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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.

'It's a game changer': Ireland moves one step closer to Germany's public banking system

Government officials have completed a report into the community banking model, which will shortly be discussed by Cabinet.

Sunday 21 January, 2018

How the Danish co-housing model could help solve Ireland's crisis

This type of housing scheme has started to break into the Irish market.

Saturday 20 January, 2018

'People forgot this baby was stabbed': Why did it take so long to test Baby John's DNA?

Gardaí have said they are determined to find out what happened to the baby boy.

Friday 19 January, 2018

Scientists say adolescence now lasts until the age of 24

Experts have argued the definition should be changed so that laws and social policy can be developed around it.

Thursday 18 January, 2018

Roma children living in 'overcrowded houses with rats, damp and sewage'

Over 80% of respondents in new research reported discrimination in the street or in a public place.

School lockdown lifted after capture of escaped wolf in UK

The sanctuary has said that the wolf’s enclosure gate may have been left open deliberately.

'Take a look in the mirror': Why didn't the Central Bank act earlier on the tracker mortgage scandal?

The Central Bank’s governor Philip Lane confirmed 13,000 impacted customers are still waiting to get their money back.

'People are dying': Life-saving surgeries delayed or cancelled due to intensive care bed shortage

Minister of State Jim Daly said increasing ICU capacity is a priority for the government in 2018.

Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Minister willing to bring in new laws to punish reckless behaviour of senior bankers

Paschal Donohoe was speaking to the Finance Committee today about the tracker mortgage scandal.

U2 confirm America and European dates, promise Dublin show announcement 'soon'

The tour will kick off in Oklahoma on 2 May.

Monday 15 January, 2018

Two women rescued from burning building in north Dublin

The women were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene, but they did not sustain any other injuries.

'It doesn't give the fish a chance': Irish MEPs urged to vote against electric pulse fishing

The practice involves dragging an electrified net across the sea floor, stunning all of the marine life in its path.

Sunday 14 January, 2018

Whistleblower claims details of Dublin Fire Brigade exam leaked to promotion candidates

The fire service said it is now implementing recommendations based on an investigation into the claim.

Saturday 13 January, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade rolls out upgrade of controversial breathing equipment

There have been a number of reports over the years of this equipment failing and the representative association Ifesa took legal action to suspend their use.

Kilkenny council tells social housing tenants they have to pay for home repairs

A list sent to tenants includes draught-proofing of doors and windows and maintenance of external walls and gates.

Friday 12 January, 2018

HSE says people claiming to be nurses are warning against HPV vaccine on social media

The head of the HSE’s National Immunisation Office said the health service is starting to win the battle against misinformation, but there is more work to do.

Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Occupants of car flee scene after crashing into government office building

The incident happened on Pearse Street in the early hours of this morning.

Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Senior gardaí to stop reform work as they're paid €6k less than their subordinates

Senior gardaí to stop reform work as they're paid €6k less than their subordinates

Superintendents claim they had been assured equity, but the government later “reneged” on that agreement.

Just one third of hospital nurses have had the flu jab despite raffles and free coffee incentives

The HSE ran a campaign over the last few months to encourage healthcare workers to get the vaccine.

Monday 8 January, 2018

Gerry Adams' complaint about IRA murder article rejected by Press Ombudsman

An article in the Irish Independent reported Adams said he thought jailing the men who killed a Louth farmer would be counterproductive.

Coast Guard suspends use of Beaumont Hospital landing site after resident complaints

Crews are being told to use Dublin Airport for transfers to Beaumont Hospital, adding up to 20 minutes onto the journey for the patient.

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