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Dublin: 6 °C Saturday 23 August, 2014


# death - Friday 28 February, 2014

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a toxic mix of drugs: NYC officials

The cocktail included heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and benzodiazepines.

Man wakes up in body bag at funeral home, says he’s definitely alive

Family members say the 78-year-old told them he’s happy to be alive.


# death - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Man who hacked British soldier to death sentenced to life in prison

Michael Adebolajo and his accomplice Michael Adebowale – also sentenced today – were dragged from the dock after screaming at the judge during sentencing.

# death - Sunday 23 February, 2014

74-year-old grandmother dies after being struck by her own car in Ennis

The freak incident occurred on Francis Street earlier this afternoon.

‘A guy collapsed in the gym beside me and I didn’t know what to do’

About 14 people collapse and die suddenly in Ireland every day. Groups of trained volunteers across the country are trying to reduce this figure.

# death - Friday 21 February, 2014

Teenage boy dies in work accident in Limerick

The 17 year old was caught between tractor and trailer.

# death - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Death toll climbs to 60 in Kiev as 67 police officers ‘seized’

The death toll from today’s earlier violence stands, unofficially, at 26.

# death - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Man’s body found in car at bottom of embankment after crash

Gardaí are now looking for information about the incident.

Man charged over killing of Sonia Blount

The body of the young mother was found by cleaning staff at the Plaza Hotel in Tallaght on Sunday.

Doctor guilty of professional misconduct after death of 20-year-old

A report is being prepared for the Medical Council ahead of sanctions.

# death - Monday 17 February, 2014

Man due in court over murder of Latvian national

Another man arrested in connection with the death has been released without charge.

Community “in shock” after Tullamore man dies in Australia

It’s believed 34-year-old Kevin Lambe died from drowning. He had recently returned to Australia after a Christmas visit home.

# death - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Two arrested after body found in Laois

The body of a 26-year-old man was found yesterday evening.

# death - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Princes pitch in as British floods leave at least two dead

A “freak wave” claimed the life of an 85-year-old man on a cruise liner, operators said.

# death - Friday 14 February, 2014

UN calls for action over deaths in Venezuelan protests

Three have died and dozens more injured in anti-government protests this week.

# death - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Sid Caesar – Grease’s Coach Calhoun – dies aged 91 RIP

Sid Caesar – Grease’s Coach Calhoun – dies aged 91

Caesar was described as “the very best sketch artist” that ever existed.

Belgium set to extend euthanasia law to cover children

A bill allowing euthanasia for minors facing “unbearable physical suffering” will be voted on by lawmakers tomorrow.

# death - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Firefighter dies suddenly after putting out car fire in Armagh

The deceased was based out of Lurgan Fire Station.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday, it’s cold and here’s everything you need to know.

Gardaí investigate after 66-year-old man found dead in Waterford

Officers were called to the scene at around 7pm last night. A post-mortem will take place today.

# death - Monday 10 February, 2014

Man charged with murder in relation to Terenure death

The man in his 30s is to appear in court this morning.

Those guilty of torture in Ukraine must be held to account, says Gilmore

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is to meet with foreign ministers in Brussels today to discuss unrest in Ukraine, Syria and the Central African Republic.

# death - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Heaviest snow in decades leaves 11 dead, over 1,000 injured in Japan

Most of the deaths involved road crashes and many of the injuries were caused by falls on the ice.

In memory: Past drama students of Gladys Sheehan set up their own theatre group

Over the years, hundreds of young people went through the Gladys Sheehan’s acting school. Now her past students have set up the Bloomers Theatre Group in her honour.

# death - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Man in 60s dies after sustaining head injuries at Dublin flat

A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene and is now being held by gardaí in Terenure.

# death - Friday 7 February, 2014

Mary Dunne – the O’Connell Street dancer – passes away aged 87 RIP

Mary Dunne – the O’Connell Street dancer – passes away aged 87

The famous Dublin personality was buried in Deansgrange on Wednesday.

# death - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Body found in Leicester Square, London

Efforts at identifying the body are ongoing, Met Police say.

29-year-old motorcyclist killed in crash

The man’s motorbike collided with a car between Delvin and Clonmellon.

Appeal for witnesses following a fatal road collision where a woman was killed

The incident took place at about 6.10pm yesterday evening at Curry, Kenagh, Longford on the main Longford to Athlone Road.

# death - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Garda Ombudsman investigating death of man in Galway

The man was taken from the River Corrib at around 7.20pm this evening.

Man (28) dies in accident after car he was working on falls

Emergency services and gardaí responded to the call-out last night, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

# death - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Fifty bags of heroin found in Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apartment

The results of an autopsy may be known today.

Neknomination ‘just one small aspect’ of Ireland’s harmful drinking culture

Alcohol Action Ireland said our attitude to alcohol provides the perfect culture for crazes like this to take hold, particularly among the younger generations.

# death - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Body of 19-year-old recovered from Carlow river

The search began last night following reports that the man had fallen into a river.

# death - Friday 31 January, 2014

RTÉ to rebroadcast the Ann Lovett letters

The schoolgirl’s death sparked a major conversation about unmarried mothers, abortion and Irish society in 1984.

Russian men drink too much vodka…and it’s killing them

At present, one in four Russian men die before the age of 55.

# death - Thursday 30 January, 2014

‘One of life’s true gentlemen’: Former TD John Carty dies

Tributes have been paid to the former Mayo deputy.

# death - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Deaths of babies at maternity units investigated

The RTÉ Investigations Unit found that bereaved families were not told that investigations had taken place into their babies’ deaths.

Businessman Jim Mansfield has died RIP

Businessman Jim Mansfield has died

The founder of the CityWest Hotel had been ill for a number of years.

# death - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Former government minister Ted Nealon has died RIP

Former government minister Ted Nealon has died

Nealon had gone on to author a popular guide to the Dáil and Seanad.