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Dublin: 1 °C Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Yesterday’s News

'I remember throwing myself on top of the coffin saying no, you can’t take her because I can’t do this again'

RTÉ Investigates reports on problems in care at Portiuncula Hospital.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Jury selected in Jobstown trial, reaction to Citizen’s Assembly findings and Le Pen steps down as her party’s leader – It’s the Fix.

HSE: Complacency over vaccines could cause death in Ireland

The HSE issued the warning this morning following a spate of deaths as a result of a measles outbreak in Europe.

Gardaí thank 'civic-minded locals' who followed driver of crashed car

The driver had left the scene of the crash on foot but was followed by locals in the area.

Sunday 23 April, 2017

'It's an absolute nightmare': Dart driver on the fear of hitting people on the tracks

A new video shows how dangerous crossing the tracks can be.

Saturday 22 April, 2017

How many days has Enda Kenny been Taoiseach? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many passengers travelled through Irish airport last year.

Friday 21 April, 2017

LGBT charity orders full review of services in light of Charities Regulator investigation

The charity is being investigated by Charities Regulator.

'Something needs to be done': Residents of 8 apartments in complex face eviction in Limerick

The eviction notices have been served by the tenants’ new landlords Munster Pensioner Trustees.

St Vincent’s Healthcare Group to review plans for National Maternity Hospital

The development has been mired in controversy this week.

Vera Twomey stopped at Dublin Airport attempting to bring medicinal cannabis into the country

Twomey said she declared the medication and it was confiscated by customs officials.

Thursday 20 April, 2017

Conor McGregor named as one of Time's 100 most influential people

McGregor is among some illustrious company on the list.

'My life is being ruined': Young homeless woman living in a tent on the Grand Canal

Eileena said she has been homeless “on and off” since she left state care at the age of 18.

Wednesday 19 April, 2017

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Transplant patient was homeless and living in his car on Killiney Hill before being hospitalised

James* says he has been homeless since he returned to Dublin from England last year.

Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Religious order that owes millions to abuse survivors given ownership of new maternity hospital

A new company will be set up to govern the new maternity hospital.

First woman to ever compete in Boston Marathon runs again 50 years later

Kathrine Switzer donned bib number 261, the same number she wore when she entered the all-male race 50 years ago.

Pregnant mother of four soon to be homeless as landlord is selling home

Sarah and her husband Eamon have until June to try to find a new home for their family.

Monday 17 April, 2017

'You had to walk through a pub to get to your room, the smell of drink and drugs was disgusting'

Each day this week, will highlight the cases of people affected by homelessness.

Sunday 16 April, 2017

'We have our own beds now': Simon's homeless fix is working - but for how long?

The Housing Minister has said hotels will no longer be used for homeless families by July.

Saturday 15 April, 2017

'Save Cork city': Locals are banding together to stop walls being built on the River Lee

The Save Cork City campaign is opposed to plans by Office of Public Works to build flood defences along the river.

Friday 14 April, 2017

How many people are looking to buy homes in Ireland? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many HSE data breaches were there last year?

The State spends millions on road safety campaigns each year - but are they effective?

New figures show the RSA spent €2.6 million across four campaigns.

Thursday 13 April, 2017

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock

Fewer people are downsizing homes as 'adult children are taking longer to fly the nest'

The average price gap between people down-selling and buying back into the market is €345,129.

'No parent wants to see their child go before them': Living day-to-day with cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis can be a life-changing condition for entire families.

Dublin adults over 10 times more likely to rely on public transport than those in rural areas

The report found that just one in 10 older adults in Ireland relied on public transport.

Wednesday 12 April, 2017

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Pictures: How drones, turbines and virtual reality are changing Ireland

The Future Ireland report takes a look at Irish society by different themes each year.

'We are so, so happy that it's finally here': Cystic fibrosis patients celebrate deal on Orkambi

Orkambi – as well as the drug Kalydeco – will now be available for CF sufferers from 1 May.

Tuesday 11 April, 2017

'Life changing' cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi will be available from next month

Simon Harris made the announcement today in the Dáil.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Where does your money go? New website gives detailed breakdown of government spending

The website allows users to chart the money being used by various Government departments and to service public debt.

Warning to Irish shoppers as rabbit, mink and cat fur found in 'faux fur' clothes

The warning comes after a UK investigation revealed animal fur in fake fur products.

Monday 10 April, 2017

The 5 at 5: Monday

five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Sunday 9 April, 2017

'Stugentrification': People are concerned about the thousands of student apartments being built in Dublin city

There is a boom of purpose-built student accommodation in Dublin city centre.

Saturday 8 April, 2017

Man (50s) dies after accident at home

Gardaí said that an investigation is taking place but his death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Right2Water protest in Dublin, a man killed in a collision in Meath and arrests made in Sweden – It’s the Fix

How much would dinner at the 'world's best restaurant' cost you? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many food outlets were served with closure orders last week?

Gardaí stop driver for wearing no seatbelt, find fake tax and insurance discs

It’s been a busy day for gardaí checking for valid tax and insurance.

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