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Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Gardaí rescue swans confused by Storm Imogen

The wet weather confused the swans making them land on wet roads instead of rivers.

WATCH: Cruise ship forced to turn around after sailing into hurricane-force winds in the Atlantic No Smooth Sailing This post contains videos

WATCH: Cruise ship forced to turn around after sailing into hurricane-force winds in the Atlantic

The Royal Caribbean cruise liner was hit by 30 foot waves and 150mph winds.

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Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Foster care case: ‘These are allegations of rape using implements and horrific sexual abuse’

Tony O’Brien is in front of the Public Accounts Committee today to answer questions about abuse in a foster home in Waterford.

Testing women for virus spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex might help detect cervical cancer

Most people will have HPV at some point in their lives. Certain types can lead to cervical cancer.

Foster care rules are ‘being ignored and bypassed’

Almost one in five foster carers have not been allocated a social worker.

Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Operation Transformation leader withdraws from the show due to health reasons

Dan Kennedy underwent tests at St Michael’s Hospital in Dun Laoghaire, where he was diagnosed with severe colitis.

Monday 25 January, 2016

Dublin Bus passengers are less savvy these days about getting their cash back Cash Back This post contains a poll

Dublin Bus passengers are less savvy these days about getting their cash back

It appears that during the recession years we were a lot more eager to reclaim their change.

Sunday 24 January, 2016

When life means life: ‘I’m sorry for what I did to your mother and father’

Ireland’s longest serving prisoner has been in jail since 1964 and has never applied for parole.

Monday 18 January, 2016

‘Swedish Fritzl’ charged with raping and holding woman captive in purpose-built dungeon

The Swedish doctor is accused of kidnapping, drugging and raping the victim, who he held captive for over a week.

Sunday 17 January, 2016

When life means life: ‘God help me. The devil made me do it’

In the 1970s, two serial killers from the UK came to Ireland planning to rape and kill a woman every week.

Saturday 16 January, 2016

‘I was getting sick all day when I was pregnant. The doctor told me to have cold milk and Rice Krispies’

Severe vomiting affects 2% of pregnant woman, but some say there is not enough awareness about it, even among the medical profession.

Wednesday 13 January, 2016

High Court says businessman in tax affairs case can be named as Denis O’Brien

Yesterday, Justice O’Malley ordered that only the man’s initials could be published.

Tuesday 12 January, 2016

This is what could happen if you leave a charging device on your bed

A fire broke out in an apartment in Dublin 8 last night after a device that was charging on a bed caught fire.

Angry parents take to Liveline after Irish Cancer Society cuts off hardship fund

The fund was set up to help patients and their families who found themselves in financial trouble because of a diagnosis.

18 pups found in car boot at Dublin Port, one fighting for his life

The DSPCA said Ireland is the puppy farm capital of Europe.

Sunday 10 January, 2016

When life means life: ‘All I went for was a few bob. I hadn’t it in mind at all to kill her’

Through the Freedom of Information Act, TheJournal.ie discovered there are just three men who have been imprisoned for over 40 years for murders committed back in the 1960s and 1970s.

Spotlight movie shines light on Catholic Church abuses that are all too familiar

The new Hollywood movie focuses on the Pulitzer Prize winning investigation carried out by The Boston Globe into the Catholic Church’s cover-up of child-molesting priests.

Saturday 9 January, 2016

It’s January and you’re broke. Here are a few free things that will keep you occupied

There are lots of things to keep you occupied that you can do for free – or for fairly cheap.

Tuesday 5 January, 2016

From Business ETC Nama says the last remaining ghost estates will be finished this year In THe Money

Nama says the last remaining ghost estates will be finished this year

In its annual review, Nama said it had a cash balance of €3.4 billion.

Cricketer fined for asking reporter on date live on air and people are divided about it Australia This post contains a poll

Cricketer fined for asking reporter on date live on air and people are divided about it

Chris Gayle said: ‘Don’t blush, baby’ after making advances while being interviewed on live television.

Saturday 2 January, 2016

Kilkenny pub reports its own bouncer to gardaí after footage of head-stamping emerges online

The incident occurred on New Year’s Eve outside Matt The Millers pub in Kilkenny.

Poll: Do you think you’ll have more cash in 2016? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think you’ll have more cash in 2016?

Will you have more cash in your pocket this year.

‘It’s insulting to parents to say they’re baptising their children to get them into a school’

The Primate of Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin said it was being overstated that this occurred regularly.

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Man shot in the leg at New Year’s Eve party

Gardaí are investigating the incident that happened in Newbridge, County Kildare.

Friday 1 January, 2016

Poll: Are you going ‘on the dry’ this January? On A Break This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you going ‘on the dry’ this January?

Had enough of the Christmas festivities? Are you giving up the booze this month?

Court hears child who set fire to bedroom wants to go to college

The case of two children due to leave state care were discussed in court.

You can go ‘on the dry’ this January and help more than just your health

You can go ‘on the dry’ this January and help more than just your health

The Irish Heart Foundation wants you to give up the booze this January and help raise money for charity.

Thursday 31 December, 2015

Fire breaks out at luxury Dubai hotel

Emergency services are at the scene.

‘I want my children to have the family I never had’

A mother who was once in state care says she wants her children to be happy.

Police arrest man selling fake tickets to Adele and Justin Bieber gigs in Dublin and Belfast

Did you buy tickets from Gumtree for the concerts in Belfast or Dublin? The police want to hear from you.

After months of controversy, the banking inquiry signs off on final report

The inquiry members met today to discuss submissions from witnesses who gave evidence at hearings earlier in the year.

Bill Cosby’s attorney: ‘My client is not guilty. This is a game of political football’

Monique Pressley, Bill Cosby’s attorney, said he has been “unjustly” accused of a crime.

Bank of Ireland customers unhappy their wages haven’t hit their accounts yet

Unhappy customers have taken to Twitter to ask why they have not been paid today.

Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Garda tells court she found child wandering street with his drunk mother at 5am

A school principal said the child had complained of being hungry in school.

Racist graffiti sprayed on building opposite Immigrant Council of Ireland

The Immigrant Coucil said vandalising a building site at the height of storm Frank shows the mentality of those behind the act.

Storm Frank causes severe flooding in the UK and more is on the way

Storm Frank has also been battering parts of the UK overnight.

Government plans to clear up confusion surrounding physical therapists and physiotherapists

New laws are to be introduced to ensure the titles are protected and registered.

Is Ireland changing its attitude to electric cars? Energy This post contains a poll

Is Ireland changing its attitude to electric cars?

In 2015, over 500 new electric cars were supported through the government grant scheme.

Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Mother who relapsed and went on ‘cocaine session’ wants children back

The children’s social worker said there is a plan in place to return the children to the mother’s care if she engages with drug user services.

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