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Dublin: 11 °C Thursday 8 December, 2016

Today’s News

'He called my son a monkey and black b****rd': Rise in reports of racist incidents

In one reported incident, children were sprayed with bleach by other kids in their neighbourhood.

Appeal for witnesses to murder of Real IRA figure in Cork

Aidan O’Driscoll was shot in the back a number of times on a street in Cork city yesterday.

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Yesterday’s News

Council uses VR to show young drivers devastation of crashes

The simulation allows drivers to watch themselves receiving medical treatment and see the full crash scene around them.

Conditions at Tipperary hospital 'undignified, disgraceful and dangerous'

This morning there were 378 patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals.

'It's unreal that it happened': Four men arrested as stolen greyhound found safe and well

The dog, which has an estimated stud value of around €1 million, was stolen last Monday.

Experts say tenants are not to blame for council flat mould

An architect who assessed the Dublin flats said the problem is “extensive and very serious”.

Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Sergeants and inspectors vote overwhelmingly to accept pay deal

In a ballot of 2,103 members of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors, 95% voted to accept proposals.

30km/h speed limit approved for some Dublin city roads

Councillor Ciaran Cuffe said there is strong academic evidence that this move can save lives.

Man remains critical after shooting in Dublin housing estate

Charlie Cooper was shot at least four times by a gunman at Parslickstown Green last night.

Monday 5 December, 2016

'Daddy bit Mummy's face - I was scared': Report gives voice to kids in abusive homes

A report today highlighted the devastating impact living in an abusive environment can have on every part of a child’s life.

Boris Johnson shuts down interview when asked name of South Korea's president

Instead of answering the Sky News presenter’s questions, he invited him to go to the pub.

Post-mortems to take place after three killed in Waterford crash

Six people who were injured in the collision remain in hospital this morning.

Saturday 3 December, 2016

Today FM team given stern talking to about 'weak c**k' comment

The presenter was talking about the literal translation of a German word.

Friday 2 December, 2016

'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas ALONE This post contains videos

'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas

A charity for older people wants to remind them they deserve to live with dignity.

Taoiseach wants Dublin school sex assault allegations dealt with "quickly and effectively"

Taoiseach wants Dublin school sex assault allegations dealt with "quickly and effectively"

Meanwhile, the Education Minister said the authorities should now be given the space to investigate the incident.

Man in 70s killed in Kilkenny road crash

A man in his 30s who was driving the other car sustained minor injuries.

'Severe delays' for Dublin rail commuters due to fault at Howth Junction

Dublin Bus is accepting rail tickets this morning.

Thursday 1 December, 2016

Gardaí investigate alleged sexual assault on teenage boy in Dublin school

The incident allegedly involves a number of fellow students at King’s Hospital secondary school.

Almost 20% of Irish people can't afford to meet friends for a drink or meal

A report has also revealed 12% of Irish people in 2014 could not afford to take part in a leisure activity.

Wednesday 30 November, 2016

First collector coin commemorating an Irish woman issued by Central Bank

The first coin features one of Gray’s most iconic designs.

Radio show allowed special needs children to be called 'mongos'

The BAI noted the man was allowed to talk for a considerable period of time before his comments were strongly challenged by the show’s presenter.

Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit

Garda sources say payments were dealt with “on an ad-hoc basis in different regions”.

'One family lost four out of five children to drug addiction'

Members of the public are being urged to report drug dealing in their area.

Saturday 26 November, 2016

Commissioner's email scandal highlights 'dinosaur-like' garda IT system

While the discussion this week focused on security, gardaí want to know when the force will be equipped to police a 21st century Ireland.

Friday 25 November, 2016

21% of Irish people think sex without consent is okay in certain situations

12% of Irish respondents to a survey also agreed that domestic violence is a private matter and should be handled within the family.

Gardaí investigate raid on Permanent TSB cash machine in Wicklow

Gardaí said it is not yet clear how much cash was taken in the raid.

Man taken to hospital after fire in Waterford hotel room

Firefighters are at the scene but the fire has now been extinguished.

The 9 at 9: Friday

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Poll: Should mandatory retirement be abolished? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should mandatory retirement be abolished?

Retirement clauses have led to high numbers of older people on the dole.

Thursday 24 November, 2016

'Put the fraud squad after them' - TDs demand action on motor insurance and housing crisis

Everyone’s talking about the housing crisis today, but what will be on the minds of opposition TDs as they grill Frances Fitzgerald.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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Poll: Would you welcome the Pope's visit to Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome the Pope's visit to Ireland?

The Taoiseach will meet the Pope at the Vatican next week and said he will express government support for a visit.

Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Poll: Should neutrality be enshrined in the Irish Constitution? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should neutrality be enshrined in the Irish Constitution?

The Independent Alliance wants a free vote on a bill proposed by Sinn Féin.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Government approves promotions for 11 senior gardaí following controversy

The Minister for Justice had said last week she would examine vacancies in the force.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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Poll: Should it be illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car?

A grieving husband and father said this would make drivers and car owners equally accountable.

Monday 21 November, 2016

The 9 at 9: Monday

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Poll: Will you be shopping on Black Friday? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be shopping on Black Friday?

It was worth over €100 million in sales last year for Irish retailers last year.

Sunday 20 November, 2016

'Quiet, hungry' puppies shipped from Dublin Port will soon need new homes

The puppies were seized in Holyhead and returned to Dublin, where they are now being cared for in temporary foster homes.

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