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Dublin: 4 °C Friday 23 February, 2018

Yesterday’s News

'If everything's fine, why's it being investigated?' - Social Protection peppered with tough questions over PSC

It emerged at today’s Oireachtas committee on social protection that roughly 450 people have had welfare payments suspended over failing to register for a Public Services Card.

Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Giving the unborn full rights would have consequences 'with reverberations', Supreme Court hears

A landmark Supreme Court appeal hearing is under way which is expected to have crucial ramifications for the pending referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Kerry councillor apologises to colleague for telling her to 'dye your hair blonde' in order to be noticed

The exchange came during yesterday’s meeting of Kerry’s 33-member county council.

You're going to need a PSC to get any kind of driving licence or learner permit from April

Driving licence applications will become the latest state process to be added to the Public Services Card’s remit in just under seven weeks.

Most of those living in Ireland think the Irish language should be legally protected in the North

An Irish language act has become one of the main stumbling blocks in talks aimed at relaunching the Stormont government.

Monday 19 February, 2018

Sinn Féin says direct rule is 'off the table' as Varadkar speaks by phone to Theresa May

An Taoiseach met this evening with the Sinn Féin leadership in Dublin.

Taxi drivers threaten protest over proposed College Green plaza

The various taxi driver associations have grouped together to say that the damage the plaza will do to their business has not been taken into consideration by Dublin City Council.

Sunday 18 February, 2018

The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be

The allocation of state board memberships has caused no end of controversy in Ireland in the past.

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.

Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Poll: Have you been affected by the rental crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you been affected by the rental crisis?

A new report by Daft.ie shows that rent in Dublin is now €380 per month higher than at the peak of the Celtic Tiger years.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

UK teens arrested on suspicion of murder of baby, and Dublin rents €380 higher than peak of Celtic Tiger – it’s the 9 at 9.

Monday 12 February, 2018

Poll: Will you cook a pancake for Pancake Tuesday? Be Prepared This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you cook a pancake for Pancake Tuesday?

It’s a big day tomorrow – but will you be indulging?

The 9 at 9: Monday

Leo and Theresa May due to meet in Belfast, and vulture fund ramps up legal actions against homeowners – it’s the 9 at 9.

Sunday 11 February, 2018

'If you must build something there, it has to be world class' - the saga of the €250 million Cork city skyscraper

Should the mooted 40-storey building be constructed on Cork’s docklands it would become Ireland’s tallest structure.

Much-delayed IT system to see Affordable Childcare Scheme launch pushed back to 2019 - at least

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has declined to provide an estimate as to when the ACS, originally slated for September 2017, will be able to officially launch.

Saturday 10 February, 2018

How well do you know your Dáil rows?

TDs aren’t above screaming blue murder at each other from time to time.

Friday 9 February, 2018

Irish people stopped paying mortgages in their droves after a ruling blocked the banks from evicting

The Dunne Judgement from July 2011 stated that banks could no longer foreclose until new legislation was brought in on the issue.

Thursday 8 February, 2018

'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb

The Public Services Card was discussed for the first time in an Oireachtas forum at the Social Protection committee today.

No-deal Brexit would cripple UK finances to tune of €91 BILLION - leaked report

The leaked secret economic analysis paints a dire economic picture for the UK post-Brexit.

Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Seven people remain in hospital following the school bus crash this morning

A full school bus collided with a car at about 8.30am this morning on the R513 near Caherconlish, with dozens sustaining injuries.

'It's full steam ahead' - Naughten pours cold water on Fianna Fáil calls for review of National Broadband Plan

Fianna Fáil’s communications spokesman Timmy Dooley had suggested that the procurement process should be halted in order to ‘review’ the tender.

Sinn Féin politician defends describing Northern Ireland as a 'putrid little statelet'

Alex Maskey has defended his comments, and condemned the ‘faux outrage’ they sparked from unionists.

Tuesday 6 February, 2018

What on earth is going on with the world's stock markets this morning?

Everything appears to be in freefall, though some analysts suggest it is just an example of ‘natural correction’.

There's a sprinkling of snow about the country this morning

But it’s not likely to last for long. Still, take care on the roads out there.

Man in his late 70s killed in motorway collision in Tipperary

The fatal collision happened at Junction 12 on the M8, near Cahir, at about 9pm last night.

Sunday 4 February, 2018

There are some severe wintry conditions on the way in the coming days

Wrap up warm in the coming days folks.

Sinn Féin councillor suspended, TD 'censured', following meeting of party board

The disciplinary measures relate to an ongoing alleged feud between party representatives in north Dublin.

Amanda Knox talked prison and redemption and then sang an Irish rebel song on Ray D'Arcy last night

The 30-year-old, who spent the guts of a decade fighting a murder conviction in Italy over the death of her then flatmate, made a memorable appearance on last night’s show.

Poll: Would you vote for Irexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you vote for Irexit?

Nigel Farage believes there’s a ‘gap’ in Ireland’s political market which could be filled by an anti-EU political force.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Welcome to Sunday – here’s all the news you need to know.

Sinn Féin's Northern policing spokesman filmed removing clamp from car with bolt cutters

Gerry Kelly found his car clamped on a Belfast street on Friday morning.

Saturday 3 February, 2018

Morning Ireland was unfair in calling Kevin Myers a 'Holocaust denier' - BAI

Myers previously described himself as such in describing his issues with the word ‘holocaust’ itself, rather than in denying the genocide of European Jews during World War II.

Poll: Are you comfortable with your flight details being shared with other countries? Passenger Name Directive This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you comfortable with your flight details being shared with other countries?

Ireland must shortly pass a new law in order to be compliant with EU security standards regarding flight passenger information.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all that’s happening on this crisp February morning.

Lady Gaga cancels remainder of European tour citing 'severe pain'

The singer suffers from fibromyalgia, a condition which can cause severe pain all over the body.

Polish man fighting extradition from Ireland citing the alleged corruption of his own country's legal system

Artur Celmer is the subject of three separate extradition warrants from his native country (where he claims he could not get a fair trial) for alleged drug trafficking.

Friday 2 February, 2018

Poll: Should free contraception be introduced in Ireland and, if so, for whom? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should free contraception be introduced in Ireland and, if so, for whom?

The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) says there is a ‘compelling rationale’ for the introduction of free birth control for women.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Irish man missing in Australia ‘unlikely’ to be found alive, and woman concerned over lack of progress in abuse review – it’s the 9 at 9.

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