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Dublin: 10 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014

Today’s News

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Catch up as you wake up.

‘Revenge porn’ soon to be illegal under new UK law, so should Ireland follow suit?

The punishment for sharing explicit images or videos on the internet in the UK will be a two year jail sentence.

Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everybody’s talking about Irish Water applications, the tragic Kildare crash and the shooting in a US high school…

Two dead after shooter opens fire at US high school

Police are at the scene in Washington, north Seattle.

Kildare woman killed in last night’s garda chase crash has been named

The collision occurred at approximately 8.45pm.

Gardaí concerned for 14-year-old missing since Monday

She was last seen in the Clondalkin area at 8.30pm that evening.

Rescuer of toddler who climbed out window onto busy road gets bravery award

One Garda received awards for two separate acts of bravery.

Hundreds of Irish women contact abortion pill website every month

Tonight RTÉ’s Prime Time revealed that so far this year there have been more than 60 abortion pill seizures.

Thursday 23 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about the Maíria Cahill scandal, Positive Action’s expenses and the tragic deaths in Donegal…

The sacked minister who helped set up Irish Water thinks John Tierney should go

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach said he wants to ensure that water charges are ‘affordable’.

Boy severely brain damaged before birth awarded €2.75m in High Court settlement

Linda McCarthy was expecting twins and was not admitted to St Joseph’s Hospital in Clonmel despite medical concerns.

Missing Irish lecturer Matt Wall located in Cardiff

Matthew Wall is a lecturer in Swansea.

Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Maíria Cahill, Irish Water and the manhunt in Ottawa…

Irish man stopped while boarding ferry to Holyhead, €168,000 seized

A detention order for the man was granted today at the Criminal Courts of Justice.

Alan Kelly doesn’t think Irish Water should pay any bonuses to staff

Alan Kelly said the new board will address the bonus culture at Irish water as a matter of priority.

Alan Kelly: ‘John Tierney should be out facing the public and I’ll tell him that’

He said he has 100% confidence in John Tierney as CEO of Irish Water.

We’ll soon be hearing a lot more about US Senator Gary Hart

Northern Ireland talks are already underway.

Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about Irish Water, the apology to Justin Timberlake and how Ireland is a top spot for visitors next year…

Grave of WT Cosgrave vandalised in Goldenbridge Cemetery

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan took to Twitter today to voice his disgust.

Fossett’s Circus ‘open for business’ despite facing potential collapse

The family are considering asking the court to appoint an examiner to the business.

New appointments chosen to fill vacancies in High Court

Two serving judges were also appointed to the Court of Appeal.

Irish MEP says strict Central Bank mortgage rules need to be reviewed

Brian Hayes said the new 20% deposit rule has ‘unintended’ consequences.

Enda Kenny: ‘I have every confidence John Tierney can do his job’

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael backbencher has called on the board of Irish Water to resign.

Monday 20 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everybody’s talking about Maíria Cahill, Ebola and Irish Water bonuses…

Funeral of Hassan Khan takes place in Dublin RIP

Funeral of Hassan Khan takes place in Dublin

The two-year-old boy was found dead in an apartment in Ballybrack.

Don’t like lamb? Over €7 million is being spent to convince you otherwise

Sheep meat consumption and production has been down 20% in the last 14 years.

From Business ETC Five new research centres on the way following €245m investment Cutting-edge

Five new research centres on the way following €245m investment

The centres will be located at Trinity College Dublin, UCD, NUI Galway and UL.


One millionth visitor to Cliffs of Moher wins €5k holiday

Rita Shaw from Florida is on holiday to Ireland with her husband.

Primary school pupils are being prepared to work in the 21st century

A survey of 300 Irish primary schools said access to high speed broadband is an obstacle.

Friday 17 October, 2014

Gardaí continue to question man after children injured in petrol bomb attack

The attack took place after 9pm last night.

Teenager killed and nun injured in tragic police chase

Two males who were also in the Jaguar and the driver of the VW Polo remain in hospital.

Stolen livestock slaughtered in illegal abattoirs could make it back to Irish consumers

The gardaí said there are three organised criminal gangs involved in the “rustling” of cattle.

A third of people think coding is more important than learning Irish

1 in 5 people think coding is more important than maths.

Hotdog and wine gums dispute gets fired Cineworld worker €20,000

The former cinema worker purchased a regular hotdog, when he had, in fact, received a large hotdog.

Dublin man caught with thousands of pounds worth of cocaine at Heathrow Airport

The man had arrived in on a flight from Brazil.

Wednesday 15 October, 2014

‘Exciting step forward’ as human embryo stem cell transplant restores sight in patients

No safety concerns were detected up to 22 months after the transplant.

‘Excise relief is the shot in the arm needed to get the Irish craft beer industry going’

The Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company says yesterday’s Budget announcement was unexpected, but welcome.

Pressure is on to get building, but those in construction need to learn new skills

The Irish Green Building Council says Ireland is going through a “revolution in standards and regulation”.

Little relief for renters as Rent Supplement and rent cap omitted from Budget

There was dismay by many groups that the there was nothing to combat spiralling rents.

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