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#State

# state - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Abused aged 6: 'I was screaming and had to be tied into a buggy with a rope to be brought to school'

Thomas Hogan said that even as a child he knew the clergy ruled and that he couldn’t say anything negative about a Christian Brother.

# state - Monday 11 June, 2018

State settles case with Drogheda family over death of eight-day-old baby

In July 2014, baby Thomas died after a feeding tube was inserted into a chamber of his heart.

# state - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Elk dies after leaping at low flying helicopter

The two people on board weren’t seriously hurt.

# state - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Poll: Does the State do enough to help parents with childcare costs? Your Say This post contains a poll

# state - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases?

More than 30,000 accounts have been in arrears for more than two years.

# state - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Family suing gardaí after officers wrongly raided their home

The State offered a full apology to the family in February of this year.

# state - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Receptionist at child services company fired for visiting hardcore porn sites

The woman denied accessing the sites and had sued the child services company for unfair dismissal.

# state - Friday 6 October, 2017

How should we protect our national anthem? The Seanad wants your input Amhrán Na BhFiann This post contains a poll

How should we protect our national anthem? The Seanad wants your input

What would be classed as misuse of the anthem, and how should potential misuses be punished?

# state - Friday 29 September, 2017

Civil service bullying: Government seeks firm to investigate future complaints

A request for information was posted to the government’s e-tender website this week.

# state - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

State spends €650k on WB Yeats' furniture and letters to his wife

In the past two years, the State has spent €4 million on archive material once belonging to the great Irish poet.

# state - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?

It’s 10 years since Ireland signed the Convention. A decade on, the Republic stands as the only EU country which is yet to ratify it.

# state - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

# state - Thursday 24 August, 2017

One US lotto player won $758 million dollars overnight

The odds of winning the Powerball lotto are the same as flipping a coin and getting ‘heads’ 28 times in a row.

# state - Monday 12 June, 2017

Puerto Rico votes to become 51st US state

However, turnout was low and the referendum result isn’t binding.

# state - Sunday 4 June, 2017

'Neutrality and pluralism are not particularly good reasons for taking God out of our Constitution'

There are certainly very strong philosophical reasons for accepting at least the existence of God, writes Dr Thomas Finegan.

# state - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services

At one hospital, “patients who were unable to walk did not have access to fresh drinking water”.

# state - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Grace case whistleblower says she's 'disappointed' with HSE's response

The whistleblower, who remains anonymous, told RTÉ’s This Week that she wants to appear before committee to set the record straight.

# state - Friday 10 March, 2017

Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD

“Age should not diminish responsibility,” said the Independent Alliance TD.

# state - Monday 26 September, 2016

Ireland's top judge is worried about the country's reputation

It’s all down to the lack of a judicial council.

# state - Friday 23 September, 2016

Seven sex abuse victims dropped cases against the State after it sent them letters

Earlier this year, it was reported that people abused while in Irish national schools had received the letters.

# state - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

From The Daily Edge 15 things that are guaranteed to make Irish people feel old Ancient

15 things that are guaranteed to make Irish people feel old

Some facts. Some experiences. So old.

# state - Monday 4 July, 2016

Court clears way for deportation of man accused of being Isil's “main recruiter” in Ireland

He claims he was tortured in Jordan during the 1990s due to his political activities and fears being tortured if returned there.

# state - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Gay clubs are a sanctuary when being LGBT could get you killed

Conor Behan DJs at gay club The George, and says that it’s important we recognise the Orlando attack was an attack on the LGBT community.

# state - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Everything you need to know about the Easter Rising events in Dublin this weekend

Around half a million people are expected to attend, with the main event of 2016 taking place on Sunday.

# state - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Here’s how much it will cost if the state becomes a living wage employer

The suggested wage at €11.50 per hour, based on the Civil Service 37 hour standard net working week, equates to an annual salary of €22,203.

# state - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

'Insulting Muslims diminishes us': Obama uses last State of the Union to take aim at Trump

Obama took on the Republicans for talking up the threat posed by Islamic State.

# state - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Swimmer mauled in shark attack near Brisbane, Australia

There were four shark attacks in Queensland in 2015.

# state - Thursday 24 December, 2015

‘Sometimes you’d despair for humanity. And sometimes you’d be wrong’

This story about a young girl shows there are kind people out there, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# state - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Loophole in vetting procedure leaves Irish children open to predators

The Garda Vetting Unit are not currently required to seek information from police outside the State about people who have lived abroad.

# state - Monday 23 November, 2015

‘Quite startling’: €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred

€83 million of donations has been made from congregations since the Ryan Report.

# state - Friday 9 October, 2015

'By getting on that train a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous'

Playwright Arthur Riordan explains how two men go about writing a musical about feminism.

# state - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Denis O’Brien’s legal action against the Oireachtas is back in court today

The action was taken by the businessman earlier this year over remarks made in the Dáil under privilege regarding his banking affairs with IBRC.

# state - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Man who was “ready for jihad” sobs “I am an American” as he is jailed

The man had bought a one-way ticket to join ISIS.

# state - Friday 24 July, 2015

Barack Obama has been greeted by his family in Kenya

The US President has said that he will be speaking out about gay rights during his trip.

# state - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Overpaid in social welfare payments? The government will seek you out

Guides have been launched to help people understand their rights when the department comes knocking for their money back.

# state - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Denis O’Brien is taking legal action over Dáil comments about his finances

The businessman has issued proceedings against the Houses of the Oireachtas and the State.

# state - Friday 8 May, 2015

Alert after FBI warns that extremists could attack troops or police

Security has been upped at US military bases.

# state - Monday 30 March, 2015

Ian Bailey "very disappointed" after losing his case against the State

He alleged he was unfairly targeted as a suspect in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case.

# state - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

The number of people applying for asylum in Ireland last year more than doubled

The Department of Justice said this was a reversal of recent trends.

# state - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Islamic extremists Boko Haram have seized 40 men and boys

The attack occurred in the northeast of Nigeria on New Year’s Eve

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