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Dublin: 10 °C Saturday 22 October, 2016

Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Garda Inspectorate says some stations have no system to record crimes

Deputy Chief Inspector Mark Toland said this makes it difficult to know how many gardaí are needed in each area.

'Nobody wants that on their conscience': Irish truck drivers fear deaths of migrants in trailers

The body representing hauliers expressed concern after five people, including a child, were found in a trailer in Wexford at the weekend.

Residents of Inis Mór will be left without a ferry service from next month

Residents had originally been told the service would cease operation in January.

Paddy Power are so certain Hillary Clinton will win, they're paying out on bets early

Trump’s odds are now at 9/2, representing an 18.2% chance of winning.


Tuesday 18 October, 2016

With most gardaí on strike, policing in Ireland will be left to senior officers and rookies

Garda representatives say it is highly likely the strikes will go ahead, claiming the government has left them with no other option.

Staff 'weeping' over plans to temporarily rehouse Seanad in wing of National Museum

Refurbishment of the Seanad is expected to take two years.

Monday 17 October, 2016

Tánaiste expresses "disappointment" that AGSI to strike with rank-and-file gardaí

Middle-ranking gardaí will also stage two work-to-rule days before the November work stoppages.

"He just walked right up to him and sprayed him in the face"

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to two cash-in-transit robberies this morning to come forward.

'One woman didn't even know she was in Ireland': The reality of being sold for sex

Women are trafficked across countries and continents – some having been sold by family members or friends.

Plans for new cancer institute at St James' Hospital

Cancer in Ireland is projected to double by 2040, with increases in all types of the disease.

Tuesday 11 October, 2016

800 new gardaí will be recruited next year - but who will want that job?

The first recruitment campaign since the recession saw 20,000 people apply – just 5,000 people applied in the most recent drive.

Are you a parent? Here's what Budget 2017 will do for you

Subsidised childcare, increased benefits for single parents and tax cuts will all benefit families.

Good news for tourism businesses - their 9% VAT rate is safe

The rate came under scrutiny earlier this year but businesses say it has been instrumental to the sector’s recovery.

Enda Kenny tells constituency colleagues he's not going anywhere

Kenny has in the past insisted he will not lead Fine Gael into another election.

Sunday 25 September, 2016

'He doesn't really know life without pain': Mother speaks of son's battle with juvenile arthritis

Linda O’Dwyer had to wait 18 months to get a diagnosis for her son Tommy – and that was after she went private.

Friday 23 September, 2016

'My decision is my decision': President Higgins remains coy on whether he'll serve a second term

Higgins made his comments in an interview on the Late Late Show tonight.

'Not the first fire in an ambulance': Calls for review of whole fleet after tragedy

There have been a number of high profile incidents with ambulances in recent years and paramedics are worried for their safety.

Thursday 22 September, 2016

Foster's, Beamish and Murphy's sold in Irish pubs as local craft beer

It is believed this occurred in several dozen outlets Heineken Ireland trades with.

'An extraordinarily traumatic event': Ambulance fire at Naas General may have been 'oxygen related'

One of the paramedics injured in the incident remains in hospital but he is expected to make a full recovery.

Government to target sugar, salt, fat and big portion sizes in fight against obesity

Advertising to children will also be targeted as part of the plan.

Wednesday 21 September, 2016

'He made the ultimate sacrifice': Family and friends honour Garda Tony Golden with memorial cycle

Next month, it will be one year since the garda was shot dead at a house in Omeath.

17-year-old boy's leg broken in brawl during GAA match

The teen’s club said they are leaving no stone unturned in the search for information about the incident.

Bus Éireann may face industrial action as workers told there's no hope of pay rise

Today management revealed its Expressway service is continuing to haemorrhage money and would require restructuring measures.

Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Trinity study seeks women exposed to Hepatitis C-contaminated product in 70s

Almost half of the women screened, who had contact with the virus, showed no signs of infection after.

Gardaí in Dublin seize €150,000 worth of heroin

A man and a woman were arrested on James’ Street earlier today.

Taser, pepper spray and flash bangs used by gardaí in Cork hostage situation

A man has been charged over the incident and another man is in garda custory.

Monday 19 September, 2016

'We're determined to face them down': Tánaiste discusses gang violence with NYPD commissioner

Fitzgerald attended the inauguration of the new police commissioner today.

Top deck of Dublin bus damaged after crashing into tree branch

There were no injuries in the incident.

Friday 16 September, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Teachers’ salaries, travel disruption and an attack on a police officer in New York had everyone talking.

Mother of missing UK toddler told he may have been killed in Greek digger accident

Ben Needham was 21 months old when he disappeared on the Greek island of Kos.

Search of farmland in Tyrone close to area missing teen was last seen

15-year-old Arlene Arkinson disappeared in August 1994.

Man sentenced over murder of 'caring, loving' religious scholar in England

Mohammed Syeedy was handed a life sentence for his role in the murder, which saw the 71-year-old man bludgeoned with a hammer.

Thursday 15 September, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

The Dublin Bus strike, Caitríona Lucas’ funeral and a boat explosion in Indonesia…

Motorcyclist dies in Wexford road collision

The man was involved in a collision with a car on the N11 this afternoon.

Poll: Do you support Dublin Bus workers in their continuing strike action? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support Dublin Bus workers in their continuing strike action?

A further 13 days of strike action were announced today – do you support workers?

'The balcony collapse that killed my daughter was not an isolated event'

A new law aimed at preventing further tragedies was signed in today.

Escalation: Dublin Bus drivers will strike for an additional 13 days

The dispute is going into October.

"It is a pain because I had to get up earlier and then I have to last the whole day in school." Bus Strike Day Three This post contains videos

"It is a pain because I had to get up earlier and then I have to last the whole day in school."

Dublin commuters are being hit by the bus strike.

Wednesday 14 September, 2016

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

A man has been arrested in Spain over the murder of Gary Hutch

The operation is supported by other law enforcement agencies including Spain’s La Guardia Civil.

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