This Blackrock bungalow proves that you can create more space without extending
This Blackrock bungalow proves that you can create more space without extending

Megan Burns

The new COS x Tabata Shibori collection epitomises laid-back summer dressing
The new COS x Tabata Shibori collection epitomises laid-back summer dressing

Sarah Finnan

Polynucleotides: everything to know about the ‘salmon sperm’ injectables
Polynucleotides: everything to know about the ‘salmon sperm’ injectables

Lizzie Gore-Grimes

Ask the Doctor: ‘Can a child with chickenpox spread shingles to elderly family members?’
Ask the Doctor: ‘Can a child with chickenpox spread shingles to elderly family members?’

Sarah Gill

Celebrate 30 years of Barretstown at their special gala this September
Celebrate 30 years of Barretstown at their special gala this September

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Garden accessories to blend your indoor and outdoor spaces this summer
Garden accessories to blend your indoor and outdoor spaces this summer

Megan Burns

This six-bedroom home with a ‘a Christmas tree forest’ is on the market for €1.25 million
This six-bedroom home with a ‘a Christmas tree forest’ is on the market for €1.25...

Sarah Finnan

This Howth home has been given a bright, airy refurb
This Howth home has been given a bright, airy refurb

Megan Burns

A seafront Skerries home has been given a luxe update with rich colours and hotel-inspired details
A seafront Skerries home has been given a luxe update with rich colours and hotel-inspired...

Megan Burns

A stylist’s guide to chic beach cover-ups
A stylist’s guide to chic beach cover-ups

Sinead Keenan

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February 16: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds


By Sarah Gill
16th Feb 2023
February 16: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Your speedy summary of today's must-read stories.

Nicola Sturgeon resignation

After over eight years, Nicola Sturgeon has resigned as Scotland’s first minister and leader of the Scottish National Party, but will remain in office until her successor is elected. Sturgeon acknowledged there had been “choppy waters”, but that her decision had come from “a deeper and longer-term assessment”. She said: “Since the very first moment in the job, I have believed that part of serving well would be to know, almost instinctively, when the time is right to make way for someone else,” she said.

BBC

Philippines earthquake

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the central Philippines yesterday (Irish time), though thankfully no reports of casualties or significant damage have been made. The strong and shallow quake struck just off the coast of Masbate province in the centre of the archipelago nation. The Philippine seismological agency said it had recorded more than 80 aftershocks.

thejournal.ie

Ryan Tubridy top earner

Host of The Late Late Show and his own radio show on weekday mornings, Ryan Tubridy remains the highest earner within RTÉ. The presenter earned €440,000 in 2021, a drop from his 2020 total of €466,250, which in turn was a drop from his 2019 earnings of €495,000. Liveline host Joe Duffy is second, with €351,000 earned in 2021. Claire Byrne is a new entrant to the top three, pocketing €350,000 in 2021.

Irish Examiner

Mayo car crash

A man has died following a single-vehicle collision on the N60 at Ballygowan in Claremorris, Co Mayo in the early hours of this morning. The driver, aged in his 40s, later died from his injuries. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, particularly anyone with dashcam footage, to contact them.

Breaking News

Drug seizure linked to Kinahan gang

Four people have been arrested in connection with a large cocaine seizure estimated to be worth €2.8 million — linked to the Kinahan organised crime group – have been charged. The three men and one woman are expected to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin this morning. Two other men arrested have been released without charge and a file is to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

RTÉ