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Dublin: 14 °C Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Yesterday’s News

Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'

Charities have expressed serious concern has private market rents continue to grow.

Monday 21 August, 2017

Wet and humid weather to start the week as Ireland deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Gert

A Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place until 4pm.

Driving to work today in Dublin? Don't forget there are new traffic restrictions in place

There is no longer a right turn now from Bachelors Walk onto O’Connell Bridge – except for buses, taxis and bicycles.

'The rise of absolute cowboys': Scammers are targeting students desperate for somewhere to live

With the first round of CAO results out today, students across the country will be scrambling to find a place to live.

Sunday 20 August, 2017

Noticed the cameras around town? They're for the upcoming movie about a drug-fuelled weekend in Dublin

The movie follows Jason on a wild weekend odyssey through the streets of the capital.

Saturday 19 August, 2017

How much has Garda overtime cost so far this year? It's the week in numbers

Plus: Where did Leo Varadkar come in Fortune’s 40 under 40?

Friday 18 August, 2017

Entertainer Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89

The former Strictly Come Dancing presenter had been unwell for some time.

Two dead and six injured in Finland stabbing incident

Police said they had shot a man in the leg and arrested him following the incident.

Thursday 17 August, 2017

Leo Varadkar makes Fortune's 40 under 40 list

Varadkar came in at number five on the list.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

A terrorist attack in Barcelona, Ibrahim Halawa four years in prison and Northern Ireland rules on same-sex marriage – It’s The Fix.

'These are mere stories': Egyptian ambassador denies Ibrahim Halawa was tortured in prison

Halawa (21) was arrested during a demonstration in 2014 in support of Mohamed Morsi who had been ousted from power in a military coup.

Police seek witnesses for 'breathtakingly violent' assault which left a man unrecognisable

Anthony McMahon (59) was found unconscious and barely breathing in a pool of blood on Tuesday.

Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Labour shadow minister resigns over British Pakistani rape article

The article was written following the conviction of 17 men in Newcastle who forced young girls to have sex.

Wedding ring that went missing in 2004 turns up wrapped around carrot

Canadian woman Mary Grams told the Canadian Broadcasting Commission that she had lost her ring in the family farm in Central Alberta while picking weeds.

Baby dolphin dies after being surrounded by tourists 'who wanted to photograph and touch it'

A local wildlife organisation said the animal had either become sick or separated from its mother.

Simon Coveney: 'Ireland will not be a pawn in Brexit negotiations'

The UK government said it wanted to maintain a “seamless and frictionless” border between the two countries.

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'Whatever your results today, there will be opportunities for you'

More people took Higher Level subjects this year, but the number of top marks is down.

'Grossly unfair': Landlords are not happy about new plans to penalise vacant property owners

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced this week that penalties may be introduced for owners of vacant properties.

The Leaving Cert results are out today - But here's why you won't be seeing any As, Bs or Cs this year

Don’t worry, it’s not because everyone failed.

Tuesday 15 August, 2017

OCI president gives 'unreserved apology' to athletes and families after Rio ticketing disaster

During the Games, there were numerous reports of desperate family members of athletes having to go to other countries in order to secure tickets for events.

Islamic State propaganda is facing 'substantial and aggressive disruption' on Twitter

Researchers found that efforts by Twitter to quickly remove IS postings on the social media platform were having an impact.

Monday 14 August, 2017

Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026 OCI

Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026

OCI president Sarah Keane told reporters today that a contract had been signed between the organisation and ticketing company THG.

'Penalties are coming': Minister puts householders with vacant second home on notice

The government laid out its plans for vacant houses after a week of strong criticism over homeless numbers.

Sunday 13 August, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Fallout from Charlottesville demonstrations, deaths on the roads and patient waiting lists criticised – It’s The Fix.

'It's absolute chaos': Luas works are causing serious traffic issues on Moore Street Restrictions This post contains videos

'It's absolute chaos': Luas works are causing serious traffic issues on Moore Street

Footage shows an on call fire engine appearing to have to reverse down Moore Street due to congestion.

Motorcyclist dies after being involved in crash with car

The scene has been preserved for examination by the garda forensic collision investigators.

'Scandalous': The number of children waiting over 18 months for appointments rises by 450%

A total of 52,257 child patients were waiting at any length of time for their first appointment at the end of July.

Saturday 12 August, 2017

One killed and 19 injured after vehicle hits counter-demonstrators at white supremacist rally in Virginia

There were violent altercations today in the small city as demonstrators and counter-demonstrators clashed.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Violent protests in the US, searches resume for Trevor Deely and a man killed in a road crash – It’s the Fix.

How much cheaper is it to run the family car this year? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many homeless people were recorded in the 2016 census?

'Almost edible' 100-year-old fruit cake found in the Antarctic left over from expedition

Conservators from the New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage Trust made the discovery among artefacts from Cape Adare.

London man who pulled out a handgun during 'insignificant traffic dispute' jailed

The incident occurred at Croyland Road in Edmonton at about 5.45pm on Sunday 23 April.

Thursday 10 August, 2017

Bill Murray goes to see Groundhog Day then he goes to see it again the next day

But will he be seen at it again tonight is the question.

'He was the best brother': Tributes paid to young Derry teacher who died in tragic accident in China

Craig Church (27) was from the small town of Portstewart in Northern Ireland.

Man stole car keys from house and repeatedly crashed into underground car park gates

The incident occurred in Millfort Mews, Dunmurry, Co Antrim at about 11.30am this morning.

Monday 24 July, 2017

Cockroaches, mould and chronic drug abuse in front of children - life in homeless accommodation

New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.

Saturday 22 July, 2017

How much did a young girl get fined for selling lemonade in London? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many new Harry Potter books are being released?

Nearly 1,500 children were taken into emergency care over four years

An emergency care order is made through the Courts service when there is a real and immediate risk to the child’s safety.

Friday 21 July, 2017

Maiden voyage of new Louth-Down ferry service cancelled due to 'severe weather'

The ferry, which will cross over Carlingford Lough, has rescheduled its maiden voyage for tomorrow.

Thursday 20 July, 2017

Ireland's growth is under 'serious and imminent threat'

Ireland’s Competitiveness Scorecard for 2017 found that strong economic performance in recent years is masking the country’s vulnerability.

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