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Poll: Should Ireland's next government introduce a wealth tax?

THIS WEEK, IRELAND’S main political parties are expected to give more specific details of their plans on taxes and public spending if they form the next government.

It’ll come the same week as world leaders and influential heads of business descend on the Swiss resort of Davos for the ...

2020-01-20 12:04 open_in_new
Poll: Will you vote along party lines on 8 February?

ON 8 FEBRUARY, the country will go to the polls in the General Election to elect a new batch of TDs. 

Today, the first opinion poll was published since campaigning got under way, showing Fianna Fáil jump to a 12-point lead. 

The poll showed that Fianna Fáil is on 32% and ...

2020-01-19 12:58 open_in_new
Man arrested late last night in Dundalk after stabbing of 93-year-old man

A 30-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in Co. Louth after a 93-year-old man was stabbed following an altercation in Blackrock yesterday.

Gardaí are investigating the serious assault after they were called to a house at Sandy Lane near Dundalk at around 2.50pm yesterday.

Emergency ...

2020-01-18 02:19 open_in_new
Poll: Should children under the age of 12 be banned from heading footballs?

A BAN ON children under the age of 12 heading the ball could be implemented over the next few weeks in Scotland due to fears over the links between football and dementia. 

The BBC has reported that the Scottish FA is expected to announce a ban on under-12s heading the ball in training ...

2020-01-17 10:34 open_in_new
Poll: Should TV cameras be allowed to film high-profile cases in Irish courts?

WITHIN THE NEXT few months, crown courts in England and Wales will allow television cameras in for the first time to cover parts of the trial process. 

Sky News reports that draft legislation is being laid before parliament today, which will pave the way for cameras to cover some of the ...

2020-01-16 10:25 open_in_new
Garda appeal for information after man (80s) stabbed at his home in Louth this afternoon

Updated Aug 10th 2019, 5:34 PM

A MAN IN his 80s was stabbed in his home in Co Louth this afternoon.

The man has been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda.

Gardaí confirmed that they are investigating an assault incident at the house at Sandy Lane, Blackrock, near ...

2020-01-11 02:19 open_in_new
Poll: Should sweet-flavoured vapes be banned in Ireland?

YESTERDAY, A NEW study suggested that 22% of 12-17 year olds in Ireland have tried vaping.

Minister for Health Simon Harris expressed concern at the statistic, accusing the tobacco industry of targeting young people with flavoured vapes and by using cartoons in their ...

2020-01-10 12:40 open_in_new
Poll: Do you want a general election to be held in February?

THIS EVENING, THE Taoiseach and Micheál Martin will sit down for crunch talks about the timing of the election later this year.

It has been suggested that the Taoiseach could call an election in the coming days which could see a vote in February, although it’s also been suggested that ...

2020-01-09 12:31 open_in_new
Poll: Should restaurants be forced to display calories on their menus?

THE RESTAURANTS ASSOCIATION of Ireland has hit out at government plans to make displaying calories on menus mandatory for all restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and other places where food is served.

The proposals were first announced as part of the government’s Obesity Action Plan, which ...

2020-01-08 11:19 open_in_new
Poll: Who would you vote for if a general election was held today?

WELL, THE YEAR is quickly coming to an end and we haven’t seen a general election take place in Ireland. 

As we approach 2020, February will make four years since the last election, and we’re wondering how you’d cast your ballot if we had to do it all over again today. 

So, ...

2020-01-03 09:31 open_in_new
Poll: Are you heading out for New Year’s Eve?

IT’S NEW YEAR’S Eve, and we’re just hours away from entering a new decade.

People across the country will be going out to say goodbye to 2019 and ring in 2020. 

However, others aren’t a fan of hitting the town on such a busy night.

Today, we want to know: Are you ...

2019-12-31 10:07 open_in_new
Poll: What part of the Christmas dinner is the best?

WELL, HERE WE are now. It’s the big day. Hopefully by now the presents have been opened and the tin of Roses has well and truly been battered. 

But what about the main event? The big dinner. For years, brothers and sisters have rowed over the stuffing, the roasties, the mash, the turkey ...

2019-12-25 17:37 open_in_new