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Dublin: 15 °C Saturday 27 May, 2017

Yesterday’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

The weather, homelessness and Manchester had people talking today.

Thursday 25 May, 2017

Walkers apologises after competition saw Gary Lineker holding pictures of serial killers and paedophiles

Walkers has deleted the offensive videos, but most have been preserved by quick-off-the-mark Twitter users.

'€100,000 was spent on pens and medallions for retiring university staff'

The claims came in an RTÉ Investigates show aired tonight, which highlighted a number of incidents in the third-level sector.

Nurses 'disappointed and angry' after talks to save youth mental health beds collapse

Beds at the child and adolescent mental health services unit at Cherry Orchard Hospital in Dublin have not been refilled due to staff shortages.

Queen Elizabeth visits victims of 'very wicked' Manchester attack

“It’s dreadful. Very wicked, to target that sort of thing.”

Seven-month-old baby dies in tragic Tipperary incident

The baby had been airlifted to University Hospital Limerick.

Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Council defends plan to use former Bargaintown store to house homeless people

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive says it is dealing with an unprecedented homeless crisis.

Boy in critical condition after toxic waste left at Belfast bonfire site

The PSNI said that the boy is currently receiving treatment in hospital after it is believed he came into contact with the hazardous substance.

Gardaí appeal for help finding missing teen

The 15-year-old has been missing from Limerick city since Sunday.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Manchester, Donald and the Pope had people talking today.


Vandals tried to cut down the iconic Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge

It will be closed for the foreseeable future.

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Plan to use former Bargaintown warehouse for homeless families slammed

“It’s not a solution long or short-term.”

460,000 people in Ireland could be exposed to cancer-causing radon

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, which does not have a taste, odour or colour.

UK threat level raised 'indicating a further attack is expected imminently'

The move will see military personnel on the streets.

'Always remember, never forget, forever Manchester' - Poet pays emotional tribute to his city

Tony Walsh paid tribute to the city’s spirit, to its contributions to art, politics and sport and to the strength of its people.

Controversial Kilkenny bridge finally opens

But not everyone is happy.

Gardaí locate teen missing since Friday

The teen went missing in Dublin.

Monday 22 May, 2017

A new leader, but most Irish people don't want another election

There’s not much appetite to go back to the polls.

Staff and passers-by hold man who tried to rob shop and attacked woman until gardaí arrive

He was in possession of a hammer and threatened staff, demanding cash.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Leo, Donald and Michael D had people talking today.

Irishman found dead at Algarve apartment

The Policia Judiciaria in the region are investigating the death.


Missing 14-year-old girl found safe and well

Iris was last seen in Balbriggan on Saturday morning.

Sunday 21 May, 2017

'You'd itch until there was blood - the pain was a better feeling'

The illness presents as scaly patches of silvery or red skin and can cause severe discomfort for sufferers.

Transition year students are being taught a new skill - fishing

The scheme aims to teach children fly fishing with a view to introducing them to a lifelong hobby.

Saturday 20 May, 2017's ultimate Simpsons quiz

Test your Springfield smrts.

The builders behind a flagship Celtic Tiger development say it's back on track

Despite the fanfare Adamstown has been something of a stop-start development.

You can now go on a tour of Ireland's largest hydroelectric dam

The guided tours can accommodate groups of up to 30 people and run for approximately 90 minutes

Friday 19 May, 2017

Man arrested after 'serious' sexual assault in Belfast park

The alleged attack occurred on Wednesday in the Waterworks area of the city.

Irishman who climbed Everest speaks about passing bodies at the summit

John Burke says the final night was “hell on earth”.

'In such an horrific death, the constant question is - why?' - Victim of Fermanagh murder laid to rest

Concepta Leonard was found dead at a house in the Abbey Road area of Lisnaskea on Monday afternoon.

Thursday 18 May, 2017

'If she ran, we'd hit her with that every day': Fitzgerald's leadership bid ends before it started

The Justice Minister confirmed this morning it was “not the right” decision for her.

Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Danny Healy Rae says people who eat big meals and drive are a 'danger on the roads'

RSA boss Moyagh Murdock is before an Oireachtas joint committee today.

Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Two men arrested in connection with murder of PSNI constable Ronan Kerr

They have both been taken to Musgrave’s Serious Crime Suite where they are currently being questioned by police.

Retailers want the parents of shoplifting children prosecuted

Currently children under the age of 12 do not have criminal responsibility for their actions.

Teenager stabbed in Dublin pizza restaurant

He was removed to James Connolly Memorial Hospital with injuries described as non life-threatening.

Saturday 13 May, 2017

Wreaths, the Taoiseach and a very good dog: a day spent with Prince Charles

“In these challenging times, it is more important than ever that we strengthen the connections between us and forge new ones wherever we can.”

Friday 12 May, 2017

Relief for locals after woodland site taken off government housing land map

Coillte says it has no plans for the site at Clarinbridge.

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