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Yesterday’s News

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Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Trio charged with 'serious and prolonged' late-night Garda assault in Mayo remanded on bail

The attack, which happened on Easter Sunday, left one Garda hospitalised.

Monday 15 May, 2017

Father-of-two's car 'exploded and spun ten feet in the air' in crash with lorries

A jury of six men returned a verdict of accidental death.

Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Mayo pensioner, found asleep in car with dog while engine was running, was six times over legal limit

72-year-old Michael Costello has been banned from driving for three years. He claimed to have pulled in after becoming “overcome with sadness”.

Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'It's a worrying trend': Judge concerned that age profile of drink drivers is getting younger

Judge Mary Devins said the average age of drink drivers used to be upwards of 60 years.

Sunday 16 April, 2017

Pest company called to St James's Hospital more than 100 times in last two years

Among the many different pests encountered on the hospital’s campus in recent times were ants, cockroaches, mice, pigeons, and woodlice.

Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Two cases of patient records left on car roofs among 212 HSE data breaches

A medical device containing patients’ personal information was sent for repair to a company in the UK by Saolta University Hospital Group.

Sunday 2 April, 2017

Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and ants

Rodent activity and droppings were found in the building.

Saturday 1 April, 2017

Search teams will attempt to lift wreckage of Rescue 116 today

The location of Paul Ormsby (53) and Ciarán Smith (38) remains unknown.

Friday 24 March, 2017

Body of captain Mark Duffy found in wreckage of Rescue 116

The body has not been brought ashore.

Monday 20 March, 2017

Miscommunication over severity of fisherman's injury responsible for last journey of R116

It was thought the fisherman had lost his entire hand, instead it was just the tip of his thumb which was severed.

Sunday 12 March, 2017

Over 100 animals die in Dublin Zoo in two years (including some critically endangered ones)

Giraffes, penguins and white rhinos are among the 108 animals to die at the zoo.

Monday 6 March, 2017

Wild animals, including monkey called Stevie Wonder, escaped at Fota seven times in one year

The animals were never in danger or a threat to any visitors, a spokesperson said.

Sunday 5 March, 2017

Senator declares Mayo home is now 200m closer to Leinster House so will receive fewer expenses

Michelle Mulherin told relevant authorities that route changes knocked her travel distance just below the 240km threshold for greater allowances.

Wednesday 15 February, 2017

'Admin error' that led to McCabe allegations was not reported as HSE data protection breach

Documents released under an FOI show that the incident wasn’t listed among 103 data protection breaches reported between April 2014 and April 2015.

Thursday 9 February, 2017

Ivanka Trump steps down as director of Doonbeg golf resort

Trump himself resigned as a director of the two companies operating Doonbeg last month.

Friday 27 January, 2017

Direct Provision centre shut over 'safety fears' was paid €12.7 million by the State

Repeated requests for essential maintenance to be carried out had been ignored by the centre, according to the government.

Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Five people died in prison custody last year

The cause of death in all five cases is yet to be determined.

Monday 23 January, 2017

Irish prisons paid €3 million in 'pocket money' to inmates last year

The Irish Prison Service has paid out over €27 million in pocket money to prisoners since 2009.

Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Funeral of Mayo woman who died in murder-suicide with son (7) told, 'We need to care for each other'

Her son Oisín was laid to rest in Co Wicklow on 23 December.

Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Over par: €2.5 million loss for Donald Trump’s Doonbeg golf resort

He’s not worried though.