In 2024, just one living female Irish artist has made the top 100 on Irish radio
In 2024, just one living female Irish artist has made the top 100 on Irish...

Sarah Gill

Read an extract from Kevin Barry’s new title, The Heart in Winter
Read an extract from Kevin Barry’s new title, The Heart in Winter

Sarah Gill

This enchanting red brick home in Delgany is on the market for €1.6 million
This enchanting red brick home in Delgany is on the market for €1.6 million

Sarah Finnan

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

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March 30: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds


By Sarah Gill
30th Mar 2023
March 30: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

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

2030 renewable energy targets

European Union negotiators have struck a political deal on a more ambitious target whereby the 27-country EU will get 42.5% of its energy from renewable sources like wind and solar by 2030. This is an important pillar of the bloc’s plans to fight climate change and end the use of Russian fossil fuels.

RTÉ

Housing Assistance Payment

According to the Simon Community, there is a record low number of properties available to rent for those accessing HAP. The March 2023 Locked Out of the Market report found no properties at the standard rate of HAP, and only 29 properties within discretionary HAP rates.

thejournal.ie

Man appeals conviction for murder of homeless man

A 22-year-old man jailed for life for the brutal murder of 23-year-old disabled homeless man named Adam ‘Floater’ Muldoon — who he stabbed 183 times in 208, is appealing his case, arguing that he should have been allowed to argue his responsibility for the killing was diminished due a “mental disorder” caused by chronic drug abuse. Dunbar was 17-years-old when he stabbed Mr Muldoon in an unprovoked attack with a fold-up knife.

Breaking News

Biden’s trip to Northern Ireland

Though there has been some speculation surrounding US President Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to Northern Ireland being hampered by MI5’s decision to raise the terror threat level there to “severe”, he has confirmed that they “can’t keep [him] out.” Mr Biden has said that he intends to visit both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as part of the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

Irish Examiner

Ferry fire in Philippines

A ferry carrying about 250 passengers caught fire in southern Philippines, with up to 31 people being reported dead by the Coast Guard. Search and rescue efforts are continuing for at least seven missing passengers. The bodies of 18 individuals were discovered in a passenger cabin.

Sky News