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Future of kebab safe after European ruling


The future of the kebab is safe after MEPs failed to block a European Commission proposal to allow the use of phosphates in frozen kebab meat.

Stardust families meeting Minister for Justice Flanagan


Families campaigning for a Commission of Investigation into the deaths of 48 people in the Stardust in February 1981 are meeting with the Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan this afternoon.

Govt stops circulating sensitive UK Brexit reports


The Government has stopped circulating sensitive reports on how the UK government is handling Brexit negotiations after one was leaked in November.

MEPs back next phase of Brexit talks


MEPs in Strasbourg have voted 556 to 56 in favour of a resolution to allow the Brexit negotiations to progress to phase two.


Cash-in-transit robbery in Dublin


Gardaí are investigating a cash-in-transit robbery in Dublin.

Spanish pilot union tells Ryanair it may take action


The Spanish pilots' union, SEPLA, has told Ryanair that it reserves the right to take legal action in pursuit of trade union rights.

Aung San Suu Kyi: Peace icon image fades


When Aung San Suu Kyi received her Freedom of Dublin award during a special ceremony in Grand Canal Square in 2012 she received gifts from children of the Rohingya community in Ireland.


Appeal Court reserves decision in Bailey proceedings


Lawyers for the State have asked the Court of Appeal to overturn its own decision allowing Ian Bailey to appeal against the dismissal of his damages case on one ground.

Biggest meteor shower of year due tonight


Stargazers will be in for a celestial fireworks show tonight as the biggest meteor shower of the year over Ireland takes place.

Motorists urged to take care as weather warnings issued


Motorists are being urged to take care as strong winds and wintry showers are expected to sweep across the country.


Baby born with heart outside body survives in UK


A baby born with an extremely rare condition in which the heart grows on the outside of the body has survived in the UK.

Day three of Irish Nationwide Building Society inquiry


An inquiry into alleged breaches of the Central Bank Act by five key individuals at Irish Nationwide Building Society is continuing today.


Baby's ashes stolen in Belfast burglary


A baby's ashes have been stolen from a house in Belfast, the PSNI has said.


Carers' group says new measures a 'postcode lottery'


A spokesperson for Family Carers Ireland has welcomed the new measures aimed at improving the lives of carers, but said they are a bit of a "postcode lottery".


Shelbourne confirm death of Under-16 player Izzy Dezu


Shelbourne have confirmed that academy player Izzy Dezu has died after collapsing during a Dublin and District Schoolboys League U-16 Premier Division game.

Loyalist 'supergrass' expected to get reduced sentence


Former loyalist paramilitary Gary Haggarty turned supergrass informer is due to be sentenced in Belfast today.

Hurricane Ophelia blows in top of 2017 Google charts


Hurricane Ophelia was the most searched for term by Irish-based Google users this year, according to the company's review of trending search terms for 2017


Journey towards abortion referendum


Political reporter Ailbhe Conneely reports on the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment which must vote on the recommendations of the Citizens' Assembly today.

Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate seat


Doug Jones has won the special election in the US state of Alabama becoming the first Democrat to win a senate seat there in 25 years.


ESRI forecasts strong growth in the economy, jobs


A new report from the Economic and Social Research Institute says the economy will have another year of strong growth this year and next.


Committee expected to back repeal of Eighth Amendment


The Oireachtas Committee considering the Eighth Amendment will hold its final public meeting today.

US ready to talk to North Korea without preconditions


US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Washington is ready to begin talks on North Korea's nuclear disarmament without prior conditions.


Supreme Court proceedings to be televised again


For only the second time, the Supreme Court is allowing television cameras into court again this morning to record the court delivering its decision in a number of cases, writes RTÉ's Legal Affairs Correspondent Orla O'Donnell.

Tuesday, Dec 12


Facebook decision puts multinationals under pressure

So Facebook has cracked. The first of the online giants has folded in the face of public pressure over its tax arrangements. Tax arrangements that have Ireland at their heart.


Childminder admits assault but avoids conviction


A childminder who pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting an 18-month-old child in her care is to avoid conviction.

Olivia O'Leary: The dangers of mass tourism


In her weekly column for Drivetime, Olivia O'Leary looks at the dangers of mass tourism and what Ireland needs to do to manage its increasing popularity as a tourist destination.

U2 call for council to revoke Suu Kyi freedom award


U2 have written to Dublin City Councillors urging them to revoke the Freedom of the City Award to Aung San Suu Kyi.


Co-operative to provide 51 homes in Co Clare


Co-operative Housing Ireland is to provide 51 homes for families in Co Clare in the run up to Christmas.


New York suspect warned Trump in Facebook post


US prosecutors have brought federal charges against a Bangladeshi man, accusing him of using a weapon of mass destruction in yesterday's bombing of a Manhattan commuter hub.


Woman arrested over Dublin shooting


A second person has been arrested by gardaí investigating the shooting at Parslickstown Gardens in Mullhuddart during which three people were shot and injured.