Ryanair calls for government action to prevent further airport drone disruption

Ryanair has called for action by the Government over the disruption at Dublin Airport caused by drones. Over the past two days, several flights had to be diverted away from Dublin Airport after a drone was spotted close to the runway. Following the suspension of flights due to two confirmed drone sightings shortly after 2 … Read more

Hurling fans evacuated from Chadwicks Wexford Park due to fire

At the Wexford vs. Galway Allianz Hurling League Division 1 game on Saturday afternoon, the Main stand caught fire, forcing fans to leave Chadwicks Wexford Park. Fans were kept waiting outside the stadium for 15 to 20 minutes while match play was postponed by 15 minutes. Gavin O’Donovan, CEO of Wexford GAA, claimed that the … Read more

Nestle to hike food prices further in 2023; CEO

Nestle’s chief executive Mark Schneider told a German newspaper that the company will have to increase the prices of its food products further this year to make up for higher production costs that it has not yet fully passed along to customers. The increases won’t be as sizable as they were in 2022, but “we … Read more

Minister O’Donovan confirms funding of €200,000 for Ciste Spreagtha 2023

Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Patrick O’Donovan, announced funding of €200,000 for An Ciste Spreagtha 2023. The €200,000 fund will be administered by Conradh na Gaeilge’s Seachtain na Gaeilge team to enable community groups to organise Irish-language events in their own locality as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia 2023 celebrations. Seachtain na … Read more

Dublin’s Wild Youth to represent Ireland at Eurovision

Irish entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, “We Are One,” by Dublin band Wild Youth, has been selected as the nation’s official entry. The Eurosong competition took place on Friday night on the Late Late Show with six contestants. A fellow contestant, Connolly, who placed second with her song “Midnight Summer Night,” and the Dublin band … Read more

Health Minister highlights extensive advances in cancer prevention and treatment on World Cancer Day

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has marked World Cancer Day as a new report says Ireland’s increased five-year cancer survival rates are indicative of “high-quality care”. The recently-published country profile by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for the European Cancer Inequalities Registry highlights that per capita mortality for 9 of the … Read more

Over 240 traffic jams and major delays reported across the capital

Over 240 traffic jams have been reported, causing huge delays for drivers throughout Dublin. TomTom.com estimates that the capital’s current congestion level is close to 80%. As we approach the Friday rush hour, it is expected that this number will increase. After the M50 interchange, several horses were seen on the N2 heading north. A … Read more

Dublin Airport flights temporarily suspended after drone spotted on airfield

After a drone was spotted at Dublin Airport on Friday evening, a number of flights were cancelled. Following the sighting, flights bound for Dublin Airport were diverted to Shannon and Belfast Airports. Flights scheduled to depart from Dublin Airport were temporarily put on hold, Dublin Live reported. A Dublin Airport spokesperson said: “Flight operations at … Read more

FSAI issues extended recall on selected raw chicken products amid salmonella concerns

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has extended a recall on a number of raw chicken products over the possible presence of salmonella. Further to a recall notice issued last month, poultry product supplier Western Brand is now undertaking a precautionary recall of further batches of products, the FSAI announced today. People infected with Salmonella typically … Read more

Two men killed in Mayo crash named

The tragic passing of two young friends just before midnight on Wednesday has left two Mayo parishes devastated. Following their car’s collision with a lorry, Martin Murphy (27) and Stephen Brennan (25) died. Just before midnight, the crash occurred on the N60 between Claremorris and Balla. Tom Connolly, a local Fine Gael councillor, said it is … Read more

€27 million funding for community climate action

Environment minister Eamon Ryan has announced funding of €24 million for Local Authorities to support and build low carbon communities across the country. A further €3 million is being provided to support cross-border and all-island community climate action initiatives. This funding is part of the Community Climate Action Programme, which supports projects and initiatives that … Read more

Tánaiste approves purchase of new Government jet

The replacement of the government jet has been officially announced by Tánaiste and Minister for Defense Micheál Martin. The Learjet 45, purchased in 2004, is “approaching its natural end of life,” according to Mr. Martin, who told the Dáil that he had accepted his officials’ recommendation to purchase a new one. “Ultimately, the State needs … Read more

Royal Irish Academy of Music officially open its redeveloped campus

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, and Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, have today opened the redeveloped campus of the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM). The RIAM renovation project was built to the rear of Georgian buildings owned by the RIAM on … Read more

Two men killed in Co Mayo road crash

A road accident in Co. Mayo resulted in the deaths of two men in their 20s. Just before midnight, a car and an articulated lorry collided at Facefield on the N60 Balla to Claremorris road. Two of the car’s occupants were declared dead at the scene, and their bodies were taken to Mayo University Hospital … Read more