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Dublin: 14 °C Monday 23 April, 2018

Today’s News

GAA responds to Save the 8th launch and says it has 'no position' on elections or referenda

It comes after a group of GAA athletes called for a No vote in the upcoming referendum.

Denis O'Brien's privacy vs Dáil privilege: Arguments in businessman's Supreme Court appeal

He’s also contesting the decision that he should pay the costs of the High Court case that went against him.

Theresa May to reverse stance on UK leaving the customs union after Brexit

Yesterday, Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin said that the future of Northern Ireland was being decided in Brexit negotiations.

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Yesterday’s News

A new website aims to help people locate their stolen items

Items on the site include vehicles, household items, bikes, and farm machinery.

Friday 20 April, 2018

'Any excuse for a pint': A snapshot of Dublin city in the Spring sunshine

We took a short stroll around Dublin to see what effect the sunny weather is having.

The Disappeared: Latest search for remains of former monk Joe Lynskey ends without success

Joe’s niece Maria said all they wanted was the last of the missing Disappeared victim’s remains to be returned to their families.

No door locks and 'risk of abuse': Serious concerns with many 24-hour mental health homes

Residents were unable to lock their bedroom doors in 77% of the 43 inspections.

Thursday 19 April, 2018

Woman who was unfairly dismissed after suffering miscarriage awarded €17k

The company argued that it had not unfairly dismissed the woman as it was unaware at the time of dismissal of her pregnancy.

Irish nonprofits: Most are located in Dublin, and the sector takes in €12bn a year

A report published today has looked at the scale and value of the Irish not-for-profit sector.

Ireland's health workers take the most sick days due to their work

The transport sector had the second highest number of sick days due to work related injuries and illnesses.

Wednesday 18 April, 2018

19-year-old cyclist dies after collision with truck near UCD this afternoon

The incident happened at Greenfield Park, just off the N11 this afternoon.

After we increased the minimum wage in 2016, unemployment didn’t go up (contrary to warnings)

It’s been argued that an increase in the minimum wage would lead to more unemployment among minimum wage workers.

The last Traveller secondary school in the country told it's to shut down in June

“The fifth years have already said it, their parents have said it – those kids are not going to continue their education next year.”

Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Iraqi women suspected of IS links being sexually exploited and refused aid

An Amnesty International report has expressed concern about how women and children are sexually exploited.

'A game of snakes and ladders': 28% of calls to Women's Aid were about abuse by ex-partners

A Women’s Aid report analysed the figures on the number of women who reported abuse last year.

Monday 16 April, 2018

Pharmacist praised for saving 17-year-old tourist who suffered anaphylactic shock

The teenager and his mother were on O’Connell Street in Dublin when the teenager suffered from a severe allergy reaction.

Sunday 15 April, 2018

How do GPs treat women who've taken abortion pills in Ireland?

“They’d be more nervous telling a doctor they don’t know. Oftentimes, they might say they’re miscarrying.”

Catherine Corless, Rescue 116 crew and Vera Twomey among People of the Year

The Awards aim to recognise the achievements of the country’s everyday heroes.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made the news today.

Missing Cork teenagers found safe and well

Adrian Waligora and Sarune Jankauskaite had been missing from Cork city for two days.

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Since EU roaming charges were scrapped, Irish phone use abroad has skyrocketed

Between July and September last year, data usage by Irish citizens travelling in the EU increased by 218%.

Wicklow hit-and-run: Girl left in critical condition as Gardaí appeal for witnesses

The 17-year-old was struck by a car at around 3.50am yesterday.

Cannabis worth €38k found after driver stopped in Tipperary for speeding

Gardaí stopped the 39-year-old driver who was travelling along the M8 yesterday after 3pm.

'Elitist', 'not sure it's worth saving': Slow progress of Seanad reform criticised

It’s been five years since Ireland voted to keep the Seanad in a referendum, but not much has changed since.

'A scandal': Almost 8,000 children waiting over a year for eye treatments

A trial in Sligo could offer a solution to long eye treatment waiting lists for children.

Saturday 14 April, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Airstrikes by the US, UK and France on chemical weapon targets in Syria had the world talking.

Murder investigation launched after death of man (49) found in Tallaght park

The victim has been named as Ioan Artene Bob, a Romanian national who was a construction worker.

'It's been an amazing trip': 65-year-old woman finishes run around the Irish coast

Mary Nolan Hickey, who’s 65-years-old, set off on the journey to raise money for the Irish RNLI.

'In their eyes I'll see pain... because their daughter is deteriorating in front of them'

Laura Brennan from Co Clare spoke about living with incurable cervical cancer, and why she wanted to feature in the HPV vaccine campaign.

Learner driver (18) arrested in Naas for doing 180km/h

The teenager was travelling along the M9 this morning when Gardaí stopped him.

Waterford's new €25.9m courthouse opened this week - take a look

It’s the fifth courthouse to be opened recently as part of a multi-million government programme.

Thursday 12 April, 2018

Here's the plan to reduce waiting lists for tonsil, knee, hip and cataract operations

The government is pledging to reduce the number of people waiting over 9 months for a hospital operation.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Murder-accused dies in Mountjoy, and Paddy Jackson’s legal fees – here’s what made the headlines today.

Teenager missing from Kildare found safe and well

The 17-year-old was last seen yesterday afternoon in Newbridge.

Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Late returning a library book? The government wants to scrap late fines

It’s part of a proposal to increase the number of people using libraries.

Mark Zuckerberg among the 87 million Facebook users whose data was sold

He also defended using people’s data as currency to fund Facebook as a free service.

Man (43) dies in workplace accident at Mullingar business park

The incident occurred this morning.

'I find it cynical, ignorant': Efforts made to rename Sligo halting site The Gaza Strip

A local member of the Travelling community wants to name the site out of solidarity with the plight of Palestinians.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Watch: A four-minute director's cut of a famous, 'critical' 1996 tourism ad Dolores O'Riordan This post contains videos

Watch: A four-minute director's cut of a famous, 'critical' 1996 tourism ad

The video features the Cranberries song Dreams sung by the late Dolores O’Riordan.

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