‘My period cycle dominated my life, but then I started acupuncture’
‘My period cycle dominated my life, but then I started acupuncture’

Louise O Sullivan

Meet Dennis Lawless, the winner of the 2024 River Island NCAD Fashion Design Bursary
Meet Dennis Lawless, the winner of the 2024 River Island NCAD Fashion Design Bursary

Ruth O'Connor

Are we really having less sex?
Are we really having less sex?

Kate Demolder

Irish Design Spotlight: Ceadogán Rugmakers
Irish Design Spotlight: Ceadogán Rugmakers

Sarah Finnan

Almost 25% of six-year-olds have a smartphone
Almost 25% of six-year-olds have a smartphone

IMAGE

Schedule some self-care: 5 surprising signs you’re stressed
Schedule some self-care: 5 surprising signs you’re stressed

Jennifer McShane

Team IMAGE on their drink of the summer
Team IMAGE on their drink of the summer

Sarah Gill

What to bake this weekend: Glazed French peach tart
What to bake this weekend: Glazed French peach tart

Sarah Finnan

Garden designer Nicola Haines shares how to create an urban oasis that is good for you and the environment
Garden designer Nicola Haines shares how to create an urban oasis that is good for...

Megan Burns

Simone Rocha on the heady days of teenage discos
Simone Rocha on the heady days of teenage discos

Simone Rocha

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September 02: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds


By Sarah Gill
02nd Sep 2022
September 02: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

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

Leaving Cert results

This morning, 60,000 students will receive their Leaving Certificate results, and scores are set to be exceptionally high. Boosted an average of 5.6% to comply with last year’s outcome, the grades have been artificially increased to comply with a commitment made by the Minister for Education earlier this year. Best of luck to all those expecting results.

RTÉ

Mobile banking

New figures show that the use of digital banking has hit record heights as contactless payments continue to surge. According to the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), online and mobile banking volumes grew by almost 12%, reaching the highest level since the data series began six years ago.

Breaking News

Gun pointed at Argentina’s vice president

In an apparent assassination attempt, a man pointed a handgun in the face of Argentina’s vice president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Threatened outside her home in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s president says the man pulled the trigger but the gun did not fire.

Sky News

Vera Pauw seals World Cup playoff spot for the girls in green

The Republic of Ireland women’s national team have secured a historic playoff spot for the World Cup. Before last night’s performance in the sold-out Tallaght Stadium, the girls in green have finally reached their first major tournament, the closest they’ve come is the Euro 2009 play-off defeat.

Pundit Arena

Downing Street sexual misconduct allegations

A cabinet minister and a high-ranking aide at No 10 Downing Street continued to work in Boris Johnson’s government, despite allegations of sexual misconduct against them. Reports show that two women have given first-hand accounts of what they claim happened to them when one was assaulted and the other groped by political figures, both now in senior roles.

Irish Times