The Irish Times
  • Thousands protesting against housing crisis around the count...
    Update - 1.15pm: Housing protests are underway at 20 locations around the country including Cork, Waterford, Limerick, Sligo, Drogheda and Bray.The largest demonstration being held at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin.Crowd starting to build at Garden of Remembrance #TakeBackTheCity #raisetheroof— Mick Caul (@caulmick) September 22, 2018 The housing activist group, Take Back The City, is behind today's events.… ... more
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  • ‘Substantial’ sum of cash seized after officers ...
    Gardaí in Wexford have seized what they have described as "a substantial sum of cash" this morning.Officers investigating organised crime stopped two vehicles off the Clonard Road in Wexford Town at around 10.45am today. The cash, the total of which is yet to be determined, was seized and three men aged 47, 38 and 29 were arrested on suspicion of… ... more
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  • Gardaí appeal for witnesses after shots fired at Cork halti...
    Gardaí in Cork have launched an investigation after shots were fired at a halting site on the northside of the city early this morning.Two shots were fired in the Spring Lane halting site in Ballyvolane at around 3.45am in what’s believed to be part of an ongoing Traveller feud. There were no reported injuries.Gardaí believe the gunman left through the… ... more
    Irishexaminer3 hours ago
  • Two youths arrested after assault in Galway
    An investigation is underway in Galway after a man was assaulted in the city this morning.It happened at around 3am in Riverside, Woodquay.A man in his 40s was attacked and has been taken to hospital.Gardaí say two youths have been arrested and are being questioned in relation to the incident. ... more
    Irishexaminer5 hours ago
  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to visit Ireland today
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will visit Áras an Uachtarán and Farmleigh today. The stopover comes as he makes his way to the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York.He is set to give a speech that is feared could trigger an upsurge in violence in the occupied West Bank as well as the Gaza Strip.President Abbas will visit President… ... more
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  • Gardaí to review security after woman confronts President i...
    A member of the public managed to gain access to Áras an Uachtaráin last Friday. It is reported that a middle-aged woman was able to drive into the Áras grounds as maintenance work was being carried out. She then found President Michael D Higgins and is believed to have confronted him over housing issues. The woman was not arrested and… ... more
    Irishexaminer6 hours ago
  • Gardaí, nurses and teachers may get more childcare support ...
    Increased childcare support for certain workers is being considered, as preparations for the budget continue.Gardaí, nurses and teachers could see targeted payments to help with childcare costs.Lower paid employees in the private and public sector would benefit.More than 45,000 families get childcare subsidies between €50 and €145 a week, depending on their circumstances.The Irish Independent reports negotiations between the Children's… ... more
    Irishexaminer6 hours ago