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Today’s News


Friday 20 November, 2015

Defence team for Veronica Guerin’s killer says court must look at ‘flaw’ in original trial

The convicted killer of the journalist is seeking for his conviction to be quashed.

Thursday 19 November, 2015

Veronica Guerin’s killer is appealing his conviction for her murder

On 26 June 26 1996, Veronica Guerin was shot in her car at traffic lights on the Naas Road.

Wednesday 11 November, 2015

The story of my great grandfather who died in WWI: Patrick Carroll, Gunner 100938 Ww1

The story of my great grandfather who died in WWI: Patrick Carroll, Gunner 100938

Patrick, from Dún Laoghaire, was one of the 49,000 Irish men that was killed in World War I.

Tuesday 10 November, 2015

‘The Irish people blazed a trail’: Final step taken to allow same-sex marriage in Ireland

The Department of Justice confirmed that from next Monday, couples can register their intention to marry with marriage registrars.

Enda insists the Anglo loans inquiry won’t collapse

Enda insists the Anglo loans inquiry won’t collapse

The Taoiseach said he received a letter from Judge Brian Cregan last Friday about the difficulties the inquiry had encountered.

There’s been a very important court ruling for anyone being pursued for debt by a bank

The judgment means a person who is being pursued by a bank for a debt is entitled to make full representations to the court.

Enda could be shaking hands and kissing babies, but instead we’re all talking about Siteserv again

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

This technology could be installed in your car to restrict your speed

Irish MEP Deirdre Clune said the drivers should be rewarded for using the car system that can automatically limit the speed of the vehicle.

Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Leo Varadkar has a plan to put calorie counts on beer bottles

Five new health warnings are to appear on every alcohol product under proposed new rules.

There’s a 1916 chocolate bar and some people aren’t happy about it Choclomation This post contains a poll

There’s a 1916 chocolate bar and some people aren’t happy about it

The bar wrapper shows that heads of the 1916 leaders as well as the Proclamation.

No evidence Back to Education Allowance gets people back to work

The Department of Social Protection said an evaluation of the JobBridge scheme is about to commence.

UK police staff member leaves force after Twitter ‘rape joke’ about football match

Both tweets prompted a flood of complaints that the police force would treat sexual assault with such flippancy.

Monday 2 November, 2015

Protesters support Paul Murphy and 33 others facing charges over Jobstown rally

The Anti-Austerity Alliance TD was issued with a court summons in connection with last year’s anti-water charges protest in Jobstown.

Gardaí are cracking down on Ireland’s most prolific burglars

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said gardaí plan to put as many of the crime gangs out of business as they possibly can.

Sunday 1 November, 2015

It’s going to take six years to extend the breast cancer screening programme

The US changed its rules on when women should begin getting mammograms.

Thursday 29 October, 2015

Seven teenagers in court to face criminal charges over Jobstown protest

Juvenilles who were arrested in relation to the Jobstown protest appeared in court today.

Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Sinn Féin wants a vote pact with other left-wing parties – but not everyone’s up for it

The party has confirmed it will join left-wing parties and independents in a voting transfer pact.

Saturday 24 October, 2015

Looking for a job this Christmas? These places are hiring

Need some extra cash this Christmas? A few places are hiring.

Wednesday 21 October, 2015

A final farewell: As the bells tolled, five coffins were taken from the hearses

With five coffins sitting before the altar, sadness could be seen etched on the faces of everyone in the church that day.

Tuesday 20 October, 2015

‘Ireland as a nation suffered a loss which is beyond words. There are no words’ RIP

‘Ireland as a nation suffered a loss which is beyond words. There are no words’

The first of the Carrickmines funerals took place in Bray today.

President Higgins will plant a tree in honour of Berkeley victims during US trip

Michael D is en route to the west coast of America.

Monday 19 October, 2015

‘I believe he was abducted’: Brother of Philip Cairns says DNA could be key to finding the truth

The 13-year-old went missing 29 years ago this month. Gardaí are still actively investigating his disappearance.

IRA mole in garda ranks? Gardaí say they are ‘examining the content’ of Sunday newspaper report

It’s also confirmed that an additional 25 gardaí are to join the station in which Garda Tony Golden was a member.

Thursday 15 October, 2015

Elderly woman beaten up in her home puts house up for sale

Locals have expressed their sadness that Eva Sutton will not be returning to the home in which she spent most of her life.

Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Stress is making a lot of you take time off work Stressed Out This post contains a poll

Stress is making a lot of you take time off work

After injuries to workers, stress is the second most common reason for people taking time off work.

Why hasn’t the USC been scrapped yet?

We were told back in 2011 that it was a temporary measure, but €4 billion every year seems to be too difficult to part with.

Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Here’s what’s changed with the Universal Social Charge in the Budget

The much-hated USC has been cut.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Sorry Leo, fizzy drinks won’t be taxed

The Health Minister had asked for a 20% tax on the drinks to help tackle obesity.

The minimum wage is going up to €9.15 per hour

It’s an increase of 50c on the old rate.

Monday 12 October, 2015

There are just two weight management clinics in Ireland. This is a problem, say doctors

Currently there are just two such clinics – at St Colmcille’s in Loughlinstown and at University Hospital Galway.

Michael Dwyer’s mother searches for answers into her son’s death in new film

The Tipperary man was shot dead in Bolivia in 2009. Authorities state he had links to a terrorist group – something his family categorically refutes.

Saturday 10 October, 2015

These guys got their ears pierced for the first time, here’s how they got on

Do they scream, cry, or just take it like a pro?

Friday 9 October, 2015

Martin McGuinness: ‘I never talk about shooting anybody but I was a member of the IRA’

McGuinness said forty years on, he is still proud that he was a member of the IRA.

Thursday 8 October, 2015

From Business ETC Lidl staff to get a bump in their wages with supermarket to pay €11.50 an hour Living Wage

Lidl staff to get a bump in their wages with supermarket to pay €11.50 an hour

The pay increase will be introduced from 1 November.

Becky Watts died by strangulation before her body was cut up with a saw

A Bristol court was told yesterday that her stepbrother Nathan Matthews and his girlfriend Shauna Hoare killed the teenager at her home.

Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Elderly man injured after robbers knock on front door and raid his home

Detectives believe the incident is linked to another robbery that occurred earlier in the evening.

Over 100 twins saved by laser surgery while still in the womb

The procedure involves placing a tiny camera through the mother’s abdomen and into the womb.

Is Hurricane Joaquin heading to Ireland?

It’s making its way towards Europe, but where will it end up?

Monday 5 October, 2015

UK in ‘chaos’ over plastic bag levy. What’s all the fuss about? We did that 13 years ago…

The year of Saipan and Nadine Coyle forgetting her age we began paying for our plastic bags.

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