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Dublin: 16 °C Monday 18 June, 2018

Yesterday’s News

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Thursday 14 June, 2018

Around 5,000 families remain without power after Storm Hector

Power has been restored to around 140,000 homes and businesses this afternoon.

There are more people on hospital waiting lists than ever before

More than half a million people are on outpatient waiting lists however the number of inpatients waiting has fallen slightly.

A woman in her 60s has been killed in a car crash in Mayo

The woman was taken to Mayo University Hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.

Almost 12 million small appliances were recycled in Ireland last year

Enough iron for 2.5 Eiffel towers and enough copper for 27 Statues of Liberty was recovered.

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Elderly abuse victims are 'most likely to have been targeted by their sons or daughters'

A report has found that the number of men suffering from abuse increases three fold in the over 80s category.

Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Only six unfinished housing estates remain in Nama

The National Asset Management Agency increased its lifetime surplus forecast by €500 million today.

'Ireland is not a tax haven': Department of Finance dismisses 'tax haven' research findings

A study has claimed that Ireland channels the profits of more multinational companies than all the Caribbean islands combined.

Monday 11 June, 2018

'It's a postcode lottery': Anomaly scans not available to pregnant women across Ireland

A number of elements of maternity care are not available to all mothers because they are not offered in their local maternity unit.

Friday 8 June, 2018

People urged to renew their passports online as seasonal surge leads to significant delays

The passport service has hired more than 200 extra staff to deal with the backlog.

Four due in court over armed robbery of Carlow filling station

One shot was fired during the course of the robbery on Wednesday morning.

Thursday 7 June, 2018

Sex-crazed? Drunks? The colourful - and disputed - history of the munchkins

As the last of the munchkins dies we look at the myths that have grown up around the iconic Wizard of Oz characters.

Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Soldier steals 'tank' and leads police on bizarre mid-speed chase lasting nearly two hours

The vehicle resembled a military tank but was in fact an armoured personnel carrier.

A 32-person syndicate from a Tipperary hardware store has won €17.4 million on the EuroMillions

The winning ticket was sold at a shop that sold another multi-million euro winning lotto ticket last year.

A massive explosion at a grain silo in Strasbourg has injured four people

A large fire broke out in the aftermath of the explosion and dozens of firefighters rushed to the scene.

'Schools close to completion will be top priority': Bruton hopes retendering will have schools open in September

The Education Minister was answering questions about school building projects affected by the collapse of construction firms.

Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape and criminal sex charges

Weinstein’s bail was previously set at $1 million, allowing him to remain free while he awaits trial.

Child abuse cases bogged down by lack of cooperation between gardaí and social workers

A major report has found that the courts aren’t adequately resourced to deal with complex cases.

Social Protection Minister rules out means testing child benefit payment

Regina Doherty acknowledged that there are issues with the childcare system in Ireland but argued that means testing is cumbersome.

Monday 4 June, 2018

Quiz: How well do you know Leaving Cert history?

Do you know your Vladimir Lenins from your Vladimir Smicers?

Saturday 2 June, 2018

'My fear is that my carers are going to come in one morning to find I've passed away in bed'

52-year-old Kate Tobin suffers from multiple sclerosis and brittle bone disease.

Thursday 31 May, 2018

Teachers, judges and actors are all falling victim to online sex blackmailers

The sextortion scams are typically run by criminal gangs working out of several different countries.

Smoking causes 100 deaths and more than 1000 hospital admissions in Ireland every week

A quarter of all men and 20% of women in Ireland smoke.

Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'Regulation or prohibition': Ross puts rickshaw drivers on notice due to 'very deep' safety concerns

Shane Ross says he will decide whether rickshaws will be regulated or banned before the end of the Dáil term.

Enjoy today's good weather because rain is on the way later this week

Met Éireann is forecasting showery weather throughout Ireland on Friday and over the weekend.

'It's been known for years': Adoption campaigners say scandal more widespread than St Patrick's Guild

One campaigner said that dozens of adoption agencies incorrectly registered biological parents.

Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Zappone reveals at least 126 children were wrongly registered as biological children of adoptive parents

People who were born between 1946 and 1969, who don’t have an adoption order, and were placed by St Patrick’s Guild may be affected by the revelation.

Kenneally abuse complaints: Alleged collusion between gardaí and church to be probed

The former Waterford sports coach is currently serving a 14 year prison sentence.

'I was a compulsive liar. I was a thief. I was doing whatever I could to con people'

Davy Glennon said his mother remortgaged the family home to repay his gambling debts.

Thursday 24 May, 2018

'No evidence of voter fraud' - Council says French student received polling card due to clerical error

The student’s voter registration form was submitted in a batch from NUI Galway last year and it indicated that she was an Irish citizen.

Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Donohoe defends 'rainy day fund' - but opposition parties reckon it's 'useless'

The fund has been described as “ill-thought out” and “ill-timed”.

'Boy-racers doing doughnuts are driving tourists away' - Mayo County Council

“I really don’t know how they can afford to keep replacing the tyres,” one resident said.

Tuesday 22 May, 2018

More than half of all Dublin commuters now use public transport to get to work

The number of people travelling by car has fallen below 30% for the first time.

Simon Harris heckled by anti-abortion campaigner at large Yes event

The activist approached TDs Catherine Murphy and Roisin Shortall on the street after the press conference.

Go Fund Me campaign for family of Jastine Valdez raises over €20,000 in 11 hours

The fundraiser was set up to help pay for Jastine’s repatriation by a group of volunteers who help run embassy outreach missions in Ireland.

Monday 21 May, 2018

Harris: Some No campaigners 'trying to take Ireland back to Dark Ages on mental health'

The Health Minister joined the Masters of Ireland’s two main maternity hospitals in calling for a Yes vote in Friday’s referendum today.

3,500 people from 120 countries became Irish citizens today

A 93-year-old man from the UK was among those who became an Irish citizen today.

Two men arrested over 1988 murder of German backpacker Inga Maria Hauser

Inga was 18 years old when she went missing shortly after arriving in Northern Ireland.

Saturday 19 May, 2018

'It's an all too common sight. It's the gradual attrition of historical Dublin'

Dublin Civic Trust says shop fronts on historic streets should be as closely managed as shopping centres.

Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Transport boss believes Luas congestion issues are fine now thanks to longer trams

The head of the NTA says she’s very happy with how people have responded to the introduction of the Luas Cross City.

'Just plain offensive': Donegal nightclub removes billboard of female golfer following outcry

“This is not a bit of a laugh any more. Society has changed,” Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said in response to the advertisement.

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