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Wednesday 24 February, 2016

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

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Two landlords slapped with criminal convictions for failing to register tenants

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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'

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

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

Thousands without service as Meteor works to resolve network issues

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

All the traffic, transport and weather news you need.

Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Three men arrested over gangland-style shooting of Christy Keane

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

Joan Collins cleared of public order charge over water protest

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

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

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

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

All the traffic, transport and weather news you need.

Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Garda hospitalised after being 'dragged along road' at checkpoint

The incident happened just outside Athy.

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

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

All the traffic, transport and weather news you need.

Monday 15 February, 2016

Commuting liveblog: M50 delays, icy roads and black ice

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

Sunday 14 February, 2016

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

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 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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

Thursday 11 February, 2016

Investigation over string of sexual assault claims in Dublin suburb

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

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

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

Tuesday 9 February, 2016

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

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 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

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

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