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Friday 13 October, 2017

Bus Éireann row: Minister hits back after unions slam her for 'unofficial labour dispute' comment

The employment minister said that 299 replacement buses were needed on the Eastern corridor last week.

Cork bound Aer Lingus flight forced into diversion after 'full emergency' declared

It was feared the aircraft had a defect that could cause a crash.

Authorities still flummoxed by mysterious foul smell in Belfast city centre

Numerous people reported the strange stench earlier this week.

Nama to pay back all of its taxpayer backed debt three years ahead of schedule

Nama has paid back more than €30 billion in the past seven years.

Thursday 12 October, 2017

Explainer: Why has a big post-Budget row erupted over women's State pensions?

Many are angry that their State pension payments are significantly smaller than they would have been before 2012.

Susie Long's husband says 10 years after her death, people are still stuck on waiting lists

Susie Long created a national debate around the health service when she told Liveline she was going to die “because of hospital waiting lists”.

British 'White Widow' Isis recruiter 'killed in US drone strike'

Sally Jones used social media to recruit women to Islamic State and offered practical advice on how to travel to Syria.

Wednesday 11 October, 2017

'We're gonna need a bigger boat': Sailing coach unfazed during encounter with basking shark in Skerries

Kerri-Ann Boylan and her students had a close encounter with a shark on Sunday morning.

Irish builder shot dead in New York by man he fired two days earlier

“Words can’t describe what a man you were. Kindest most generous person I ever knew”.

Witness report leads gardaí to arrest man during sexual assault

The arrest was made at around 3am on Monday morning.

Trump slams 'dishonest media' for reports of rift with Chief of Staff John Kelly

“The fake news is at it again.”

It's going to be wet and windy in many parts of the country today

Things will brighten up later in the day.

Monday 9 October, 2017

Life extending drug now available to hundreds of Irish cancer patients

Writer AA Gill described nivolumab as “more life spent on Earth – but only if you can pay”.

Friday 6 October, 2017

'Ross O'Carroll Kelly' barred from Spin 1038 today because of Irish Times radio ban

The creator of Ross O’Carroll Kelly was pulled from a show because Denis O’Brien owned Irish radio stations have banned all Irish Times journalists.

Staff at a shutdown Tallaght youth centre have now been occupying the building for a week

The workers were told they had lost their jobs last Friday.

Powerful earthquake hits off the coast of eastern Japan

The quake had a depth of 10 kilometers.

Wednesday 4 October, 2017

The Irish honeybee was thought to be extinct. But a scientist found them in 300 hives

The native bee once dominated all of northern Europe and researchers hope it can make a comeback.

Homeless man sentenced to life in jail for murdering mother and son in 'brutal attack' UK

Homeless man sentenced to life in jail for murdering mother and son in 'brutal attack'

The woman invited the homeless man to stay with her family in their West Midlands home.

HIV diagnoses rose again last year with 508 new cases

Two thirds of the cases were new diagnoses while the rest were people who were transferring their care from abroad.

'There can only be losers': Sky says it will drop RTE if broadcaster starts to charge pay TV operators

RTE is seeking a change in legislation that will allow it to charge operators for its channels.

Friday 22 September, 2017

Boatmaster made no attempt to send mayday alert after twelve tourists tipped into Killarney lake

The master did not hold the required paperwork to transport passengers.

Video captures dramatic rescue of woman and children from capsized boat following Hurricane Maria

The rescue took place amid 20-foot waves and 100-knot winds.

'We are all responsible': Acting Garda Commissioner addresses controversies in speech to new gardaí

The Minister for Justice also addressed the breath test scandal in a speech in the Garda College.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Thursday 21 September, 2017

Gas users in Galway and Mayo told to turn off supply for up to 72 hours

The odourless gas would not be detectable in the event of a gas leak.

'If the gardaí were an airline you would shut it down': Former GSOC commissioner slams force

Conor Brady made the comments shortly after resigning from the Commission on the Future of Policing.

Bomb scare sparks evacuation at RTE building in Montrose

The Lyric FM news bulletin, normally broadcast from a studio in the RTÉ newsroom, went to dead air.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

The M7 is being widened to three lanes at a traffic blackspot

Details of a scheme to improve non-public roads in rural areas have also been announced.

Thursday 14 September, 2017

'I saw black smoke and ran out': One dead and two injured in Rathmines fire

The fire was reported at 7am today.

Antibiotic-resistant faecal bacteria have been found in health supplements in Irish shops

The algae-based ‘superfoods’ claim to offer a range of benefits including increased energy.

Champion greyhound tests positive for cocaine three times

The drug has similar effects on dogs as it does on humans.

Acclaimed author JP Donleavy has died at age 91

The American author, who had Irish parents, died in hospital in Mullingar on Monday.

Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Mary McAleese says the Vatican is moving backwards on children's rights

The former president says the church is embroiled in a dispute with the governing body of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

'Bus drivers were beeping wildly': Video captures rollerblader hitching ride on back of Dublin Bus

“The roller blader looked chilled out. He was loving it. Didn’t seem fazed at all.”

Thursday 7 September, 2017

Publication of crime stats delayed again as review into 89 missing homicides continues

No crime figures have been published for this year due to an ongoing internal review.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Children’s Minister calls for repeal of Eighth Amendment and Theresa May snubs the European parliament – it’s the Evening Fix.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Dublin based investment fund agrees to pay $687 million to victims of fraudster Bernie Madoff

Madoff’s customers have now recovered over 70% of the money they lost when his scheme collapsed.

Wednesday 6 September, 2017

PSNI 'working to establish weapon' after two 12 year olds assaulted in Belfast

One of the boys was hospitalised following the incident.

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