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Thursday 26 October, 2017

There's a new flu-forecasting tool to help predict seasonal outbreaks

The new model for forecasting seasonal outbreaks makes better predictions by factoring in how much the virus changed compared to recent years.

Demand for every kind of health service in Ireland is set to go through the roof in the next 13 years

According to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Ireland’s rapidly growing (and ageing) population will create a huge demand for healthcare by 2030.

'There are days she's screaming so much we're all in tears' - parents of 'butterfly skin' children appeal to Dáil for help

EB (epidermolysis bullosa), commonly known as butterfly skin or butterfly disease, is a genetic condition which causes the skin’s various layers to blister or break at the slightest touch.

Tuesday 24 October, 2017

About a fifth of us aged 35 today will be physically disabled in 30 years

New research suggests that roughly one in four European women and one in six men are expected to be living with a physical disability by 2047.

Tom Humphries is set to be sentenced for the defilement of a child this morning

The former high-profile sports journalist pleaded guilty to four counts of grooming and two counts of defilement of a child.

Revenue threatens to dock public servant's pay over a property they'd never heard of

It’s unclear why Revenue believed that the individual owed the State outstanding tax on a number of properties in another county.

Sunday 22 October, 2017

Man rescued after car he was driving entered Lough Neagh

The man’s car was found to have entered the water just after midnight last night.

Police appeal for CCTV footage in investigation into murder of 51-year-old woman in Belfast

Anne O’Neill died following an incident in the Ardmore Avenue area of Belfast yesterday morning.

Murder investigation launched in UK after baby boy falls from sixth floor window

A 23-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the ‘deeply traumatising’ incident.

Poll: Does it make sense to charge a nominal fee for 'free' GP care for the under-12s? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does it make sense to charge a nominal fee for 'free' GP care for the under-12s?

The Sunday Independent this morning reports that parents could be charged a fee of €5 per visit for such care.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Catalan president compares government to Franco, and sludge row continues in Wexford – it’s the 9 at 9.

Irish man in his 60s dies in drowning incident while on holiday in Portugal

It’s understood the man got into difficulty while swimming on Friday night.

Dublin's Phil Lynott statue has disappeared. Again. But we know where he is this time

The well-known statue has been removed by Dublin City Council to facilitate the repaving of Harry Street.

Saturday 21 October, 2017

Varadkar says he'll move the time of his Ard Fheis speech so it doesn't clash with Ireland-Denmark

Varadkar used his speech at this evening’s Fine Gael presidential dinner to take aim at the ‘latte socialists’ of the Irish left.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Storm Brian passes over Ireland, and Spain strips Catalonia of its ‘autonomous powers’ – it’s the Fix.

'Have you tried actually applying for something with the Public Services Card? It's a painful experience'

It’s hard to think of one way that the expansion of the card is making life easier for citizens.

Sinn Féin the big loser in latest opinion poll

The latest opinion poll by Red C for the Sunday Business Post shows somewhat diminishing returns for Gerry Adams’ party.

Donald Trump says he'll release all of the secret JFK assassination files

Reports in the US had indicated that certain files were set to be held back when the entire trove is opened to the public this coming Thursday.

Group of 15 junior sailors rescued from wrath of Storm Brian in Dun Laoghaire harbour

It’s understood the youngsters were having a sailing lesson when the storm took a hold.

Spain's government has stripped Catalonia of its 'autonomous powers'

The move had been widely expected in the wake of Catalonia’s recent disputed vote for independence.

Thursday 19 October, 2017

Traffic is currently an absolute mess on the Stillorgan dual carriageway coming into Dublin

It’s gridlock coming into the city from the south at present.

BAI to write to Communicorp for a second time over station-ban on Irish Times journalists

The Denis O’Brien-owned Communicorp has had the ban in place since 5 October.

Wednesday 18 October, 2017

The HSE has recorded 11 aggressive incidents against staff and patients A DAY since 2012

22,402 ‘incidents of harm’ have been put on record since January 2012.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Strong words at the Eighth Committee, and rainfall alert in place for 14 counties – it’s the Fix.

Irish man in his 30s dies while on honeymoon in the Maldives

The cause of the 30-year-old Dublin man’s death is unclear at present.

Houses evacuated as bomb squad makes explosive device safe in Limerick

The alarm was raised just before midday.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Stopped welfare payments and getting a passport abroad - the Irish haven't been shy complaining about the PSC

A great deal of ire has been directed at the government over the rollout of the card.

Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Family of Galway mother-of-seven, missing for 32 years, make heartrending appeal to know what happened to her

Barbara disappeared from her Connemara home in June 1985.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

The country cleans up after Ophelia, and the OCI has broken clear of its deal with ticketing vendor THG – it’s the Fix.

Hours-long delays on Irish Rail intercity routes as the Ophelia fallout continues

Cork-Dublin trains are running between two and three hours behind schedule this evening.

Monday 16 October, 2017

Donald Trump says 'he hears' Ireland is about to drop its corporation tax rate to 8%

The US president made the unscheduled remarks at the White House this evening.

Three men rescued from Ophelia off yacht in Co Wexford

The three had encountered extreme difficulty in attempting to bring their yacht to harbour early this morning.

Facebook has enabled Safety Check In for Storm Ophelia in Ireland

The button has become something of a staple of international crisis incidents.

Deaf groups say their members haven't been able to get the Ophelia news they need

The Irish Deaf Society and the Council of Irish Sign Language Interpreters have expressed their disappointment at the lack of sign language interpreters present during briefings regarding Storm Ophelia.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Confirmed - All schools will remain closed tomorrow

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has confirmed the news.

Saturday 14 October, 2017

What on earth is going on with Bus Éireann services (or the lack of them) in the north east?

It has been a rough six weeks for commuters on the Dublin-Navan-Cavan 109 Bus Éireann route.

Friday 13 October, 2017

The new M20 road linking Cork and Limerick will be built, says Taoiseach

There had been some confusion over the project as it was left out of Paschal Donohoe’s Budget speech last Tuesday.

Death toll hits 31 in deadliest wildfire disaster in California's history

The fires have been raging in northern California since last Sunday.

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