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Dublin: 18 °C Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Today’s News

Fingal council says vacant home occupiers could delay handover of property to those on housing list

Activists occupied a property in Balbriggan on Saturday.

Yesterday’s News

Have you seen this woman? She has been missing from Donegal since Sunday

Rhonda O’Loughlin was last seen in Bridgetown in Laghey.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

“Bizarre” presidential allowance, laughter at Trump in the UN and a tribute to Liam Miller – it’s the evening fix.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Irish Water lifts hosepipe ban in 16 counties as increased rainfall eases shortage fears

The company had warned last month that water levels could be at “historic low levels going into the winter”.

Monday 24 September, 2018

School evacuated and road closed after sinkhole opens up on GAA pitch in Monaghan

It opened up “quite a significant gash,” a local councillor said.

Explainer: Why the UK Labour party is holding a vote on calling for a second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn wouldn’t rule out the possibility yesterday as members vote on the motion at the party’s annual conference.

Man with taser arrested at Buckingham Palace made 'genuine error'

The Met Police said the man “posed no threat”.

Metallica confirmed to headline Slane Castle in June next year

Lord Henry Mountcharles made the announcement this morning.

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It's going to hit 21 degrees this week (no, really)

A “good deal of dry weather across the country” is forecast for the week ahead.

Theresa May facing tense Cabinet standoff after EU leaders reject Chequers plan

The Prime Minister said on Friday that talks between the UK and the EU are at an impasse.

Sunday 23 September, 2018

The strikingly similar 1991 case where the US President's Supreme Court pick was almost derailed

With the allegations being levelled against Brett Kavanaugh, it is drawing comparison with the case of Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas 27 years ago.

Dublin City Council to spend €360,000 on Christmas trees - that's about €600 per tree

The council has put out to tender for 150 trees a year to be delivered until 2021.

Saturday 22 September, 2018

Cork art gallery opening its doors for nude tours this weekend

Attendees will be able to “view the subject of nudes from a place of nudity”, organisers said.

Ferry worker who lost 'sense of pride' after 40 years in industry awarded €80k in discrimination case

Awarding any less than €80,000 “would not operate as an adequate deterrent”, an adjudicator ruled.

Almost 25,000 homes sold in the first half of 2018. Here's where they all are

New analysis from MyHome.ie has found that the number of homes being sold is rising across the country.

Friday 21 September, 2018

Public to vote in blasphemy referendum on Presidential polling day

Anyone not registered has until 9 October to register to vote in the upcoming referendum and presidential election.

Where does Ireland rank when it comes to deaths caused by cancer, heart disease and lung disease?

Ireland is one of the better performing countries, but is still set to fall short of UN targets, according to a new study.

Worker who posted derogatory Facebook memes about 'bosses' awarded €7,700

The woman alleged the managing director of the company had kicked her chair and shouted at her, which started the furore.

Irish religious watchdog taking The Da Vinci Code publishers to High Court

Dialogue Ireland is suing Random House for defamation over a reference to the group in the Dan Brown book Origins.

Thursday 20 September, 2018

Iona Institute research officer suing Twitter in the High Court

Dr Angelo Bottone confirmed he was taking the social media giant to court, but said he wouldn’t be commenting on it.

'Of course it's a setback but if it's not safe, it's not safe': 100,000 turned away as Ali knocks out Ploughing

The National Ploughing Championships is set to reopen today.

Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Bus services disrupted and road closures in Tallaght after gardaí respond to 'barricade incident'

Gardaí confirmed the situation has now been resolved.

Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Irish designer Orla Kiely closes online and Kildare Village stores

Kate Middleton is a known fan of Kiely’s designs.

Ali delivers knockout blow to starting time as storm delays Ploughing Championships tomorrow

The Ploughing in Tullamore will stay open an extra hour tomorrow, after losing two to Storm Ali earlier in the day.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Woman fatally stabbed in Dundalk, sweeping police reforms recommended, and the Eighth is repealed – it’s the evening fix.

Eighth Amendment repealed as President signs referendum bill into law

It will now allow the government to legislate for abortion, which is expected to be enacted by 2019 at the latest.

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'Stark multiples': Personal injury payouts here 4 times higher than in the UK

A new report recommends urgently taking action to address the level of payouts in personal injury claims.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault on teenager in Dublin city centre

The incident is alleged to have occurred at 1.30am this morning.

New chairperson for HSE board as it prioritises 'building public trust and confidence'

The new board of the HSE will be accountable to the minister, the department of health said.

After a 68-day break, the Dáil is back. Here's what's on the agenda

Post office closures, blasphemy and the long-delayed alcohol bill are up for debate as the Dáil resumes.

Ban on taking photos of gardaí on duty would 'criminalise ordinary members of the public'

Minister Charlie Flanagan’s proposal would be “grossly disproportionate”, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties has said.

Sinn Féin's presidential hopeful didn't 'flip flop' on HPV vaccine but admits 'naivety' in interview

Liadh Ní Riada’s latest comments come ahead of a HSE update on vaccine uptake rates due today.

Monday 17 September, 2018

Nine-year-old boy in care moved five different times in 13 days

“His experience in care is augmenting his experience of harm that brought him into care,” the judge said.

Sunday 16 September, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Sinn Féin unveils presidential candidate, probe into “online threats” against garda and a government gaffe – it’s the evening fix.

Bookies raiders armed with hammers leave empty handed after struggle with staff and customer

Gardaí are looking to trace the three suspects after the robbery attempt, where footage has been shared on social media.

Shane Ross press release congratulates 'Dominant Puspure' for gold medal... but that's not her name

“Dominant Puspure dominated her rivals,” a quote from Minister Ross said, but a spokesperson said he had only seen the correct version of the release.

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to visit Ireland next weekend

He’ll visit Ireland ahead of his trip to the UN General Assembly in New York.

Irish Rail to spend €5 million on new replacement bus services contract

The company will spend €1 million apiece on the provision of services in Dublin and Limerick/Clare.

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