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Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 2 July, 2015

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Here’s exactly what our politicians and civil servants were up to last year

Hitting the gym, Oireachtas Committee meetings and learning languages were all on the agenda.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Tuesday 30 June, 2015

HSE investigating rise in HIV amongst injecting drug users in Dublin

There have been 15 cases confirmed from June 2014 to June 2015.

Monday 29 June, 2015

Doctor accused of putting cancer patients’ health at risk and showing ‘lack of empathy’

Dr Saqib Ahmed worked as a registrar in oncology from July to November 2012 at University Hospital Limerick.

Poor visibility reported on day of fatal plane crash that killed two men and their dogs

Bryan Keane and Paul Smith died in May when the plane they were flying crashed into Blackstairs Mountain.

Sunday 28 June, 2015

Why are A LOT more twins and triplets being born in Ireland?

There has been a 36% increase in the number of twins born in Ireland over the period of a decade.

Poll: Should childhood vaccines be mandatory? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should childhood vaccines be mandatory?

California is the latest state in the US to move towards making it mandatory.

What’s under the icy seas of Europa? NASA plans to find out

The hope is that a new prototype will be able to explore distant planets with potential habitable oceans.

Saturday 27 June, 2015

Beaten, robbed and left to die: One march that paved the way for the Dublin Pride parade

The parade is expected to attract huge crowds today but where did it all begin?

If we’re going to Mars, where are we going to land, live and work on the red planet?

NASA said it’s aiming to send people to Mars in 2030.

Dublin’s doll hospital and teddy bear clinic closes today

Melissa and Chris Nolan have been repairing dolls and teddies for over 30 years.

Friday 26 June, 2015

Irish woman killed in Tunisia named as Meath mother of two

Lorna Carty was involved with Dunderry GAA club and her family is well known in the area.

‘I have broad shoulders, broad hips, a bum – that’s just how I am made’

The Irish model who was featured in Vogue Italia says there’s a ‘curvy revolution’ happening.

Christie’s formally withdraws Russborough paintings from auction

… but there’s an October deadline to come up with other philanthropic alternatives to keep the paintings is Ireland.

Thursday 25 June, 2015

Last postcard sent home by Lorcán Miller read out at funeral RIP

Last postcard sent home by Lorcán Miller read out at funeral

Lorcán is the last of the victims to be laid to rest this week.

WATCH: Obama tells trans heckler “You’re in my house”

The heckler was a transgender, undocumented immigrant activist protesting against the abuse of transgender immigrants.

RTÉ bought abortion pills – but it didn’t break any rules Bai

RTÉ bought abortion pills – but it didn’t break any rules

The abortion drugs were imported to Ireland via a post office in Northern Ireland for purpose of an investigation.

‘Life is short. I intend to honour those who died by living the happiest and most fulfilling life possible’

Clodagh Cogley, one of the survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse, has written an inspirational message on Facebook.

Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Hozier gives touching tribute at Olivia Burke’s funeral by performing last song RIP

Hozier gives touching tribute at Olivia Burke’s funeral by performing last song

Olivia Burke’s father said today was to be a celebration of his daughter’s life.

Inquiry hears gardaí and health service were aware of Brendan Smyth’s abuse in early 1970s

Previously confidential documents released to the inquiry show that Smyth was receiving psychiatric treatment in St Patrick’s Hospital in Dublin.

‘He robbed my children, he robbed me and he did it for no reason’

The wife of Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, who was shot dead in Texas said she tries not to hold on to bitterness.

Fiona Doyle’s mother arrested in relation to abuse investigation

Breda O’Brien was released without charge this afternoon.

Report on Berkeley balcony collapse finds wooden beams had severe dry rot

The City Building and Safety Division issued a summary of initial findings last night from the investigation of the fatal balcony failure a week ago.

Tuesday 23 June, 2015

‘Closure of taxi rank at Beaumont Hospital will impact on elderly patients’

Dublin City Council ordered the closure of the rank at the end of the month.

Photos: The sun was shining and people were smiling. Can we have weather like this all the time?

Shorts. Check. Sunscreen. Check. Eating dinner outside. Check.

Widow pleads for lost phone with husband’s last messages to be returned

She said the phone was very precious to her as it has photos and messages on it.

Monday 22 June, 2015

The remains of all the Berkeley victims have now returned to Ireland RIP

The remains of all the Berkeley victims have now returned to Ireland

The first of the funerals will take place tomorrow.

Penalty point dodgers who fail to produce a driving licence in court could face prosecution

A report recently highlighted the problem of non-endorsement of driving licences with penalty points.

What life would be like without the internet

Imagine you couldn’t send pictures of cute kittens across the web… travesty.

Bright, sunny spells. These words are music to our ears

Temperatures are to hit the 20s this week.

Sunday 21 June, 2015

‘If you said no to the children they would just scream and sometimes punch you’

Au pairs are working in up to 20,000 Irish homes – many working around the clock for not much pay.

Tesco worker with injured back fails in unfair dismissal case

The supermarket maintained the employee failed to reach the minimum productivity levels the company sets.

Saturday 20 June, 2015

‘The industry is coming to Ireland in a big way’: Bright future for Irish film with these talented graduates Ones To Watch This post contains videos

‘The industry is coming to Ireland in a big way’: Bright future for Irish film with these talented graduates

Ireland’s future film-makers hope to stay in Ireland as the industry grows.

Friday 19 June, 2015

From Business ETC Ireland’s first ever shopping centre is getting a make-over Stillorgan

Ireland’s first ever shopping centre is getting a make-over

Stillorgan shopping centre first opened its doors in 1966.

Woman overlooked for promotion due to maternity leave awarded €70k

The employee says the insurance company said ‘bring it on’ when she said she would go to the Equality Tribunal.

UK doctor and two nurses charged with manslaughter of woman who travelled from Ireland for abortion

The 32-year-old woman was 22 weeks pregnant when she died after suffering post-surgery complications.

Thursday 18 June, 2015

Ireland rallies around to support families of Berkeley tragedy RIP

Ireland rallies around to support families of Berkeley tragedy

Books of condolences have been opened throughout the country.

‘Christie’s, the stinkers’: Auction house will ‘disgrace themselves’ if it charges penalty fee for Russborough paintings

There have been calls for the board of the foundation to be dissolved.

Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Flying with Ryanair this weekend? You better check-in early

The airline says passengers need to check-in well before they’re meant to fly out.

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