RTÉ News - News Headlines

Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie

Bus Éireann says absenteeism leading to cancellations
Absenteeism at Bus Éireann has doubled, leading to cancellations of services after the company implemented new rosters for drivers in the east of the country.
09/26/2017 12:21 PM
HSE €132m over budget in first half of year
The Health Service Executive went over budget by €132 million in the year to June, according to its latest performance report.
09/26/2017 12:24 PM
Legendary Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn has died
Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth in the soap, has died at the age of 77. She died "peacefully in her sleep", her family said.
09/26/2017 12:17 PM
Bere Island syndicate collects EuroMillions winnings
A lottery syndicate which won a €500,000 EuroMillions Plus ticket bought on Bere Island in west Cork has collected the winning cheque at the National Lottery's headquarters in Dublin.
09/26/2017 11:17 AM
Garda denies not giving full information to Tusla
A Donegal garda has denied at the Disclosures Tribunal that she did not give full information to the Child and Family Agency, Tusla about a complaint made by Garda Keith Harrison's partner.
09/26/2017 11:45 AM
Fears over Eighth Amendment committee deadline
A member of the special Oireachtas committee considering proposals to repeal the Eighth Amendment has raised fears that it will not be able to complete its work by Christmas.
09/26/2017 12:31 PM
Trump urged to calm tensions with North Korea
South Korea wants US President Donald Trump to calm tensions with North Korea and says sanctions and diplomacy are the appropriate response to what it calls ongoing provocations by the North.
09/26/2017 10:45 AM
Hearing over use of epilepsy drug for pregnant women
The European Medicines Agency is holding a public hearing in London today, to consider whether current advice against taking the epilepsy drug sodium valproate while pregnant is strong enough
09/26/2017 11:53 AM
Man arrested in O'Connor murder investigation
A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Patricia O'Connor, whose dismembered remains were found in the Dublin-Wicklow Mountains earlier this year.
09/26/2017 10:26 AM
Health funding behind rate of homelessness - report
Homeless charity Dublin Simon has said health spending has not kept pace with the increasing number in emergency accommodation.
09/26/2017 10:18 AM
US trade dispute finding could hit thousands of NI jobs
The US Department of Commerce is due to issue its preliminary finding today on a trade dispute which could threaten thousands of Northern Irish jobs.
09/26/2017 10:11 AM
May holding talks with EC President Donald Tusk
European Council President Donald Tusk has arrived in Downing Street for talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May.
09/26/2017 11:35 AM
Terry Wogan voted greatest BBC radio presenter
Terry Wogan has been voted the best BBC radio presenter of all time in a poll conducted by leading figures in broadcasting.
09/26/2017 11:00 AM
Appeal to trace man missing from Cork
An appeal has been issued to trace a 20-year-old man who has been missing from Cork since Sunday.
09/26/2017 09:56 AM
Women more likely to check phone than take folic acid
Young women in Ireland are three times as likely to check their smartphone in the morning as they are to take a folic acid tablet, according to a survey.
09/26/2017 09:54 AM
UCC launches €350m strategic spending plan
University College Cork says it plans to spend €350 million over the next five years on a new business school, student accommodation, and on a new dental school and hospital.
09/26/2017 09:49 AM
UN Security Council to discuss Myanmar violence
The UN Security Council is to meet on Thursday to discuss the violence in Myanmar and hear a briefing from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the crisis.
09/26/2017 09:44 AM
Brazil scraps plan for mining in huge Amazon reserve
The Brazilian government has backed off a controversial proposal to authorise private companies to mine a huge Amazon reserve, following heavy domestic and international criticism.
09/26/2017 09:39 AM
US Marine Corps gets first female infantry officer
A female Marine has become the first woman to complete the notoriously rigorous training course for US infantry officers.
09/26/2017 09:28 AM
US dismisses North Korean claims over war declaration
The White House has dismissed suggestions that the United States has "declared war" on North Korea as absurd.
09/26/2017 05:20 AM