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Today’s News

Poll: Would you welcome a general election in the next two months? On The Brink This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome a general election in the next two months?

A return to the polls is looking increasingly likely with neither Fine Gael nor Fianna Fáil apparently willing to cede ground over the Frances Fitzgerald email controversy.

The 8 at 8: Friday

An election may be on the cards, and Kinahan cartel member arrested following massive Spanish drug sting – it’s the 8 at 8.

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Yesterday’s News

Objections by Department of Justice to Magdalen redress investigation 'disingenuous' - Ombudsman

The Ombudsman has been harshly critical of the Department of Justice in his report published this morning.

Poll: Should a person's rental history help them to get a larger mortgage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a person's rental history help them to get a larger mortgage?

At present, the amount a person can borrow is governed by the Central Bank’s mortgage rules, first introduced in 2015.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all you need to know this chilly Thursday morning.

Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Poll: Should Frances Fitzgerald resign over the 'forgotten' McCabe email? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Frances Fitzgerald resign over the 'forgotten' McCabe email?

It has been the 24 hours from hell for the former Minister for Justice.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Flooding closes roads around the country, and Frances Fitzgerald on the ropes – it’s the 9 at 9.

London police seeking 'voyeur' who put camera in Starbucks toilet, got caught on the same device

The camera had been in place for three or four weeks before being spotted.

Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Jubilant scenes as Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

The news comes in the wake of an debate in the country’s parliament regarding the impeachment of the 93-year-old ruler.

Monday 20 November, 2017

Some Leap Card users travelling on Bus Éireann for free due to lack of correct ticket machines

Privately contracted vehicles driving for the State company in particular are often driven with no machine capable of recognising Leap Cards.

Sunday 19 November, 2017

Controversial Cork seaweed harvesting project close to getting final green light

Tralee-based company BioAtlantis wants to harvest Bantry’s kelp for bioengineering purposes.

Saturday 18 November, 2017

'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating

Support and bereavement group Embrace Farm are soon to hold their first national conference on the multitude of problems presented by farming tragedies.

Thursday 16 November, 2017

Kevin Spacey accused of 20 incidences of inappropriate behaviour from his time at London's Old Vic theatre

Spacey was artistic director at the famous venue for 11 years from 2003.

Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Nephew of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch takes legal case against Wheatfield Prison

32-year-old Derek ‘Del Boy’ Hutch has been incarcerated at Wheatfield since 2011.

Monday 13 November, 2017

Bus Éireann staff say problems with northeast services 'have nothing to do with absenteeism'

They’re to do with a lack of buses and too many impractical services, say drivers. And they’re not one bit impressed with the situation.

Sunday 12 November, 2017

Some western counties have nearly twice as many gardaí on the streets as those in Leinster - but why?

The spread of gardaí around the country displays a clear imbalance according to new figures.

Saturday 11 November, 2017

Mother-of-four missing from Dublin since Thursday

Sinead is missing from her home in Ballycullen, south Dublin.

Friday 10 November, 2017

Concern after 15 swans killed by power lines in Co Donegal

At least 15 of the migratory birds have died at power lines in Carrigans in the northern county in recent times.

Police search for prisoner brothers with 'history of violence' who disappeared while attending a funeral

James and Charles Valliday are both awaiting trial for serious offences.

Thursday 9 November, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Another 6,000 tracker mortgage victims, and Louis CK the latest to be accused of sexual harassment – it’s the Fix.

Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition

Campaigner Vera Twomey had earlier collapsed outside the gates of Leinster House.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

DPC 'welcomes detailed analysis' by High Court after appeal by Alan Shatter upheld

The appeal concerned an infamous appearance by Shatter and Wexford TD Mick Wallace on RTÉ’s Prime Time in 2013.

Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Pictures: New memorial marks 30 years since an IRA bomb tore Enniskillen asunder

The Remembrance Day bombing of 8 November 1987 claimed 11 lives, and injured 63 others.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Halligan apologises for interview question to woman, and UK minister resigns over Israel scandal – it’s the fix.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Twitter has officially doubled its character limit for all its users

An expanded character limit of 280 has been tested over the past month.

Mystery of enormous 60-foot whale washed up dead on Donegal island

The enormous baleen whale had been dead for about two weeks. How it died is a mystery however.

Man who murdered his adopted baby daughter jailed for 18 years

Matthew Scully-Hicks was yesterday convicted of murdering his 18-month-old daughter Elsie, just two weeks after formally adopting her.

'Pond of human excrement' behind closure order served on Donegal takeaway

Elsewhere, a Chinese takeaway in Cork was closed for three days due to ‘prolific evidence of rodent droppings’.

Monday 6 November, 2017

'I've had to tell more people in the last few months than in my entire life' - Man denied Public Services Card because he's adopted

“This shambolic process is now making me feel like a second class citizen – I’m being treated unequally because I’m adopted.”

Saturday 4 November, 2017

'If you post one out I'll cut it up and send it back': The PSC has people both enraged and deeply confused

Both the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and the Road Safety Authority have walked into a blizzard of criticism over the expansion of the Public Services Card (PSC).

Monday 30 October, 2017

Trump's former campaign manager indicted while aide pleads guilty to lying on Russia links

The charges against Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos have been unsealed this afternoon.

Poll: Will your next car be an electric one? Electric Dreams This post contains a poll

Poll: Will your next car be an electric one?

Is it time to finally go electric?

The 9 at 9: Monday

Kevin Spacey accused of sexual assault, and man dies in Clare road collision – it’s the 9 at 9.

Actor Kevin Spacey accused of 30-year-old sexual assault, comes out as gay in response

Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp has accused Spacey of assaulting him when he was 14-years-old.

Three arrested after €300,000 worth of drugs seized in Cork

The raid occurred in Kinsale last Friday, 27 October.

Guns, drunken melees, and pest infestations - living in emergency accommodation in Dublin is no joke

Three months’ worth of complaints to the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive suggest conditions in the capital’s emergency accommodation are fraught.

Sunday 29 October, 2017

The Dublin schoolboy who may have cracked the solution to flocks of birds crippling an airplane's engines

17-year-old Omar Salem has designed a device to protect a jet engine’s turbofans from being struck by foreign objects.

Saturday 28 October, 2017

Take note - road closures are in place across Dublin ahead of tomorrow's city marathon

The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon will be running across the capital from 8.55am tomorrow.

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