Referendum on divorce passes with 82.1% voting ‘Yes’


The referendum on divorce has been passed by large majority with a final result of 82.1% voting in favour, and 17.9% voting against. The declaration was made at Dublin Castle in the early hours of this morning. The highest Yes vote was in the Dublin constituency of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, where 86.7% voted in favour of […]

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Further findings from the RTÉ TG4 Exit Poll suggest there is significant support among Irish voters for a united Ireland


65% of voters polled have indicated they would vote in favour of a United Ireland if a referendum was held tomorrow. 19% would vote against the proposal, while 15% of respondents to the poll said they did not know or refused to answer the question. Excluding undecided and non-voters, the findings suggest that 77% are […]

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In the event of a no-deal Brexit the driving licence of a UK licence holder living here in Ireland will not be recognised and the driver will not be able to continue to drive here in Ireland on that licence


The advice to such drivers is that they should exchange their UK driving licence for an Irish driving licence before the 29 March 2019, which is set as the withdrawal date of the UK from the EU. Under current arrangements a UK licence holder resident here in Ireland has an entitlement to make such an […]

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Majority of Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime


THE MAJORITY OF Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime, a new poll has shown. Last night’s poll for Claire Byrne Live on RTÉ 1, which was carried out by Amárach Research, revealed that 63% of people want to see a united Ireland before they die. Just 18% of people […]

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Самый старый паб Ирландии – Brazen Head!


А вы бывали в дублинском баре, который всего на 51 год моложе Москвы? История Кремля – сердца Первопрестольной – началась значительно раньше, чем Москва была впервые упомянута в Ипатьевской летописи 1147 года. Точная дата основания будущей столицы России неизвестна. Зато известен год основания старейшего бара столицы Ирландии – Brazen Head (Медная голова, или – Бронзовая) […]

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House prices in Ireland rose by 5.5% or €1,000 a month during 2018


House prices in Ireland rose by 5.5%, or €1,000, a month during 2018, according to the latest House Price Survey released today by the property website, daft.ie. The average price nationwide in the final quarter of the year was €254,000, down 1.1% on the figure for the third quarter. In Dublin, prices rose by 2.9% […]

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Previewing Ireland’s economy in 2019: The stats don’t lie – Ireland is doing well right now


WRITING THIS TIME last year, I expected our economic fortunes to get better before they got worse. I saw clouds gathering on the distant horizon, but no major storms forecast for 2018. Ireland isn’t quite partying like it’s 2006, but the stats don’t lie – 2018 has been a bumper year by most measures. The […]

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New laws on learner drivers in effect from Saturday


Car owners who allow learner drivers to use their cars unaccompanied will face fines or jail terms under new laws coming into force from midnight tonight. The Road Safety Authority said an average of 12 fatal road crashes a year involve a learner driver and about ten of those are not accompanied by a qualified […]

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Christmas average spend per household nearly €2,700 – Retail Ireland


Irish households will each spend €2,690 on average this Christmas, according to research by the business group Retail Ireland. The figure represents a 3% increase on the average spend last year. With just over three weeks to go to Christmas, the busiest shopping period of the year is in full swing. According to Retail Ireland’s Christmas Retail Monitor, […]

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The Passport Office will now allow children's passports to be renewed online as part of a range of new measures


The expanded service means that all Irish citizens can now renew their passports online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from anywhere in the world. The cost of renewing passports online is €5 cheaper, with a turnaround time of ten working days for all online applications, excluding postage. People renewing their passports online […]

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