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Dublin: 1 °C Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Yesterday’s News

'I've got a life sentence. I can't get early release': Mother of boys killed by father urges tougher sentencing

Kathleen Chada has helped to form a new group of families of murder victims calling for tougher sentencing.

'You really need to think about this' - what Garda legal head says he should've said to Nóirín O'Sullivan

On 11 May 2015, garda policy was to defend whistleblowers. By 15 May, it was impugning Maurice McCabe at the O’Higgins Commission.


Monday 15 January, 2018

Snow-ice yellow warning issued for all of Ireland

Met Éireann said widespread wintry showers may lead to snow accumulations.

Gardaí alleged Maurice McCabe said he would 'bring this job to its knees'

The Tribunal heard from the gardaí’s head of legal affairs today.

UKIP leader splits with partner over 'racist' Meghan Markle texts

Jo Marney said that Meghan Markle would “taint” the royal family.

RTÉ journalist takes Apollo House organiser Brendan Ogle to court over Facebook post

An RTÉ story last year said that Ogle’s Unite union sought an exemption from providing social housing during Apollo House.

Sunday 14 January, 2018

Old Georgian House to be transformed into new home for Irish poetry... and it has some major backers

After 40 years, it looks like Poetry Ireland may finally get its own centre in Dublin.

Saturday 13 January, 2018

'We are going after him': Questions but few answers on explosive day at the Disclosures Tribunal

Emails between the Tánaiste and garda commissioner, and “political dynamite” were some of the highlights yesterday.

Friday 12 January, 2018

Most women 'don't know how to start a pension' as surveys highlights gender gap

Just over one in three women have a pension, compared to over half of men.

Thursday 11 January, 2018

Effect of new medicine in animal studies was "misrepresented" to get funding for human trials

A new report in the British Medical Journal has pointed to a “systemic failure” in the use of animal studies.

'We've come so far': Orkambi campaigners hail next step as children can now get 'life-changing' drug

Children between the ages of six and 11 will now be able to access the drug in Ireland after yesterday’s announcement.

Has Ireland become a better place to live in recent years? Unpicking the 'Wellbeing of the Nation' CSO

Has Ireland become a better place to live in recent years? Unpicking the 'Wellbeing of the Nation'

The CSO says that the release of its survey yesterday is just the beginning in attempts to chart the wellbeing of the Irish nation.

Wednesday 10 January, 2018

'Bear with us' says TII as it apologises for 'teething problems' with new Luas Green Line

The closure of the Sandyford park and ride, and the overcrowding further along the Green Line, have been criticised so far this year.

Pictures: The aftermath after wheelie bin set alight in old disused bandstand in Dublin park

The shelter had actually been due to be taken down by Dublin City Council until Sunday’s fire.

Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Maurice McCabe and Nóirín O'Sullivan: How counsel got it so wrong in 'despicable' email

The Disclosures Tribunal delved deep into Bailieboro and the O’Higgins Commission yesterday.

Monday 8 January, 2018

Disclosures Tribunal hears counsel for former Commissioner 'got it wrong'

The tribunal has returned at Dublin Castle.

'More sustainable than the boom': Business group hails Ireland's 'exceptional' economy

Ibec says we have now exited the “recovery” period.

Sunday 7 January, 2018

The Tribunal will look at the scandal that almost brought the government down this week

Nóirín O’Sullivan’s legal strategy to discredit McCabe at the O’Higgins Commission will be under the microscope.

Gardaí launch investigation after discovery of body in Limerick

The State Pathologist has also been notified.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

The death of Peter Sutherland, a Status Orange cold warning and an explosion in Stockholm – it’s the evening fix.

'Left this world too soon': Tributes paid to young Bray footballer (12) who died yesterday RIP

'Left this world too soon': Tributes paid to young Bray footballer (12) who died yesterday

Aaron O’Kelly was recently made Player of the Year in a league-winning season for Ardmore Rovers.


Sinn Féin councillor drops plan for 1916 tribute at Ranelagh Triangle after opposition

A monument is already at the Ranelagh Triangle for local woman Deirdre Kelly, and her family opposed the plans.

Man arrested in UK over death of five cats but charity fears he's not the 'Croydon cat killer'

The charity Snarl says that the notorious cat killer has slaughtered as many as 400 cats across the UK.

Man (50s) has arm broken after burglars armed with baseball bats attack home

Another man received a cut to the head during the attack.

'This is the real world': Doctors and HSE to meet amid fears junior doctors won't get paid overtime at Connolly Hospital

A memo sent to doctors said “no payment will be made for working before 8am or after 5pm” for junior doctors.

Status Orange cold warning issued for most of the country as freezing temperatures set to hit

It’s set to get as low as -6 degrees tonight.

Body recovered in search for missing Kilkenny man

Stephen Dooley had last been seen leaving his home just before midnight on Friday evening.

Government scheme to help keep people in their homes has only completed 282 cases since 2012

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the numbers as “pitifully low”.

Saturday 6 January, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Trump is “like, really smart”, Sinn Féin politician apologises for “offensive” video and a likely presidential election – it’s the Evening Fix.

Have you seen him? 89-year-old Wexford man missing since Thursday

William Busher is known to drive a brown 141 Nissan Qashqai.

Missing Cork teen found safe and well

He left his home in Douglas on Tuesday and hadn’t been seen since.

Pressure grows on reappointment of Conor Skehan as housing chair, councillors seek to block it

Skehan has faced scrutiny for his comments on homeless families “gaming the system”.


More common than you think: The potentially fatal consequences of swallowing a toothpick

A compilation of doctors’ reports on such instances make up a cautionary tale in the latest BMJ Case Reports.

World record: Youngest of six Galway siblings all to reach their 100th birthday turns 101 today

Sheila Burns’ grandson David said that the whole family “worked hard and played hard” their whole lives.

'It's still a taboo subject in Ireland': Kathryn Thomas spoke about her miscarriages on the Late Late last night Speaking Out This post contains videos

'It's still a taboo subject in Ireland': Kathryn Thomas spoke about her miscarriages on the Late Late last night

When Thomas suffered her second miscarriage at the six-week mark again, it hit her like “a tonne of bricks” she said.

Wrap up warm: It's going to hit as low as -5 degrees tonight

It’ll be mostly dry, but very cold, this weekend.

Thursday 4 January, 2018

It's now just become legal for people in the US state of Oregon to use petrol pumps themselves

Oregon law even lists 17 different reasons why pumping your own fuel can be dangerous.

Man (21) shot in the leg in Dublin

It’s understood he was shot in the leg and is still at the scene.

Fatal stabbing at Paddy Power shop in Birmingham

The man was found with serious head injuries and pronounced dead at the scene.

'This isn't a trolley crisis - It's a system in meltdown': Minister's commitments 'worthless' say doctors

The Taoiseach apologised for the current crisis today, while Minister Simon Harris called it “unacceptable”.

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