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Dublin: 15 °C Monday 23 October, 2017

Today’s News

Woman charged with murder of 18-month-old who fell from sixth-floor flat window in Bradford

Police were called to the Newcastle House block of flats at 5.10pm on Saturday evening.

The new children's hospital will be called... Phoenix Children's Health

The project is projected to cost over €1 billion in full and is due to be completed in 2021.

Dublin New Year's Eve Festival: Aerial acrobats, a live concert and the Spire beaming into space

The details of the festival were announced this morning.

Poor social housing conditions fail to uphold tenants' human rights

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) found that the state was in breach of the European Social Charter.

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Appeal over fire safety regulations of new children's hospital was made 'with an eye towards costs'

It was reported yesterday that the board had appealed three conditions imposed on the hospital.

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Saturday 21 October, 2017

See the Ophelia warnings on TV on Sunday? That was Ireland's emergency broadcasting system in action

It was the first time the system was brought into use in ireland under the 2009 Broadcasting Act.

How many homes and businesses lost their power during Storm Ophelia? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many deaths are linked to pollution every year?

Ombudsman rejects complaint that Defence Forces member was subjected to 'bullying, intimidation and harassment'

The case is included in the Defence Forces Ombudsman annual report for 2016.

Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'

Certain tractors will have to undergo the roadworthiness testing from May of next year.

Over 200 children with serious teeth problems have waited over 4 years for treatment

Figures show that 11,786 children and young adults have been waiting over a year for necessary orthodontic treatment.

Friday 20 October, 2017

Pollution linked to nine million deaths around the world in 2015 (and close to 1,800 of those were in Ireland)

A major study in The Lancet looked at the effect pollution has on countries around the world.

'Unless the government allocate funds... there is no easy solution': Irish Rail responds to overcrowding complaint

A customer care representative said that more funding was needed to reduce overcrowding.

A 24 hour Garda operation to get drivers to slow down is about to kick off

The operation will take place as Met Éireann has issued status red and yellow wind and rain warnings for areas across the country.

Thursday 19 October, 2017

Two men found dead on the streets of Dublin city and Drogheda last night

“Now we have another death in the system,” Dublin Mayor Christy Burke said.

Girls and children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it harder to transition to secondary school

A new report looks at how children experiencing transitioning between school levels.

The man who pioneered a solution to homelessness: Give people homes

Dr Sam Tsemberis is the pioneer of housing first – which takes rough sleepers of the streets and gives them homes.

Wednesday 18 October, 2017

'Only 10% of data available about a human is actually used': How cognitive computing can change healthcare

A summit held yesterday focused on new technological advancements in the field of healthcare.

Tuesday 17 October, 2017

School closures, power outages and widespread disruptions: How Ophelia will affect Ireland today

As Ophelia clears off to the north, the cleanup begins.

Whales and dolphins have tight-knit social groups and 'human-like' cultures and societies

The study links the complexity of cetacean culture and behaviour to the size of their brains.

In pictures: Storm Ophelia blew a trail of destruction through Ireland yesterday

Trees were felled, roofs were blown off houses and winds of up to 150km/h were felt across the country.

Gardaí investigate theft of Mother and Child statue from Finglas during Storm Ophelia

The statue – officially called Let the Life Flow through – has been situated in a hedgerow opposite from Tesco Clearwater since 1996.

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Ireland is below the European average when it comes to having women in politics

A new report was published today looking into the political performance of women in the 47-nation Council of Europe.

Monday 16 October, 2017

Ex-Hurricane Ophelia has battered Ireland. Here's what you need to know

Storm Ophelia made its way through the country after making landfall in Kerry this morning.

Sunday 15 October, 2017

Widespread travel disruptions as Hurricane Ophelia nears Ireland

Met Éireann has issued a status red weather warning for the entire country.

Missing teenage boy found safe and well

Gardaí thanked the public for their assistance.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

The country braces itself for the arrival of Ophelia – the most severe weather event to hit Ireland in 50 years.

Saturday 14 October, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Storm Ophelia on the way, gardaí renew appeal over murder and Fianna Fáil Ard Fhéis underway – It’s The Fix.

How much is this plot of land in the Docklands up for sale for? it's the week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people in Offaly identify as Catholic?

Gardaí seize drugs worth estimated €270,000 and arrest four people in Dublin

The operation was carried out as part of operation Thor by members of the Divisional Task Force based in Ballymun.

Bus Éireann cancels school service as Status Red warning issued over storm Ophelia

The state bus service said that it would not be operating the school bus routes in Cork, Kerry, Clare, Mayo and Galway.

Special needs assistants vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action

A total of 97% of members voted in favour of the action.

Friday 13 October, 2017

Man charged with 'preventing the lawful burial of a body' in case of Belfast woman found dead two years later

The family of 68-year-old Marie Conlon yesterday said they are ‘shocked and heartbroken’ at her loss.

Thursday 12 October, 2017

Czech man had ear bitten off in Dublin attack

Milan Hosek featured on RTÉ2′s new show Trauma, which looks into the world of trauma and medical emergency in Ireland.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Eighth Amendment committee meets, Catholic Census figures released and the US leaves UNESCO – Just some of this evening’s top stories.

INM CEO Robert Pitt has suddenly resigned to 'pursue other interests'

INM issued a statement this evening announcing Pitt’s departure.

Ryanair pilot criticises negotiations in letter to Michael O'Leary

Dublin-based Captain Imelda Comer hand delivered the letter to Ryanair management yesterday.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Police investigating murder of woman in car crash arrest man

Natasha Carruthers died in a crash in Derrylin, Fermanagh over the weeknd.

Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Budget 2018 measures will bring only 31 additional social housing builds next year

The housing budget was increased to €1.9 billion for 2018 but will result in only 31 new builds more than those we already knew about.

Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Little Milk Company cheese recalled over Listeria fears

The batch was sold in different forms with different best before dates.

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