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Dublin: 15 °C Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Yesterday’s News


Thursday 14 September, 2017

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.

County breakdown: 385% more breath tests entered in PULSE in Tipperary than actually carried out

A garda report into alcohol testing has found a difference of over 1.4 million between the number of tests counted and those actually carried out.

Sunday 3 September, 2017

'Uncertified' barbers, hair salons and dentists are using Instagram to sell plastic surgery

The vast majority of plastic surgery ads on Instagram come from people unqualified to perform the procedures.

Saturday 2 September, 2017

Scientists have finally found a 'star' that was spotted by Korean astrologers nearly 600 years ago

The “star” was actually a colossal hydrogen explosion which produced a burst of light 300,000 times brighter than our Sun.

New pregnancy research could help doctors detect premature births

The researchers used advanced statistical modelling to examine pregnancy in precise detail.

Thursday 31 August, 2017

Gardaí want to make sure that everyone who needs to be vetted does it by the end of the year

Failing to get vetted can result in a €10,000 fine and up to five years in prison.

20-year-old man in serious condition following Roscommon stabbing

The man was taken by ambulance to Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.

OCI to ask Shane Ross for funding back after accepting findings of report into Rio ticketing scandal

The Olympic Council will co-operate with an International Olympic Committee investigation into its former president Pat Hickey.

Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Over 1,600 on-the-spot fines handed out to cyclists in two years

The number of fines issued for cycling in pedestrianised areas has increased dramatically this year.

'Of course we've changed our plan': There will be heightened security at Electric Picnic this weekend

Gardaí said they have a “comprehensive” security plan in place.

OCI to meet for first time since publication of report into Rio ticketing scandal

The board will discuss the legality of a contract between the OCI and THG to be Ireland’s ticket distributor until 2026.

Tuesday 29 August, 2017

‘It’s heartbreaking’: Investigation at Mater as 91-year-old’s wedding rings go missing in her sleep

The woman and her family believe the rings were stolen while she was sleeping.

‘The devastation has been heart wrenching’: 47 families ‘displaced’ by Donegal flooding

Donegal County Council says some of the families won’t return to their homes “for some time”.

Garda hospitalised after hijacked taxi pursued in Finglas

A garda helicopter took part in the chase. Gardaí were alerted to the hijacking at 2.30am.

Union recommends nurses back public service pay deal to roll back recession measures

The recommendation comes after the union received clarifications from the Department of Public Expenditure.

Wednesday 23 August, 2017

‘It’s like a war zone’: Warnings issued to dog owners after spate of attacks on sheep in Wexford

The Irish Farmers Association says up to 4,000 sheep fall victim to dog attacks each year.

Roads closed and drivers rescued from cars as major flooding hits Donegal and Derry

Northern Ireland firefighters responded to 60 flood reports last night.

Gsoc probe launched after man shot and injured in Dublin overnight

A local resident said they heard “lots of screaming” following the incident.

Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'They probably weren't aware': Cork County Board condemns flying of Confederate flag

The flag was flown by Cork supporters during Sunday’s All Ireland semi-final against Waterford.

Tesco recalls batch of Creamy Leek and Bacon Cooking Sauce over 'undeclared egg'

The affected batch may be unsafe for people who are allergic to eggs.

'Champion for refugees' rights’: Tributes paid to Irish UNHCR official who died in Kenyan hospital

Andy Needham died unexpectedly following a routine operation.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

A report revealed that 30 foster carers had no evidence of being garda vetted and an EU negotiator labelled some UK customs union demands as “fantasy”.

HSE removes pro-life sticker from hospital waiting room following complaints

The HSE said the sticker was displayed “without the knowledge of hospital management”.

Monday 14 August, 2017

‘Anger, emptiness and loss’: Funeral of J1 student hears of family's devastation

Philip Leahy got into difficulty while swimming at a beach in Ocean City.

Child killed and 12 injured as car ploughs into restaurant in France

The local prosecutor said there is no doubt that it was a deliberate act.

Body recovered in search for missing Canadian diver

Three days of searches were carried out.

‘Is it something we want to keep doing?’ Cork fans again urged to drop Confederate flag

Civil rights groups call the flag a symbol of “hate and racism.”

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Sunday 6 August, 2017

'Overwhelming support’: Despite legal letters and cancelled events Galway will have a Pride festival

“We are not cancelled,” organisers have confirmed following a split involving committee members.

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