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Dublin: 4 °C Saturday 17 March, 2018

Monday 12 March, 2018

'Landlord said it was none of his business': Tenants left 'in limbo' after vulture funds buy property

Housing charity Threshold says numerous renters had contacted it over problems with vulture funds and receivers.

Sunday 11 March, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Taoiseach begins US trip, road death in Donegal and Bono apologises over charity – it’s the evening fix.

Police probe after man attacks postman with screwdriver and steals mail

The incident occurred in the Cranbrook Court area of north Belfast.

Woman (28) in critical condition after Drogheda incident

Gardaí have begun an investigation.

OBE medal of 'great sentimental value' stolen by thieves in Antrim burglary spree

Detectives have appealed for information about the burglaries.


'The beginning of the end': After McCabe, Tribunal now poised to enter most crucial weeks

Maurice McCabe spoke this week. Here’s what he had to say.

Two more guns recovered as four men remain in custody over foiled gang hit

Gardaí said this was the 45th time officers had foiled a potential gangland hit.

Meeting Irish Texans, the Choctaw Nation and Donald Trump: Here's Varadkar's American itinerary

Four cities are on the itinerary for Varadkar’s US trip, which begins today.

Saturday 10 March, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Potential gang hit foiled, young girl dies in suspected meningitis outbreak, and a big win for Irish rugby – it’s the Evening Fix.

More than 200 witnesses identified in probe into poisoning of Russian ex-spy in UK

One of the police officers who was injured in the attack has said today that he’s “no hero”.

Thousands march in Dublin calling for Eighth Amendment to be retained

Organisers said the rally would be the “biggest of the campaign” urging people to vote no in the upcoming referendum.

UK government looking into imposing 'time limits' on children using social media

Matt Hancock said it isn’t “beyond the wit of man” to develop an age verification system for children online.

Thursday 8 March, 2018

MS drug pulled from Irish and EU market after 12 patients worldwide suffer 'serious brain disorders'

The European Medicines Agency has recommended the immediate suspension and recall of Zinbryta.

Unaccompanied learner drivers were involved in 35 fatal car crashes in past four years

While 9% of drivers on the road are learners, only 5.8% of fatal crashes involved learner drivers.

Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Gardaí investigating armed robbery in Dunboyne

A silver Ford Focus van was found on fire on the grounds of Dunboyne Castle shortly after the robbery.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Paddy Jackson gives evidence, Supreme Court ruling in “unborn” case and the funeral of Emma Hannigan – it’s your evening fix.

Sinn Féin's Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin to step down at end of Dáil term

Gerry Adams paid tribute to the “tireless representative” this evening.

'We have a way to go': Irish Water says restrictions set to continue

Over 16,000 homes outside Dublin are still without water.


The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'It would be hard to invent a story like that': Maurice McCabe finishes evidence at Tribunal

The Tribunal heard differing accounts of a pivotal September 2016 meeting between McCabe and Superintendent David Taylor today.

'Horrific', 'destroyed me', 'bury him': An emotional Maurice McCabe gives his side of the story

Growing visibly upset at times, McCabe gave his account of the alleged smear campaign against him at the Tribunal yesterday.

Monday 5 March, 2018

'Definitely not': Varadkar pours cold water on US/Canada-style border after May comments Brexit Wounds This post contains videos

'Definitely not': Varadkar pours cold water on US/Canada-style border after May comments

Theresa May said earlier that the UK was looking at solutions such as the one in North America for the Irish border issue.

Toyota to cease all production of diesel cars this year

It said sales of diesel cars have fallen dramatically in Ireland.

11 people arrested on suspicion of sexually exploiting children in Munster

The six women and five men are being held at various stations in Limerick, Cork and Clare.

Tribunal hears claim that Martin Callinan told TD that Maurice McCabe 'sexually abused his own children'

“[There's the] element that would blank you, not speak to you. It’s the culture that’s there. It’s extremely hard to speak out.”

Former airport search officer awarded over €9k after being sacked for 'supporting medicinal cannabis'

The man claimed he was fired for his political beliefs but failed to get reinstated to his position.

Sunday 4 March, 2018

We'll finally get to hear from Maurice McCabe at the Tribunal tomorrow - but what will he be asked?

After over 50 days of evidence from others, the Disclosures Tribunal will finally hear from Maurice McCabe.

How your eyes can say if you'll have memory problems in later life

A new study has pinpointed how changes in the blood vessels in your eyes could point to problems later.

Saturday 3 March, 2018

Quiz: Where in the country was this snowy photo taken? received hundreds of photos from readers around the country this week. Here are just a few of them.

Open thread: What random acts of kindness did you see during the awful weather this week?

In this wintry weather, even the smallest helping hand could have made a difference.

'Simply a cop-out': Should businesses be forced to shut during a red alert warning?

People were being urged to stay indoors, but business groups say it should be up to individual employers whether to close.

'What used to be low-rent areas will stay high now': How Airbnb is 'worsening crisis' in some Dublin areas

While certainly not the cause of the housing crisis, campaigners say legislation is needed to prevent it exacerbating the problem further.

Thursday 1 March, 2018

As it happened: The country bunkered down as Emma and the Beast did their worst

The country has gone into hibernation for the evening in compliance with Met Éireann’s status red snow-ice weather warnings.

All trains and Dublin Buses off until Saturday, some Bus Éireann services may return tomorrow

Public transport will come to a literal standstill for at least a day and a half this afternoon.

Wednesday 28 February, 2018

'Copper Face Jacks The Musical': Play by Ross O'Carroll Kelly creator to premiere in July

Paul Howard hopes the play makes it onto the Leaving Cert curriculum some day.

Tesco 'unable to make most home deliveries' today due to the treacherous conditions

While stores are still open, most deliveries won’t be made in areas affected by the red alert.

EU/UK Withdrawal Agreement includes plan to keep Northern Ireland in the customs union

The draft treaty sets out the arrangements for Brexit.

Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year CSO

Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year

The usual suspects feature in top five.

From 2022, workers will be 'auto enrolled' on pension savings schemes

The government has also announced a new “total contributions approach” to pensions from 2020.

Cork school allowing students to sit their mocks at home during the freezing weather

The principal of the school doesn’t think students would use the opportunity to cheat on their exams.

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