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Dublin: 13 °C Thursday 19 October, 2017

Yesterday’s News


Thursday 5 October, 2017

Netflix increasing prices for Irish customers

A spokesperson for Netflix told that customers will start notifying its Irish customers about the increases on 19 October.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Liam Cosgrave to be given limited State funeral, Las Vegas gunman had previously booked rooms overlooking other concerts and Dil Wickremasinghe’s Newstalk show cancelled – it’s the Evening Fix.

Dil Wickremasinghe's Newstalk show has been cancelled

Wickremasinghe had announced that she would not present her radio show following the comments made by George Hook before he was suspended.

Calls for homes on AirBnB to be registered with local councils

The Housing Committee recommended that short term lettings of more than 90 days annually should require change-of-use planning permission.


The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave has died aged 97, Theresa May handed P45 and Eighth Committee debates human rights – it’s the Evening Fix.

Scorpion appears on Baggot Street building site in Dublin today

The DSPCA says it has called in experts to identify the species of the creature, who has been nicknamed JP by the staff there.

London tube station closed after suspect package discovered

Police have carried out a controlled explosion and say the incident has now been stood down.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Tuesday 3 October, 2017

'It's 2017, things are a bit different now': Varadkar defends video on government jet on way to EU Summit

Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin accused Varadkar of using a government event to publicise the Fine Gael Party.

Search stood down for Irishman who got into difficulty in Canadian lake

David Gavin moved to Vancouver with his girlfriend Ciara in February of this year.

Mothers of premature babies to be given extended paid maternity leave

The additional period will be the number of weeks from the premature baby’s date of birth up to two weeks before the expected date of birth.

Security guard forced to hand over cash box to armed man in Dublin cash-in-transit robbery

Gardaí say the investigation into the incident is ongoing and they are appealing for witnesses

Monday 2 October, 2017

'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'

Calls for extended maternity leave and benefit for mothers of premature babies.

Sunday 1 October, 2017

Photos: From fear to freedom - the story of electricity in Irish homes

A new exhibition, Electric Generations, looks at how electricity was sold to Irish people.

Motorists caught speeding at 170 kph and learner driver tests positive for cocaine and cannabis

Gardaí also found vehicles with no insurance or tax and in one instance – the NCT was expired by seven years.

Appeal after 19-year-old died one week after Derry assault

Jordan McConomy died following an altercation with another man on Sunday morning.

Poll: Have you ever been targeted by a phone scam? Ring Ring This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever been targeted by a phone scam?

People in Ireland have reported receiving calls from unknown numbers based in Vanuatu, Tonga, Nauru, Mauritania and Seychelles.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

These are the top stories you need to know this morning.

House prices across the country rising by more than €50 a day

Prices have risen by almost 47% from their lowest point in late 2013.

Saturday 30 September, 2017

Woman (45) missing from Donegal found safe and well

She had been missing from her home since yesterday.

Dry and sunny weather won't last as wind warning issued for six counties tomorrow

Rain is expected to develop tonight and will gradually spread to all areas with a risk of spot flooding in places.

Photos: Thousands take part in March for Choice in Dublin city centre

Meanwhile, the pro-life campaign is holding awareness events at 21 locations across the country.

Report recommending reopening of Stepaside Garda Station published ahead of time

The Minister for Justice said he decided to publish the interim report “in the light of misleading public comment and baseless assertions”.

Man (63) missing from Belfast hospital has been found

The PSNI said he’s currently being assessed in hospital.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

These are the top stories you need to know this morning.

Just 230 out of 750 mental health posts approved since 2015 have been filled

Some €70 million in funding was announced over 2015-2016.

Nineteen new seminarians begin studies for Irish Dioceses

Last year Diarmuid Martin said he would send trainee priests from his own diocese to Rome rather than Maynooth, citing “an atmosphere of strange goings-on”.

Friday 29 September, 2017

SSE Airtricity and Bord Gais Energy to up electricity prices

Three in five Irish households were forced to borrow to meet the costs of essential bills last year, according to a spokesperson for

Man in his 40s to appear in court over assault that left man (20) still recovering month later

Two men in their 40s were arrested over the assault this week

Thursday 28 September, 2017

Getting calls from a strange number? Consumers warned not to return them

ComReg advised consumers to be vigilant at all times.

Man in his late 60s killed in Kilkenny house fire

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Eleven arrested as part of investigation into banned extreme right-wing group in the UK

National Action was proscribed in the UK in December 2016.

29-year-old missing from Ashbourne found safe and well

Martina Cranitch was reported missing on Wednesday.

Ireland will need 550,000 more homes and 660,000 more jobs for extra 1 million people by 2040

From today until 3 November, the public can make written submissions on the government’s national planning framework.

Increase in rate of HIV cases in Irish people aged over 50

In 2015, around one in six new cases of HIV diagnosed in Europe are among people aged over 50.

Tuesday 26 September, 2017

UCC €350 million investment plan to create more than 500 construction jobs over next five years

The strategic plan 2017 – 2022 aims to expand the campus by 20%.

Family concerned for 20-year-old missing from Cork since Sunday

Daniel Hurley was last seen at around 1.20am on Oliver Plunkett Street.

'He’ll never be a granddad and that’s not fair': Daughters of murdered Michael McCoy plead for information

It’s believed the answers to explain the murder may lie within the community of Ballinascorney.

Sunday 24 September, 2017

ESB map shows when over 1,300 Irish towns, villages and parishes got electricity

Ireland’s network was the first fully integrated national electricity service in the world.

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