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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 21 September, 2017

Today’s News

Dublin dig for missing Trevor Deely called off without a discovery

Excavation work began in Chapelizod in mid-August.

Monday 18 September, 2017

'I'm sorry... it's my mess. I have to clean it up': Michael O'Leary apologises for cancelled Ryanair flights

'I'm sorry... it's my mess. I have to clean it up': Michael O'Leary apologises for cancelled Ryanair flights

All customers will be informed by midnight tonight if their flight is cancelled.

Tribunal to hear about anonymous letter sent to HSE about whistleblower Keith Harrison

Tribunal to hear about anonymous letter sent to HSE about whistleblower Keith Harrison

The module on allegations made by whistleblower Keith Harrison begins today. Here’s what the Tribunal is looking at.

Saturday 16 September, 2017

'How does a crisis turn into a tragedy?': The lessons Ireland can learn about UK's social housing

A new documentary being shown in the IFI on the UK’s housing crisis may point the way for steps to take in an Irish context, say experts.

Thursday 14 September, 2017

'What the heck is this?' Fanged sea creature washes up on Texas beach after Hurricane Harvey

Preeti Desai shared the image on Twitter and the scientific community responded to solve the mystery.

Temperatures could dip below freezing in some areas this weekend

An Autumnal chill will sweep the country this weekend.

Dil Wickremasinghe will not present Newstalk show on Saturday over George Hook comments

Wickremasinghe said that her immediate reaction upon hearing Hook’s comments were that he “has gone too far”.

Cork boundary row rumbles on as locals given chance to have their say

A public consultation will open tomorrow, and run for two months.


Rape survivor on Hook comments: 'You can't say this and not expect a response'

Niamh Ní Dhomhnaill was raped by her then-boyfriend Magnus Meyer Hustveit, who was eventually sentenced to 15 months in jail.

Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway TB

Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway

Everyone who came into contact with the patient has been offered screening for TB.

Fancy representing Ireland at next year's Eurovision? RTÉ wants to hear your songs

RTÉ wants “accomplished songwriters and performers with a proven track record of success in the industry”.

Wednesday 13 September, 2017

The Sopranos and Goodfellas actor Frank Vincent dies aged 78

The veteran actor played Phil Leotardo in the hit TV show the Sopranos.

Winning ticket for tonight's €2.4 million Lotto jackpot sold in Dublin

The jackpot prize is worth €2,387,835.

No normal Dart service until tomorrow morning after 'low speed derailment' at Dun Laoghaire

There are currently no services between Lansdowne Road and Dun Laoghaire.

DNA test shows uncle did not father 10-year-old child's baby in India rape case

The 10-year-old has alleged that her uncle raped her on a number of occasions over a period of months.


Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Government crackdown on landlords, gangland t-shirts for sale and a train derailment in Dublin are some of the main stories today.

'A sexist remark is not a compliment': New poster initiative hits streets of Dublin

Dublin is one of 20 cities worldwide participating in the UN Women Safe Cities Global Programme.

Man threatens staff with metal bar in Glasnevin cash-in-transit robbery

The car used in the robbery was later found burnt out near the Bon Secours Hospital.

Mother of missing woman Fiona Pender dies following long battle with illness

Josephine Pender made an emotional plea for information about her missing daughter just three weeks ago.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Tuesday 12 September, 2017

'We didn't realise it would be this bad': Cork locals protest against Apple's building works

Noise, dust and the size of the building itself has locals worried about Apple’s latest development.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Newstalk staff demand Hook be taken off air, garda briefing on west Dublin shooting and a weather warning for the country.

Shane Ross agrees to reimburse OCI funding for 2016

The new board at the OCI had sought an urgent meeting with Ross to restore its funding.


The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Monday 11 September, 2017

Should the new garda commissioner be recruited from outside Ireland? Nearly half of people think so

A poll carried out for Claire Byrne Live said that 48% of us think the next Commissioner should come from outside the State.

'I have a plan now': Singer Mary Coughlan walks out of live Newstalk show over Hook rape comments

She expressed reservations about appearing on the station in a Facebook post yesterday.

'We hope others can do this too': Battle to recognise humanist weddings returns to High Court

Republic of Ireland international Eunan O’Kane and model Laura Lacole won a High Court bid to have a humanist wedding in June.

Man in critical condition after being struck by van which failed to stop in Longford

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday morning.


Interim report into death of Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas published

Caitríona Lucas died on 12 September last year just off Kilkee, Co Clare.

It's going to take €15 million to fix Donegal's roads after last month's flooding

Donegal County Council released its estimates on the repair costs this afternoon.

Sunday 10 September, 2017

'It'll be very, very difficult to get back to normal': How Donegal is coping after the catastrophic floods

The Department of Agriculture has announced a compensation scheme of up to €15,000 for farmers affected.

These seven steps will keep your brain healthy from childhood to old age, say researchers

A number of lifestyle factors we wouldn’t normally associate with the brain may help prevent conditions such as dementia.

These 6th class pupils in Offaly turned a profit with this practical solution for head lice Bug Busting Bobbins This post contains videos

These 6th class pupils in Offaly turned a profit with this practical solution for head lice

The class at Scoil Bhríde all invested €2 into the Bug Busting Bobbins project.

Saturday 9 September, 2017

Quiz: Can you match the quote to the film?

The truth? You can’t handle the truth.

Barriers put up by council in west Dublin survive just 24 hours before being torn apart

South Dublin County Council has had persistent problems with anti-social behaviour on the Clonburris lands.

'This and the Donegal floods go hand-in-hand': How Ireland plans to get to grips with renewable energy

A new government consultation wants feedback on how we fund sustainable energy in Ireland.

Friday 8 September, 2017

Five units of Dublin Fire Brigade extinguish blaze at Harold's Cross warehouse

The fire occurred at a warehouse at Leinster Place.

Varadkar says we don't always hear the 'full stories' when it comes to homelessness

The Taoiseach was asked how he feels when hears personal stories about homelessness today.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

New measures to fight homelessness, trust in the gardaí and Hurricane Irma are just some of the main stories today.

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