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More than a third of the 33 Fine Gael TDs sitting in the Dáil will not contest the next election. They include a second termer barely in his 40s, stalwarts who served under Garret FitzGerald in the 1980s, and a certain former taoiseach.
17 July 2024
The Netherlands has commemorated the 298 victims of flight MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine ten years ago with a ceremony attended by the bereaved and representatives from Malaysia, Australia, Britain, Belgium and Ukraine.
17 July 2024
Those seeking love at this year's Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival in north Clare have suffered an early blow to their romance prospects, after a district court judge cut back planned extended opening hours for pubs at this year's festival after garda concerns.
17 July 2024
The jury in the trial of a sports coach accused of raping and sexually assaulting a teenage girl 35 years ago has begun its deliberations at the Central Criminal Court.
17 July 2024
Police in Sweden are investigating if a series of burglaries in the capital Stockholm, where criminals melted locks using nitric acid, has connections to similar crimes in other European countries.
17 July 2024
Irish actor Andrew Scott has been nominated for an Emmy award for his leading role in the acclaimed Netflix miniseries Ripley.
17 July 2024
Canadian rapper Drake has shared a video which shows part of his Toronto home submerged in flood waters following an intense overnight storm.
17 July 2024
A garda has gone on trial accused of sexually assaulting a woman three times after she called to a garda station to look for advice on how to recover her son's car which had been seized.
17 July 2024
Russia and Ukraine have released a total of 190 captured soldiers in the latest prisoner exchange between the two countries.
17 July 2024
A man in his 40s has died in Dublin after he was struck by a stolen car that failed to remain at the scene.
17 July 2024
Minister for Integration Roderic O'Gorman has said that the site in Coolock where protests have been held in recent days will be used to house International Protection applicants.
17 July 2024
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has condemned a "blatant and blunt" threat on her life.
17 July 2024
One of the two men charged in connection with the seizure of €33 million worth of crystal meth has been further charged with directing the activities of a criminal organisation.
17 July 2024
A Dublin-based detective garda who attacked and repeatedly punched a social care worker in the face on a night out in Dublin four-and-a-half years ago has avoided a criminal conviction.
17 July 2024
President Michael D Higgins has signed into law a bill that contained changes in relation to the Defence Forces following a referral to the Council of State.
17 July 2024
Leo Varadkar said that his announcement that he is not going to contest the next general election was not a huge surprise.
17 July 2024
The British government has committed to repealing and replacing the Northern Ireland Legacy Act.
17 July 2024
Tents sheltering 15 asylum seekers were attacked on City Quay in Dublin last night.
17 July 2024
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, swam in the murky waters of the Seine to demonstrate the river is now clean enough for outdoor Olympic swimming events.
17 July 2024
Donald Trump's former leading rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis, have endorsed his candidacy at the party's convention, a display of unity three days after the former US president survived an assassination attempt.
17 July 2024