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Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 22 June, 2017

Today’s News

"Nobody told us she had died" - the story of Margaret Bullen, who spent her entire life in a Magdalene Laundry

Margaret Bullen died in 2003 aged just 50 from a disease possibly linked to her exposure to industrial-strength chemicals in the Laundries where she had lived.

Concern in Passport Office as 66,000 applications outstanding (and the number's growing)

The number of applications outstanding has been consistently on the rise in recent times in the wake of the Brexit vote.

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Yesterday’s News

'Don't open your door' - things have just gotten very, very real for illegal Irish in the US

Under Donald Trump’s presidency, US customs officials are directly targeting undocumented immigrants like Donegal man John Cunningham who seems set to be deported.

Tuesday 20 June, 2017

This I can carry - Irish exhibit shows the meagre possessions refugees hold following a harrowing journey

Dutch-Irish artist Annabel Konig spent a month in the migrant accommodation centres in Athens in early May.

'Some kind of penalty may be necessary' - new campaign may mean fines for blocking footpaths

A new disabilities campaign launched yesterday will see increased efforts made to keep Dublin’s footpaths clear for those with disabilities.

Monday 19 June, 2017

Ireland's teen suicide rate is the fourth highest in the EU

A new report suggests that the self-reporting of mental health issues among teenagers here is worryingly high.

Sunday 18 June, 2017

Here's What Happened Today:Sunday

Dozens dead in Portuguese motorway blaze, and government may roll back on Help-to-buy – it’s the Fix.

Trump says he's being investigated by the FBI, but Trump's lawyer insists he isn't

Lawyer Jay Sedulow said, “He’s not afraid of the investigation – there is no investigation… there is not an investigation of the president of the United States, period.”

Help-to-buy scheme may be scrapped admits Housing Minister

Eoghan Murphy said that the possibility the help-to-buy scheme had had the opposite effect to that intended is “a concern”.

Saturday 17 June, 2017

'And then there was nothing' - funeral takes place of Disappeared INLA victim Seamus Ruddy

Seamus Ruddy was murdered and his body buried in a forest near Paris 32 years ago.

Ding ding ding - the Luas has taken its first trip across O'Connell Bridge On Track This post contains videos

Ding ding ding - the Luas has taken its first trip across O'Connell Bridge

Two Luas trams have made the first journeys on the new Luas Cross City route this morning.

Two men arrested and handgun seized in Dublin city centre

The men were arrested following a routine traffic stop in the north inner city last at about 10pm last night.

Poll: Do you approve of Attorney General Máire Whelan being nominated to the Court of Appeal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you approve of Attorney General Máire Whelan being nominated to the Court of Appeal?

The decision by Leo Varadkar’s government has drawn a deal of criticism from the opposition.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Walker in critical condition after Galway collision, and coroner rules Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnea – it’s the 9 at 9.

30-year-old man seriously injured after being struck by car in Galway

The collision occurred at about 1.40am this morning.

Thursday 15 June, 2017

24 people arrested during day-long Garda crime crackdown in Co Kilkenny

The day-long operation was part of an Operation Thor offshoot codenamed Project Storm.

46 years later, Yoko Ono has been added to the credits for Lennon hit 'Imagine' Better Late Than Never This post contains videos

46 years later, Yoko Ono has been added to the credits for Lennon hit 'Imagine'

The anti-war track was first written in 1971.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Tributes paid to Ann Louise Gilligan, and full inquiry ordered into Grenfell Tower blaze – it’s the Fix.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Investigation launched after Leaving Cert paper hits social media less than an hour after exam began

A copy of today’s Irish higher level paper two was posted to a Facebook group shortly after the exam began this morning.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Man arrested in connection with discovery of female remains, and Enda Kenny waves goodbye as Taoiseach – it’s the Fix.

Casualty hospitalised after Liffey rescue at O'Connell Bridge

The incident at O’Connell Bridge was reported just after 4.40pm this afternoon.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Ireland's Attorney General is to become a judge of the Court of Appeal

The vacancy arose following the retirement of Justice Garrett Sheehan in March.

Monday 12 June, 2017

Four people broke their wrist in a week in Galway last year... taking selfies

The four people in question all broke the opposite arm to that which was holding the phone.

Three teenagers hospitalised following shooting in north Dublin

The incident happened just prior to 8pm this evening.

Police want to know who wrote them anonymous letter with 'vital information' on murder of prominent loyalist

44-year-old George Gilmore was gunned down in broad daylight in Carrickfergus in March.

Saturday 10 June, 2017

'We have no future' - wives of defence forces march today over their spouses' working conditions

Wives and Partners of the Defence Forces (WPDF) is set to march on the Department of Defence in Newbridge, Co Kildare, this afternoon.

Friday 9 June, 2017

Donald Trump claims he has been 'totally vindicated' by James Comey's testimony

The US president has been tweeting for the first time in two days this morning.

Dublin City Council issues warning regarding safety of rickshaws

The council has stated that rickshaws are not regulated, and are often not insured.

Thursday 8 June, 2017

Pub kitchen at centre of salmonella probe among latest outlets closed over food safety

Seven closure orders and one prohibition order were served by the FSAI last month.

Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Cycling to work is only healthy if the government makes it safe, new study says

For male cyclists between the ages of 20 and 29, the negative impacts of cycling outweigh the positive, according to the study.

'Terror threats change, so must we' - minister says Cobra committee will aid in preparation for attack

Varadkar is expected to be ratified as Ireland’s new Taoiseach by Dáil vote next week.

Male drivers rack up penalty points twice as often as women over a decade

Since the introduction of penalty points Ireland’s male drivers have received the lion’s share of fixed charge notices for road infractions.

Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Gardaí investigating after large hole dug in Longford heritage site

Granard Motte is one of Ireland’s premier surviving examples of a medieval motte and bailey structure.

Time to cancel Trump's state visit says London Mayor

Sadiq Khan last night said it did not make sense to welcome a president ‘whose policies go against everything we stand for’.

Ranked - the counties where you're most likely to have received penalty points

Some counties with the worst road fatality records in Ireland incur the least penalty points in the country.

Friday 2 June, 2017

British Airways bank holiday chaos likely caused by 'human error'

The meltdown, which saw 75,000 passengers stranded, was at first suspected to be the result of a cyber attack.

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