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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 1 September, 2016

Yesterday’s News

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Tuesday 30 August, 2016

'I have fewer colleagues. I have less money. I have more work': Garda pens open letter to Commissioner

Garda numbers have declined significantly in recent years, from 14,500 in 2010 to 12,801 in 2016.

Car and personal items stolen from fire station as crews battled Oberstown blaze

Firefighters only noticed items were missing when they went to get changed at the end of their shift early this morning.

Man taken to hospital after stabbing in Dublin's north inner city

The 19-year-old man was taken to the Mater Hospital.

Dublin Bus drivers to strike for six days in September

The first strike days will be 8 and 9 September.

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Monday 29 August, 2016

Parents found dead with their children in Cavan named as teachers

Clodagh and Alan Hawe were found in their home along with the bodies of their three sons, Niall, Ryan and Liam.

Donegal community tries to buy former AIB bank building for €1

A councillor said the community wants AIB to hand the bank over to them for local facilities.

Sunday 28 August, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Kevin Mallon’s release, a day at the Áras for Team Ireland and damaged headstones in Belfast had everyone talking.

'He served his country with pride': Tributes to soldier after body recovered off Donegal coast

Gavin Carey, a member of the Irish Defence Forces, had been swimming off Bundoran with other soldiers when he got into difficulty.

'I should have used both hands': German minister defends giving neo-Nazi protesters the finger

Gabriel was accosted earlier this month by a group of masked protesters holding banners bearing the slogan “Traitor”.

Irishman Kevin Mallon released from Rio jail after three weeks

Mallon had been at Rio’s Bangu prison along with former OCI President Pat Hickey.

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'Shameful': 13 Jewish headstones destroyed in Belfast graveyard

Police are treating the incident as a hate crime.

Saturday 27 August, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Kevin Mallon to be released on bail, a big win for Paul O’Donovan and a day of mourning in Italy.

Handgun and ammunition seized by gardaí targeting feuding gangs

The 9mm pistol was found in a car yesterday evening.

Islamic State releases video of children carrying out prisoner executions

One of the boys is identified as being British.

26-year-old man dies after falling ill at UK music festival

The man collapsed at a campsite last night.

Man injured after footbridge collapse over UK motorway

Police said it is believed a lorry collided with the pedestrian bridge.

Friday 26 August, 2016

Suggestion pine martens will attack young children 'alarmist and irresponsible'

Farmers have raised concerns about the growing population of these small mammals in Ireland.

Ryanair claims to be 'world's favourite airline' as passenger numbers soar

The latest consumer data put passenger numbers for Ryanair well above those of its competitors.

Three adults and two children taken to hospital after Roscommon crash

A 23-year-old man was seriously injured in the collision.

Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Rural 'spotters' make money spying on farmers and selling information to criminal gangs

It is difficult for gardaí to secure prosecutions against these people as they need to link them directly to the crime.

Monday 22 August, 2016

Members of public urged to have their say on new garda code of ethics

A draft published today lists a number of commitments gardaí will be asked to make.

'An invasion of a place I grew up in, where I always felt safe' - Farmers speak of trauma after thefts

Buyers are being urged to ensure dealers are reputable before they buy any farm vehicles or machinery.

Saturday 20 August, 2016

Dublin fire engines repeatedly taken out of action due to staff shortages

Dublin Fire Brigade said it is working to fill existing and future vacancies.

Friday 19 August, 2016

British TV presenter Charlie Webster brought out of induced coma in Rio

The presenter fell ill with a rare strain of malaria.

Thursday 18 August, 2016

'A real-life superhero': Tributes flood in for five-year-old 'Batman Ben' Farrell

The five-year-old boy had been diagnosed with Wilms Tumour in December.

Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled

The child had been placed in care because of family violence, parental alcohol use and neglect and remained in care until he was an adult.

Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Domestic violence, mental illness and drug abuse: The tragic lives of children in care who died

Reports published today gave details of the lives of a number of young people know to the child and family agency who took their own lives.

Monday 15 August, 2016

'The gardaí don't have a handle on it like they used to': Concern at drop in drug unit officers

In Dublin alone, numbers have dropped from 147 to 114.

Friday 12 August, 2016

Dublin city facing 40% rise in illegal dumping this year

There have already been more than 600 reported cases of fly-tipping in 2016.

'Shocking figures': Motor premiums up almost 40% in the last year

In the last year, one third of Irish drivers have seen their insurance rise by up to 50%.

Thursday 11 August, 2016

UK police probe near-miss between drone and passenger plane

The drone flew alongside the plane as it came in to land.

At least four dead in suspected chlorine gas attack in Aleppo

Medical staff have taken pieces of the patients’ clothing for analysis.

Monday 8 August, 2016

Humid week ahead with temperatures of up to 21 degrees

Good sunshine, fresh winds and scattered showers await us.

UK man killed after sticking head out train window as another train passed

British Transport Police said paramedics rushed to the scene but nothing could be done to save him.

Removing public payphones would 'cause chaos' for Ireland's most vulnerable people

A number of groups have warned the removal of public payphones could significantly impact on people who use them to call freephone numbers.

Sunday 7 August, 2016

Factcheck: Is it illegal for gardaí to go on strike?

The word ‘strike’ has been bandied about recently as gardaí demand pay restoration – could they actually do it?

Friday 5 August, 2016

'It’s a chance of a lifetime for them': Shock at Irish boxer's failed drug test

It emerged yesterday that Michael O’Reilly failed a drug test and he is reportedly planning to appeal the results.

Thursday 4 August, 2016

Death of woman found with serious head injuries not being treated as suspicious

A post mortem on the woman concluded this evening.

Gardaí appealing for witnesses after man shot in the chest in south Dublin

Gardaí are appealing for information about the movements of a car used by the shooter.

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