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Dublin: 12 °C Sunday 23 April, 2017

Today’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Landmark recommendation at the Citizens’ Assembly, more on the maternity hospital and a bomb at a Belfast school gate.

Where did all the fuss about a US president's first 100 days come from?

Franklin D Roosevelt set an example in his first 100 days that has proved a tough act to follow.

Phil Hogan: 'I think Irish Water has seen the test of time'

Ivan Yates said that people see Hogan as the “bogeyman of Irish Water” in a radio interview today.

Lost some horses? Gardaí found a couple wandering in Naas this morning

The two horses were found wandering along the Monread Road in Naas earlier today.

'Significant explosive device' found at gates of primary school in Belfast

“Had this device not been found when it had, there is no telling what we may have been dealing with,” said police.

A motorcyclist on a provisional licence was clocked at over 200km/hr today

The motorcyclist was detected travelling at the high speed near New Ross, Co Wexford.

Pictures: The best images from today's London Marathon

More than 40,000 registered to run the 26.2 mile trek through the UK capital.

Biker seriously injured on last lap of Tandragee 100 race

The rest of the event was subsequently cancelled.

'If you want to give medical advice on vaccinations, become a doctor. If not, get out of the way'

Simon Harris was addressing doctors at the Irish Medical Organisation AGM yesterday.

Yesterday’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

No repeal at the Citizens’ Assembly, man dies in Cliffs of Moher parachute jump and an American Airlines standoff.

Poll: Do you agree with the Citizens' Assembly recommendation to replace - not repeal - the Eighth? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the Citizens' Assembly recommendation to replace - not repeal - the Eighth?

Its recommendation says that Ireland’s constitution should deal with abortion – but not in the manner it does now.

Easons on Dublin's O'Connell Street evacuated after 'hoax' bomb scare

The shop was evacuated at 5pm this evening.

'Hit me. Bring it on': American Airlines worker suspended after squaring up to passenger Hot Air This post contains videos

Appeal for witnesses to armed cash-in-transit robbery in Bayside yesterday

The incident occurred at the Eurospar in Bayside shopping centre yesterday at 11.30am.

Accused of being 'hapless, helpless and hopeless', Harris wants 'cool heads' on maternity hospital

Addressing doctors today, Minister Harris sought to provide assurances on the project.

Missing Dublin man found safe and well

He had last been seen on Thursday evening in the Dublin 8 area.

Man (40s) dies after Cliffs of Moher parachute jump RIP

Man (40s) dies after Cliffs of Moher parachute jump

The man was airlifted to Galway University Hospital.

Israeli activists taunt Palestinian hunger strikers by having barbecue outside prison

“The idea was to break them, make them hungry,” said a spokesperson for the group.

'If this balcony had been built as designed, this would not have happened'

California’s licencing board said that Segue Construction failed to follow building plans during construction.

Roscommon locals crowdfund to get life-size sheep sculpture ready in time for festival

Designed by local sculptor Mark Feeley, the sculpture will be unveiled at the Roscommon Lamb Festival.

Friday 21 April, 2017

'You have come a long way': Court hears how mother turned life around to regain access to child

The judge adjourned the case until October, when the mother and child’s progress will be seen.

Thursday 20 April, 2017

Dublin protest against anti-gay violence in Chechnya as Russia seeks to play down controversy

Russia has labelled the claims of homophobic violence as “phantom complaints”.

DNA tests confirm missing South African hunter was 'killed and eaten by crocodile'

Scott Van Zyl went missing during a hunting expedition last week.

Co-founder of LGBT charity resigns, says he received support worth €11.5k but paid funds back

Kieran Rose said he should have made the board aware of the arrangement at the time.

'Free the weed': Worldwide demos call for legalisation of cannabis

Originating in the US, 4/20 is a date when cannabis advocates unite to light one up together.

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'Cruel, violent, vile': Parents who tried to cover up death of three-month-old baby found guilty

The parents concocted a “devious plan” to cover up their daughter’s death, said police.

Health Minister: 'I have heard people say that nuns will be running the hospital. Not true'

It was claimed that 300 people attended today’s lunchtime protest outside the Department of Health.

Children abscond from Tusla care centre 42 times in five months

No further admissions will be made to the Tusla centre until these issues are fixed.

Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing

The family court heard that the family had living arrangements “unsuitable for a young child”.

Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'I really thought we were beyond this point': Protest to be held tomorrow on new maternity hospital

Former junior health minister Kathleen Lynch told Drivetime that the hospital is not “going in the right direction”.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

A petition to prevent the Sisters of Charity owning the maternity hospital and chaos on the M50 are just some of the main stories today.

Bill O'Reilly shown the door at Fox News after sexual harassment allegations

O’Reilly’s show had been one of the most-watched current affairs shows on US cable television.

Mobile customers left frustrated as Meteor and Eir coverage fails

Customers in Galway, Offaly and Kildare have reported outages today.

Fire crews free boy after he got his hand trapped inside a cinema seat

The boy had been going to see the new Smurfs film with his family.

Aslan pay tribute as keyboardist Patrick 'Fitzy' Fitzpatrick dies following battle with cancer RIP

Aslan pay tribute as keyboardist Patrick 'Fitzy' Fitzpatrick dies following battle with cancer

The keyboardist had played with Aslan for over 20 years.

'It's an extremely Draconian act': Judge denies Tusla bid to place children into care

“This court doesn’t operate on worries or concerns,” the judge said. “It operates on facts.”

Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Suspect tells police 'I hate white people' after three killed in California shooting

The man was wanted by police for a separate killing last week.

'No religious influence': Harris defends new maternity hospital ownership in face of criticism

The Master of the new National Maternity Hospital said the facility will “revolutionise healthcare”.

The world's first known giant shipworm wriggles into view in major scientific find

The shipworm comes from a “pretty stinky place” and doesn’t eat, despite reaching 5ft in length.

Theresa May's to lose? Here's how the main parties measure up ahead of the UK election

The Conservatives will hope to win another majority over Labour, the Lib Dems and the SNP.

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