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Dublin: 6 °C Friday 17 November, 2017

Today’s News

'I can't deal with this anymore': Mother-of-two shares footage of rat infestation in council house

Denise Gibson said she has been dealing with this problem for the last four years.

'I'm not going anywhere': Lay litigants in uphill battle against banks and vulture funds

There are calls for the Legal Aid Board to relax its merits test so more families in debt can access professional representation.

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Yesterday’s News

After putting aside €4m last year to cover tracker scandal, KBC now says it'll cost €59m

KBC estimates up to 1,661 of its customers may have been impacted.

'Apologise or resign': Fury over council official's comments about 'bad behaviour' of Ireland's homeless

The head of Dublin’s homeless executive later said she could “probably have used better language”, but has not issued an apology.

Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Minister orders report into vaginal mesh devices after Irish women experience 'constant pain'

The health minister said he takes it “extraordinarily seriously” if anyone is experiencing pain as a result of a surgery in this country.

Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Central Bank wants bank execs to 'take a long hard look in the mirror' over tracker scandal

Deputy Governor Ed Sibley said he expects board members to be held to account over the errors.

Sunday 12 November, 2017

Sheep can recognise Barack Obama and Emma Watson's faces from photographs

Researchers also found sheep were able to recognise their handlers in photographs.

Fees at centre for residents with autism to be probed over concerns about 'unknown criteria'

An inspection report found fees were still being paid into the account of a service provider that had its registration cancelled a year beforehand.

Saturday 11 November, 2017

High Court Master lashes KBC and tells father in arrears to write to Taoiseach

Edmund Honohan: ‘What kind of a way is that for a bank to approach its customers?’

Thursday 9 November, 2017

'I loved every minute': This inner city programme for unemployed youths has a 90% success rate

This programme was developed by Trinity College and brought together community groups, local businesses and young people eager to get into the workforce.

Bank of Ireland confirms additional 6,000 customers overcharged in tracker scandal

This brings the total number of impacted Bank of Ireland customers to 10,300.

Minister Zappone to raise Irish women's vaginal mesh complications with Simon Harris

Concerns about procedures using these devices have been raised in recent months amid international scrutiny and hundreds of law suits.

Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Man due in court charged in connection with Philip Finnegan murder

The 24-year-old’s body was found in Rahin Woods in September last year.

Monday 6 November, 2017

'Physically and psychologically abusive' situation reported at Kilkenny care centre

The centre provides long-term residential care to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Here's what commuters need to know ahead of tomorrow's rail strike

More than 150,000 customers will be affected by the industrial action.

Sunday 5 November, 2017

How Germany's public banking model could make Ireland's sector more customer-friendly

Sparkasse is the largest banking group – and therefore market leader – in Germany.

Saturday 4 November, 2017

Two investigations later, there's no assurance garda scandals will not happen again

It is time now for the finger-pointing to stop and for that culture shift we’ve been hearing about for years to begin.

Thursday 2 November, 2017

Man in his 50s dies after car and bus collide in Roscommon

The driver of the bus sustained minor injuries.

Two young boys missing from Co Limerick have been found safe and well

Five-year-old Arnel Azad and his two-year-old brother Ayaan had been missing since Tuesday 31 October.

Appeal for help tracing Bray teen missing since Halloween night

Alan Clarke was last seen at Newcourt Road in Bray.

Planning denied for controversial Wexford sludge site over 'risk to public health'

Locals had objected to the application due to odour issues and concerns about the treatment process.

Wednesday 1 November, 2017

'It had a devastating impact': Two jailed for acid attack outside London grocery store

One of the victims lost 20% of his vision as a result of his injuries.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

An incident at the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, more on the breath test scandal and the UK Defence Secretary’s resignation…

Security operation ends at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre

The shopping centre was evacuated earlier this evening.

Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Patients encouraged to report vaginal mesh complications to Irish health watchdog

Some women have described experiencing chronic pain for years after these surgeries.

Monday 30 October, 2017

'It had cut through and was sticking there': Irish women share vaginal mesh horror stories

The devices have been subject to international scrutiny over the last year and Irish women have now started to speak out about complications.

Sunday 29 October, 2017

Sorry is too little, too late for tracker customers who suffered for years because of bank overcharging

Now that the banks have set deadlines for paying customers back, there is a risk that this issue will be put to one side.

Saturday 28 October, 2017

Two men arrested in connection with Limerick stabbing

The arrested men are aged 19 and 20.

Sinn Féin calls on Irish government to recognise Catalan independence

“It is a travesty that in relation to Catalonia, this Fine Gael government ignores our country’s own history,” one MEP said.

'Do your job': Finance Committee wants ECB chief to explain role in tracker mortgage scandal

The committee’s chair said it is important to keep the pressure on the banks now.

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Irish people are health-conscious?

The majority of Irish people say they are in good health, though over 60% are overweight or obese.

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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your long weekend.

Man killed in north Dublin shooting

The incident occurred at Moatview Avenue in the early hours of this morning.

Wednesday 25 October, 2017

'They're refusing to engage': Banks reject almost half of personal insolvency proposals

The head of the insolvency service said banks are challenging proposals “on as many fronts as possible”.

'I was misled': Eamon Dunphy defends visiting Tom Humphries in psychiatric hospital

Dunphy’s comments on the Tonight Show last night sparked criticism, as he said Humphries was given “just about the right sentence”.

Man charged with murder of 51-year-old woman in Belfast

The woman was discovered in her back garden on Saturday.

Tracker mortgage victim speaks of 'constant harassment' from bank for arrears

Both David Greaves and his wife were diagnosed with cancer in the time it took for them to get back their money and €9,000 in compensation.

Monday 23 October, 2017

From 'I don't know what a tracker mortgage is' to the biggest financial scandal of our time

The heads of three banks are due to meet with the Finance Minister to discuss the issue today.

Sunday 22 October, 2017

Three million adult Americans carry a loaded gun on a daily basis

New research reviewed the behaviour of 1,444 gun owners in the US.

'We got one up on them': Wexford sludge row continues as company ordered to cease work

Residents were battling with an “obnoxious” odour for more than two years – now it has emerged the site didn’t have proper planning permission.

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