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Thursday 25 January, 2018

The 'sexy' side of criminal law - fixing wrongful convictions, and why people confess to crimes they didn't commit

Living your life after 20 years spent outside society for a crime you didn’t commit is no joke says president of the Innocence Project of Iowa Brian Farrell.

Wednesday 24 January, 2018

It's 300 years since they died - here's what one of Ireland's best-known writers and his muse actually looked like

Human Remains Services Ireland (HRSI) have completed a project to reconstruct the visages of Jonathan Swift and his muse and companion Esther ‘Stella’ Johnson.

Monday 22 January, 2018

Mother of sick child facing deportation 'turned to prostitution' to pay his medical bills, Supreme Court hears

The young boy (who suffers from sickle cell disease) and his mother have been subject to the order since 2011.

Sunday 21 January, 2018

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status PSC

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status

“I just burst out crying,” the 50-year-old woman says. “I really think this is the highest form of discrimination.”

Friday 19 January, 2018

Chairman of INM Leslie Buckley to stand down from his post

Buckley will exit the company at its EGM on 1 March.

Former Gate director Michael Colgan is suing Village magazine

The magazine carried an editorial which was sharply critical of Colgan in mid-November.

Thursday 18 January, 2018

Canadian woman pleads guilty to killing friend after being incriminated by her own selfie

Cheyenne Antoine strangled friend Brittney Gargol to death just hours after posting a photo of the pair to Facebook.

'We should remove the Eighth Amendment' - Micheál Martin has changed his mind Change Of Heart This post contains videos

'We should remove the Eighth Amendment' - Micheál Martin has changed his mind

Micheál Martin became the first of the two largest parties’ leaders to endorse the removal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Youtube star wins landmark revenge porn case, proposes to girlfriend on court steps

Chrissy Chambers had been seeking to have videos of her and her ex-boyfriend removed from the internet for nearly five years.

Locals turn out in numbers to protest proposed drug rehab centre in Co Meath

The new Narconon centre in the rural village of Ballivor has been linked with the Church of Scientology.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

TDs debate the Eighth, and Leo Varadkar apologised to Joanne Hayes over the Kerry Babies case – it’s the Fix.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

There is more than one apology due over the abysmal Kerry Babies saga

But one is all we’re likely to get.

Monday 15 January, 2018

Gardaí appeal for man who assisted at scene of fatal accident to make contact with them

A 73-year-old man has died after being struck by a car near Clonakilty in Co Cork this evening.

Worker responsible for Hawaii's mistaken missile panic 'reassigned to other duties'

A mass panic was caused on Saturday after a statewide alert was issued telling citizens to seek immediate cover.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Dolores O’Riordan dies, and Barry McElduff resigns – it’s the Fix.

Watch: Linger - One of Dolores O'Riordan's finest vocals RIP This post contains videos

Watch: Linger - One of Dolores O'Riordan's finest vocals

The Cranberries singer died suddenly earlier today in London, aged just 46.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'Everyone is shocked' - Roscommon community reels from death of teenager in tragic accident abroad

19-year-old Stephen O’Gara lost his life in a tragic road accident on the island of Lanzarote at the weekend.

Sunday 14 January, 2018

'Laughable', 'a joke', 'cynical', 'opportunistic' - Zappone brought to task by parents over childcare fees crisis

The introduction of a universal subsidy for childcare in September saw many creches across the country raise their fees at the same time.

Saturday 13 January, 2018

Someone in the north west just became €4.4 million richer

The winning ticket was sold in Lifford, Co Donegal.

Friday 12 January, 2018

Cork teenager wins BT Young Scientist after discovering blackberry antibiotic in his back garden

15-year-old Simon Meehan had been working on his project for two years.

Larry Mullen sues contractors over construction of beachfront Dublin home

The U2 drummer and his partner Ann Acheson launched the action in the High Court on Wednesday.

Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Mary Harney named chancellor of UL

The former Tánaiste will take up the appointment immediately.

Meath pizzeria receives closure order after human excrement observed 'bubbling up through toilet bowl'

Seven businesses were served with closure orders by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in December.

PLC courses are training people for jobs that don't exist

Hairdressing, early childhood care, and community services courses show a far greater number of places available on PLCs compared to the actual number of jobs available.

Monday 8 January, 2018

'He worked with unfailing dedication' - Coveney pays tribute as Brokenshire resigns as Northern Irish secretary

Brokenshire, who has resigned over health concerns, had held the position for the past 17 months. The news came ahead of today’s expected cabinet reshuffle in the UK.

'I'm putting this down, it's too heavy' - Night of triumph as Saoirse finally gets her gong

It was a case of fifth time lucky at the major Hollywood awards for the Co Carlow actress last night.

Nominations for a new Sinn Féin leader open today

The race to succeed Gerry Adams is on. But there appears to be only one front runner in Mary Lou McDonald.

Saturday 6 January, 2018

'Not happening by accident' - waits for heart services at Dublin children's hospital exploded in the last two years

Temple Street says it currently has access to only one consultant cardiologist, with that consultant “only commissioned to one clinic per week”.

Friday 5 January, 2018

Fresh appeal issued for information on 'horrific murder by cowards' of 42-year-old father-of-five

Brian McIlhagga was murdered while visiting a friend in Co Antrim in January 2015.

Thursday 4 January, 2018

Non-emergency surgical death rates in Africa are double the global average

Elective surgeries in African countries have a death rate double that of the global average, a new study reveals.

Saturday 30 December, 2017

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life

From the Public Services Card to initiating a Garda investigation over Twitter abuse, it’s been an eventful six months for the Meath TD.

Thursday 28 December, 2017

'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'

“It’s difficult to say in hindsight whether I would have run such a campaign or not,” says Minister Regina Doherty.

Friday 22 December, 2017

Quiz: Why were these randomers in the news in 2017?

Can you remember what this lot were up to in the year just past?

Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Woman has request to see changes made to her own data refused as database 'is blanked every two weeks'

The woman had requested access to her own citizen’s data file under freedom of information.

Monday 4 December, 2017

'I want accountability' - Man has personal data stolen from car of Social Protection employee

The file of local man John Cash was contained in a briefcase stolen from a car park in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, in 2014.

Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Gardaí renew appeal for help in locating man missing from Dublin care home

Brendan Burke has been missing from Rathfarnham in south Dublin for a fortnight.

Monday 27 November, 2017

Pictures: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle greet the public for the first time as an engaged couple

The prince got engaged to long-term girlfriend Meghan Markle earlier this month.

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