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Dublin: 8 °C Thursday 18 December, 2014

Today’s News

Man in his 20s killed in collision involving car and truck

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Man arrested after reports of shots fired at school in England

The school in Dorset was placed on lockdown.

Yesterday’s News

New York to ban fracking over health fears

New York to ban fracking over health fears

“We can’t afford to make a mistake. The potential dangers are too great.”

Court rules Patrick O’Brien’s sentence for raping his daughter was too lenient

Patrick O’Brien had been given a 12-year sentence with 9 years suspended for the serial rape of his daughter Fiona Doyle.

End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again

“These 50 years have shown that isolation hasn’t worked. It’s time for a new approach,” said Barack Obama.

Video shows terrifying scenes inside airplane forced to make emergency landing

Passengers can be heard screaming and praying.


Nice one: 17 nurses from Wexford General Hospital win €2.8 million Lotto jackpot

As early Christmas presents go, this is a good one.

Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Here’s what Ireland searched for on Google in 2014

Some of it is predictable, some of it is baffling.

Monday 15 December, 2014

Mary McAleese has got a new job

Dr McAleese is going to be a professor in Irish studies at the largest Catholic university in the UK.

Saturday 13 December, 2014

Obesity, Waterford Crystal, and a Massey Ferguson tractor: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of men in Ireland are overweight or obese?

Friday 12 December, 2014

Secondary school teachers are going on strike for a second day

Teachers will hold their second strike on Thursday 22 January.

Man and woman in their 20s arrested in €100k drugs seizure in Dublin

Cannabis worth €100,000 was found after gardaí raided a premises in west Dublin.

Thursday 11 December, 2014

Good news for Dublin: Fidelity hiring 200 new workers

The jobs are at Fidelity Investments, one fo the largest providers of financial services in the world.

Tuesday 9 December, 2014

The Burning Question: Do you put the lights or decorations on the Christmas tree first? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The Burning Question: Do you put the lights or decorations on the Christmas tree first?

Let us distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

Monday 8 December, 2014

Pedestrian killed in morning road crash

The man was pronounced dead at the scene in Mayo.

Sunday 7 December, 2014

Babies are smarter if they spend longer in the mother’s womb

Babies who weigh more when they’re born do better in school tests, scientists have found.

Saturday 6 December, 2014

Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers

Plus: How many homeowners are more than two years behind with their mortgage repayments?

Photos: The world’s biggest nativity scene happened this week

One thousand people, some wise men, a donkey and a camel…

Friday 5 December, 2014

Thanks, lads: Standard and Poor’s has upgraded Ireland to an A

We’re still five notches below the highest ranking though.

One man arrested in massive Garda operation into prostitution

33 buildings were searched in the operation.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

Thursday 4 December, 2014

Dublin Sinn Féin councillor receives death threat warning him not to attend water protest meeting

Jonathan Graham says he will still attend the meeting, despite the threat.

Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Tuesday 2 December, 2014

The number of female judges has hit a record high

Exactly one third of judges in the country are women.

2,000 pairs of fake Nike runners seized in Cork

The runners came from China and are believed to have been destined for the Christmas market in Ireland.

Saturday 29 November, 2014

Tesco, the IRA, and Carrauntoohil: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of deaths in Ireland are caused by cancer?

Thursday 27 November, 2014

Dáil suspended three times IN ONE HOUR as Burton and SF clash on abuse claims

Sinn Féin reacted angrily to sex abuse comments made by the Tánaiste.

Crime writer PD James has died at the age of 94 RIP

Crime writer PD James has died at the age of 94

Her books, many of which featured detective Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions of copies around the world.

Turn on those lights: Status Orange weather warning in place

An Garda Siochána are warning about dangerous driving conditions across the country.

Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Herbal cannabis worth €4.5 million found hidden in tins of olives at Dublin Port

Revenue said that the drugs were found as a result of profiling.

Monday 24 November, 2014

Three men charged over brutal killing of man in his Offaly home

The body of 64-year-old Thomas Dooley was discovered in February of this year.

Saturday 22 November, 2014

Water protests, death threats, and Bono: The week in numbers

Plus: Which county has more roads than any other county in Ireland?

Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Cork pensioner stabbed after confronting burglar in his home

The man found the intruder in his Cork home this afternoon and confronted him.

Tuesday 18 November, 2014

COMPETITION: Win a big haul of books from this year’s Irish Book Awards

Love books? Here’s how to win some great ones.

‘Turmoil’ in jails as prison officers launch industrial action

“Not every other employee has the misfortune of having to work with junkies puking and shitting around the place”.

Monday 17 November, 2014

“One woman was told her house was not safe to live in – but she has nowhere else to go”

People living in Donegal have noticed cracks in their homes – and they’re getting progressively worse.

Sunday 16 November, 2014

How US Navy SEALs are speaking out about their work for the first time

One retired SEAL has come forward to say he was the person who killed Osama bin Laden in 2011.

Saturday 15 November, 2014

House prices, Too Many Cooks, and Stephanie Roche: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people should have had their fingerprints taken by gardaí over the past two years but didn’t?

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