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

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

Megan Burns

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September 13: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds


By Sarah Finnan
13th Sep 2023
September 13: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

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

Large vote of no confidence in Garda Commissioner Drew Harris expected to be announced by GRA
The largest Garda staff association is today expected to formally pass a vote of no confidence in Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. The move by the Garda Representative Association (GRA), which represents almost 11,000 rank-and-file gardaí out of the 14,000-strong force, would be unprecedented. While a vote of no confidence in Mr Harris has no legal standing, and would not force his resignation, sources in Government and Garda Headquarters are concerned it may lead to increased militancy within the ranks.
The Irish Times

‘Not one red cent’ to RTÉ until all questions answered – Smyth
“Not one red cent” should be handed over to RTÉ in additional funding until the national broadcaster answers all the questions put to it, the chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Media has said. RTÉ Board members and senior executives will go before the committee this afternoon, to face further questioning over financial controls at the organisation. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, committee chair Niamh Smyth said RTÉ must provide full transparency to the Minister for Media and to the public.
RTÉ

Parents of tragic teenage rapper Lil’ Red issue warning to be aware of signs of sepsis
The family of teenager Sean Hughes, known as Lil’ Red, have highlighted the pressing need for more public awareness of sepsis which claimed the life of their son. Joe Hughes and Karen Phoenix from Finglas, Dublin, said they had no knowledge of the condition when their 15 -year-old died in January 2018. He died in hospital just hours after collapsing at home from cardiac arrest. He was an up-and-coming rapper with the stage name of Lil’ Red but his life was cut tragically short. A post-mortem found he died from sepsis caused by an combination of influenza B and the bacterial infection Staphylococcus aureus.
Independent.ie

Cork’s most vulnerable citizens ‘at risk from severe floods, coastal erosion, and drought’
Severe flooding, coastal erosion, and drought will leave Cork City’s most vulnerable citizens at risk by 2050 unless urgent action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Infrastructure will be put under increasing pressure as floods and drought damage roads and a growing population descends on limited green spaces and waterways during extended heatwaves in Cork, a new report predicts.
The Irish Examiner

More than 5,300 people feared dead and 10,000 missing in flood-hit eastern Libya
At least 5,300 people have been killed in Libya and thousands more are reported missing after catastrophic flash floods broke river dams and tore through an eastern coastal city, devastating entire neighbourhoods. As global concern spread, multiple nations offered to urgently send aid and rescue teams to help the war-scarred country that has been overwhelmed by what one UN official labelled “a calamity of epic proportions”.
The Journal

Ex-Secret Service agent reveals new JFK assassination detail
Six decades later, new details are still coming to light in one of the most scrutinised events in American history: the assassination of President John F Kennedy. Paul Landis, an 88-year-old former Secret Service agent who witnessed the president’s death at close range, says in an upcoming memoir that he took a bullet from the car after Mr Kennedy was shot, and then left it on the former president’s stretcher at the hospital. It might seem like a minute detail in a case that has been pored over since the 1960s, but to individuals who have spent decades looking at every shred of evidence, Mr Landis’s account is a major and unexpected development.
BBC News

Ukraine-Russia war latest: Putin and Kim conversation details emerge – as North Korean leader ‘fires questions about rockets’ at Russian official
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will “discuss all issues” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as the latter “fires questions about rockets” at a Russian official.
Sky News

Ordinary Moroccans bring aid to quake-hit villages amid criticism of official response
Morocco’s route nationale 10 was once a pretty road through the High Atlas mountains connecting Marrakech with Agadir on the Atlantic coast. Winding through a series of steep-sided high valleys, it has now become one of the key aid routes to reach the communities closest to the epicentre of last week’s deadly earthquake that has now claimed 2,900 lives. With the road partly opened since the weekend as far as the devastated community of Talat N’Yaaqoub about 12 miles (20km) from where the earthquake struck, it has also become the route of choice for thousands of ordinary Moroccans driving their own aid to the mountains amid mounting frustration with the government’s efforts. It is not an easy road nor a safe one.
The Guardian

Today’s forecast
Sunny spells this morning for the east and south, cloud and rain will spread from Connacht and west Ulster, extending to remaining areas through the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees with southerly winds freshening in advance of the rain. Rain will clear from the northwest and west in the evening, then the clearance gradually extending southeastwards to give a mainly dry night. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in light to moderate southwest breezes.
Met Éireann