00 am

Can Ireland's bumper savings be put to good use?

Irish household amassed a significant nest egg over the course of the pandemic, but options for how best to take advantage of that are limited, writes Adam Maguire.
Posted: September 25, 2022, 7:00 am

Sleeping bags left at Electric Picnic given to homeless

Volunteers have begun distributing hundreds of sleeping bags left behind by festival-goers at Electric Picnic to people in need in Dublin.
Posted: September 25, 2022, 7:00 am

Urban teens face unequal access to inclusive education

Research has found that the State is perpetuating educational inequality by the approach it has taken to the creation of new schools.
Posted: September 25, 2022, 7:00 am

Far-right eyes historic victory as Italy votes

Italians are voting today in an election expected to usher in the country's first government led by the far-right since World War II, bringing eurosceptic populists to the heart of Europe.
Posted: September 25, 2022, 2:33 am

N Korea fires ballistic missile into sea - S Korea

North Korea has fired an unidentified ballistic missile into the East Sea, South Korea's military said, just days after a nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier arrived ahead of joint drills.
Posted: September 25, 2022, 12:07 am

Lavrov accuses West of 'Russophobia' at United Nations

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov bitterly criticized Western nations over the Ukraine war, telling the United Nations that the US and its allies sought to "destroy" his country.
Posted: September 24, 2022, 5:48 pm

Iran must deal decisively with protests, says president

Iran must deal decisively with protests which have swept the country after the death in custody of a woman detained by the Islamic Republic's morality police, President Ebrahim Raisi said today.
Posted: September 24, 2022, 11:27 am

Thousands turn out for cost-of-living march in Dublin

Thousands of people have taken part in a protest march over the cost of living in Dublin city centre today.
Posted: September 24, 2022, 11:16 am

Russia replaces top general during 'sham' votes

Moscow has replaced its top logistics general after a series of setbacks as Kremlin-held regions of eastern and southern Ukraine voted for a second day on becoming part of Russia in referendums described as a "sham".
Posted: September 24, 2022, 7:36 am

Man in his 20s dies after road collision in Co Kildare

A man in his 20s has died following a road collision on the M7 motorway in Co Kildare.
Posted: September 24, 2022, 7:14 am

Budget 2023: Focus on tackling the cost of living

Tuesday's Budget is set to be the largest for several years with tackling the cost of living, the number one priority.
Posted: September 24, 2022, 6:59 am

Public finance surplus projected to be over €4.4bn

The surplus in the public finances this year is projected to be just over €4.4 billion, according to the Department of Finance.
Posted: September 24, 2022, 12:00 am

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