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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 21 October, 2017

Living - Today’s News

Group of 15 junior sailors rescued from wrath of Storm Brian in Dun Laoghaire harbour

It’s understood the youngsters were having a sailing lesson when the storm took a hold.

The story of an Irish maths genius who broke Nazi codes is finally being told

Richard Hayes died 40 years ago a virtual unknown in his home country.

Living - Yesterday’s News

Living - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Traffic is currently an absolute mess on the Stillorgan dual carriageway coming into Dublin

It’s gridlock coming into the city from the south at present.

RTÉ's commercial income dropped 20% last year as sales of DVDs and CDs tumbled

The State broadcaster has traditionally relied on such sales as a significant contributor to its income.

BAI to write to Communicorp for a second time over station-ban on Irish Times journalists

The Denis O’Brien-owned Communicorp has had the ban in place since 5 October.

Living - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Stopped welfare payments and getting a passport abroad - the Irish haven't been shy complaining about the PSC

A great deal of ire has been directed at the government over the rollout of the card.

Living - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Hours-long delays on Irish Rail intercity routes as the Ophelia fallout continues

Cork-Dublin trains are running between two and three hours behind schedule this evening.

Living - Monday 16 October, 2017

Three men rescued from Ophelia off yacht in Co Wexford

The three had encountered extreme difficulty in attempting to bring their yacht to harbour early this morning.

Confirmed - All schools will remain closed tomorrow

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has confirmed the news.

Living - Saturday 14 October, 2017

A jungle high above the city streets - living in Milan's elite 'Vertical Forest'

The matching skyscrapers have won multiple awards worldwide for their design by architect Stefano Boeri.

What on earth is going on with Bus Éireann services (or the lack of them) in the north east?

It has been a rough six weeks for commuters on the Dublin-Navan-Cavan 109 Bus Éireann route.

Living - Friday 13 October, 2017

Plans for apartment blocks objected to by Leo Varadkar and Joan Burton get the go-ahead

An Bord Pleanála has backed an earlier decision by Fingal County Council.

The Savoy's owners want to split the iconic Screen One into 'three to five' auditoriums

Changes are in the pipeline at Savoy One.

The new M20 road linking Cork and Limerick will be built, says Taoiseach

There had been some confusion over the project as it was left out of Paschal Donohoe’s Budget speech last Tuesday.

Death toll hits 31 in deadliest wildfire disaster in California's history

The fires have been raging in northern California since last Sunday.

Living - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Dublin maternity hospital chief says Irish abortion patient died while flying home after termination

Fergal Malone revealed the woman’s death at yesterday’s hearing of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment.

'We were bad, what Ireland is doing is 10 times worse' - International experts unimpressed with Public Services Card

A public meeting on the Public Services Card yesterday heard that the more data protection in Ireland changes, the more it stays the same.

Living - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

An asteroid the size of your house will give Earth a close shave tomorrow morning

Asteroid TC4 will pass uncomfortably close to Earth just before 7am tomorrow morning according to Nasa.

Living - Monday 9 October, 2017

The Church of Scientology is opening a new centre in Dublin this weekend

The Church of Scientology does not have religious or charitable status in Ireland.

Higgins compares today's refugees with those who left Ireland during the Famine

President Higgins is on the third day of his week-long State visit to Australia.

Israeli police detain dozens in 'horror clown' craze

The craze is an extension of a similar fad prevalent across the US last year, and coincides with the release of the Stephen King adaptation ‘It’.

Irish employers to back 'comprehensive gender pay reporting'

Ibec says it supports the introduction of new reporting measures, akin to similar structures already in place in Australia.

Living - Sunday 8 October, 2017

People in need of heart consultations in Meath are waiting up to two years for an appointment

Nearly 200 people have been waiting up to 22 months for a cardiac consultation at Our Lady’s Hospital Navan.

'People who are mentally ill are less likely to be admitted for cancer treatment'

A new study examined the palliative care needs on the island of Ireland by surveying hundreds of GPs and psychiatrists.

Living - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Journalist John Waters to sue The Phoenix magazine

The writer launched High Court proceedings against the satirical magazine last week.

People who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight and develop heart disease

So says new academic research in the US.

Living - Thursday 5 October, 2017

British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature

The prize is worth 9 million kronor (€1 million).

Living - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Aer Lingus promises 900 new jobs and a new route to major US city

The airline today announced an expansion for summer 2018.

'Sex offenders may be continuing to abuse children despite Tusla being told of their activities'

One in Four said that Tusla was “woefully under resourced” and there were “great inconsistencies” in child protection procedures across the country.

Living - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Poll: Would you ask your doctor if they had gotten the flu vaccine? What You Preach This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you ask your doctor if they had gotten the flu vaccine?

Uptake of the vaccine among medical workers in Ireland is “appallingly low” according to Health Minister Simon Harris.

HSE spent nearly €3 million pursuing unpaid hospital charges using debt collectors

The health authority spent nearly €3 million on debt recovery during the period 2011 to 2017.

Government minister Halligan says Ireland needs to call in Spanish ambassador to condemn police violence

A new poll, meanwhile, suggests that most Irish people think that Catalans should be allowed to pursue independence from Spain.

'It's been jammers': Dublin just got its first new public park in 8 years

“There’s a relationship between green space and mental health of those living around it,” one campaigner said.

Living - Monday 2 October, 2017

A Lisdoonvarna inn becomes the first pub in Ireland to win a Michelin Star

The Wild Honey Inn became the 11th eatery in Ireland to receive the coveted award.

Air horns ring out in court as Jobstown charges officially dropped

Charges against 10 of the 11 people facing trial were today officially dropped.

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