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Dublin: 4 °C Monday 26 February, 2018

Yesterday’s News

Male charged in connection with death of 20-year-old man in Sligo

A post-mortem examination was being carried out on Jimmy Loughlin’s body today.

Man seriously injured in Dublin shooting

Gardaí and Dublin Fire Brigade paramedics are currently at the scene.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

The Sligo murder investigation, preparations for this week’s severe cold weather and continued air strikes in Syria…

Additional emergency beds opened up to accommodate homeless during cold snap

There are calls for accommodation to be kept open during the day so homeless individuals are not out in the cold all day.

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'A tragic loss': Young Gaelic football player dies after suffering serious injury during game

Aodhán O’Connor was injured during an U15 Kerry colleges game last week.

Met Éireann extends warning about 'exceptionally cold weather' next week

There will be snow showers throughout the week and significant accumulations in some areas.

Ireland's secretive anti-fascist group says far-right here can be 'extremely violent and dangerous'

The group said it is constantly monitoring fascist individuals and groups in Ireland to ensure they do not gain momentum.

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Saturday 24 February, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A murder investigation in Sligo, Fianna Fáil’s rising popularity and the death of British actress Emma Chambers…

Fianna Fáil sees boost in support in latest opinion poll

Fine Gael is holding steady at 32% but the gap is closing.

Conservative MP apologises to Jeremy Corbyn for claims about his links to Cold War spies

Ben Bradley has agreed to make a substantial donation to charities of Corbyn’s choosing.

'A sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being': British actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53 RIP

'A sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being': British actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53

Her agency confirmed she died of natural causes on Wednesday.

Gardaí launch murder investigation after man found dead in Sligo

A man has been arrested and is being questioned by gardai.

'It has a big impact on loved ones': Probate delays leave families waiting months to resolve inheritance

TD Barry Cowen said this means families coping with funeral costs are left waiting for months before they can inherit the estate.

Man in his 60s killed in Waterford road crash

The man’s van collided with a 4×4 at around 10am this morning.

GAA votes to ban sponsorship deals with betting companies

The GAA’s annual congress today heard that sport is “besieged by gambling”.

'We're going to find out how they lived': Researchers to look under the Irish Sea for evidence of first settlers

Under the Irish sea is a prehistoric ‘palaeolandscape’ of plains, hills, marshlands and river valleys.

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PTSB chief refuses to appear before Finance Committee next week over loan sale

The bank recently announced it is to sell off a €3.7 billion portfolio of non-performing loans, including mortgages 14,000 private dwelling homes.

Friday 23 February, 2018

Doctor says 'paralytically, unconsciously drunk' teens at West Cork disco could have died

Medical professionals who treated the teenagers said parents need to take more responsibility for their children’s behaviour.

Irish-speaking areas in the North to receive official recognition for the first time

Five areas north and south have been chosen to receive formal status as Irish language network communities.

Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Thousands support campaign to have Versatis patches reinstated for chronic pain sufferers

Only patients suffering from post-shingles pain are automatically covered under drug payment and medical card schemes.

Tuesday 20 February, 2018

High Court Master writes new legislation to help keep people in their homes

The bill would give greater powers to the government’s Abhaile scheme and provide stronger protections for people who are in debt.

Sunday 4 February, 2018

In pictures: The world's most spectacular bridges

They serve a practical purpose, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be easy on the eyes too.

'Why are you throwing away so many chips?': How east Cork is tackling its food waste

A new initiative is helping businesses move towards a zero food waste strategy.

Saturday 3 February, 2018

Whistleblowers left frustrated as 'massive backlog' delays investigation of white collar crime

There are not enough gardai with the expertise to investigate this often complex type of crime, according to experts working in the area.

Thursday 1 February, 2018

Tracker mortgage scandal: Ulster Bank made €100 million by overcharging customers

The bank said it is working to pay back all of this money, but TDs and senators were critical of the progress it has made so far.

Wednesday 31 January, 2018

'The seizures are gone - his smiles are back': Mother pens letter to Minister after treating son with CBD oil

Noreen O’Neill said her son has been seizure-free for more than a fortnight.

Tuesday 30 January, 2018

'A huge win for campaigners': Thousands of vaginal mesh cases to be reviewed in England

Campaigners in Ireland are calling for a similar audit to be carried out here.

Monday 29 January, 2018

Two young children in care report sexual abuse by 11 people including their parents

Their story is one of 16 case studies published by the Child Care Law Reporting Project .

Sunday 28 January, 2018

Claims about bogus self-employment in construction 'grossly exaggerated'

The construction industry’s representative body did acknowledge a reluctance in contractors to directly employ workers and said the government needs to make this more attractive.

Prosecutions for illegal dumping expected after covert CCTV operations in Wicklow and Dublin

These operations were run by the Pure project, which has been running for the last ten years.

Saturday 27 January, 2018

Patients with 'invisible' chronic pain and fatigue illnesses still fighting for recognition

Campaigners told TDs this week that they need a review of these conditions in Ireland so they are recognised and so that patients can access proper treatment and supports.

'They know the gun is to the head': Vexatious objectors are delaying the construction of new homes

The head of the Construction Federation of Ireland said developers are paying objectors up to €10,000 to make their objections go away.

Friday 26 January, 2018

Central Bank optimistic about Ireland's future with full employment 'in view'

It is expected there will be an additional 89,000 people in work by the end of 2019.

Thursday 25 January, 2018

A message to the family of Adrian Donohoe's killers: 'Your mind will never have peace until you do the right thing'

Chief Superintendent Christy Mangan said today he was appealing to people he is certain have information about the murder.

Vomiting, diarrhoea, breathing problems: Why you definitely shouldn't bite into a liquitab

The Tide Pod challenge does not seem to have reached Ireland and the National Poisons Information Centre wants to keep it that way.

Wednesday 24 January, 2018

'It was cutting my husband during sex': Women with vaginal mesh complications take fight to the Dáil

Today a consultant from Scotland told TDs he stopped doing these procedures in 2014 because he believed the risks outweighed the benefits.

Galway family left without regular water supply for more than five years

Irish Water said local sources in the south Connemara area are not capable of supplying the volumes of water required.

Tuesday 23 January, 2018

WATCH: Irish woman explains the pain caused by vaginal mesh implant Vaginal Mesh This post contains videos

WATCH: Irish woman explains the pain caused by vaginal mesh implant

Members of a support group for women who experienced complications will protest outside Leinster House tomorrow.

Tracker mortgage scandal: AIB did not consider 'the potential fallout'

About 10,000 account holders were impacted by the scandal.

Monday 22 January, 2018

'Mistrust', 'frustration': Dubliners have their say on the future of policing in Ireland

The chair of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland said she and her colleagues had heard some heart wrenching stories from members of the public.

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