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Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Playing nasty: How social media became an election battleground in 2016
# Negative Campaigning
# Negative Campaigning

Playing nasty: How social media became an election battleground in 2016

Feb 24th 2016, 8:04 PM 13,920 Views 61 Comments

Negative campaigning went digital in this year’s campaign. Has it worked?

Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Two landlords slapped with criminal convictions for failing to register tenants
# Fines
# Fines

Two landlords slapped with criminal convictions for failing to register tenants

Feb 23rd 2016, 12:17 PM 26,448 Views 39 Comments

The Private Residential Tenancies Board took legal action against the landlords for failing to register their tenancies.

One dead and several injured after Dutch train derails
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

One dead and several injured after Dutch train derails

Feb 23rd 2016, 9:14 AM 8,747 Views 1 Comment

Images of the accident show carriages lying on their side next to fields.

Varadkar 'embarrassed and ashamed' by elderly man's death after 12 hours on hospital trolley
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Varadkar 'embarrassed and ashamed' by elderly man's death after 12 hours on hospital trolley

Feb 23rd 2016, 8:49 AM 22,916 Views 74 Comments

Eddie Moloney died from a brain haemorrhage beside a blaring TV at University Hospital Limerick.

Monday 22 February, 2016

A local radio station made election candidates handle a snake live on air
# Snakes On A Sinn Féin
# Snakes On A Sinn Féin

A local radio station made election candidates handle a snake live on air

Feb 22nd 2016, 10:30 AM 10,107 Views 14 Comments

Four candidates came face-to-face with Caesar, a six-foot snake, in KCLR’s Carlow studios.

Muslim woman has bottle thrown at her in racist Dublin attack
# Islamophobia
# Islamophobia

Muslim woman has bottle thrown at her in racist Dublin attack

Feb 22nd 2016, 9:06 AM 37,637 Views 302 Comments

A new report from the Immigrant Council of Ireland highlights anti-Muslim racism in the capital.

Sunday 21 February, 2016

Meet the five young candidates looking to shake things up in the Dáil
# 5 Under 25
# 5 Under 25

Meet the five young candidates looking to shake things up in the Dáil

Feb 21st 2016, 9:30 PM 51,125 Views 106 Comments

Established politicans may be getting all the attention in this general election campaign, but there are signs of a new style of politics emerging among younger candidates. We speak to five hopefuls under the age of 25.

'My classmates are twice as likely to get a job as I am when I graduate'
# Disability
# Disability

'My classmates are twice as likely to get a job as I am when I graduate'

Feb 21st 2016, 7:31 PM 24,849 Views 18 Comments

A new campaign highlights the challenges faced by people with disabilities.

Gerry Adams: I've been given the names of Brian Stack's alleged killers
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

Gerry Adams: I've been given the names of Brian Stack's alleged killers

Feb 21st 2016, 6:23 PM 46,621 Views 183 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader was speaking at a press conference in Dublin this afternoon.

Canvassing with the Soc Dems on rainy Grafton Street: 'You're kicking ass'
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

Canvassing with the Soc Dems on rainy Grafton Street: 'You're kicking ass'

Feb 21st 2016, 6:10 PM 16,717 Views 62 Comments

The Social Democrats were out in force for a Dublin city centre canvass this afternoon.

Thursday 18 February, 2016

Bad news for most Irish papers as circulation figures continue to drop
# Freefall
# Freefall

Bad news for most Irish papers as circulation figures continue to drop

Feb 18th 2016, 3:22 PM 20,769 Views 58 Comments

The numbers are grim reading for most of the major titles.

Thousands without service as Meteor works to resolve network issues
# Leinster
# Leinster

Thousands without service as Meteor works to resolve network issues

Feb 18th 2016, 1:06 PM 21,673 Views 28 Comments

Phone and broadband services have been affected.

This Irish engraver has created a touching tribute to a police officer shot dead by the Boston bomber
# Honouring Sean Collier
# Honouring Sean Collier

This Irish engraver has created a touching tribute to a police officer shot dead by the Boston bomber

Feb 18th 2016, 12:07 PM 15,777 Views 14 Comments

The memorial will be presented to Sean Collier’s colleagues in April.

'Building suspense': Eurovision voting is changing in a big way this year
# Shaking Things Up
# Shaking Things Up

'Building suspense': Eurovision voting is changing in a big way this year

Feb 18th 2016, 10:11 AM 21,190 Views 45 Comments

The contest’s organisers say the new system will increase transparency.

Commuting liveblog: Luas stoppages, frosty roads and snow-ice warning
Live Feb 18th 2016, 8:10 AM

Commuting liveblog: Luas stoppages, frosty roads and snow-ice warning

Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Three men arrested over gangland-style shooting of Christy Keane
# Limerick
# Limerick

Three men arrested over gangland-style shooting of Christy Keane

Feb 17th 2016, 3:38 PM 19,410 Views 0 Comments

Keane was shot several times in a University of Limerick car park last year.

Joan Collins cleared of public order charge over water protest
# Joan V The State
# Joan V The State

Joan Collins cleared of public order charge over water protest

Feb 17th 2016, 2:04 PM 22,494 Views 125 Comments

The TD has been found not guilty of failing to comply with direction given by a garda.

Luas workers to have wages deducted for every day of strike action
# Docked
# Docked

Luas workers to have wages deducted for every day of strike action

Feb 17th 2016, 12:35 PM 27,248 Views 148 Comments

Siptu members are also set to lose staff bonuses as a result of the industrial action.

Cows wiped out by lead poisoning at Dairygold-supplying farm
# Cork
# Cork

Cows wiped out by lead poisoning at Dairygold-supplying farm

Feb 17th 2016, 10:42 AM 24,865 Views 33 Comments

The Cork-based co-op has suspended milk collections from the farm.

