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Today’s News

'He was crying because he was so cold, so miserable': TD cries as she tells story of young homeless man

TDs spent their last morning in the Dáil before the Christmas break discussing the homeless crisis.

Yesterday’s News

Dublin residents terrorised by joyriding and cars set on fire outside their homes

Tommy Broughan told the Minister for Justice that it has been “hugely distressing” for people in his constituency.

'We have further to go': Why three Sinn Féin politicians abstained in an Eighth Committee vote

Louise O’Reilly said the motion to allow unrestricted access to a termination up to 12 weeks went “slightly beyond party policy”.

Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Ryanair pilots serve notice of strike five days before Christmas

The Irish-based pilots, mostly captains, backed industrial action by a margin of 94% to 6% in secret ballots conducted over the last week.

Monday 11 December, 2017

'This is a very volatile situation': Baby and teenager injured in west Dublin shooting

The victims sustained non-life threatening injuries.

TV presenter Keith Chegwin dies aged 60 RIP

TV presenter Keith Chegwin dies aged 60

His family confirmed his death today after a long battle with illness.

Sunday 10 December, 2017

'Why didn't we know about that body?': Family of missing man who lay unidentified for ten years want answers

Cavan man Joe Reilly was 50-years-old when he disappeared back in January 2007.

Saturday 9 December, 2017

High Court Master says government's legal advice scheme is 'a scam'

Edmund Honohan criticised the government for failing to deliver systems it had promised to help keep people in their homes.

Friday 8 December, 2017

Trevor Deely investigator says new lines of inquiry are keeping gardaí 'very busy'

This morning marks 17 years since the 22-year-old Kildare man went missing.

Thursday 7 December, 2017

After bugging his pub conversations, gardaí found these explosives in Real IRA leader's house

Seamus McGrane was earlier sentenced to 11-and-a-half years for plotting an attack during Prince Charles’ State visit two years ago.

Wednesday 6 December, 2017

As it happened: Eighth Amendment Committee to recommend straight repeal

Here’s what happened at the committee’s meeting today.

'It's not good enough': Deirdre Jacob's father slams lack of progress in missing person cases

Michael Jacob gave an impromptu speech at the end of today’s ceremony to mark National Missing Persons Day.

'People say it gets easier with time - it doesn't': Family of Esra Uyrun say they've been through hell

The 34-year-old went missing on 23 February 2011 – her car was found near Bray Head in Wicklow.

Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Vaginal mesh campaigner dies in Canada after being hospitalised for sepsis

Mother-of-two Chrissy Brajcic had an operation to treat her urinary incontinence four years ago.

Monday 4 December, 2017

'I was hospitalised twice': Jobstown teen describes stress of being convicted over protest

Jason Lester said the experience hasn’t put him off protesting – and he’s not ruling out a career in politics.

Sunday 3 December, 2017

Dublin Bus drivers 'urinating in bottles' due to lack of toilet facilities

Dublin Bus has advised drivers to use toilet facilities of local amenities.

Saturday 2 December, 2017

Surgeon says vaginal mesh patients' complications were 'ignored' by doctors

Just this week a leaked report from the UK’s health watchdog recommended banning one of these surgeries.

Friday 1 December, 2017

'We want him to help us': Pope to meet with group of Rohingya refugees

The 16 refugees, including two children and one woman, are among more than 600,000 who have fled an army-led crackdown in their home state

Thursday 30 November, 2017

Gardaí tell people to 'gift a lift' this Christmas as drink driving arrests increase

Road deaths are down this year, but gardaí said they will not be complacent in the run up to Christmas.

Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Donald Trump has been retweeting anti-Muslim videos from a British far-right leader

The videos had been shared by deputy leader of Britain First, Jayda Fransen.

'We are crying out for help': A father's letter to the Taoiseach as he battles to keep family home

Karl O’Doherty had been advised by the Master of the High Court to write to Leo Varadkar.

Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Central Bank decides NOT to change mortgage deposit rules for first-time buyers

There will be some slight changes in January to loan-to-income limits and collateral for purchase-to-renovate mortgages.

Tipperary man who was missing for three weeks found safe and well

The 25-year-old went missing on 3 November.

Dublin has been named one of the top 'must-see' destinations in the world

National Geographic’s Traveller magazine praised the capital’s “friendly, village vibe”.

Monday 27 November, 2017

'You feel completely helpless': Couple describe the day a violent burglary gang raided their home

Just six weeks later, this same gang broke into the home of their elderly neighbours and viciously assaulted them.

Sunday 26 November, 2017

Poll: Should Ireland have a separate court to deal with mortgage arrears cases? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland have a separate court to deal with mortgage arrears cases?

Ten percent of home mortgage accounts in this country are in arrears.

Top garda civil servant describes 'visible change' since Acting Commissioner took over

John Barrett has previously voiced criticism of management in the organisation.

Saturday 25 November, 2017

Over 200 inspections at homeless hotels and B&Bs following complaints

Homeless services say the inspections are welcome, but the government’s main focus should be on ensuring families are not living long-term in hotels and B&Bs.

Thursday 23 November, 2017

Commissioner confirms no gardaí will be disciplined over breath test scandal

O Cualáin said reviewing all 505,730 calls made by gardaí to log breath test data would take a number of years.

Dublin's most senior garda says reopening Stepaside station not his top priority

Pat Leahy said that in terms of personnel allocation, there are other areas of Dublin that he would wish to prioritise.

Sunday 19 November, 2017

'They're both excelling': Reform in child disability services begins to show signs of success

West Cork was one of the first places in the country to start this new service and families say they would be lost without it.

Saturday 18 November, 2017

'We shouldn't have to beg': Irish mothers' fight to be heard on drug linked to birth defects

Women who took an epilepsy drug while pregnant say they were not told it could harm their babies.

Friday 17 November, 2017

'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.

Thursday 16 November, 2017

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.

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