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French MPs approve Notre-Dame cathedral restoration law

French MPs have approved a law on the reconstruction of Notre-Dame cathedral, three months after it was ravaged by fire.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 3:52 am

Govt to oppose EU plan to end seasonal clock changes

The Government is expected to oppose an EU plan to end seasonal clock changes, Members States must inform the European Commission if they would like to choose permanent summer or winter time and end the twice-yearly clock changes.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 3:05 am

Minister to outline measures to safeguard greyhounds

The Minister of State with special responsibility for the greyhound sector will today update the Government on what has been done to address concerns about animal welfare following the recent RTÉ Investigates programme.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 3:05 am

Harris to propose 'biggest reform of HSE in 15 years'

The Minister for Health is to bring proposals to Cabinet today seeking agreement for a restructuring of healthcare services, the proposals are being described by the Government as the biggest reform of the HSE in the past 15 years.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 3:05 am

US House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist comments'

The US House of Representatives has formally condemned Donald Trump for xenophobic attacks on four minority Democratic lawmakers and hostile language targeting immigrants.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 1:05 am

Singer R Kelly denied bail over sex crime charges

R&B singer R Kelly pleaded not guilty to a raft of US federal charges accusing him of running a scheme to force women and girls to provide sex for himself and others and the judge has ordered that he remain in jail without bail.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 9:29 pm

'The quorum is six' - FAI respond to Ross's letter

The FAI have responded to Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross's letter to the association's president Donal Conway asking him to withdraw his nomination to be re-elected in the role at an AGM on Saturday week.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 8:31 pm

Judge criticises child protection vigilante group

A vigilante child protection group has been strongly criticised by a High Court judge after it confronted and aggressively interrogated an intellectually disabled man who arranged to meet a 13-year-old girl he met on the internet.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 7:07 pm

Ebola patient in DR Congo city of Goma has died

The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the eastern DR Congo city of Goma has died, the governor of North Kivu province has said.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 6:24 pm

Stargazers prepare for partial lunar eclipse

A partial lunar eclipse is set to be visible across Ireland if clear weather conditions hold up, the eclipse can be seen from moonrise which starts at approximately 9.07pm until around 1.17am.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 4:35 pm

Ross writes to FAI president to withdraw nomination

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross has written to FAI president Donal Conway to ask him to withdraw his nomination to be re-elected in the role next weekend.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 4:10 pm

Iran warns of further cuts to nuclear deal commitments

Iran's supreme leader has upped the ante in a volatile stand-off with the United States, warning it would continue removing restraints on its nuclear programme and retaliate for the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 3:21 pm

Seven housing developments approved to date by HBFI

Seven housing developments have been approved to date by the agency set up earlier this year to fund the construction of new homes, as part of Government measures to address the housing crisis.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 2:51 pm

Boy makes 'unbelievable recovery' after hit-and-run

The mother of a boy who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Cork last March says he has made an unbelievable recovery.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 1:52 pm

GardaĆ­ investigate alleged attack on girl by three boys

A garda investigation is under way into an alleged attack on a young girl by three other children all under the age of ten.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 12:56 pm

Harris' office aware of CervicalCheck concern on 6 June

Correspondence obtained by RTÉ News has revealed that a private secretary to the Minister for Health Simon Harris wrote on 6 June to the woman whose case exposed the latest CervicalCheck crisis.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 10:47 am

99 homes lost due to tracker controversy - Central Bank

Banks have paid out a total of €683m in redress, compensation and costs to 40,100 customers who were affected by the "distressing" and "devastating" tracker mortgage controversy.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 9:45 am

WATCH: 'Unreal' encounter with whale off Kerry coast

Spectacular video footage shows the moment a father and son came "face to face" with a pod of humpback whales off the Co Kerry coast.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 9:16 am

Ryanair to close some bases due to Boeing delays

Ryanair has warned it may have to cut and close bases at airports from November until next summer as it said delays to Boeing's B737 MAX aircraft would hit growth rates.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 7:32 am

Germany's Von der Leyen elected as EU Commission chief

German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen has been elected as the new President of the European Commission to succeed Jean Claude Juncker.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 4:25 am

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