Commuting liveblog: Frosty roads as snow-ice warning comes into effect
Live Feb 17th 2016, 8:10 AM

Commuting liveblog: Frosty roads as snow-ice warning comes into effect

Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Garda hospitalised after being 'dragged along road' at checkpoint
# Kildare
# Kildare

Garda hospitalised after being 'dragged along road' at checkpoint

Feb 16th 2016, 3:13 PM 42,285 Views 62 Comments

The incident happened just outside Athy.

Paul Murphy ripped up his latest Irish Water bill outside its HQ today
# Tearing It Up
# Tearing It Up

Paul Murphy ripped up his latest Irish Water bill outside its HQ today

Feb 16th 2016, 2:32 PM 23,047 Views 208 Comments

The AAA-PBP held a press conference outside the Irish Water headquarters on Talbot Street this morning.

Commuting liveblog: High winds, debris and heavy traffic
Live Feb 16th 2016, 8:05 AM

Commuting liveblog: High winds, debris and heavy traffic

Monday 15 February, 2016

Commuting liveblog: M50 delays, icy roads and black ice
Live Feb 15th 2016, 8:00 AM

Commuting liveblog: M50 delays, icy roads and black ice

Sunday 14 February, 2016

Bad weather puts 10,000 Irish Water customers on boil water notice
# Cork
# Cork

Bad weather puts 10,000 Irish Water customers on boil water notice

Feb 14th 2016, 5:52 PM 16,950 Views 58 Comments

The utility said the notice was imposed as “a precautionary measure” on the advice of the HSE.

Joan Burton defends Labour TD pictured with Gerry Hutch
# The Monk
# The Monk

Joan Burton defends Labour TD pictured with Gerry Hutch

Feb 14th 2016, 4:53 PM 30,810 Views 83 Comments

The Labour leader was speaking at the launch of the party’s latest ad campaign.

Enda repeatedly refuses to rule out doing a deal with Fianna Fáil
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

Enda repeatedly refuses to rule out doing a deal with Fianna Fáil

Feb 14th 2016, 2:06 PM 13,104 Views 120 Comments

Fine Gael launched its general election manifesto in Dublin earlier today.

Threatened hospital cuts 'will rip the heart out of' Donegal community
# Downgrading
# Downgrading

Threatened hospital cuts 'will rip the heart out of' Donegal community

Feb 14th 2016, 10:41 AM 9,178 Views 37 Comments

Long-term nursing units are to be removed from three Donegal community hospitals.

Saturday 13 February, 2016

Rare personal papers shed light on private lives of 1916 signatories
# Love And Friendship
# Love And Friendship

Rare personal papers shed light on private lives of 1916 signatories

Feb 13th 2016, 10:00 AM 17,191 Views 17 Comments

The Seán MacDiarmada and Thomas MacDonagh collections are the latest tranche of Easter Rising-related documents to have been digitised by the National Library.

Friday 12 February, 2016

What does Peter McVerry make of last night's Joan Burton dig?
# Leaders' Debate
# Leaders' Debate

What does Peter McVerry make of last night's Joan Burton dig?

Feb 12th 2016, 3:07 PM 34,638 Views 73 Comments

The Labour leader suggested during the TV3 leaders’ debate that McVerry does not understand the workings of her department.

Wicklow man jailed for carrying out dangerous electrical work
# Attic Conversion
# Attic Conversion

Wicklow man jailed for carrying out dangerous electrical work

Feb 12th 2016, 1:05 PM 45,452 Views 61 Comments

Michael O’Connell received a six-month sentence after his work was found to have posed a serious safety risk to the occupants of the house.

Commuting liveblog: Luas stoppages, fog and frost
Live Feb 12th 2016, 8:50 AM

Commuting liveblog: Luas stoppages, fog and frost

Thursday 11 February, 2016

Investigation over string of sexual assault claims in Dublin suburb
# Nighttime Attacks
# Nighttime Attacks

Investigation over string of sexual assault claims in Dublin suburb

Feb 11th 2016, 2:11 PM 38,442 Views 41 Comments

A number of attacks have been reported in the Shankill area in recent weeks.

Complaints over worm in chicken nugget, animal tooth in jam and snail in sweets
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Complaints over worm in chicken nugget, animal tooth in jam and snail in sweets

Feb 11th 2016, 12:02 PM 19,802 Views 12 Comments

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has released details of complaints received by its advice line in 2015.

Commuting liveblog: Luas strike, icy roads and heavy Dublin traffic
Live Feb 11th 2016, 9:00 AM

Commuting liveblog: Luas strike, icy roads and heavy Dublin traffic

Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Vodafone, Meteor, Three and UPC all in trouble for breaking consumer laws
# Big Mistakes
# Big Mistakes

Vodafone, Meteor, Three and UPC all in trouble for breaking consumer laws

Feb 9th 2016, 3:06 PM 37,288 Views 55 Comments

With 111 nationwide inspections and 62 enforcement actions, 2015 was a busy year for Ireland’s consumer protection watchdog.

Cavan courthouse cleared as bomb squad inspects suspect device
# Virginia
# Virginia

Cavan courthouse cleared as bomb squad inspects suspect device

Feb 9th 2016, 2:28 PM 15,967 Views 43 Comments

Virginia Main Street was closed for several hours after the morning alert.

The deadline for voter registration is TODAY: here's what you need to know
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

The deadline for voter registration is TODAY: here's what you need to know

Feb 9th 2016, 8:05 AM 20,749 Views 72 Comments

If you’re still hoping to register, you might want to get your form in sharpish.

Commuting liveblog: Loose horses, black ice and traffic delays
Live Feb 9th 2016, 7:00 AM

Commuting liveblog: Loose horses, black ice and traffic delays