Dublin: 11 °C Thursday 7 December, 2023

# hello again

This year
Munster to face Leinster in pre-season friendly in Cork
The game on Friday 8 September will kick off at 6pm, avoiding a clash with the Rugby World Cup opener between France and New Zealand.
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Premier League fans to return for final two matchdays
Crowds of up to 10,000 or 25% of capacity will be permitted from 17 May, with every club having at least one home game.
An emotional evening for the President (punctuated by a nighttime dash to the Áras and back)
Dublin Castle provided a dramatic backdrop to the nighttime inauguration ceremony.
TV3 is hoping people will tune in for its 'News at 8' ... Will you?
The move has been planned for “some time” the station’s head of news has said.
A Fine Gael TD who voted against the party on abortion is back in the fold
Brian Walsh lost the party whip after he voted against the party on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill – but now he’s back in the party.
Government to reopen Vatican embassy, 26 months after closing it
Eamon Gilmore said the scaled-back embassy will have a staff of just one person and will help Ireland to engage directly with the leadership of Pope Francis.
New Vatican embassy is about new policies, not new Pope - Gilmore
The new scaled-back presence in the Holy See is about Pope Francis’ view on worldwide poverty and hunger according to the Tánaiste.
Back again: Iceland re-elects the parties blamed for causing financial meltdown
Iceland’s voters flocked back to the two parties ousted in 2009 after presiding over the worst financial crisis ever to hit the country.
Scientists want to bring 22 animals back from extinction
No, seriously.