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Dublin: 13 °C Thursday 24 May, 2018

Today’s News

'Inexperienced and untrained gardaí' investigating allegations of child sex abuse

Special Rapporteur for Children Dr Geoffrey Shannon said there has been no significant follow-up from garda management after it asked him last year to help with training.

DNA database helped match offenders to at least 30 violent crimes last year

More than 900 investigative links between people and unsolved crimes have been uncovered.

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Yesterday’s News

FactFind: How many doctors support repeal?

There are Doctors for Yes and the Medical Alliance for No – but what are the numbers exactly?

'Please come home Mam, I'm in agony': Parents of women who had crisis pregnancies urge Yes vote

Elaine Bedford spoke about her daughter’s experience taking abortion pills last year.

Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Explainer: Why you've started seeing lots of 'opt-in' emails in your inbox

The deadline for compliance with EU regulations is this Friday.

Monday 21 May, 2018

Body found in search for missing woman Jastine Valdez is removed from scene

The 24-year-old woman was reported missing on Saturday night.

Sunday 20 May, 2018

'Bizarre carry-on': Criticism of consumer expert who said tracker victims should have faced tougher questioning

Brendan Burgess said people’s lives may have been destroyed, but that may not have been because of the overcharging.

CEO of St Pat's says the recession created a generation of anxious children

Paul Gilligan said children now are very aware of the importance of doing well in their lives financially.

Saturday 19 May, 2018

'I was in pain all the time': Pregnant woman denied treatment for 'gangrenous ovarian cyst'

Kate Campbell had to have her ovary, fallopian tube and part of her abdominal wall removed.

Thursday 17 May, 2018

Health Minister cancels meeting with women who suffered vaginal mesh complications

His office said the cancellation was due to “urgent other work commitments” and has been rescheduled for next month.

Recovering in St Pat's: 'I want my 9-year-old son to deal with things better than I did'

One service user shared his story today at the launch of a new five-year strategy.

'Using the phrase 'social abortions' to try to publicly shame us is not okay'

Two women shared their abortion stories for the first time today and asked not to be shamed for their decisions.

'This is a human crisis': David Hall believes 17,000 families will have homes repossessed

Hall told the Finance Committee that a narrative has been fostered that people in long-term arrears are “messers”.

Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Gardaí believe most extremists who left Ireland to fight with Isis are either dead or missing

There is also concern about the reintegration of families of deceased fighters if they return to Ireland.

Galway City Council is the local authority with the most integrity

Transparency International Ireland said even the highest ranking councils in its index have work to do.

Here are the best and worst beaches in Ireland to go swimming

Seven coastal bathing waters have failed to meet the minimum standard.

Largest study to date finds link between disruption to body clock and severe depression

The research found disruption to the body’s natural time-keeping was associated with loneliness and lower health satisfaction.

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Over half of available rental properties in Dublin aimed at tourists for short-term stays

The Dublin rental market is set to dip below 1,000 units, for the first time since 2001 by the end of this year.

Sunday 13 May, 2018

Q&A: Does the Eighth have to be repealed to legislate for fatal foetal abnormality cases?

The government’s legal advice and the position of the courts on the Eighth Amendment have tied the hands of legislators in the past.

'I am really struggling': Thousands still left in tracker mortgage scandal limbo

Financial adviser Padraic Kissane believes an extra 3,000 people may be affected, but some may have to go to the courts to get their money back.

Friday 11 May, 2018

Man due in court over attempted armed robbery in Dublin

As a garda car was responding to the call they observed a man close by and arrested him.

Thursday 10 May, 2018

It's not just Star Trek anymore - scientists are working on a real cloaking device

Researchers say they could create acoustic materials to dampen sound and appear invisible under water.

Mother-of-two 'refusing food' after being jailed for contempt of court

Independent TD Mattie McGrath raised her case in the Dáil, telling the Minister for Justice that she had refused to surrender her house to receivers.

Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'I couldn't believe the injustice': Irish grandparents explain why they're voting Yes

Parents of women who had received a fatal foetal diagnosis and travelled to the UK for a termination shared their stories today.

Monday 7 May, 2018

Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members

There is also concern about children talking to strangers online when they play these games.

Sunday 6 May, 2018

Irish charity trains hotel staff to spot markers of child trafficking

Between 2009 and 2016, there were 512 victims of human trafficking identified in Ireland – 143 were children.

Scientists have found a way to flip the fear and courage switches in the brain

Authors of a new study say this development could help people who suffer from phobias, anxiety and PTSD.

Thursday 3 May, 2018

Temperatures to reach 20 degrees over bank holiday weekend

Apart from the odd bit of drizzle over the weekend, forecasters say it will be mostly dry and bright.

Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test?

Many women across the country are wondering what action they should take in light of the recent controversy – here’s everything you need to know.

'Common sense prevailed': Proposal to raise digital age of consent to 16 rejected

Children’s rights groups had strongly opposed the proposal.

'This has been a lone battle': Frustration at government approach to nuclear plant plans in UK

An Oireachtas committee is planning to write a submission to UK authorities to express its concern.

Monday 30 April, 2018

LoveBoth says 'women can't be trusted' campaign poster is fake

LoveBoth has sought to clarify that this poster is not part of its campaign, nor was the use of the organisation’s logo or name authorised.

Sunday 29 April, 2018

Baseball bat attack on garda 'would have been prevented if he had a taser'

The Garda Representative Association said its members should no longer be “punching bags for every criminal who wants to take a pot shot”.

Simon Harris says he doesn't know how many women died after cervical screening issues

Harris was speaking after the clinical director of the programme stepped down.

Body of 26-year-old Mayo man recovered in Canada

Today the young man’s football club Breaffy GAA club confirmed the news, with “great relief and a lot of sadness”.

Garda hospitalised after being assaulted with metal baseball bat

The garda received injuries to his face, head and body.

'No excuse for taking law into own hands': Two wanted men taken to hospital after assault

The two men were detained by members of the public.

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Public asked to check dash cam footage after cash-in-transit van robbery

One of the suspects jumped onto the roof of the van and cut a lock to gain entry.

'Bonuses are not common practice': Public banking model in Ireland would treat bankers as civil servants

Sparkassen make up the largest banking group – and therefore market leader – in Germany.

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