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Wednesday 4 September, 2013

One prisoner and two officers injured when prison van overturned in Galway

The vehicle with one female prisoner inside was on its way to Galway District Court from Dublin.

UN delays Irish troops heading to the Golan Heights by three weeks

Commandant Denis Hanly said the United Nations requested the troops to be delayed “for administration reasons”.

Pro Life campaign: Irish Times abortion story 'raises major credibility issues'

While solicitor Simon McGarr says the two paragraph apology by The Irish Times on page seven of last Saturday’s paper was inadequate in the eyes of media regulations.

Monday 2 September, 2013

Rape trial hears Coronation Street star told girl she would 'die'

Known in soap land as car mechanic Kevin Webster and in the real world as Michael Turner, the 48-year-old has denied all charges against him.

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Poor people 70% more likely to get lung, stomach, and cervical cancers

In Ireland, lung, stomach, head and neck, and cervical cancers are all more common in areas of higher unemployment and lower levels of education.

78 children killed on Irish roads were not wearing a seatbelt

Of the 262 children killed on roads since 1997, 112 were pedestrians, while 110 were car passengers.

Egypt's Morsi to stand trial for 'inciting murder'

The former leader is set to stand trial along with 14 other suspects in his Muslim Brotherhood movement.

Sunday 1 September, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Today everyone’s talking about girl, one, falling to her death, David Frost’s death, sarin gas used in Syria and Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital.

Four Halawa siblings to be held in Egypt for another 15 days

The Irish siblings have been held in Cairo for almost two weeks.

21 pictures of this year's Electric Picnic festival Electric Picnic This post contains images

21 pictures of this year's Electric Picnic festival

It looked epic and oh, so very colourful.

Achill-henge structure gets arty makeover and it's all to help young men

Thirty 12ft art pieces are being put on the side of each pillar on the structure.

Old man robbed when bogus caller distracted him trying to sell cushions

Another woman was also targeted on the same day but she raised the alarm before the bogus callers could steal anything.

The Peru two to consider their plea and the story of their kidnap and arrest

Michaella McCollum Connolly’s lawyer also outlined the chain of events that led to her arrest.

PICS: 250 locals take back Kildare stud farm from receivers and lock them out Kennycourt Stud Farm This post contains images

PICS: 250 locals take back Kildare stud farm from receivers and lock them out

The farm, owned by Eugene McDermott, was to be sold by IBRC following an outstanding loan of €814,000.

Angry notes, doggy drivers and men sewing: 13 weird pictures sent by our readers Thanks Guys This post contains images

Angry notes, doggy drivers and men sewing: 13 weird pictures sent by our readers

Sometimes we are sent really useful news tips and pictures, other times we are sent really weird crap like this.

Saturday 31 August, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Today everyone’s talking about the death at Electric picnic, woman found dead in Navan and 1913 Lockout.

28 pictures from today's 1913 Lockout commemoration celebrations Jim Larkin This post contains images

28 pictures from today's 1913 Lockout commemoration celebrations

Hundreds of people lined O’Connell Street to watch a reenactment of the Dublin Metropolitan Police baton-charging crowds on ‘Bloody Sunday’.

Gonzo the dog picked up by owner at Blackrock Garda Station

A happy Gonzo, a happy owner and very happy in Gardaí in Blackrock.

Man killed instantly in fall from fifth-floor apartment in Limerick city

The incident happened at 2.10pm at an apartment at Glenlara House, Mount Kennett Place, Dock Road.

Electric Picnic festival goers warned to stay away from 'dodgy pills'

The drug known as ‘Blue Ghosts’ or ‘Casper’ is doing the rounds at the festival and organisers have urged picnickers to be careful.

26 Syrian refugees seek asylum in Ireland as violence escalates

Nigerians make up the highest number of refugees in Ireland at 63, while Pakistani refugees are second at 58.

Man, 20, undergoes surgery for 'serious head injuries' in Lisburn attack

PSNI detectives are appealing for information about the attack.

Gardaí search for missing man, 40, last seen in Monaghan

Gerard Tierney, 40, is missing from Smitboro, Co Monaghan since 8pm August 29

One of Ireland's most popular kids shows to begin series two in the UK Connemara This post contains images

One of Ireland's most popular kids shows to begin series two in the UK

Igam Ogam is due to start broadcasting its second series on Channel 5 in the UK this September.

Lisdoonvarna's answer to the love doctor set up 3,000 marriages... so far

Willie Daly says English men are mad for Irish women.

Friday 30 August, 2013

Investigation launched after Mountjoy prisoner dies

The prisoner was found unconscious in his cell late last night and was pronounced dead at the Mater Hospital.

Close call for minister and senator as large branch misses them by inches at Dáil

Minister of State Joe Costello, Fine Gael Senator Paul Coghlan and his brother Michael Coghlan were standing under the tree when a large branch fell.

Parents' car burgled as they visited young son's grave two days after burial

Patrick and Frances Murphy were visiting the grave of their 14-year-old son Micheál ‘Haulie’ Murphy in Glanworth, Co Cork.

Poet Seamus Heaney passes away aged 74

The Nobel laureate recently suffered from ill health, and was reported have collapsed earlier this week.

Two men arrested following armed robbery on a shop in Waterford

Gardaí arrested the men, aged in their 30s, in a follow-up search.

Security guard tackled and held supermarket raider until gardaí arrived

The incident happened in Lidl on the Malahide Road at around 8pm.

Thursday 29 August, 2013

Rolf Harris charged with 13 child sex offences dating from 1980 to 2012

The entertainer was charged with nine counts of indecent assault and four counts of making indecent images of a child.

PICS: First day of school smiles, tears and tantrums Awwww This post contains images

PICS: First day of school smiles, tears and tantrums

Some laughed, most cried as they realised their parents were actually going to leave them with a stranger called ‘Teacher’.

PICS: Locals lock themselves inside Kildare farm to prevent repossession Kennycourt Stud Farm This post contains images

PICS: Locals lock themselves inside Kildare farm to prevent repossession

The locals padlocked themselves inside Kennycourt Stud Farm in Brannockstown to prevent 10 gardaí and six security guards from entering the site.

Round two CAO offers out today: Were you one of the lucky ones?

Some students will be hoping that points for their preferred college course come down and they are offered a place in college.

Verdict due in father and son's trial accused of stabbing two Newry women

Erup Cetin is in court in Izmir alongside his son Recep Cetin in Izmir.

Motorcyclist killed after collision with car in Wicklow

The accident happened at Crosscool Harbour (N81), Blessington, Co Wicklow at around 6.35pm yesterday evening.

SuperValu to become first retailer to trace its bacon by DNA

The retailer came up with the idea after recognising potential weaknesses in paper based traceability systems following the pigmeat dioxin crisis.

Wednesday 28 August, 2013

PICS: Have €2.5m spare? This Harry Potter-style abbey is up for sale Loreto Abbey This post contains images

PICS: Have €2.5m spare? This Harry Potter-style abbey is up for sale

Loreto Abbey was put on the market by David Carson, receiver of Lozeto Ltd.