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Thursday 22 March, 2018

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Declan Ganley WILL be joined as a co-defendant in Denis O'Brien's action against Red Flag Consulting

The decision by Justice Miriam O’Regan comes after a two-day hearing on the subject last week.

Wednesday 21 March, 2018

No reports of casualties as major fire rages at building complex in north Dublin city

Roads are closed in the area as emergency services deal with the blaze at the Metro Hotel complex in Ballymun.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Tuesday 20 March, 2018

'Appearances can be deceptive' - CEO falls on sword, but did Cambridge Analytica swing the US election for Trump? Puppeteers This post contains videos

'Appearances can be deceptive' - CEO falls on sword, but did Cambridge Analytica swing the US election for Trump?

Former chief executive of CA Alexander Nix is at the centre of a firestorm concerning the alleged swinging of the 2016 US election in Donald Trump’s favour.

Monday 19 March, 2018

Cambridge Analytica executives filmed allegedly touting use of bribery, entrapment to swing elections around the world In The Shadows This post contains videos

Cambridge Analytica executives filmed allegedly touting use of bribery, entrapment to swing elections around the world

A new report by Channel 4 News includes undercover footage where employees of the shadowy data firm allegedly discuss the nature of their business.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Sinn Féin Senator suspended for ‘catastrophic error’, and Brexit ‘backstop’ agreed on Irish border – it’s the Fix.

Ant McPartlin steps aside from presenting duties following arrest for drink-driving

The presenter will return to rehab where he had previously spent a stint last year in an attempt to conquer an addiction to painkillers.

Woman (80s) found dead on grounds of church in Co Louth

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Sunday 18 March, 2018

Woman applying for PSC asked for partner's name, date of birth, and how long they'd been living together Tmi

Woman applying for PSC asked for partner's name, date of birth, and how long they'd been living together

Such questions appear to go beyond the remit of what can be asked of a person registering for the controversial Public Services Card.

The Sinn Féin bookstore made €350,000 last year... but things could still be better

The company has closed its retail outlet and now concentrates on internet sales.

Friday 16 March, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Leo clarifies that the Trump wind-farm story was all a ‘joke’, and fresh snow/ice warning in place – it’s the Fix.

'Patience is at breaking point' - longer Luas trams withdrawn from service due to system fault

The longer trams were first introduced last month in an attempt to ease passenger frustration due to overcrowding.

Gardaí renew appeal as to whereabouts of Brazilian man missing from Dublin for 10 days Appeal This post contains videos

Gardaí renew appeal as to whereabouts of Brazilian man missing from Dublin for 10 days

Caique Trindade De Oliveira has not been seen since leaving his home in Clondalkin on Tuesday 6 March.

Thursday 15 March, 2018

Pictures: Gardaí and Revenue have 'dismantled' Ireland's first ever illegal cigarette factory in Co Louth

The factory was raided at its location in Jenkinstown, Co Louth, this morning at 8am.

Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'That was the time for Denis O'Brien to emerge from the shadows, but he didn't'

A second day of submissions saw the defence of Declan Ganley outlined in the context of Denis O’Brien’s suit against Red Flag Consulting.

Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Former TD comes centre stage in attempt by Denis O'Brien to name Declan Ganley in court action

Details of texts sent and received, and an affidavit filed in favour of Denis O’Brien, by Galway politician Colm Keaveney were detailed in the High Court today.

Monday 12 March, 2018

Mary Lou and Arlene haven't been invited to the White House - but Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley Jr have

The leaders of both parties are traditionally invited to the annual White House Patrick’s Day reception.

'There's a cycling agenda here' - debate hots up ahead of planning meeting on Dublin's proposed civic plaza

The proposed College Green plaza has raised some businesses’ hackles.

Legendary British comic Ken Dodd dies aged 90 RIP

Legendary British comic Ken Dodd dies aged 90

Dodd passed away days after leaving hospital, his publicist said.

Sunday 11 March, 2018

In Limerick this week, it will be all about showing kindness to your fellow man

The city’s annual Pay It Forward festival kicked off yesterday.

Clare Co Council looking at idea of 'autonomous cars' to address rural transport issues

The council is exploring the concept of both an Uber-style system and the use of driverless cars and has gotten €25,000 in funding to do so.

Saturday 10 March, 2018

So why won't insurance companies cover your 10-year-old car?

Many insurers refuse to offer policies for older cars regardless of their roadworthiness.

Poll: Should contraception be made free for all Irish people? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should contraception be made free for all Irish people?

It has emerged that proposals are being drawn up to consider the ‘nature and scope’ of free contraception for Irish citizens.

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work

There is a lack of clarity as to whether or not asylum seekers in Ireland are legally allowed to obtain a driving licence.

Friday 9 March, 2018

'It's heartbreaking' - locals 'completely' reject latest state proposals to end Tory Island ferry impasse

“We were expecting proposals, not conditions,” says manager of the Tory Co Op Marjorie Uí Chearbhaill.

Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report

The latest edition of the Tobacco Atlas says that the industry is maximising profits by targeting the ‘vulnerable’ in places like Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

Thursday 8 March, 2018

'It was pretty appalling' - Aer Lingus communication slammed by Irish stranded across Europe during Storm Emma

Customers stranded in airports across the continent have vented at the perceived lack of communication from the airline as to what was going on.

Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Number of ghost estates has 'decreased by 91% since 2010'

Meanwhile, a new app is set to let members of the public report vacant buildings.

Teacher who lost €75,000 case against McDonald's after teenagers insulted him appeals decision

Christian Morris had previously brought a defamation suit against McDonald’s Donaghmede after a group of teenagers called him ‘a paedophile and a faggot’ and stole his phone.

Groupon rapped on knuckles for 'misleading' exclusive beauty product deal

The coupon company issued an offer for a beauty ‘mystery gift’ which failed to specify how many items a customer would receive.

Tuesday 6 March, 2018

30 years ago a trio of killings sparked one of the darkest, most bizarre, fortnights of The Troubles

The shooting dead of three IRA members on the British territory of Gibraltar sent the North into a frenzy.

Sunday 4 March, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

The Great Thaw continued, but things remain dicey in the southeast – it’s the Fix.

Here's how public transport will shape up tomorrow as the country gets back to work

Storm Emma has been and gone – this is how tomorrow will shape up on the nation’s roads, rails and runways.

Passengers left stranded at Lanzarote airport for 40 hours after Aer Lingus flight redirects at last minute

The inbound flight was forced to divert due to high winds, and then could not continue as flight staff would have been over their working hours limit.

Saturday 3 March, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Ireland is slowly beginning to pick itself up after the passing of Storm Emma – it’s the Fix.

Author Emma Hannigan has died aged 45 after a long battle with cancer RIP

Author Emma Hannigan has died aged 45 after a long battle with cancer

The writer had fought an 11-year battle with breast cancer.

Milk crisis? Storm Emma stopped the collection of fresh stock from many dairy farms

Many farmers have exhausted their backup space for the milk collected, with possible knock on effects for the availability of milk on supermarket shelves.

Watch: The Beast in the West - stunning Air Corps video taken over Galway Winter Came This post contains videos

Watch: The Beast in the West - stunning Air Corps video taken over Galway

Emma and the Beast’s effects have been felt across the country.

Thursday 1 March, 2018

Former solicitor Michael Lynn charged with theft of almost €30 million in Dublin

Lynn had been living in Brazil for the past eight years.