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Dublin: 18 °C Monday 25 September, 2017

Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'It's alarming': Outrage over decision to remove housing units from Limerick development plans

One homeless charity said it is turning away adults on a nightly basis and accommodation in the city centre is badly needed.

Monday 18 September, 2017

Explainer: Here's what to do if Ryanair cancels your flight

Up to 50 flights a day will be cancelled over the next six weeks.

Irish women take legal action over 'razor blade' vaginal mesh implants

Women have reported issues such as headaches, lack of energy, discharge, bleeding and pain years after their surgery.

Sunday 17 September, 2017

Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them

The criticism comes a week after the minister announced a number of new measures to address the crisis.

Friday 15 September, 2017

'Follow him home and burn him out': Records reveal abuse and assaults suffered by traffic wardens

Over a seven-month period there were 20 incidents in Navan, including a number of threats and physical assaults.

Thursday 14 September, 2017

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Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it'

Whether its Fair Deal contributions, nursing home fees or general funding in the care system, money gets in the way of older people deciding where they spend their final years.

Breath test scandal: Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to be 'scapegoated for ill-conceived policies'

The Garda Representative Association hit out at management, claiming the debacle is “entirely of their own making”.

Wednesday 13 September, 2017

'I was told it'd only be for four weeks': Ireland's older people describe life in a nursing home

A major study has highlighted the need for residents to be more involved in decision-making.

Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Police 'failed' in releasing violent offender who killed his partner three days later

Sean Hegarty, who had more than 70 convictions, was jailed for the murder of Caron Smyth and her friend Finbar McGrillen.

Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Found destitute and demented': Limerick police records give insight into Irish life in 1922

The collection was made available online this week as part of a project by the council to digitise its archive.

Saturday 9 September, 2017

'People saw it as toxic': Why just seven gardaí made submissions to the breath test probe

Many members of the force felt senior gardaí had already made their mind up about who was to blame.

'We could have blood on our hands': Councillors want to take Freedom of Dublin off Aung San Suu Kyi

Councillors across various parties have expressed disappointment in the Myanmar leader’s behaviour.

Friday 8 September, 2017

Dublin Bus reaches agreement with drivers over anti-social behaviour in Tallaght

Drivers had threatened to curtail a number of routes next week.

Garda survey finds almost two-thirds of Irish public think force is not well managed

There has been a drop in levels of trust in the organisation since the start of this year.

Thursday 7 September, 2017

Call for 'use it or lose it' policy to stop land hoarding by speculators

The Social Democrats party has said land hoarding is happening on a widespread basis and speculators “need to be taken on”.

Gardaí hunt for second suspect who fled scene of foiled gangland hit

A man in his late 20s was arrested at the scene and a gun was recovered by gardaí.

Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Gun and silencer 'found in plastic bag at side of road' following foiled gangland hit in Dublin

A man has been arrested following the incident which happened in Inchicore at about 3pm this afternoon.

'It has a profound impact': Insurance companies cancel policies over minor non-disclosures

Ireland’s financial services watchdog has said companies need to ask questions in a clear manner when customers sign up.

Tuesday 5 September, 2017

St Vincent de Paul appeals for new premises after Coolock store destroyed by fire

A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.

Fiscal Council says Ireland is still vulnerable and warns against extra Budget spending

The council said any additional initiatives should be funded by tax increases or a re-allocation of spending.

Monday 4 September, 2017

'Someone knew what they were doing': Financial watchdog says tracker mortgage scandal is unacceptable

Ombudsman Ger Deering said his office has seen firsthand the level of hardship people have experienced as they struggle to pay back their debt.

Sunday 3 September, 2017

Head shavings at gunpoint and sexual assaults - Violence against women during the Irish Revolution

A Maynooth professor has said history may be downplaying the level of violence directed towards women during the conflict.

Vandalism in south Dublin continues despite €20,000 investment in CCTV system

The council recently spent €20,000 on the security set-up.

Thursday 31 August, 2017

'We could have been killed': Locals worried about number of fires being set in north Dublin suburb

The most recent fire was in a wheelie bin outside a woman’s house – it caused extensive damage to her windows and the exterior wall.

Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'The reality is it produces dangerous toxins': Concerns about plan to burn tyres at Limerick plant

Irish Cement wants to burn tyres and other industrial waste at its factory in Mungret.

Monday 28 August, 2017

Row breaks out in Dublin Bus over youths 'scutting' on the back of new buses

Representatives for drivers have said there are ongoing issues with anti-social behaviour in Tallaght and Finglas.

Sunday 27 August, 2017

Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts

Researchers found the fish were willing to work harder and even enter risky conditions in order to get their fix.

Saturday 26 August, 2017

'We're there to serve the public': Frontline emergency parade to highlight positive work of services

“Frontline workers are out there to serve the public and that’s what we do as an organisation – always have and always will.”

RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences

The card has been under the spotlight recently after a number of stories of people losing out on public services.

Friday 25 August, 2017

'One death is just too many': Parents told to put high-vis vests on kids as they cycle and walk to school

The RSA said children are particularly vulnerable road users and parents should ensure drivers can see them.

Top garda says Harcourt Street HQ is not fit for purpose - but will take years to replace

The OPW agreed a new €6 million a year lease with the building’s owner at the end of last year.

Thursday 24 August, 2017

Gardaí have prevented more than 30 gangland shootings since the feud erupted

Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll said in many of these circumstances offenders were found with weapons and wearing balaclavas.

Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Gardaí use batons and pepper spray to break up massive wedding brawl in Westmeath

Guests at the wedding assaulted one another with keys and glass bottles.

Monday 21 August, 2017

Irish government offers support to family of Irish woman in Egypt suicide pact

The couple died by drowning at a villa in the Hurghada area.

Sunday 20 August, 2017

Families of murder victims have 'met killers on the street' after not being told of release

Representatives have also said families are sometimes unclear about how long a killer will actually serve.

Friday 18 August, 2017

Reward offered after 'vicious' assault on pensioner in London

The 82-year-old was knocked to the ground and punched in the face by a woman who had asked her for money.

Armed gardaí join forces with Fingal County Council to target illegal dumpers

The council said the aim of checkpoints in Baldoyle was to identify unauthorised and bogus refuse collectors and their clients.

Thursday 17 August, 2017

Rainfall warning for five counties as US hurricane impacts on Irish weather

Spot flooding has been forecast tomorrow and there will be persistent and heavy rain this weekend.

Intended target of Ballymun shooting had been warned of threat to his life

Convicted criminal Derek Devoy escaped without injury yesterday, but his sister and an associate of his were both killed.

Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Mother of six among two people killed in north Dublin shooting

A second car linked to the incident has been found. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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