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Dublin: 8 °C Thursday 23 January, 2020

Yesterday’s News


Monday 23 December, 2019

Report finds lack of HSE oversight as restraint and seclusion in mental health facilities spikes dramatically

Over 1,200 people were physically restrained in mental health facilities last year.

Friday 20 December, 2019

Piano at Pearse Station restored to former glory following 'mindless vandalism'

The vandalism sparked an outpouring of appreciation for the colourful piano.

UK Northern Ireland secretary 'confident' about Stormont restoration following DUP meeting

The Northern Assembly has been shuttered for nearly three years and all previous attempts to restore it have collapsed.

Thursday 12 December, 2019

The Late Late Show will feature a special tribute to Shane MacGowan this week

The musician will sing ‘Fairytale of New York’ during the show.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

The UK election, Mick Wallace’s house and Dessie Farrell made the headlines today…

HSE urges high-risk people to get flu vaccine as virus is 'actively circulating'

The latest figures show that the flu rate has spiked.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

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Varadkar hopes UK election produces 'decisive' outcome

The Taoiseach said he’d be staying up late to watch the results roll in.

Defence Forces assist gardaí in searches that uncover drugs and ammunition in Limerick

One of the operations took place on open ground in the small town of Cappamore.

Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Hospitals granted 190 extra beds in bid to tackle winter pressure

An initial tranche of 83 beds have been approved for opening.

Bertie Ahern announces landslide victory for independence in Bougainville referendum

The region was voting on whether to become independent from Papua New Guinea.

Three teens arrested for trying to rob Mullingar off-licence with fake gun

The teens fled the store empty-handed after being fended off by a member of staff.

Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Journal Media won two prizes at Headline's Mental Health Media Awards today was also shortlisted for three other awards at the ceremony in Dublin.

Wastewater may be discharged into Dublin Bay following breakdown at Ringsend plant

Crews are working to repair pumps at the Dublin facility.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

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Two men arrested as gardaí find loaded handgun during search of car in Westmeath

The operation was carried out by detectives investigating organised crime in Blanchardstown.

Monday 2 December, 2019

Contactless charity donations were introduced around Dublin today

The move will allow people to instantly donate to Focus Ireland, the ISPCC and Little Blue Heroes.

Explainer: Why is Malta's prime minister standing down over the murder of a journalist?

There have been weeks of protests against Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.

Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Pack of feral hogs attack and kill woman outside Texas home

Texas has seen a boom in its feral hog population in recent years.

Tractor protest set to continue overnight as gardaí announce road closures in Dublin

Gardaí said the protest is anticipated to continue overnight and into tomorrow morning.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Lisa Smith’s return, protesting farmers and the Leinster House printer made headlines today.

Watchdog rejects complaint against radio show that played 'When Harry Met Sally' orgasm scene

The complainant said children often listen to the radio during the day.

'She's completely wrong': Transport minister blasts Fine Gael candidate over call to scrap RSA

Verona Murphy has clashed with the RSA in her role with the Irish Road Hauliers’ Association.

Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Government signs off on contract for controversial €3 billion National Broadband Plan

The cabinet met this morning to facilitate signing off on the multi-billion euro plan.

'Another disappointing and frustrating year': Homeless charity helped more people than ever in 2018

The Peter McVerry Trust released its annual report for 2018 today.

RTÉ is selling four paintings at an auction in London today

The struggling broadcaster is selling a fifth artwork in a private sale.

CAMHS and a candidate's controversial remarks: Here's the lowdown on the Wexford by-election

The contest is for the seat vacated by Mick Wallace.

Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Why is a boil water notice in place and what could happen if you drink it?

The notice was issued yesterday evening following a “small mechanical failure” at Leixlip Water Treatment plant.

ESB reveals charges electric car drivers will face for topping up their vehicle

Customers will have a choice of Pay As You Go or Membership to pay for the on-street fast chargers.

Irish Water apologises to 600,000 customers affected by boil water notice

The notice impacts approximately 600,000 people and is expected to stay in place for a number of days.

Thursday 17 October, 2019

The EU summit kicks off in Brussels today, here's everything that's happening

Turkey, budgets and enlargement… it’s not just about Brexit, you know.

Restaurants with nutritional info on menus serve healthier food

Eateries that share nutritional information on menus were found to have 45% less fat and 60% less salt than those that don’t.

Wednesday 16 October, 2019

'They've been ignored by this government': Budget disappointment prompts carers to protest outside Dáil

Carers say the government has “given it with one hand and taken it back with the other” with its latest budget.

'It really impacts people's lives': Trinity researchers looking to speak to men with porn problems

Up to 17% of porn users experience personal distress as a result of watching the material.

Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Investigation launched as woman allegedly raped in Kerry town

The alleged incident took place at around 1am on Sunday morning.

Irish punter lands €500,000 EuroMillions prize as UK player scoops €190 million jackpot

The jackpot win is one of the biggest windfalls in EuroMillions history.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

All the news from Budget 2020, Extinction Rebellion continues in Dublin and prorogation in the UK… here’s all of today’s top stories

30 cent minimum wage increase deferred due to threat of no-deal Brexit

The increase was set to take the minimum wage past the €10 mark for the first time.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

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