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Dublin: 15 °C Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Today’s News

Tributes paid to Corkman who died in Australia after falling from a height

The 28-year-old was taken to a Melbourne city hospital on Sunday 16 July.

Saucepans, tankers, and cancelled holidays: How the Irish town with no water is pulling together

Thousands will be left without drinkable water for at least six days.

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Sunday 23 July, 2017

The long, slow process to refund almost €170m in water charges

The government must decide how best to repay people and avoid another PR disaster.

Saturday 22 July, 2017

'It shouldn't be laughed at': Study begins on effect bowel disorders have on women's minds

Researchers hope the study will recognise the seriousness of the chronic, painful condition.

The late-night flight that inspired a chef to make the first Irish coffee

Plane-weary passengers inspired a Tyrone chef to invent an Irish coffee almost 75 years ago.

Friday 21 July, 2017

Two young rowers rescued off Cork coast as they tried to row from Canada to Ireland

French-Canadian rower Joseph Gagnon and Dubliner Brian Conville were attempting to break four world records.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Thursday 20 July, 2017

Four lovely train stations feature on our new stamps

Did your local railway station make the cut?

Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Over 500,000 passports issued in the first half of 2017

That’s a 10% increase on applications compared to last year.

Former Eastenders star Paul Nicholls rescued after falling off Thai waterfall

The actor, who played the Joe Wicks character on BBC’s Eastenders, was rescued after three days at the foot of the Khun Si waterfall.

Chris Evans and Graham Norton among BBC's top-paid presenters

The former Top Gear 2.0 presenter is earning over £2 million – more than four times the amount of the BBC’s highest-paid woman.

Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Minimum wage: Taoiseach welcomes recommendation of €9.55 per hour

The ‘living wage’ currently stands at €11.70 an hour.

Ed Sheeran praised for 'protecting his true fans' by recalling 10,000 tickets

The recall only affected UK tour dates, according to a statement from Sheeran’s team.

Primark recalls men's flip-flops - but Irish stores unaffected

The black, blue and khaki flip-flops were on sale in Primark stores between the 4 January and 2 June this year.

Monday 17 July, 2017

Proposal would give the State powers to investigate universities quickly

It comes after a report last week into universities found “unacceptable” financial practices.

'Do people know what they're signing up to?': Consumer watchdog to examine car loan offers

Personal Contract Plans, or PCPs, are becoming a popular option for those seeking car-financing loans.

How did Ireland's horsemeat scandal spark a Europe-wide investigation?

Over the weekend, Spanish authorities dismantled an organised crime group that trades horsemeat illegally.

Man hospitalised after stabbing incident in Dublin city centre

The man was attacked with a knife after “an altercation with a man and a woman”.

Sunday 16 July, 2017

Are fisheries the first casualty in a Brexit split between Ireland and the UK?

If the UK continues to lift the drawbridge on its waters, it could cause problems for Ireland.

Saturday 15 July, 2017

A Wicklow business is Brexit-proofing itself by eyeing-up the Dutch market

“People hoping Brexit won’t happen,” businessman Paul Jacobs says. “Hope is for mass on Sundays.”

Friday 14 July, 2017

Two teenage boys arrested after acid thrown in the faces of five people across east London

The attacks took place over the course of about an hour.

Explainer: What is Dáil privilege and how can it be breached?

A row has erupted between TD Paul Murphy and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the concluded Jobstown trial.

Man (40s) seriously injured after hit-and-run in Dublin city centre

Witnesses told gardaí that a number of men got out of the car and assaulted the man.

Thursday 13 July, 2017

Leo Varadkar is on the cover of Time magazine

The Europe edition asked the new Taoiseach about Trump, Trudeau and the possibility of an Irexit.

Award-winning fairy garden donated to children's ward at Portiuncula Hospital

The garden received a certificate of distinction in the postcard section at Bloom this year.

Ursula Halligan steps down as TV3's political editor

Halligan has covered politics at the station for almost 19 years.

Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis shouldn't be passed - health committee

Health committee member Kate O’Connell said that an opportunity was lost to make cannabis a medical product.

Missing 16-year-old Dublin teen has been found

The Dubliner was missing for three days.

Two fire crews attacked while responding to bonfire incidents in the North

The fire service responded to around 40 bonfire-related incidents last night.

Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Poll: Would you recycle items to get a 10-cent refund? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you recycle items to get a 10-cent refund?

The proposal is being debated before the Dáil tonight at 8.30pm.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Ed Sheeran adds two dates to his sell-out Irish Tour, and the latest on Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer.

Why there are so few female surgeons: 'There's definitely an issue around being competitive in an interview'

Yesterday, the Royal College of Surgeons launched a report that aims to increase their female representation.

Monday 10 July, 2017

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work

Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.

Poll: Should the government spend the €3 billion 'rainy day' fund? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government spend the €3 billion 'rainy day' fund?

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will announce the summer economic statement in the Dáil on Thursday.

Man (70s) dies after car hits concrete wall in Carlow

The man was the sole occupant of the car.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Post-mortem due on bodies recovered off Donegal coast, and fire at Camden Lock Market brought under control – here’s the news this morning.

Sunday 9 July, 2017

Volunteers wanted to help spot crabs on Irish coasts

What you spot will be recorded as part of an EU-wide programme Sea Change.

Saturday 8 July, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A woman dies after being hit by a Luas tram, and the G20 split over climate change. Here’s the day’s news.

'It's disgusting': Fly infestation plagues Dublin residents and businesses

Locals say they have never seen anything like this number of flies before; one person described it as ‘biblical’.

Life after cancer treatment: 'Your family don't know how to deal with it - you’re all at sea'

Dick Murray was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1993.

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