Dublin’s Festive Markets Unveil Christmas Delights: Mayor De Róiste Kicks Off The Merriment

Dublin, Ireland – Mayor Daithí de Róiste inaugurated the city’s enchanting pre-Christmas markets, heralding the joyous season. Among the highlighted venues are the Henry Street/Mary Street Christmas market, Moore Street market, and the revamped Temple Bar food market, all set to immerse locals and visitors in the spirit of the holidays. The historic Henry Street/Mary … Read more

Opposition Tables No-Confidence Motion Against Justice Minister McEntee Following Dublin Riots

In the aftermath of the recent unrest in Dublin, the opposition party Sinn Fein has initiated a no-confidence motion against Justice Minister Helen McEntee. The motion comes in response to criticisms of the Minister and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris for their handling of the escalating violence in the city. The vote is scheduled to take … Read more

Experts Cast Doubt On Ireland’s Ambitious Renewable Energy Targets

In a recent report by KPMG, it has been revealed that Ireland’s goal of achieving 80% renewable electricity by 2030 is deemed “virtually unachievable” by 95% of industry experts. The study highlights the challenges posed by a fractured planning and policy framework, echoing concerns expressed by Environment Minister Eamon Ryan. Ryan emphasized the “incredibly elongated” … Read more

Decline In Tourist Arrivals Sparks Concern For Ireland’s Hospitality Sector

In a recent report by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), a significant downturn in foreign tourist arrivals to Ireland has raised alarms. August witnessed 737,600 tourists exploring the vibrant landscapes, but shockingly, by September, the numbers plummeted to 582,100—a one-third decrease within a month. This alarming trend has prompted the Association of Restaurants to call … Read more

Widespread Teacher Vacancies Across Ireland: Survey Reveals Over 800 Open Positions

In a concerning revelation, a recent survey conducted jointly by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO), the Irish Primary Principals Network, and the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association has uncovered a staggering 800 teacher vacancies in schools across Ireland. This dire shortage of educators highlights a significant issue in the nation’s education system. According to … Read more

Ireland Extends Pharmacist’s Authority To Dispense Medicines Without New Prescriptions

In a groundbreaking move, Ireland has granted pharmacists the authority to dispense medicines without the need for a new doctor’s prescription for an additional 12 months, starting from March 1 next year. This decision, made based on the recommendations of an expert panel appointed by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly, is set to alleviate the burden … Read more

Irish Beef Exports To China Halted After Atypical BSE Case Emerges

In a setback for Ireland’s agricultural sector, beef exports to China have been suspended following the detection of an atypical case of BSE (mad cow disease). The 10.5-year-old cow tested positive during routine checks by the Department of Agriculture’s Central Veterinary Research Laboratory. Despite reassurances from Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue that there is no threat … Read more

Overseas Healthcare Assistants Advocate For Equal Tax Benefits In Ireland

Overseas healthcare assistants in Ireland are urging the government to grant them the same flat-rate expenses as their nursing counterparts. Currently, nurses enjoy a tax refund exceeding €700 for uniforms and essential costs, a benefit received by 100% of nurses in the country. Healthcare assistants argue that they, too, should be entitled to this tax … Read more

Security Breach At Electric Ireland Exposes 8,000 Customers’ Personal Data

In a significant data breach, Electric Ireland, the nation’s leading electricity provider, has confirmed that sensitive information belonging to approximately 8,000 customers has been leaked. The breach, attributed to an employee of a third-party company working with Electric Ireland, compromised customers’ names, phone numbers, and dates of birth, as well as bank account details and … Read more

Nine Weather Stations In Ireland Reach Year’s Rainfall Total With 2 Months To Spare

In an unusual turn of weather events, nine weather stations across Ireland have already surpassed the annual average amount of rainfall, leaving two months remaining in the year. Met Eireann, the Irish Meteorological Service, recently published its climate report focusing on weather conditions throughout October. These weather stations, located in Dublin, Cavan, Cork, Meath, Roscommon, … Read more

Climate Change Could Reverse Work to Improve Human Health, UN Report Warns

A recent UN report has issued a stark warning that climate change could undo decades of progress in improving human health. The joint study, coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization, highlights the detrimental impact of a warming planet on health systems and global well-being. The report underscores that extreme heat poses a more significant threat … Read more

€4.6 Million Drug Bust In Dublin & Athlone

Dublin and Athlone, Ireland – In a significant operation, the Revenue Department, in collaboration with their dedicated detector dog, Waffle, seized €4.6 million worth of herbal cannabis. The contraband was discovered hidden in large steel containers at Dublin Port, having been shipped from Germany. Waffle, the vigilant canine partner, played a crucial role in uncovering … Read more

New Opportunity For Registered Nurses In Ireland To Pursue Midwifery

Galway, Ireland – The Department of Health, in collaboration with Saolta, is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for registered general nurses in Ireland to embark on a fulfilling career in midwifery. Applications are now open for the post-graduate Higher Diploma in Midwifery program, which is part of the HSE Sponsorship and Recruitment Programme. This … Read more

Ireland’s Climate Woes Deepen As Heavy Rains & Flooding Persist

In the midst of relentless rains and subsequent flooding, meteorologists are sounding alarm bells over Ireland’s rapidly changing climate. Recent tragic incidents in various regions, including Carlingford, Newry, Middleton, and Rosslare, are seen as harbingers of a larger crisis unfolding. Compared to five years ago, Ireland is experiencing higher rates of climate change, with the … Read more