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Dublin: 6 °C Thursday 26 April, 2018

Yesterday’s News

Man is his 50s dies in Mayo crash

The male driver was the only occupant of the car.

Tuesday 24 April, 2018

'He had a headache on Christmas Eve and died the next day': Wife describes husband's meningitis

“We don’t want other people to lose a family member like this and we want everyone to be aware of the disease.”

Monday 23 April, 2018

Renewed appeal for 16-year-old missing for almost three weeks

Paddy McDonagh was last seen in Belderrig, Ballina on Tuesday 3 April.

State to appeal decision to strike out charges against company which ran Clerys department store

Some 460 people lost their jobs in collective redundancies, 130 off whom were directly employed by Clerys, when it closed its doors for the last time in June 2015.

National Ambulance Service rolling out system that uses Eircodes to pinpoint caller's location

The system will be rolled out throughout the country over the next few years.

Sunday 22 April, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Almost 15,000 elderly people left waiting more than 24 hours in Emergency Departments in first three months of 2018, gunman shot six people in Tennessee and 57 killed by suicide bomber in Kabul – it’s the Evening Fix.

57-year-old man missing from Cork found safe and well

57-year-old Matthew Cummins had been missing since Wednesday 18 April.

More elderly people left over 24 hours in EDs in first three months of 2018 compared to all of 2017

Almost 15,000 people aged 75 or over have been forced to wait more than 24 hours in Emergency Departments across the country.

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Breakdown: Average number of public patients per GPs across the country

Some GPs have as many as 1,218 public patients, while others have just 442.

Saturday 21 April, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

North Korea to halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, Fine Gael launched its referendum campaign and we had some serious sunshine – it’s the Evening Fix.

Five people rescued after boat broke down and started to take on water

The boat was swamped with water when the Coast Guard arrived.

Appeal for witnesses after Roscommon bank robbery

Four men wearing balaclavas and gloves entered the bank, one man was believed to be armed with a handgun.

'We still wrong women in Ireland today': Fine Gael launch referendum campaign

Meanwhile, an event organised by Doctors for Life heard the Eighth Amendment hasn’t impinged on how doctors and nurses deliver healthcare.

Appeal for 17-year-old missing from Dublin

Wiktoria Swierczynska was last seen in Carrickmines early yesterday morning.

An Post denying reports that it needs to cut 2,000 jobs

An Post says the number of 2,000 redundancies is from a strategic review in March 2017.

Thursday 19 April, 2018

Horse dies at Cheltenham as UK temperatures soar to record levels

Dame Rose collapsed and died after finishing fourth in the mares’ novices hurdle.

Appeal for witnesses after woman in her 90s dies following Cork crash

It happened at around 5.20pm on Sleaveen Road in Macroom.

Man receives €26,692 mobile bill from Three after returning home from holiday

Three says it “makes every effort to ensure that customers can manage their roaming charges when abroad”.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

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4,184 patients waiting over 3 months to get tested for second most common cancer death in Ireland

Every year in Ireland more than 1,000 people die from bowel cancer.

Wednesday 18 April, 2018

All staff and students screened after two cases of TB confirmed in Cork secondary school

The screenings include a skin test and, if needed, blood tests and chest x-rays.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Naughteen questioned about his contact with PR agency over proposed media merger involving INM, man arrested in murder investigation and Met Eireann app launches seven-day forecasts for local areas – it’s the Evening Fix.

Man (47) who ingested 100 pellets of cocaine before flying into Dublin remanded to Cloverhill

Revenue officers seized a total 1.4kgs of cocaine with a street value of €98,000.

Teenage girl missing from Dublin since Monday found safe and well

The 16-year-old was last seen in Coolock on Monday afternoon.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

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Man arrested over death of Romanian man (49) found injured in Tallaght park

Ioan Artene Bob was discovered by a passerby on Friday morning.

Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Three men who stole ashes of baby twins convicted over string of burglaries

Along with items of jewellery, a maroon box was taken which contained the ashes of twins who died at birth.

Brother of man found dead at Tallaght Hospital questions how his brother wasn't noticed for hours

Tallaght Hospital said an internal review will also be initiated into the circumstances of the incident.

Monday 16 April, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Man shot in Finglas, rainfall weather warning extended and calls for the decriminalisation of cannabis – it’s the Evening Fix.

Taxis banned from College Green during weekday mornings

Around 150 taxis per hour move southbound through College Green during the morning peak, according to the NTA.

'I'm truly sorry': Ant McPartlin apologises for drink-driving crash

The presenter has been banned from driving for 20 months and received a fine of €99,500.

The 5 at 5: Monday

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Sunday 15 April, 2018

Poll: Would you fork out for a paid version of Facebook? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you fork out for a paid version of Facebook?

Sheryl Sandberg said Facebook doesn’t have an opt-out button at the highest level saying, “that would be a paid product”.

Majority don't want to see a general election this year

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has said his party is “fully determined” to avoid an election until at least the end of this year.

7,748 horses slaughtered for meat last year, with 64,074 horses slaughtered since 2012

They are exported to the continent for human consumption.

Saturday 14 April, 2018

Babies can distinguish difference between vocal and facial emotion

The ability of babies to differentiate emotional expressions appears to develop during their first six months.

Friday 13 April, 2018

Body found during search for swimmer in Galway

The 40-year-old man got into difficulty just before 5pm yesterday.

Hundreds protest outside UK hospital where terminally ill boy's life support to be turned off

A date to switch off the life support for Alfie Evans has been set following a legal battle.

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