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Today’s News

Dáil votes to abolish Strategic Communications Unit Scu

Dáil votes to abolish Strategic Communications Unit

A total of 85 TDs voted in favour of the motion.

'We don't have anything else... Everything's gone': Entire homes destroyed in Ballymun fire

Residents and guests were left picking up the pieces after a huge blaze ripped through a Dublin building.


Yesterday’s News

Sinn Féin TD Carol Nolan suspended after voting against abortion referendum

Sinn Féin Whip Aengus Ó Snodaigh told Nolan that she had been suspended for a period of three months.

Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Sinn Féin has had a very bumpy few years on social media - how will it weather this latest storm?

Mary Lou McDonald has said she seeks to reform and modernise the party, part of that will require a rethinking of how reps use social media.

Fears The Liberties will become 'another Temple Bar' as latest student accommodation gets planning approval

Concerns have been raised at the pace of change in one of Dublin’s oldest areas.

Sunday 18 March, 2018

'This country has been so unloved. People go on about 800 years of oppression, it's 800 years of rejection'

Poet Colm Keegan’s latest collection is an exploration of self and society.

Saturday 17 March, 2018

'We have waited a long time': Council plans to demolish Ballymun Shopping Centre

As things stand, the council says that the last tenant is expected to leave the building by this summer.

Friday 16 March, 2018

'I'm happy to clarify': Varadkar says he was just joking about Trump and Doonbeg

Varadkar came under fire from opposition politicians yesterday after he told a story about Trump contacting him in 2014.

Met Éireann issues orange snow-ice warning for Sunday along the east coast

The orange warning will come into effect early Sunday morning.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Thursday 15 March, 2018

Leo Varadkar presents Donald Trump with bowl of shamrock in St Patrick's Day ceremony

Leo Varadkar presents Donald Trump with bowl of shamrock in St Patrick's Day ceremony

Varadkar was speaking at the St Patrick’s Day ceremony at the White House.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'A terrible tragedy': Farmer (90s) dies in accident on Kilkenny farm

HSA inspectors arrived on the scene this afternoon to carry out an investigation.

Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Death announced of Stephen Hawking, Rescue 116 crew remembered and Leo continues his trip in the US – It’s The Fix.

Appeals court overturns its decision to allow Ian Bailey a retrial of his action against the State

Bailey had taken a High Court case against the gardaí and the State in November 2014 which he lost.

Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Solicitor says child sexual exploitation allegations in UK town 'tip of the iceberg'

Nazir Afzal – who has overseen similar high profile cases in the UK – said he knew “more would come out”.

Gardaí renew appeal for help in finding 24-year-old man missing since last week

Caíque Trindade De Oliveira is originally from Brazil.

'It would not feel right': Simon Harris cancels St Patrick's Day trip away

Yesterday, the INMO said that there were 714 people on trolleys in hospitals across the country.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

European Commission president: 'Good Friday Agreement must be preserved in all its dimensions'

Jean-Claude Juncker said that the European Union stood “firm and united” when it came to Ireland.

Monday 12 March, 2018

US Destroyer to be named after Irish man who fought in Vietnam war

Patrick Gallagher grew up just outside Ballyhaunis before emigrating to the US in 1962

Extra week of fuel allowance to be paid this week to over 368,000 households after cold weather

In total, an extra €22.50 will be paid to over 368,000 households.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Taoiseach honours Choctaw Nation, Tina Satchwell search continues and gardaí give gangland update – It’s the Fix.

Theresa May: It is 'highly likely' Russia was responsible for nerve agent spy attack

Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia remain in a critical condition in hospital.


Gardaí have intervened in close to 50 attempted gangland hits

Four men were arrested over the weekend and remain in custody today.

Saturday 10 March, 2018

How much money will the new Garda Commissioner be paid? It's the week in numbers

Plus: What was the cost of renovating the Irish famine memorial in New York City?

Ronan is five years old and has to share a bed with his mother in his grandparents' house

Hidden homelessness is a growing problem in Ireland.

'Frankly ridiculous': Soc Dems leader objects to plans to stop buses going through College Green

Roisin Shortall is due to make an oral submission to the Bord Pleanála on Monday.

Friday 9 March, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Trump to meet Kim, death of young girl following suspected meningitis outbreak and bars given go-ahead to open on Good Friday – It’s The Fix.

'It was no place from day one to even build a site': Ongoing issues around Traveller accommodation

Local authorities last year had an underspend of 45% when it came to Traveller-specific accommodation.

Thursday 8 March, 2018

Warning that dietary supplement 'not fit for human consumption' due to presence of illegal steroids

The FSAI has told people not to purchase or consume Falcon Labs products.

'More needs to be done': Just 16% of CEO jobs in Ireland last year went to women

The Central Bank said it remained concerned at the lack of diversity among senior roles in the Irish financial sector.

Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'It makes no sense': Husband of missing Tina Satchwell says she would not have gone to woods

Tina Satchwell was last seen at her home in Youghal, Co Cork on 20 March 2017.

Former IBRC chief says costs of inquiry could reach €100 million

The inquiry is investigating the sale of IBRC loans where there was a loss of at least €10 million to the taxpayer.

Priests' group calls for statement from Archbishop after welcome to gay parents removed from church video

The welcome was was removed from a video supporting the World Meeting of Families.

'Somebody needs to shout stop': HSE nursing homes cost a lot more to run than private ones

New figures show a significant discrepancy in the weekly costs of providing long-term residential care for elderly people.

Monday 5 March, 2018

Water supply to be restricted across greater Dublin area from 7pm tonight - 7am tomorrow

The water supply has come under great pressure in the aftermath of Storm Emma.

Storm aftermath: 10,500 customers without water, 121,000 with restricted supply

Water supply has been curtailed in some places due to increased demand – primarily from leaks in the system.

'A distraction': Review will look at abolishing the Strategic Communications Unit

The SCU has come in for fierce criticism in recent weeks.

Leo Varadkar: 'We may find people dead in their homes in the coming days'

Varadkar said that a number of deaths may have been caused by the storm.

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