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Dublin: 17 °C Wednesday 26 July, 2017

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Poll: Will your next car be an electric car? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will your next car be an electric car?

The UK plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2040, while Volvo will stop producing petrol cars in 2019.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Supermarkets as far south as Dublin cleared out of water and a sharp rise in personal injury claims are just some of the main stories this morning.

Enjoyed the sun? Showers are set to turn heavy and thundery this afternoon

The wet weather will persist into next week, according to Met Éireann.

UK to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars by 2040 'to clean up dirty air on roads'

The UK follows France in announcing plans to phase out such vehicles in just over 20 years’ time.

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Monday 24 July, 2017

'We want to attract people to the region. Cars getting broken into like this does not look good'

The problem of theft from cars in the Wicklow Mountains is one that persists each and every year, say gardaí.

Sunday 23 July, 2017

Your taxi fare is set to go up again - but some taxi drivers aren't happy

The board of the National Transport Authority will make a final decision on price rises in the near future.

'Up Mayo': How this documentary about GAA in Ireland's most diverse town went viral Ballyhaunis This post contains videos

'Up Mayo': How this documentary about GAA in Ireland's most diverse town went viral

Maurice O’Brien has had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to his film about Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo.

Saturday 22 July, 2017

'Grave error', 'emotional', 'catastrophic': The who, what and when of the Maurice McCabe saga

16 days in to the Disclosures Tribunal, we give you a breakdown of what people said happened and when they said it did.

Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Explainer: Why hundreds of post offices may close, and what can save them

The Irish Postmasters’ Union has said that talks with An Post have broken down, and is urging the government to take action.

Dying man refused access to grandchildren over 'unfounded' abuse allegation

A new report from the Ombudsman highlighted case studies where Tusla failed to adequately investigate abuse allegations.

Tuesday 18 July, 2017

'We need consistency': Long delays by Tusla in dealing with abuse allegations, report says

The Ombudsman was critical of Tusla’s procedures for dealing with abuse allegations.

'It has left the hospital decimated': INMO warns of severe nursing shortage at Cork hospital

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has claimed the safe care and dignity of residents is now at risk.

'We want gender parity': Aspiring female filmmakers to benefit from up to €400k in new funding

The Irish Film Board said these new initiatives will encourage new female talent to enter the industry.

Monday 17 July, 2017

Missing Kildare teen found safe and well

Paul Burke went missing last Sunday in Newbridge.

'Londoners can feel reassured': Police officers begin wearing body cameras

There have been calls to issue gardaí with the same technology here.

'A gent', 'one of life's nice guys': Tributes paid to father-of-three killed in Swords

One social media user said: “What a nice and genuine guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family who I know he loved dearly.”

'We're really surprised she didn't notice them': Woman has 27 contact lenses removed from eye

The woman had come in to Solihull Hospital for routine cataract surgery.

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Met police officer dismissed for testing positive for cannabis while on duty

PC Donna Blackwood was drug tested whilst on duty as there was a “reasonable suspicion of substance misuse”.

Sunday 16 July, 2017

The wine industry in Europe could be in trouble due to global warming, researchers warn

Work made impossible by the heat, and losses in productivity could see the wine industry facing challenging times, they said.

'Someone to look up to and to talk to': This programme gives children in need an older sibling

Big Brother Big Sister, run by the charity Foróige, matches up children with older volunteers to mentor and support them.

Foster carers 'felt disrespected' by social workers, report finds

In all, 300 social workers and foster carers responded to a joint consultation from Tusla and the Irish Foster Care Association.

Friday 14 July, 2017

Favourable weather conditions to aid fresh search for missing Rescue 116 crew members

Last night, RTÉ’s Prime Time reported that concerns over onboard mapping systems had been flagged four years ago.

Stuntman dies after fall on set of TV show The Walking Dead

Tributes were paid by the acting community after the death of John Bernecker.

The Dáil won't sit again for another 68 days

The Ceann Comhairle said: “May you all have a joyful, happy and relaxing period of a holiday.”

Reports of festival goers 'getting crushed' in massive queues on the way in to Longitude

Reports on social media suggested that people were queuing up for well over an hour to gain entry to the festival.

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Just one shower for 24 people at elderly residential home

A Hiqa report found that bags of soiled washing were stored under beds at St Joseph’s Hospital in Ennis.

Thursday 13 July, 2017

Harris 'seriously considering' independent inquiry into death of pregnant woman at Holles Street

Malak Thawley died during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy at the National Maternity Hospital in May 2016.

'There are people out there that know': Mother makes emotional plea for missing Ciara Breen

Ciara Breen went missing more than 20 years ago, and the main suspect in her disappearance died last week.

Pilot flagged concerns that island was not on mapping system 4 years before Rescue 116 crash

A report on RTÉ’s Prime Time detailed a series of emails between pilots and the search and rescue operator in 2013.

London Tube announcements will now say 'hello everyone' instead of 'ladies and gentlemen'

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said that he was aware that “some customers may not feel comfortable” with some station announcements.

'I'm so sorry that you had to leave this way': Two more Grenfell victims named RIP

'I'm so sorry that you had to leave this way': Two more Grenfell victims named

In all, 34 victims have been named so far.

Husband of missing Cork woman says he'd be willing to take a lie detector test Tina Satchwell This post contains videos

Husband of missing Cork woman says he'd be willing to take a lie detector test

In an interview with TV3′s 3News, Richard Satchwell said that it will be proven he has “done nothing wrong”.

X-ray scanner used again as Revenue seizes cigarettes worth €3.5 million at Dublin Port

Revenue has seized almost 15 million cigarettes that had been smuggled into Ireland in the last two weeks.

'The start of Paschal's troubles': Primary teachers reject public sector pay deal

The INTO said that the pay deal did not address the issue of pay inequality for newcomers to the profession.

Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'The joke is actually on us': Dáil to decide on bill to abolish blasphemy as a crime

The Social Democrats have brought proposals, citing the recent example of the complaint made against Stephen Fry.

'I was driven to tears': Wheelchair user forced to wait on Dart for 15 minutes for help to get off train

Saoirse Smith said that she felt “like a burden” while she waited to receive assistance.

Dublin teen who was reported missing found 'safe and well'

The teenager was missing for three days.

'This should be the bare minimum we expect': Fostering service to close down in wake of damning report

Fresh Start Foster Care Service said it was ceasing operations due to “ongoing difficulties in relation to retention and recruitment of staff”.

Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Poll: Would you opt out of a system for organ donation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you opt out of a system for organ donation?

Health Minister Simon Harris plans to introduce an opt out system in Ireland in the near future.

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