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Dublin: 17 °C Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Today’s News

Sharp increase in personal injury suits with almost 22,000 filed last year

The biggest award given in the courts last year was €9 million.

Yesterday’s News

Chief Justice says courts may need to restrict social media use during trials

Susan Denham said there are issues to address in order to protect the right to a fair trial in this era of social media.

Video footage suggests Russia may be arming the Taliban

The footage obtained by CNN shows Taliban fighters brandishing weapons they claim were supplied by Russian government sources.

The average back-to-school spend is now €1,209 per child

There has been a slight drop in the number of parents getting into debt to fund these costs.

Monday 24 July, 2017

Donegal community pays tribute to three 'incredible', 'caring' women RIP

Donegal community pays tribute to three 'incredible', 'caring' women

Margaret McGonagle, Mairead Mundy and Racheal Battles were killed in a road crash on Friday morning.

RTÉ to conduct review of gender equality after salary criticisms

The broadcaster also said it will bring forward the publication of fees paid to its top 10 most highly-paid presenters.

Train services delayed after bin truck damages crossing barrier

Irish Rail said the truck failed to stop at the barriers.

Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence

The woman and her children were left without a stable home for almost two years.

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Temperatures of up to 23 degrees - and heavy showers - forecast this week

Today will be dry and warm with long spells of sunshine.

Irish Water says Drogheda supply won't be restored until Thursday

The company said it must completely shut off water in order to ensure supply to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda is maintained.

Sunday 23 July, 2017

'Left with €15 after bills': The week-to-week struggle of a single parent in Ireland

36-year-old Mairead was forced to give up her job following the reform of the One Parent Family Payment.

Saturday 22 July, 2017

Resolution of garda issues hangs on solving tensions between senior managers

The first recommendation in the Public Accounts Committee’s report on Templemore focused on strained relationships at the top of the organisation.

Friday 21 July, 2017

'Not a legacy to be proud of': Charities tell ministers how to pull 139,000 children out of poverty

Today, leading NGOs will outline measures they say could make a real different to the quality of life of children in this country.

Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Gardaí arrest 24 street dealers after sting operation in Tallaght

Undercover gardaí made over 74 ‘buys’ from dealers over the course of the operation.

Tuesday 18 July, 2017

'It's time for her to go': TDs call for Commissioner to step down over Templemore scandal PAC

'It's time for her to go': TDs call for Commissioner to step down over Templemore scandal

The Public Accounts Committee released its damning report today on financial irregularities at the garda college.

Monday 17 July, 2017

'These people matter': The government's new 'compassionate' plan to tackle drug addiction

The new drug strategy aims to develop a health-led approach to drug and alcohol addiction.

Sunday 16 July, 2017

Concern for Irish troops in Syria as Russia and US plan safe zone

There are concerns that this new safe zone could be safeguarded by Russian and US troops.

Women being 'forced into homelessness' as former partners refuse to sign arrears deals

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibin raised a number of examples that he said fall outside the remit of processes the government put in place to protect people.

Friday 14 July, 2017

Watch: Gardaí test response to terror attack in simulation at Dublin's Docklands Terror Threat This post contains videos

Watch: Gardaí test response to terror attack in simulation at Dublin's Docklands

The Garda Commissioner said there is no intelligence to say a threat such as this will happen but it is important for officers to be prepared.

Thursday 13 July, 2017

'You're deliberately not answering': Commissioner asked 7 times whether Jobstown review will cover garda evidence

The Commissioner said the review will deal with the “circumstances of the entire affair”, but will not cover the court process.

Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Theresa May announces inquiry into Britain's contaminated blood scandal

Thousands of patients were given blood products infected with diseases.

'It will put us on the map': Castlebar shop owner thrilled at selling winning Euromillions ticket

The winner of the €29 million jackpot has decided not to go public for now.

Sinn Féin member reports hate crime after election posters placed on bonfire

An injunction preventing more material being added to four bonfires has also been broken ahead of the lighting of these fires this evening.

Sunday 9 July, 2017

Call for gardaí to have expanded powers to issue barring orders

The Law Society of Ireland said new legislation should cover people in relationships who are not cohabiting as well as those under the age of 18 who may be in abusive relationships.

Saturday 8 July, 2017

Michael Collins 'would not be happy' with suggestions Ireland follow Britain out of EU

MEP Seán Kelly said it is “daft” to suggest Ireland should make itself economically dependent on the UK again.

Friday 7 July, 2017

Why did it take five years for a controversial missing person case to be upgraded to murder?

The case of Pat Heeran, who disappeared in 2011, was raised in the Dáil last year as an example of alleged garda malpractice.

Thursday 6 July, 2017

Missing Leitrim man 'didn't realise how violent' people he befriended were

Gardaí have said they believe Pat Heeran, who went missing in 2011, died as a result of foul play.

Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Young midlands woman 'would not be dead' if local drug treatment was available

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health was told today there is an urgent need for the link between ill health and homelessness to be recognised.

Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'We wanted to be loved': Institutional abuse survivors take their fight for justice to the UN

A report launched today criticises the State’s treatment of victims, which it says has caused further trauma.

Man who was extradited from Spain to face sex assault charges fails to appear in court

The man had been escorted by gardaí back to Ireland from Spain last year to face charges – now they are trying to establish his whereabouts again.

Monday 3 July, 2017

Gardaí say Jobstown trial would have 'benefitted hugely' from body cam footage

GRA spokesperson John O’Keeffe said the idea that gardaí were hell-bent on prosecuting certain people is “nonsense”.

Sunday 2 July, 2017

Irish people reporting sightings of hummingbirds that are actually moths

There has been an increase in sightings of hummingbird hawk-moths around the country this summer.

Saturday 1 July, 2017

How a retired principal and a small group of frontline workers created a national event

The national emergency services parade and open day has grown in size and popularity – these are the people behind it.

Thursday 29 June, 2017

Gardaí reveal 89 homicides over 14 years were not counted due to 'process issue'

In some cases, only one victim was counted even though multiple people were killed.

'I really hope we don't run out of time': Desperate parents share stories of children's suicide attempts

They said they are fighting to keep their children alive while they wait months for services.

Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Missing teenager located safe and well in Dublin city centre

Gardaí had issued an appeal earlier today.

Monday 26 June, 2017

'Tina, come home': Husband of missing woman makes emotional appeal

Tina Satchwell was last seen on 20 March at her home in Youghal, Co Cork.

Sunday 25 June, 2017

Victim of tracker mortgage scandal: 'If I was six months in arrears they'd be ringing me every day'

The Bank of Ireland customer was first told she was affected in December last year – but has received no additional information since then.

60 high-rise buildings across the UK have failed fire safety tests

Areas affected include the city of Manchester, Camden, Plymouth, Hounslow, Portsmouth, Barnet and Brent.

Prince Harry says he 'wanted out' of the royal family

In an interview with the Mail on Sunday he said being in the army was the best escape he’s ever had.

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