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Defence Forces conduct exercise to help prepare for 'dirty bomb' attacks

This EU-funded project uses robots and unmanned aerial vehicles to help minimise the risk to operators while collecting physical evidence.

Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Love Both: 'We need hospice care for terminally ill babies, not abortion'

The pro-life movement today said the government should be working harder to help families of babies with life-limiting conditions.

'There's power in community': Farmers urged to boycott forced sales of farms by vulture funds

The IFA has been contacted by around 200 farmers impacted by the issue so far this year.

Tuesday 24 April, 2018

'Tell me what's offensive about this': Ruth Coppinger holds up Repeal sign in Dáil chamber

Coppinger held up the poster while asking the Taoiseach about the removal of a Repeal mural outside Dublin city’s Project Arts Centre.

Ulster Bank: 'Human error' caused cash to disappear from some accounts

Some customers said their bank cards have been declined, even though they recently got paid.

Trainee garda faces deportation after investigation exposes his sham marriage Exclusive

The man is understood to have married an Eastern European woman.

Monday 23 April, 2018

Man hospitalised after 'horrific' attack in Co Meath

Witnesses reported a large knife or machete was used in the assault.

Sunday 22 April, 2018

Health Minister agrees to meet with women affected by vaginal mesh complications

There have been thousands of reports internationally of painful complications from women who have undergone these procedures.

Council enforces ban so referendum groups can't use community venues for public meetings

The council said this is a long-standing policy, but it recently contacted councillors to remind them of its existence after a public meeting in Baldoyle.

Contract awarded for new immigration unit with detention cells at Dublin Airport

The OPW confirmed its plans for this dedicated unit after criticisms over the case of a Brazilian au pair who was held in prison overnight.

Friday 20 April, 2018

'They're just waiting for us to die off': Ex-political prisoners still face work and travel barriers

Representatives said former republican prisoners are even discriminated against when it comes to accessing psychological treatment.

Wednesday 18 April, 2018

'Children's lives have been taken from them': Bill proposes to restrict foreign travel of convicted paedophiles

Campaigners have said sex tourism from Ireland is growing.

Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Ian Bailey appeals French decision to charge him over murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

Bailey has denied any involvement in the killing of the French film producer in 1996.

Six arrested as gardaí seize €250k in cash in international money laundering operation

The gang is suspected of trafficking drugs to Australia and then laundering the proceeds back to Ireland.

Steroids and erectile dysfunction pills: One million doses of illegal medication seized last year

The HPRA has expressed concern about the abuse of anabolic steroids, which have side-effects including liver damage and blood clots.

Investigation in Offaly after body of newborn found in boot of car

A post-mortem concluded the baby died of natural causes.

Sunday 15 April, 2018

Living near a green space may not have any impact on obesity

New research found obesity levels in the greenest areas were actually higher than those with a medium amount of green space.

Wednesday 11 April, 2018

'We're in a new era of accountability': 30 garda superintendents under investigation by Gsoc

The Association of Garda Superintendents its members should be entitled to legal representation when complaints are made about them.

Sunday 8 April, 2018

'I couldn’t escape': Trad musician Noel Hill speaks of violent assault that changed his life

Hill was attacked by a local builder in the toilets of a pub in 2008.

Would it work here? New law in Iceland means rape accused must prove they had explicit consent

The Department of Justice in Ireland is currently reviewing sexual assault legislation and has been urged to provide greater protection for victims.

Saturday 7 April, 2018

Living with Parkinson's in Ireland: 'If I was dependent on the HSE I wouldn't be able to move now'

There are 12,000 people in Ireland living with Parkinson’s disease and numbers are continuing to rise.

Friday 6 April, 2018

Woman who pretended to be widow of Grenfell Tower victim jailed for four years

The total value of her fraud was more than €21,000.

European court rejects man's claim he should be able to use Nazi picture in his blog

The man argued that his conviction for the use of an image of Heinrich Himmler interfered with his right to freedom of expression.

Wednesday 4 April, 2018

INM data scandal widens: Just how many people had their emails accessed?

Today commentators pointed out that even people who are not connected to the media group may be impacted by the breach.

Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Russian ambassador on expulsion of Irish diplomat: 'Every action finds its counteraction'

Yury Filatov said he is still optimistic about Ireland’s future relationship with Russia.

Monday 2 April, 2018

'They're on their own': Call for complainants in rape cases to have their own legal counsel

The Minister for Justice has said he will review legal protections offered to complainants.

Mother of murdered Irish woman describes her as 'a bright light, always singing and dancing'

The 28-year-old woman from Buncrana in Co Donegal was murdered last March.

Unions will 'shut down schools' if equal pay for young teachers is not restored

The president of the INTO said members’ patience is now running thin.

Sunday 1 April, 2018

Insurance company pays €4k to woman after initially refusing crash claim over technicality

The Financial Services Ombudsman’s office said that in 2017 there were 1,914 complaints about insurance.

Saturday 31 March, 2018

Hundreds of young people may be left without disability service location after leaving school

Money that was allocated for the provision of services now has to be used to rent new premises so there is a place for these services to be provided.

Friday 30 March, 2018

Bob Geldof says Aung Sang Suu Kyi is a 'pig' and he still wants the Freedom of Dublin back

“I understood what a great honour it is but I just don’t want to be associated with those people in any way.”

Spending your Easter weekend by the sea? Don't think twice if you see someone in trouble

The Coast Guard has also urged people planning to go out on the water to make sure they are prepared.

Thursday 29 March, 2018

'Any possibility of a threesome?': The growing use of text messages in Ireland's criminal investigations

Experts say there is a huge amount of valuable data on a person’s phone that can be used if they are accused of a crime.

Wednesday 28 March, 2018

State spent €47 million housing homeless families in Dublin hotels last year

Sinn Féin’s Eoin O Broin said there is not enough money being spent on prevention.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

The verdict in the Belfast rape trial, a date for the referendum and a jump in homicide figures.

Tony Golden murder: Gardaí misclassified victim's domestic violence incidents

The garda was shot dead as he accompanied Siobhan Philips to her home to collect her belongings.

Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Firefighters vote no confidence in two senior officials in wake of Ballymun high-rise fire

Siptu said questions have been raised about how the fire jumped downwards two floors and called for stronger risk assessment procedures.

What happens next? Report finds no evidence of wrongdoing by Strategic Communications Unit

A review published tonight has acknowledged that the placement of Fine Gael candidates in Project 2040 advertorials was “unsatisfactory”.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Monday 26 March, 2018

Central Bank expected to cease the printing of banknotes in Ireland

Siptu said the recommendation to close the print works in Sandyford is “strategically flawed”.

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