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Today’s News

Sexual and aggressive impulses overlap in male animal brains, but not in females - study

The finding could help develop a drug that would suppress extreme aggression in humans.

'We’re painting a picture of a very specific kind of motorcyclist who love to speed'

Motorcyclists are six times more likely to be killed on the road than any other road user.

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Yesterday’s News

Joan Burton breaks silence after trial: 'I have friends who live in Jobstown'

“I found the atmosphere in the courts intimidating,” the former Tánaiste said during a lengthy interview today.

Thursday 21 September, 2017

Fianna Fáil aren't happy with Leo's tender to review the government's image

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been putting a focus on how his government is perceived by the public.

Fire breaks out at former Revenue Commissioners' offices in Cork city

The fire broke out on the seventh floor of the building.

Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Minute's silence held at Ploughing Championships for man who died on Wexford farm

Martin Kehoe Jr was overcome by fumes at his farm in Foulksmills yesterday.

Motorcyclist (49) killed in Wicklow traffic collision

The fatal collision took place on the N81 near Blessington last night.

Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Sinn FĂ©in expels three Wicklow councillors from party

One of the councillors, Gerry O’Neill, first heard the news from an RTÉ journalist.

Flight cancellations: Why is Ryanair switching its calendar year?

Michael O’Leary has denied that the loss of Ryanair pilots to rival airlines is partly to blame for hundreds of flight cancellations.

It'll be mostly dry and cloudy this week - with some pockets of rain

Here’s the weather forecast for the next three days.

Man (20s) shot in Citywest last night named locally

Fitness instructor John Gibson was fatally shot in a car park last night.

Contaminated face paints and heavy metals in make-up among safety problems found in cosmetics

One in ten of all 471 products tested were found to be non-compliant with Ireland’s health product watchdog’s health and safety regulations.

Monday 18 September, 2017

Donald Trump shares 'juvenile' mock video of golf ball striking Hillary Clinton

The US President went on a Twitter tirade last week in response to the release of Hillary Clinton’s memoirs, What Happened.

Poll: Should senior public servants who underperform be asked to leave? Leo's Plan This post contains a poll

Poll: Should senior public servants who underperform be asked to leave?

A job as a public servant is considered a job for life – should that change?

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what’s making the headlines this morning.

Sunday 17 September, 2017

The UK is getting slammed for its air quality levels - so how does Ireland fare?

The UK’s poor air quality ratings are thought to cause more than 40,000 premature deaths a year.

Saturday 16 September, 2017

'Imaginations flourish': 30 years of good done through the MS Readathon

Did you discover one of your favourite authors during the MS Readathon?

Friday 15 September, 2017

Iceland's government collapses after PM's father vouches for paedophile

The convicted sex offender was applying for “restored honour”, or a legal clean slate.

Leo Varadkar not satisfied that enough gardaĂ­ have embraced reform

The Taoiseach said that although he supported An Garda Síochána, management reform was needed.

'This is ethnic cleansing': Heat-maps show huge fires spread across Rohingya region

“The evidence is irrefutable,” Amnesty said.

Thursday 14 September, 2017

Recession's toll on divorce rates ends as applications return to 2008 levels

Divorce applications from 2015 were the highest level of this century.

Man (20s) dies in workplace incident on Monaghan mushroom farm

Two others were taken to hospital, but neither are believed to be in a critical condition.

Wednesday 13 September, 2017

'I'm not averse to a Starbucks, but not playing by the rules is frustrating'

Cork cafés organised a free coffee morning after a similar event was held in Dublin last week.

Why will the new iPhone cost more in Ireland than in the US?

There was quite a reaction to the new iPhone’s price tag of $999.

'Thundery bursts' of rain on the way for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo

Met Éireann says it will be a “rather autumnal” day.

Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Video: Pilot escapes with minor injuries after small plane smashes into a tree

An aviation investigation has been launched.

Train from Sligo to Connolly delayed for up to 35 minutes after bridge hit

Iarnród Éireann is currently in the process of seeking solutions to reduce the number of railway bridges being hit.

Details of 550 customer accounts 'mislaid' by AIB

The details include customers’ full names, their bank balances and loan information.

Poll: Do you drink water straight from the tap? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you drink water straight from the tap?

Do you boil your water before drinking it, or use a water filter jug?

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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making the news this morning.

Monday 11 September, 2017

Around 30 people injured in Swiss Alps train crash

It’s been reported that the crash happened at the Andermatt station.

Two people dead after three-vehicle crash on Cork road

Three others were injured in the crash.

Poll: Should there be media guidelines for discussions around sexual assaults? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be media guidelines for discussions around sexual assaults?

Newstalk and presenter George Hook have apologised for comments made on Friday’s High Noon.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s a quick snapshot of this morning’s news.

Sunday 10 September, 2017

Why has a Kerry Gaeltacht's population been dramatically declining?

“It’s absolutely picturesque, but you can’t eat the view,” a spokesperson for Ăšdarás na Gaeltachta said.

After 14 years, west Cork's beloved mobile library has been upgraded

“It’s one of the last things in their area that belongs to them,” librarian Zillah O’Donnell said.

Friday 8 September, 2017

Taoiseach 'Leo de Varad' has been given a certificate for Irish-speaking skills

He’s not the first Taoiseach to flex his cĂşpla focal.

Poll: Are you active for at least 2.5 hours a day? Move It Move It This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you active for at least 2.5 hours a day?

Physical inactivity is the fourth leading factor in global mortality and is responsible for 6% of deaths around the world.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Several killed in Mexico earthquake and Dublin Bus drivers’ concerns about Tallaght routes – here’s this morning’s news.

Thursday 7 September, 2017

Someone should be held accountable for false breath tests - but not yet, says government

A report found that there was a 71% gap between the breath test figures recorded on Pulse, and the actual tests carried out.

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