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Dublin: 16 °C Monday 29 May, 2017

Today’s News

Ireland's secret services handed back €300k despite 'credible concern regarding terrorist activity'

Catherine Murphy has said she is concerned that not all the money is being spent to secure the country.

Monday 22 May, 2017

Climate Bells: The gift Michael D Higgins gave Pope Francis today

President Higgins was expected to discuss ‘issues of global importance’ with the Pope in the Vatican today.

The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried

Medics claimed “misinformation and fake news is causing fear among young people and parents”.

China killed or jailed up to 20 US spies in two years

Western espionage services have traditionally found it exceptionally hard to develop spy networks in China and Russia.

Three kittens dumped in Cork recycling bin saved by girl who heard their cries for help

It took a number of hours to free the animals.

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Jeremy Corbyn is being attacked in the UK press over his 'refusal to directly condemn the IRA'

The pro-Tory papers have not been kind to the Labour leader today despite the fact he condemned all violence.

Saturday 20 May, 2017

Waterford moneylending gang 'in hiding' as it owes money to Nigerian drug dealers

How locals defied violent threats to rid their community of the criminals.

Friday 19 May, 2017

With coffee for the assembled media, Leo and Paschal are the two boys brewing a new leadership

He might have a healthy lead over Simon Coveney but Leo knows the race isn’t won before it’s run.

Man in his 30s arrested in relation to death of Rita Apine at house in Kilkenny

The mother died from injuries she sustained at a house in the Freshford area.

Adrian Donohoe murder suspect 'to be extradited from the US'

The man had been allegedly living in the US illegally.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

School pitches that are to be sold by Christian Brothers are zoned for housing

The decision to sell off the pitches has been described as “completely unacceptable”.

Air Corps controversy: Minister says reports on toxicity at Baldonnel 'can't be found'

At least six people are taking action against the State for alleged exposure to chemicals whilst in the Air Corps.

Thursday 18 May, 2017

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Parents outraged at Christian Brothers' decision to sell Dublin school's playing pitches

The Board of Management only found out about the plans last week.

Gardaí have seized nearly €95k in jewellery linked to the Kinahan cartel

Operations have also resulted in the seizure of hundreds of thousands of euro in cash.

Gangland victim James Gately to make full recovery despite being shot through the neck

He was shot four times as he sat in a car at a Topaz garage in north Dublin last week.

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Dublin hotel advertised as 120-room luxury getaway is actually a two-up, two-down in Booterstown

Foreign workers claim to have been offered jobs at the hotel.

Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Man slashed in the face in afternoon attack on Vicar Street

The incident happened at 12.30pm this afternoon.

Chelsea Manning released from prison in US

The US Army confirmed that she had left Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Abortion: 95% of Irish women who used pills to end pregnancy 'didn't need surgical intervention'

Study from the British Medical Journal say the pills offer ‘an alternative to unsafe methods’

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Missing garda station cash: Criminal probe expected to be launched into missing €12k

The money was noticed missing last month.

Tuesday 16 May, 2017

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

It robs people of the basics of life': Irish families bring Huntington's campaign to Vatican

Irish people living with Huntington’s Disease will have an audience with Pope Francis tomorrow.

Experts say fewer young men in Ireland could be a factor in declining prison numbers

There were 77,000 fewer men aged in their 20s in Ireland in 2016 compared to 2006.

Two men suing State over Air Corps chemical exposure say they have developed cancer

The men are two of six alleging that exposure to chemicals has made them seriously ill.

Monday 15 May, 2017

The 5 at 5: Monday

LÉ Aisling controversy, the trial of Eric Locke and Kelvin MacKenzie has left The Sun – it’s the 5 at 5.

'It's embarrassing': LÉ Aisling sold by State for €110k - it's now on the market for nearly €700k

It’s being sold by the Dutch ship broker who bought it earlier this year.

Large drop in number of people being jailed for non-payment of fines

New legislation enacted last year is being heralded as the reason for the reduction in committals.

'Unbreakable' CCTV system destroyed by Dublin drug gang as cocaine consignment arrived

It’s going to cost Dublin City Council €50,000 to repair.

Sunday 14 May, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

A suspicious death in Kilkenny, Varadkar leads the race for Taoiseach and racist Eurovision tweets – it’s the Fix.

Man arrested as woman in her 20s dies in Kilkenny

The woman was discovered with serious injuries at around midday.

Profile 'usually reserved for gangland criminals' created for garda whistleblower

Labour’s Alan Kelly is asking the gardai if they are still carrying out surveillance on Keith Harrison.

Fianna Fáil want the Commissioner to step down over garda scandals

Fianna Fáil want the Commissioner to step down over garda scandals

Jim O’Callaghan has said he is also losing confidence in the Justice Minister.

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Tory councillor suspended following racist anti-Irish tweet during Eurovision

‘Thanks Ireland. You can keep your f’king gypsies! Hard border coming folks!’

'Enough is enough': Gardaí to target teenage drinking in summertime crackdown

Operation Irene was such a success last year that it is to be implemented again from 1 June.

Saturday 13 May, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Worldwide cyberattack comes to Ireland, a €240,000 cannabis seizure and the Eurovision – it’s the Fix.

Suspected case of ransomware detected in Wexford health centre

The NHS in the UK was attacked by hackers yesterday leading to fears the Irish system could be targeted.

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