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Dublin: 12 °C Sunday 21 October, 2018

Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Report due in three weeks on whether Naughten meetings undermined procurement process

The review follows the resignation of Denis Naughten as Communications Minister over his dinners with David McCourt.

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight

A new report published today noted similar findings among parents of obese children.

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Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Families 'could end up on streets' as council takes over emergency service from homeless charity

The phone line was previously run by Focus Ireland – now families will have to call the general rough sleeper line after hours.

Monday 15 October, 2018

'My mother was tied to the bed and when she couldn't push, one of the nuns sat on her chest'

A new report on mother and baby homes has recommended the State give those affected a statutory right to access files.

Monday 8 October, 2018

'Painstakingly slow, chronically underfunded': Why aren't these vacant home schemes delivering?

Just nine homes were tenanted in one of the schemes last year, after the department had said up to 800 could be delivered in that time.

Sunday 7 October, 2018

Review of Dublin Fire Brigade promotion exam found marking errors in 20% of papers Exclusive

Last year a firefighter made a protected disclosure about the exams, claiming some candidates had been given the questions beforehand.

Thursday 4 October, 2018

Michael D Higgins will return €200k balance in Áras account at end of term

Higgins has pointed out that his predecessor Mary McAleese returned the balance when she finished her two terms.

Minister says decommissioned cruise ships 'not suitable for homeless families'

The idea had been proposed by a Fine Gael councillor who said “imperfect ideas have become reasonable options”.

Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'We're conning our young people': Thousands take part in Raise the Roof protest

The protest today coincided with a debate in the Dáil on a motion on housing.

Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Arrest over distribution of 'child sex dolls' as gardaí raid 32 premises

Digital material, computers and mobile phones were seized in the searches which took place over the last five days.

Monday 1 October, 2018

Traffic lights that take longer to change could reduce older pedestrian road deaths

An RSA lecture today heard pedestrian risk increases with age.

HSE spent €600,000 last year on debt collectors to chase patients for unpaid bills

The Irish Cancer Society recently called for the government to abolish inpatient charges for cancer patients in the forthcoming Budget.

'It can make a massive difference to cases': Legal experts question garda cannabis plant valuation

Gardaí apply a general valuation of €800 to each plant – experts claims this is at odds with international best practice.

Sunday 30 September, 2018

An Post issues tender for uniforms and safety boots for its 6,750 staff

An Post said the design of the uniforms will not change.

Saturday 29 September, 2018

No-deal Brexit could mean weeks of quarantine for Irish pets travelling with owners to UK

This could even impact travel to and from Northern Ireland with pets in the event of a hard-border.

Thursday 27 September, 2018

Woman (70s) dies after being hit by truck in Monaghan

The incident took place on Main Street in Carrickmacross.

Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'A cheap headline': Minister has no intention of scrapping welfare Christmas bonus

She said people on welfare payments were needlessly worried by news reports this morning.

'Predators are out there': Three college students report rapes to Cork sexual violence centre

None of the alleged rapes were reported to gardaí – the head of the centre in Cork said this is not surprising.

Arlene Foster due before 'cash-for-ash' inquiry - here's what we know so far

She has previously told the inquiry that she was not told of issues with the scheme and that if she had been, things would have been different.

Monday 24 September, 2018

'It's a weird side-effect': Activist hopes PigeonGate video will bring attention to housing movement

Footage shared at the weekend showed one man abusing the protesters and another in his group threw a pigeon head at them.

Sunday 23 September, 2018

Britain's top forensic pathologist: 'You're exposed to man's inhumanity to man every day'

Dr Richard Shepherd said he did not realise the impact his job was having on him until his breakdown two years ago.

Gardaí 'hugely frustrated' at false complaints made to Gsoc 'without fear of prosecution'

A report this week recommended an overhaul of the system for dealing with complaints against gardaí.

Thursday 20 September, 2018

'Slash and burn': Concern among rank-and-file gardaí as management cuts overtime again

The Garda Commissioner said the organisation will significantly exceed the budget and this is not sustainable.

Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Tánaiste says State infrastructure was prepared for Storm Ali - but the public weren't

Coveney said people do not “sit up and notice” weather notices unless there is a status red warning in place.

Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Over 2,000 people sign up for organ donor cards in light of Orla Tinsley documentary

Tinsley was on the lung transplant waiting list in the US for nine months.

Irish professor's research finds failure rate of some vaginal mesh treatments 'unacceptably high'

The use of these devices has been suspended in Ireland pending the results of a review by the Chief Medical Officer.

Ruth Morrissey case could take double the time of previous CervicalCheck cases

The mother-of-one has said smear tests carried out in 2009 and 2012 were wrongly reported as normal.

Workers across all salary levels paying more tax than they did 10 years ago

The net pay of single income earners on €35,000 is down 3% or €964 compared to 2008.

Monday 17 September, 2018

Justice minister supports legislation to ban photographing gardaí in the course of their duties

Charlie Flanagan said gardaí are “the bulwark between civilised society and a breakdown in law and order”.

Review finds surgeons did not report women's vaginal mesh complications to watchdog Exclusive

The HSE has suspended the use of these medical devices pending the outcome of a report from the Chief Medical Officer.

Saturday 15 September, 2018

Gussie Shanahan's dad begs people who know what happened to 'get it off their chests'

The 20-year-old went missing in February 2000 – his family believes he was murdered.

'I was completely panicking': Leaving Cert students at Dublin school taught wrong English text for two years Exclusive

The mistake was only discovered six days before the students started their exams this year.

Friday 14 September, 2018

'The invisible line': When a recreational drug habit becomes an addiction

A significant proportion of the population have experimented with drugs and for some this has been life-changing.

Thursday 13 September, 2018

Commissioner says form of garda attire at North Frederick Street protest 'was not correct'

Leo Varadkar defended the actions of gardaí and the decision to cover their faces.

Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Call for householders to be given free legal aid to address 'power imbalance' during reposessions

Minister Charlie Flanagan today praised the success of the Abhaile legal advice scheme, but did not indicate it would be extended to provide full representation.

Ryanair bans media from its AGM to stop discussions 'being distorted'

The airline said it wanted to allow shareholders to discuss matters freely without their discussions “being distorted”.

'Heartbroken at the disrespect shown': Criticism after leak of Cervical Check review

The review has concluded a commission of investigation does not need to be established.

How the recreational user becomes the small-time dealer in the eyes of the law

Gardaí say young people who have never been in trouble with the law find it hard to understand that a normal part of their social lives is actually a serious criminal offence.

Sunday 9 September, 2018

High Court Master says 'serious errors' in bank court papers are not spotted in Circuit Court

Edmund Honohan said this has led to situations where banks are being granted possession orders for property or land that is not even mortgaged.

Investigators interview whistleblowers about links between gardaí and drugs gang for next tribunal phase

The next segment of the tribunal will deal with allegations of wrongdoing made by gardaí who feel they were targeted as a direct result.

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