New regulations allow pubs to stay open until 12:30am every night.
A major amendment to the licensing law will allow pubs to stay open every night until 12:30 am. A new law allows nightclubs to stay open until 6am, but last orders must be made at 5am. Justice Minister Helen McEntee is set to present a memo to the Cabinet this morning calling for modernization of the country’s outdated licensing laws. Existing law requires pubs to stop serving from Monday to Thursday at 11:30 pm, this will be extended to 12:30 am on Fridays and Saturdays, with last orders being taken on Sundays at 11:00 pm. increase. This is now a pub that is allowed to open daily from 10:30am to 12:30am and will be standardized on all seven days of the week. In a move aimed at bringing Ireland in line with the rest of Europe, nightclubs will be given the option to stay open until 6am. However, no alcohol can be served after 5am and dancing can continue until closing time. Late bar opening hours remain at 2:30 am and a new late bar permit is required to open later than a regular pub.
Rishi Sunak becomes next UK prime minister after months of turmoil
Rishi Sunak said Tuesday after winning the election to lead the Conservative Party tasked with steering the deeply divided country to weather an economic downturn that is pushing millions into poverty. became Britain’s first prime minister of color. One of Westminster’s richest politicians, his 42-year-old Sunak becomes the youngest leader in modern times as he takes over one of the most tumultuous times in British political history. , becoming his third leader in less than two months. He will replace Liz Truss. Liz Truss only lasted her 44 days before announcing that she was stepping down. She needs to restore stability to a country reeling from years of political and economic turmoil, and she seeks to lead a party divided along ideological lines.
A partial solar eclipse will be visible across Ireland this morning
A partial solar eclipse will be visible across Ireland this morning. Astronomers are urging people to be careful not to damage their eyesight by trying to see it. Astronomy Ireland puts the Eclipse Watch into action this morning at its headquarters in Blanchardstown, west of Dublin, for the last solar eclipse visible from Ireland by 2024. A special filter is attached to the front of the telescope to allow safe close-up views. Solar eclipse from 10:06am to 11:40am. Experts say the biggest solar eclipse will be at 10:52 am. A solar eclipse occurs whenever the moon passes between the sun and the earth, causing the moon to cast a shadow on the earth.
Electric Picnic drug testing scheme results to be released
The results of a pilot drug testing program at this year’s Electric Picnic Music Festival will be released this morning. The plan involved festival-goers anonymously handing over drugs into special bins. The material was then analyzed. Professor Eamon Keenan, clinical director of addiction services at the Health Service Executive, said 46 samples were submitted at the event and analyzed in real time. RTÉ’s Morning He told Ireland that the drug was shown to be primarily his MDMA, high-intensity ecstasy his tablets and powder.
Eamonn Ryan defends remodeling plan despite only completing 89 applications
Green party leader Eamon Ryan claims his failed remodeling plan is still working, even though only 89 applications have been completed. Ryan and his officials have set a goal of upgrading 500,000 homes to B2 on his BER rating, at least by 2030. Despite being far off target, Ryan said:
St. Louis: 3 dead, 7 injured in school shooting
At least three people, including the suspect, were killed and seven injured in a shooting at a high school in St. Louis, Missouri. The shooter entered Central Visual & Performing Arts High School shortly after 9am local time (1pm GMT) on Monday. The school building doors were locked, and it was not immediately clear how the suspect got in. Witnesses say the gunman’s life was saved after the gunman’s weapon jammed midway through the attack.The suspect, identified by police as a 19-year-old former student, exchanged gunfire with police. , later died of injuries. The motive for his attack at a school of approximately 400 students is unknown. A teenage girl was pronounced dead inside the school and a woman died in a hospital, police told local media. According to local media, all seven of her injured (three girls and four boys) suffered minor but non-life-threatening injuries. City Police Commissioner Michael Sack later added, “This could have been worse.”
New Harvey Weinstein trial opens in LA, multiple women testify
As Harvey Weinstein faces a new trial in Los Angeles on multiple rape and sexual assault charges, prosecutors are investigating a series of graphic rapes in city hotel rooms and Weinstein’s death in Hollywood. Opening statements began Monday, when Los Angeles prosecutors said documentary filmmaker and actor Jennifer Siebel, who is now married to California Governor Gavin Newsom, was accused of terrorizing a group of women who were horrified by the power of the state. Eight women, including Newsom, said they would testify about Weinstein’s criminal charges. Weinstein, 70, is now serving a 23-year sentence after being convicted of sex crimes in New York in February 2020. Since 2017, nearly 100 women have publicly accused Weinstein of sexual assault and inappropriate sexual conduct during dating dating back to the 1970s. , a revelation that fueled international consideration of the lack of criminal or social consequences for powerful men who sexually abuse women. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to the new charges and said all his sexual relations with women were consensual.
Sprinkled showers to the west and south are moving north this morning. Locally heavy rain from the south will continue through the late afternoon and early evening, with mostly cloudy skies. Maximum temperatures range from 13°C to 17°C with moderate to fresh southeasterly winds. It will be windy tonight and the rain will turn into showers early, sometimes to heavy or thunderstorms. Temperatures are mild with minimum temperatures between 10°C and 13°C, with strong southerly winds blowing from fresh winds.
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