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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 21 August, 2014

Today’s News


Tuesday 19 August, 2014

What’s your mental health life saver? This group wants to know

The Mental Health Reform are calling for community mental health services to be available around the clock, seven days a week.

Students to be put up in hotels due to building delays at Montrose site

A classic room is priced at €180 per week, while the penthouse costs €265 per week.

Monday 18 August, 2014

Points hike for science, tech and construction courses

UCD architecture saw one of the biggest points increase, rising by 25 points to 490.

Sniffer dog unit at Wheatfield Prison ‘compromised’ after false indications – report

The sniffer dog unit are used to detect the presence of drugs on any visitors to the prison.

63 hours chatting: Irish DJs break world record for the longest ever radio talk show

The talk show beat a US Christian station who previously held the record.

Ibrahim Halawa beaten with metal chain in Egyptian prison, says sister

The charity Reprieve has urged Tony Blair to intervene in the case.


It’ll feel a bit nippy this week as temperatures fall back

Gone are the days of the high twenties…

Sunday 17 August, 2014

Let’s talk about sex: 74% of women believe pornography is ‘morally unacceptable’

As a collective, 61% of all people surveyed regarded porn as morally wrong.

Ireland ready for next step in marriage equality as 85% say it is morally right — GLEN

The poll also found that 65% said they agreed that gay adoption was acceptable.

South Yorkshire police complain to the BBC over Cliff Richard ‘leak’

The police said it was “disappointing” that the BBC was slow to acknowledge that the force was not the source of the leak.

Gardaí anxious to speak with two females in relation to hit-and-run

The two females took a lift in a dark coloured Volkswagen Golf in the Swords area between 3am and 3.30am.

National Women’s Council calls State refusal of abortion to woman ‘barbaric’

The Sunday Independent reports that the woman said she was suicidal.

Poll: Should high achieving Leaving Cert students get preference for campus accommodation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should high achieving Leaving Cert students get preference for campus accommodation?

Should those who got high points get special treatment?

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Does Ireland provide equal public transport to wheelchair users?

Wheelchair users are to be treated the same as any other passengers under the law, but is that the case?

Saturday 16 August, 2014

Over 30 people, including children, found in shipping container at Essex docks UK

Over 30 people, including children, found in shipping container at Essex docks

Basildon Hospital states that it is dealing with a ‘major incident’.

Two people killed in overnight road crash in Cork

A man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene last night.

Man recovering after presenting to Mater Hospital with gunshot wounds to legs

A car carrying two men crashed into a barrier at the hospital last night.

Seventeen deadly lion’s mane jellyfish removed from Dublin beaches

Red warning flags have been erected on Killiney, Sandycove and Seapoint beaches.

Woman in her 70s seriously injured in Drogheda house fire

It’s understood the woman was asleep in the house when the fire broke out.

Poll: Do you use public transport? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you use public transport?

Are you reluctant to leave the car at home and jump on the bus or train?

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s the start of the weekend – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Man killed in hit-and-run in Swords overnight

The man was struck by a car on North Street in Swords at 3.10am.

Wednesday 13 August, 2014

It’s ‘great news’ that child beauty pageants have been axed – Senator

The Universal Royalty Beauty Contest is planning to proceed with its Belfast pageant.

Lord of the Rings’ Middle-earth was inspired by… the Burren

A Derry-based academic says the time Tolkien spent in Ireland inspired his concept.

Calls for students to study career-relevant subjects

The American Chamber of Commerce supports the proposal that more points be given to students who study career or university relevant subjects.

From Business ETC Revenue want homeowners to justify property tax valuation if house value has increased Prove It

Revenue want homeowners to justify property tax valuation if house value has increased

The 2013 valuation will have to be justified if the value of the home has increased by over 15%.

Monday 11 August, 2014

‘I want him back home’: Wife of missing 81-year-old Tom Kennedy renews appeal

Kennedy left his home in the Virginia Park area of Finglas in North Dublin on 29 July.

Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault in fast-food restaurant in Cork

It is believed the woman was followed into the bathroom.

Sunday 10 August, 2014

Surrogacy under the spotlight: How Ireland plans to handle this legal minefield

There are no laws governing surrogacy in Ireland, but they are on the way. Here’s what it will include.

Saturday 9 August, 2014

Irish soldiers in the Great War: Tracing your family history in WWI

Readers share their family links to the Great War with some tips on how to begin your search.

Friday 8 August, 2014

Man in his 60s dies after e-cigarette explodes while charging

The e-cigarette was close to an oxygen tube. This is the ninth fire involving e-cigarettes in Merseyside since 2013.

Deadly Lion’s mane jellyfish spotted in Dublin Bay

A young girl was rushed to hospital yesterday in Cork due to a severe reaction to a jellyfish sting.

Number of patients admitted on trolleys up 187% in some hospitals

Five hospitals increased by between 75% to 187% in comparison to the same period last year.

Irish aid workers travel to Sierre Leone to help with Ebola outbreak

The GOAL support team will travel to areas worst affected by the outbreak.

Trinity scientists discover how to attack a bacteria that causes cystic fibrosis infections

The common bacteria produces a slimy bio-film that on the lungs that is almost impossible for patients to clear

Sleep deprivation is a pervasive problem for astronauts in space

An astronaut during spaceflight gets just under six hours sleep on shuttle missions.

This app aims to help you avoid the areas with most air pollution

This app reads the level of air pollution in your environment.

Thursday 7 August, 2014

Aer Lingus flight diverted to Toulouse due to bomb scare at Perpignan airport

Perpignan airport was evacuated due to a bomb scare this afternoon.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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