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Monday 19 February, 2018

Man presents himself to gardaí after man (24) injured in hit-and-run

Gardaí are examining a vehicle after the man presented himself last night.

Students who opt-out of religion classes should be taught another subject

Richard Bruton said the new guidelines would mean children who don’t study religion “will no longer be sitting at the back of the class”.

New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier

The “first of their kind” tests measure damage to proteins that can be an early indicator of autism.

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Sunday 18 February, 2018

The Supreme Court case that needs to be resolved before the Eighth Amendment referendum

A ruling by the High Court in 2016 found that references to the “unborn” in the Constitution meant an unborn child.

Saturday 17 February, 2018

Eat at Our Table: Café run by Ireland's migrant community opens at Christ Church

“It gives out a strong message that you can create spaces for people in Direct Provision instead of waiting.”

Friday 16 February, 2018

'It's great PR': Iconic Irish buildings are going red today to mark the start of Chinese New Year

For the past three years prominent buildings have been lit up to highlight the importance of the Irish Chinese community.

'The problem has advanced significantly': Mullingar man waits 9 years for orthodontic treatment

Fine Gael TD Peter Burke has said that prompt treatment was critical in terms of young adults’ body image.

Thursday 15 February, 2018

Study finds possible link between cancer and ultra-processed foods like TV dinners

The study’s authors said this “may drive an increasing burden of cancer in the next decades”.

'Angry' farmers fear new sheep inspections will put pregnant ewes at risk

Sheep farmer representatives plan to meet with government officials to discuss their problems with the inspections.

Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study

Single fathers ate fewer fruit and vegetables, and were more likely to binge drink than single mothers and partnered parents, the study found.

'We're gonna need a better boat': Tory Island protest outside Leinster House

The island’s 150-odd residents say the 42-year-old ferry that’s been chosen to service the island isn’t suitable.

Famous graffiti wall behind Bernard Shaw pub to be demolished to make way for 260-flat complex

A Dublin street artist has suggested preserving the wall in some way, by assigning another one nearby for artists’ use.

'Love is a drug', 'rose-tinted glasses': Here's the science behind falling for someone

'Love is a drug', 'rose-tinted glasses': Here's the science behind falling for someone

Your stomach’s in knots, your heart flutters – but here’s what happens to your brain when you’re in love.

Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Gardaí advise students to be 'streetwise' ahead of Donegal Tuesday

NUI Galway and Galway Mayo Institute of Technology have distanced themselves from the event since 2011.

'Deeply troubling': Dublin rent €380 higher a month than at Celtic Tiger peak

The lowest average rents were in Leitrim, at €542; and Donegal, at €599, a Daft.ie Rent Report found.

Monday 12 February, 2018

Theresa May says there is 'basis for agreement' to get Stormont 'up and running very soon'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Theresa May met today for last-ditch talks to restore power-sharing in Northern Ireland.

Sunday 11 February, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

The death of a garda at a station in Ballymun, and 71 dead after a plane crash near Moscow – here’s today’s news.

Two handguns, ammo and cannabis seized at Finglas house

Two people were arrested following the seizure.

Manhunt underway after attempted rape of 10-year-old girl in Manchester

The girl managed to escape and stop a dog walker to ask for help, police said in a statement.

'Put the bloody thing away': 60% of Irish drivers have used their phones at a red light

“Phone use by Irish drivers is at ridiculously high levels,” according to The AA.

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Some foreign nationals in Ireland work in 'conditions that are close to slavery'

The head of the Workplace Relations Commission spoke to Newstalk about strikes, the ‘gig economy’ and a Supreme Court ruling.

Russia plane crash: Officials confirm all 71 people on board have died

Around 65 passengers and 6 crew members were on board the regional flight destined for Orsk.

Dublin City's Weaver Park nominated for a European urban park prize

The park, located in the heart of the Liberties, was opened in September last year.

Saturday 10 February, 2018

Irish banks monitoring bitcoin buys on credit cards after UK bank brings in ban

The cryptocurrency has surged in value recently, but there are fears it’s on the verge of plummeting.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Fresh Sinn Féin leadership, a White House aide resigns, and Ireland’s rugby win – here’s today’s news round-up.

Michelle O'Neill says Stormont stalemate talks will conclude next week

Gerry Adams said last week that the outcome of the talks was “too close to call”.

Three-year-old girl rushed to hospital and woman arrested after incident in Dublin

A woman in her 40s has been arrested.

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Missing 15-year-old found safe and well

Nicole Reddington had been missing since Friday.

Man (40s) arrested after heroin, cocaine and cash seized in Dublin

The seizure was made yesterday in Shankill.

Muslim spokesman criticised for saying it's acceptable for girls to undergo FGM

Healthcare professionals and the Islamic community have criticised the comments made by the Clonskeagh Mosque’s spokesman.

Thursday 8 February, 2018

'Do not drink or wash' water warning for Meath lifted

The warning was issued yesterday afternoon.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Luas congestion problems, an Irish boxing company boycott, and Cher weighs in on Ireland’s fossil fuels – it’s the Fix.

Fire hazard: Lenovo laptops recalled due to battery fault

The overheating hazard was caused by a faulty screw, the company said.

Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'Have some morals': Father makes appeal to driver after teenager seriously injured in hit-and-run

John O’Reilly appealed for those responsible for his son’s “horrific” injuries to come forward.

Public warned not to give out bank details after reports of phone scams

A number of “vishing” cases have been brought to the Gardaí’s attention in the past few weeks.

Fire extinguished in bus on University of Limerick campus

Traffic won’t be able to pass through the campus for some time, according to the university.

'Do not drink or wash' water warning for parts of Meath following reports of rashes

Local TD Thomas Byrne said that he had received reports of children becoming “very sick” and “getting bad rashes”.

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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Supreme Court dismisses Pro Life Campaign request to become adviser in 'defining the unborn' case

The Pro Life Campaign had argued that it had spent “a significant amount of time” on the issue of defining the unborn.

Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Clare school bus stopped by gardaí due to 'badly worn' tyres and rust

Gardaí stopped a number of school buses in the Clare area.

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