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Dublin: 16 °C Saturday 26 May, 2018

Sunday 6 May, 2018

Man arrested in wake of growhouse fire to appear in court tomorrow

The man was arrested yesterday after a house fire at a Dublin property led to the discovery of an alleged cannabis growhouse.

US hospital tried to speak to the Children's Hospital Group before launch of abandoned Phoenix name Exclusive

Last month Health Minister Simon Harris confirmed the name Phoenix Children’s Health would not be used on foot of a threatened legal action from the Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona.

Irish man has charges dropped in exchange for 'reparation' after allegedly groping Argentinian street vendor

The alleged incident involving the 20-year-old Irish man happened last Monday, 30 April, in the city of Mendoza.

Saturday 5 May, 2018

Missing Wicklow man found safe and well

Andrew Geraghty had been missing since Thursday last.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Woman attacked with cordless drill, and Sir Alex Ferguson undergoes surgery for a brain haemorrhage – it’s the Fix.

Mary Lou is now more popular than Micheál

The latest Sunday Independent poll shows that McDonald has become the first Sinn Féin leader to score higher in popularity than Martin for three years.

It's been a grand day for it... and tomorrow is set to be warmer again

Ireland was bathed in sunshine today. And another two days of the glorious bank holiday weather beckon.

Pics: Gardaí attend Dublin house fire, seize €110,000 worth of cannabis from the growhouse on the property

Gardaí and Dublin Fire Brigade attended the house fire at a property on Brian Road in Marino just after 7am this morning.

Homophobic motive suspected after teenager allegedly inflicts serious head injury on woman with cordless drill

The alleged assault happened in Strabane, Co Tyrone, at about 2am this morning.

Sunday 29 April, 2018

'Thinking you're being funny doesn't excuse it' - Asian man awarded €7,000 after racist graffiti appeared on wall at work

The man also claimed that a colleague had spoken to him in a racist ‘Chinese-style’ fashion.

Man facing drug charges takes Revenue to court to try and get his hire-purchase truck back

Aidan Conroy’s truck and trailer were seized at Dublin Port in August 2015.

Saturday 28 April, 2018

Man who had sex with his manager loses claim over his contract not being renewed

After the intimate encounter, the man claimed to be ‘wracked with guilt’ as he had a girlfriend at the time.

Friday 27 April, 2018

Missing Cork teenagers found safe and well

Davis Stepka and Sebastian Rowley, who are both 13, haven’t been seen since 10am on 26 April.

Thursday 26 April, 2018

Patients with missed cancer diagnoses may not be told by their doctors

The case of Vicky Phelan, a terminally ill woman who yesterday came to a €2.5 million settlement with the HSE, has caused shockwaves.

HR manager at cemetery awarded €47,500 in compensation for unfair dismissal

The man had been employed at the cemetery for just under 20 years prior to his dismissal in late 2016.

Wednesday 25 April, 2018

3,400 new victims of tracker mortgage scandal identified

37,100 customers affected by the scandal have now been identified, with €459 million in redress paid to date.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to four-vehicle crash, which saw on-duty Garda car struck, on Dublin quays

An Irish Times report today suggests that the driver of the car which caused the collisions may have been a final-year law student suffering from acute anxiety.

Michael D Higgins invokes spirit of Good Friday Agreement in address to UN General Assembly New York This post contains videos

Michael D Higgins invokes spirit of Good Friday Agreement in address to UN General Assembly

The UN is holding a two-day summit on ‘peacebuilding and sustaining peace’.

Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Man who spent year in prison for crime he didn't commit has violent disorder conviction quashed

28-year-old Declan Tynan is now likely to apply for a certificate of miscarriage of justice from the courts.

Scouting Ireland CEO pulls out of appearance before government committee as fallout from rape allegation continues

It emerged last weekend that a scout leader accused of a sexual assault remains under investigation by gardaí and the DPP.

Most Irish people would rather campaign posters were banned in the run up to the referendum

Things are getting tense in the build-up to the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, and many people would rather there were no campaign posters at all.

Monday 23 April, 2018

It costs €50 more per week to raise a teenager than it does a primary school child

The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice is calling for a weekly increase of €5 to social welfare supports for Irish children.

Sunday 22 April, 2018

€32,000 payout to injured Tesco security guard, who was denied chair to sit on at work, overturned

The payout was overturned as the man, who had claimed victimisation at work due to not being given a chair to sit on after knee surgery, was employed by another company, not by Tesco itself.

Our payouts are three times that of the UK, so why wouldn't whiplash legislation work here?

Britain and Ireland are currently the outliers of Europe when it comes to soft tissue injury claims, and the UK has announced plans to cap whiplash payouts via legislation.

Friday 20 April, 2018

Record decrease in number of rough sleepers in Dublin in past six months

The numbers of people sleeping rough on the city’s streets dropped by just over 40% in the past six months.

Thursday 19 April, 2018

'This is not on' - Mary Lou calls for Naughten to either stand aside - or be sacked

The Sinn Féin president has no truck with Minister for Communications Denis Naughten’s speech to the Dáil yesterday.

Support for Fine Gael has finally taken a dip... and Sinn Féin are the big winners

The news marks a long run of consistently higher polling for Leo Varadkar’s party.

Wednesday 18 April, 2018

FAI official who refereed matches around the country while on sick leave has unfair dismissal claim refused

The man later said he had taken six weeks’ sick leave in order to be with his wife and daughter who were suffering from severe depression.

Demolition of Dublin's iconic Screen cinema begins

The much-loved cinema had been out of use since its closure in 2016.

Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Denis O'Brien application to have costs awarded against Red Flag and Declan Ganley delayed

O’Brien had sought to have costs awarded against Red Flag Consultants (and five others) and Declan Ganley regarding amendments he secured last month.

Poll: Is a 'moderate' increase in local property tax justified? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is a 'moderate' increase in local property tax justified?

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has moved to allay fears over the tax by insisting any increase will be ‘affordable’ and ‘justified’.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s all you need to know this Tuesday morning.

Investigation launched after man stabbed in back outside Cork pub in early hours

The incident happened at just after 1am this morning.

Monday 16 April, 2018

INM in attempt to block appointment of inspectors to investigate itself, while Denis O'Brien blames ODCE for leaks

The ODCE was due to make its application to have inspectors appointed to Independent News and Media at the High Court this afternoon. Things didn’t go entirely to plan however.

Poll: Should civil servants be entitled to time off in order to deal with a marriage breakup? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should civil servants be entitled to time off in order to deal with a marriage breakup?

Currently, civil servants and teachers are entitled to 1.5 days paid leave at the time of a marital breakdown to help deal with legal issues.

The 9 at 9: Monday

China opens its doors to Irish beef after 18 years, and man to have conviction quashed after another person claims guilt – it’s the 9 at 9.

Dublin man to have conviction quashed after spending 11 months in prison for a crime he didn't commit

Declan Tynan (28) was released on bail last October after another 30-year-old man admitted to being responsible for the violent disorder charge Tynan had been jailed for.

Sunday 15 April, 2018

Man jailed for over 10 years after brandishing fake gun at children from car before speeding off London This post contains videos

Man jailed for over 10 years after brandishing fake gun at children from car before speeding off

Peter Brown had been identified from CCTV footage as having pointed a ‘gun’ at a group of youths at a children’s playground in August 2017.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s all you need to know on this grey April Sunday morning.

Death of man in Rosslare port 'due to heart condition', arrested man released

A Romanian man in his 50s was found dead in the lorry he was driving at the port on Friday.