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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 27 April, 2017

Today’s News

Dublin City Council staff not paid today due to admin error

It’s expected that staff will be paid their wages tomorrow.

Poll: Do you think we need more bank holidays? May Bank Holiday This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think we need more bank holidays?

We have less bank holidays than a lot of our EU counterparts.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

National Maternity Hospital board fractured, cyclists’ complaints about Luas roadworks, and BAI complaints.

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Yesterday’s News

Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital St Vincent's This post contains videos

Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris said the compulsory purchase of the site is ‘not the solution’.

Old Irish ads from the past 50 years are free to view online from today

The Irish Film Institute have been working to restore almost 8,000 rolls of film that had been damaged by mould.

'It's confusing for people': Irish Heart says saturated fats link to heart disease still valid

Ireland’s heart health organisation has said people shouldn’t change their diet based on the editorial in the British Medical Journal.

It's 'too difficult': Why 40% of students say they didn't study science in college

Almost 80% of those who participated in the Young Scientist Exhibition went on to study science and/or technology in third-level education.

Family appeal for stolen memory card with the only photos of their stillborn baby

The memory cards also contain the only official photos of a family wedding a fortnight ago.

Poll: Do you think it's acceptable that Ivanka Trump was booed at? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think it's acceptable that Ivanka Trump was booed at?

A German crowed booed and hissed at the US President’s daughter for saying her father was an advocate of families.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Gardaí warn they’re not ready for a terrorist attack, AIB fined €2 million and new Dublin motorway? Here are Wednesday’s news.

Sunday 23 April, 2017

'I needed something to centre myself around': US woman learned Irish to improve memory loss

Shannon O’Neill is travelling to Ireland in the summer to visit Gaeltacht areas and advance her level of Irish.

A newborn baby pushes a tiny, fascinating Scottish island's population to 105 (we think)

A medieval massacre, a mysterious German artist landlord, and a world-first in renewable energy are just some of the interesting features of the Isle of Eigg.

Saturday 22 April, 2017

President Erdoğan: The rags-to-riches champion that Europe hoped would steady Turkey

The rags-to-riches Turkish leader, once backed by the EU and US to bring stability to the region, has been given greater power than any of his predecessors.

A prolonged culture of bullying and stress: What's going on at the National Museum of Ireland?

There are concerns that staff’s complaints aren’t being dealt with comprehensively after the National Museum got an easy pass at committee last week.

Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice

The recent spell of dry weather has left firefighters battling gorse bush blazes, with farmers often blamed for starting them.

Friday 21 April, 2017

Teachers' union pass motion asking for review of HPV vaccine scheme

The TUI said that the vote did not mean the vaccine or its effectiveness was being questioned.

Two masked men rob cash-in-transit van in north Dublin

One man was wearing a scarf covering his face and was armed with what appeared to be a gun.

'It could have been a very different story': Petrol bomb thrown into Antrim family's home

Three adults and a 12-year-old boy were in the house at the time, but were uninjured.

One 'diet drink' a day could increase risk of dementia and strokes - seven-year study

Authors of the study are advising that more research be conducted into the effects of sugary and artificially sweetened drinks.

'It's threatening the future of the scheme': One third of Belfast Bikes stolen or vandalised

Bike scheme users are being advised to double check that bikes are ‘locked in’ at docking stations.

Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Government to propose its own microbeads ban, calling other parties' bills 'flawed and confused'

The Green Party and Labour have proposed bills on banning microbeads. Fianna Fáil said they’re working on their own one. Now it’s Fine Gael’s turn.

Monday 17 April, 2017

Hospital apologises to Donegal woman for leaving her baby's body in storage for four weeks

Letterkenny University Hospital admitted that they had ‘failed’ this woman.

Here's What Happened Today: Easter Monday

Tensions between North Korea and the US, and Cruinniú na Cásca attracts thousands.

Gap between teachers' pay is affecting staff morale - union survey

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland carried out a survey that indicates teachers’ morale at work is low because of the public pay dispute.

Three-year-old girl shot in escalating Central African Republic violence

“What was already one of the most acute humanitarian crises in the world is worsening,” one MSF official said.

Saturday 15 April, 2017

This Mayo designer has won two awards for her handwoven, luxurious 'agriculture fashion'

“I think even born city-dwellers have almost unconscious muscle memory of life in rural Ireland. We all share it,” according to designer Deirdre Duffy.

Deadly worm disease in lambs is on the increase, farmers warned

It takes almost a year before the egg hatches releasing the infective larvae.

Friday 14 April, 2017

Six Irish heritage sites we should visit this Easter weekend

An award-winning Roscommon heritage hero tells us what heritage sites we should visit this weekend.

Buses are back and a bit of rain: Here's how to get around this weekend

A few things are different about this year’s Easter weekend.

Thursday 13 April, 2017

Missing Cork man found safe and well

The man had been missing for two days.

Now €1: The cost of a stamp has gone up by 39%

An Post’s CEO said previously that the increase was both “absolutely necessary” and “very good value”.

'We're gone': Final words of R116 crew released in preliminary report

The preliminary report recommends a review of “all route guides in use by its Search and Rescue helicopters in Ireland”.

Wednesday 12 April, 2017

No record of Donegal garda's tax evasion and fraud claims, Dáil hears

Former garda Kieran Jackson had reported incidents of tax evasion by a now retired garda superintendent back in 2001, the Dáil was told.

UK judge sacked for 'abusive' comments on news articles about his cases

Under a pseudonym, the judge called commenters “donkeys” and “trolls”.

Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Dublin Mountains gorse fire sparks warning for people during dry weather

Dublin Fire Brigade said it was ‘hard to say’ what started last night’s fire.

United Airlines boss apologises again after calling passenger 'disruptive and belligerent'

David Dao, aged 69 was dragged off the United Airlines flight on Sunday after it was was overbooked.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Orkambi approved, soccer bus explosion and Nóirín O’Sullivan asks gardaí ‘what happened?’

Dedicated staff and timeline clarity could help make mortgage-switching easier

Research shows that many consumers who have switched mortgages had a positive experience, and can save “significant sums of money”.

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National Museum 'working hard to fix prolonged, systemic bullying of staff'

In an unusual event, senators on the committee said that they were uncomfortable with their Chair’s line of questioning.

Monday 10 April, 2017

From December, this is what the Luas map will look like

From December, you’ll be able to take the Luas to Cabra, Grangegorman, the GPO and Trinity College.

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