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Today’s News

Taylor Swift gigs had highest garda bill for event policing this year

The organisation has collected almost €1 million from organisers to cover policing at concerts, sports matches and other events.

Yesterday’s News

'Really shocking': Motorists use deceased parents' permits to park in disabled bays

In just one year of a garda operation to crack down on fraudulent use of these permits, 80 people were prosecuted.

Saturday 18 August, 2018

Dermot Bannon: 'People could end up stuck in modular homes for ten years' Housing Crisis This post contains videos

Dermot Bannon: 'People could end up stuck in modular homes for ten years'

The architect and presenter of Room to Improve said Ireland needs to work on building communities – not just houses.

Friday 17 August, 2018

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Stars of new RTÉ drama hope it will open conversation on Ireland's treatment of immigrants

The show centres on the violent death of a young migrant woman whose body is found close to a direct provision centre.

Thursday 16 August, 2018

'Brexit won't tear us apart': Ryan Tubridy is bringing The Late Late Show to the UK

RTÉ will film a once-off show for an audience of 1,000 people in London.

Tuesday 14 August, 2018

The Deirdre Jacob case - from missing person file to murder investigation

Deirdre Jacob was last seen within yards of the driveway to her parents’ house.

Monday 13 August, 2018

Ulster Bank to sell 5,200 'non-performing' mortgages to vulture fund

The portfolio, worth €1.4 billion, is to be sold to Cerberus Capital Management LP.

Thieves escape empty-handed after setting off smoke alarm during McDonald's break-in

Smoke from the electric saw used by the two suspects to try to open the safe set off the alarm.

'Full of honesty, candour and wisdom': Tributes after death of Queen's University chancellor Tom Moran

Moranm has been praised for his contribution to the Peace Process.

Boost for Irish retailers as sales of ice cream, fans and patio furniture spike during heatwave

The World Cup and royal wedding also helped alcohol and magazine sales this year.

Sunday 12 August, 2018

'It's falling on deaf ears': Still no plan for gardaí without lights and sirens driver training

The Garda Representative Association said as many as 60% of gardaí only have basic driver training, which means they can not exceed the speed limit in a chase.

Saturday 11 August, 2018

'I understand people can relapse, but you have to be honest': Inside Dublin's drug treatment court

More than 1,000 people were referred to the service so far this year.

Friday 10 August, 2018

'We have a duty to keep personal info private': Tusla denies withholding child abuse details from gardaí

The agency has acknowledged that it is concerned about requirements it has to inform suspects about complaints made to gardaí.

Thursday 9 August, 2018

Fianna Fáil tweet about HSE being on crack 'not representative of party policy'

The tweet was quickly deleted after criticism online.

Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'Significant concern' over lack of breath testing at scenes of fatal crashes

The authority has outlined a series of concerns about how the force operates.

Monday 6 August, 2018

European Commission opens case against Ireland over levels of drinking water contamination

Earlier this year Irish Water was fined for delays in carrying out work at six water treatment plans in Donegal to reduce levels.

'This is doing serious damage': One third of children's mental health beds closed due to staff shortages

There are currently 13 vacant CAHMS consultant psychiatric posts across the country in total.

Sunday 5 August, 2018

Revenue collects over €1 million in extra taxes from casinos with unlicenced gaming machines

Revenue last year launched a national compliance project targeting the gaming and amusement machine sector.

Thursday 2 August, 2018

Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here

A demonstration of solidarity with those who have been abused is being organised to coincide with the Pope’s visit.

Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Person to be prosecuted for allegedly identifying Belfast rape trial complainant

A second suspect will not be prosecuted as there is insufficient evidence to prove an offence has been committed.

Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Thieves use baby's pram to steal shark from Texas aquarium

The shark has now been recovered by police and is “resting” in the aquarium’s quarantine.

Ruth Morrissey's situation 'more hopeful' as doctors plan course of radical radiotherapy

Ruth Morrissey has been told her cancer will progress to terminal within a year.

'I don't see it going anywhere': Fianna Fáil TD dismisses prospect of Éamon Ó Cúiv running for president

A letter sent to councillors across the country calling for support for Ó Cúiv to be the next president of Ireland.

Central Bank warns if overheating is allowed, we're in for another boom-bust cycle

The Central Bank said the government needs to avoid policies that could add to this risk.

Sunday 29 July, 2018

Plans for new plant in Laois to turn brown bin waste into renewable gas

This gas will be injected into the national grid for supply through the existing gas network to homes and commercial businesses.

'A huge own goal': Why rank-and-file gardaí are refusing to sign the code of ethics

The GRA said the organisation is not delivering on its commitment to vital training for members.

Saturday 28 July, 2018

Why men say they've had more lifetime sexual partners than women

Men in a new survey reported an average of 14 partners over their lifetime while women reported seven.

Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Waterford man who went missing in Netherlands turns up safe and well in Berlin

John Power disappeared in Maastricht on 9 June but today presented himself at the Irish Embassy in Berlin.

'Abandoned to the scrap heap': Gardaí describe management attitude to their mental health issues

More than one in six rank-and-file members of An Garda Síochána may have PTSD.

Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Irish banks are fond of customer-first slogans - but the Central Bank says they're not living up to them

The review found there is still a crisis-era mindset in several executive committees.

Remains of Dublin man found buried in French city nine years after disappearance Exclusive

Shortly before Paul Shine-Dixon went missing in France, he told his partner he had witnessed a shooting.

Monday 23 July, 2018

'It allows the family to just be a family': Campaign to raise funds for cancer charity night nurses

Last year the Irish Cancer Society’s night nursing service provided 7,345 nights of care to 1,818 patients around the country.

Sunday 22 July, 2018

Hospitals will be required to report all maternal deaths under a new law

Legislation on this issue was proposed by Independents4Change TD Clare Daly and the government said its new bill incorporates the amendments she sought.

Study finds 40% of people have a fictional first childhood memory

The authors of a new study said it is not until people are five or six that they form adult-like memories and some participants said they had memories from when they were babies.

Friday 20 July, 2018

HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin

Members of the public have been advised that the two infected people attended a number of hospitals where it is possibly they passed on the illness.

Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Two children hospitalised after E.coli bug outbreak in Galway creche

Seven cases in total of the bug have been identified and the creche has been temporarily closed.

Kurt Cobain's family in Kildare for exhibition of his personal items

The exhibition includes items from Cobain’s childhood as well as sketches and handwritten lyrics.

Tuesday 17 July, 2018

HSE launches new advice campaign as cocaine use returns to Celtic Tiger levels

In 2016 there were more than 1,000 drug treatment cases where cocaine was the main substance reported.

Dublin City Council issues €500k tender for homeless accommodation booking system

The contract also includes the provision of training for staff who will be using the system.

Monday 16 July, 2018

Assaults, muggings, sexual harassment: Is it time for Ireland's own transport police service?

The Transport Minister is seeking opinions from the heads of the transport providers on the current measures in place to deal with crime on the network.

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