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Dublin: 9 °C Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Living - Today’s News

Man jailed for life for murder of Limerick rugby player loses Supreme Court appeal

Barry Doyle shot and killed Shane Geoghegan in a case of mistaken identity in Limerick in November 2008.

Former US President George Bush Sr hospitalised in Texas

The former US president, and father of fellow president George W Bush, is 92 years old.

Homecare for the elderly a 'priority' in wake of Brendan Courtney documentary

The Department of Health has made the commitment in the wake of the broadcast of an RTÉ documentary on the subject.

A new Dublin hotel backed by Denis O'Brien will be aimed at tech-savvy travellers

The 202-room Aloft-branded property is planned for the Liberties.


Living - Yesterday’s News

It looks like intelligence becomes much less important in a partner the older we get

The older we get, the less stock we put in our partner’s intelligence a new study has found.

As it happened: Theresa May has outlined her plans for Brexit

The British Prime Minister has given us her 12-point plan for Brexit this morning.

Central Bank completes sale of its Dublin HQ for €67 million

The iconic Dame Street building has been sold to real estate investors Hines Ireland and Peterson Group.

Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else'

Last night’s Claire Byrne Live investigation alleged charity Animal Heaven Animal Rescue had deficiencies in its bookkeeping, fundraising and financial transparency.

"It's just total devastation" - Louth community reels from tragic road deaths of two women

The two women have since been named locally as Josie Duff and Kathy McDonald, who were first cousins aged in their 70s.

Lights out - Piccadilly Circus kills its world-famous advertising screens for the first time since WWII

The last time the lights were dimmed, barring power cuts, was 1949.

Living - Sunday 15 January, 2017

How one of Ireland's most southerly towns has fought back against the city brain drain

After years of seeing many of its brightest leave in their droves, Skibbereen is bouncing back.

These are the next Irish films we're all going to be talking about

The details were announced this week.

"The Greatest Show on Earth" to wind up after 146 years

Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey Circus is one of the world’s best known circuses.

GPs welcome HSE assertion that €9 billion needed to save Irish health service

HSE director general Tony O’Brien argued today that the HSE is in need of significant and immediate investment in order to save the health service.

Poll: Would a double property tax for vacant houses help ease the housing crisis? Double Down This post contains a poll

Poll: Would a double property tax for vacant houses help ease the housing crisis?

A report in today’s Sunday Business Post suggests that a Fine Gael motion on such a tax is unlikely to be challenged by Fianna Fáil.

Sisters behind Irish fashion startup Opsh step down after falling victim to the 'investment chasm'

The company has received nearly €1 million in funding.

Sitdown Sunday: Is sugar the world's most popular drug?

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Living - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'Counterproductive' - union dismayed at cash-strapped Bus Éireann's plans to cut overtime

The dire financial situation at the State-owned bus company is such that it could be declared insolvent within 18 months.

13 people arrested in Thor courts crackdown in west Dublin

The series of arrests were targeted at those in breach-of-court related offences

Uninsured driver, five times over limit, arrested after driving on wrong side of road towards checkpoint

The arresting gardaí had “to take evasive action” to avoid being knocked down.

Norway is killing FM radio - against the wishes of most listeners

There are no plans to phase out FM radio in Ireland, the Department of Communications has said.


World Record: Six siblings in one Galway family reach 100

The family were awarded a Guinness World Record for having the most family members reach 100 years of age.

Weekend exercise may be as good as daily trips to the gym

‘Weekend warriors’ appear to lower their risk of dying about as much as people who exercise more regularly.

Ratings agency Moody's to pay €812 million fine in reparation for the mortgage crisis

The US Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has said that the credit crash “could not have happened without the rating agencies”.

When Syria comes to Roscommon: 'We can't run to Mass, then say 'you're not welcome''

A disused four-star hotel in the Co Roscommon town is to be turned into an integration centre for (mostly Syrian) refugees.

Living - Friday 13 January, 2017

International marketing campaign on the way to entice more blockbusters to Ireland

But the Irish Film Board called again for more funding, saying it needs at least €20m.

Living - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this week? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this week?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Plans for the new Civic Plaza at College Green will be submitted in March

The Luas will be operating at the site by the end of this year.

Robots should be given legal status as 'electronic persons' and fitted with 'kill switches' - EU

An EU committee has made a raft of recommendations about the future of AI.

Living - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

"Not one person left behind" - there's a cheerful defiance about Apollo House this evening Apollo Mission This post contains videos

"Not one person left behind" - there's a cheerful defiance about Apollo House this evening

The remaining occupants of the Nama-controlled building have been ordered to vacate the building by the High Court.

Jobs still under threat but Bus Éireann says it will keep Expressway services

Bus Éireann is facing insolvency within the next two years after a period of heavy losses.

Poll: Should Ireland introduce some form of national maximum wage cap? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland introduce some form of national maximum wage cap?

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for a cap to be introduced in Britain in light of the “simply ridiculous” wages earned by footballers and CEOs

Living - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Leaving Apollo House?: Home Sweet Home claims residents are coming back because of drug use

The activist group says alternative accommodation is not appropriate.

Living - Monday 9 January, 2017

'Sold to the highest bidder' - how Ireland's institutions allowed Americans to adopt Irish children in the 1950s

On average 10 Irish children (the vast majority born outside of marriage) per month were adopted by American citizens in the early-to-mid 1950s.

Living - Sunday 8 January, 2017

How students at Irish universities are buying unprescribed 'study drugs' to deal with exams

“Once I sat in the library for 13 hours straight and didn’t even take a break. I did my thesis in one whole night.”

Here's why everyone's talking about the Bullet Journal - and how it can improve your life

It’s a fun way of organising yourself – honestly.

Living - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Ireland pledges €2 million in aid to victims of Yemen's devastating, never-ending, civil war

Three million people have been displaced from their homes by the ongoing conflict in the gulf state.

Why a detox diet is possibly the worst way to kick off the new year

Your liver and kidneys are a perfectly efficient system for filtering out the vast majority of the harmful substances we eat and drink.

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