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Friday 4 March, 2016

Foreign supertrawlers blamed for 'dolphin carnage' off Irish coast

Marine enthusiasts say rising numbers of dolphins appear to be drowning after getting caught in fishing nets off the northwest coast.

It's over: Election candidates have until midnight to remove their posters

Local authority regulations require political candidates to take down their election materials within seven days of polling.

Never mind the cordon: Christ Church reverses decision to close on Easter Sunday

The cathedral said it plans to remember those who died in the 1916 Rising during its Easter Sunday morning service.

Thursday 3 March, 2016

Former Dublin mayor Royston Brady has a bone to pick with 'pyjama-wearing' water charge boycotters

Ex-Fianna Fáil councillor Royston Brady says he has no problem with paying for water in his adopted home of Florida.

Parts of Ireland see wettest winter on record after heavy flooding

Over 300% more rain than average was reported in some areas of the south in December.

Water charges high on agenda as Enda and Micheál gear up for crunch talks

The Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil leaders will be mulling over government options with their respective parliamentary parties today.

Wrap up warm - it's going to be another freezing weekend

Expect frosty nights ahead.

Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Intellectually disabled man left in care home with alleged abuser for two years - report

A report from the new HSE whisteblower service highlights claims of abuse in residential facilities.

Take a break and watch two astronauts return to Earth after a year in space

Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko boarded the International Space Station on 27 March last year.

Traveller family split up as evicted halting site residents struggle to find accommodation

Families evicted from a Dundalk halting site earlier this year continue to live in a nearby car park as they look for emergency accommodation.

Latest winter storm leaves over 6,000 without power

ESB crews are working to restore outages in challenging conditions.

Monday 29 February, 2016

Walker finds animal carcasses 'dumped' on scenic Clare beach

Animal rights activists have called on authorities to investigate the case.

Bertie says 'no chance in hell' government will be formed before Easter

The former Fianna Fáil leader also reckons the party won’t do a deal with Fine Gael.

Commuting liveblog: Wet and slushy roads as rain spreads nationwide

Here’s all the traffic, transport and weather news you need this morning.

Sunday 28 February, 2016

Disabled woman hospitalised after being attacked in her own home

Police in Northern Ireland are investigating an aggravated burglary at house in south Belfast.

Kurdish refugees found in back of lorry awaiting transfer to asylum centre

They were discovered at the back of a truck that had travelled to Ireland from France.

Baby girl in critical condition after two-car collision in Clare

The crash happened at around 5.10pm yesterday afternoon.

Ryanair flight diverts to Berlin so 'disruptive' stag party can be kicked off

The six Britons could face fines of up to €25,000 each.

Poll: Should Enda step down as Fine Gael leader? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Enda step down as Fine Gael leader?

His position is coming under scrutiny after a poor election for the party.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what you need to know as counting continues in the general election.

Saturday 27 February, 2016

Irish couple on the difficult choice they faced after their baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality

Michelle and Vin Manley spent three hours with their son before he died – but they say there’s no right decision for couples faced with the same decision as they were.

Three youths start fire while 'trashing' room at Dublin detention centre

A source within the facility said staff had to assist gardaí in restraining them.

Fear of contaminated water puts 10,000 Cork residents on boil notice

This is the third time this year that households supplied by the Whitegate system have been issued with a boil notice.

Irish women brutally injured during childbirth given another three weeks to claim records

The move comes after symphysiotomy survivors objected to an online notice warning them that unclaimed medical records would be destroyed.

Three arrested after man (28) shot dead in front of family at south Belfast home

Police say they have no reason to believe there was any paramilitary involvement in the killing.

Poll: Would you back a coalition between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you back a coalition between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil?

It’s not an unlikely prospect.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what you need to know as counting gets underway in the general election.

Former security guard gets €12,000 compensation over post-pregnancy roster changes

Laura O’Connor resigned her position with G4S Secure Solutions in August 2013.

Friday 26 February, 2016

Man charged for attempted murder after man left in critical condition

A 26-year-man was arrested in the Dungannon area in connection with the incident.

Dublin Cadbury workers 'left with no option' but to strike indefinitely

The dispute centres on a Labour Court recommendation to outsource 17 jobs at the company’s Coolock plant.

Three men arrested after suspected stolen property found in lorry leaving Ireland

The suspects are being detained at Wexford Garda Station.

Viable bombs and IED components found at three locations last night

An explosive device was found on the M7 motorway in Laois.

Facebook employees crossed out 'black lives matter' slogan on office wall

Mark Zuckerberg has criticised employees for scratching out the phrase from a wall on the company’s Menlo Park building.

Thursday 25 February, 2016

Voting's all done and dusted - if you live on one of these 12 islands

Islanders cast their votes a day before people on the mainland.

Dirty tricks in north Dublin: FG candidate hits out at anonymous letter campaign

Dublin Bay North candidate Naoise Ó Muirí has gone to the gardaí over false claims made in letters received by local residents.

Striking 999 operators 'cannot make promises' about protecting services, employer says

Over 80% of union members at the call centres balloted in favour of industrial action earlier this month.

Hillary Clinton asked advisor about Irish abortion penalty before official visit

The then US secretary of state was briefed about the Savita Halappanavar case before a trip to Ireland.

These two dads aren't happy about a Kerry candidate using their family photo online

The birth photo shows Toronto couple BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson embracing their son.

Women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth could see their medical records being shredded

Symphysiotomy survivors are urging the state’s redress scheme not to go ahead with plans to destroy unclaimed medical documents.

Here’s how much weight the Operation Transformation leaders have lost Drumroll This post contains images

Here’s how much weight the Operation Transformation leaders have lost

It’s a combined total of 100 pounds – the equivalent of about five car tires.