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Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Patrick Quirke found guilty, Ana Kriegel murder trial and Ruby Walsh’s retirement – it’s the Evening Fix.

Tesco recalls own brand cheese over E.coli fears

The possible presence of Shiga toxin producing E.coli is the reason for the recall.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Bacteria discovered in Cork improves ability to cope with stress

The bacteria is being developed for a microbacterial and vitamin supplement.

Thursday 25 April, 2019

Irish data watchdog launches probe into Facebook password storage as millions left exposed

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Tayto fall foul of ad rules for Facebook posts encouraging excessive consumption

One of the offending posts featured a sharing pack of Mighty Munch and a message from a “sound spud” who said he would not be sharing.

Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Problem cocaine use increases by nearly 100%

Fresh stats reveal a dramatic spike in people seeking help for problem cocaine use.

All-Ireland winning Galway hurler suing Irish Daily Star newspaper

The paper published an image of Ronan Burke alongside an article about a different person being charged with public order offences.

Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Proposed law would require employers to publish gender pay gap information

The EU Commission recommended that member states introduce the measures five years ago.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Sport Ireland withdraws FAI funding, Coveney dismisses backstop rumour and Tusk urges EU leaders to allow Britain to delay Brexit – it’s the evening fix.

New forensic technologies help solve five missing persons cases

Forensic Science Ireland developed an improved method for extracting DNA from bones, particularly if they have been recovered from seas or rivers.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Monday 8 April, 2019

'These are not victimless crimes': Justice Minister slams spate of ATM robberies

The most recent raid took place in Dungiven, Co Derry, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Rent rises to continue as corporate investors spend record amounts on Irish property

A new report forecasts that rents will rise by 17% in the next three years.

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins launches European election bid

President Michael D Higgins’ daughter joins several high profile politicians on the ballot in the constituency.

Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Messages highlighting dangers of drug use during sex need to target wider audience

Researchers say the messages should not only focus on gay and bisexual men.

Drinking alcohol during teenage years linked with stunted brain growth

Many teens start drinking just as their brains begin to undergo important developments.

Friday 29 March, 2019

Facebook deploys new transparency tools to protect EU elections

The State’s ethics watchdog raised concerns that foreign based organisations could influence elections in Ireland.

Poll: Should oil and gas drilling be banned in Irish waters? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should oil and gas drilling be banned in Irish waters?

The Dáil passed the ‘Keep it in the Ground’ Bill yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Friday 22 March, 2019

British MP unable to go home because of death threats over Brexit

Several MPs have raised concerns following severe criticism from Prime Minister Theresa May.

Thursday 21 March, 2019

Broadcasting watchdog rejects complaints of bias during Eighth Amendment referendum TV debates

The three complaints were made about shows broadcast on Virgin Media Television.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Thursday 14 March, 2019

Gardaí arrest two in Portugal over Cork cannabis haul

The pair were brought to Bandon Garda Station.

Irish bog butter is 1,500 years older than previously thought

The cool environment of the bog made it ideal for preserving food.

Beto O'Rourke has announced that he's running for the US presidency

The star Democrat has finally ended months of speculation about his White House ambitions.

Sean O'Casey's last home set to be used as homeless accommodation

The playwright wrote his renowned Dublin trilogy in the house in the 1920s.

Thursday 7 March, 2019

How the 50c minimum wage increase affected wage inequality

Ireland’s minimum hourly wage is more than €2 less than the appropriate living wage recommended in a European Union report.

Adding fruit and veg to diet cuts heart disease risk, no matter how you used to eat

A new study says it’s never too late to start making healthy food choices.

'The entire infrastructure has dissolved': School libraries are struggling to meet students' needs

The school libraries grant was withdrawn during the recession and has never been reinstated.

Sunday 3 March, 2019

Asylum seeker band praises 'amazing' support from Cork after securing €5,000 grant

The group is made up of nine musicians from nine different countries.

Thursday 28 February, 2019

Parents of Rachel Callaly call for 'dangerous and devious' Joe O'Reilly's parole bid to be rejected

O’Reilly third parole application will be assessed next month.

Poll: Do you think restaurants should have to display calorie counts on menus? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think restaurants should have to display calorie counts on menus?

The issue has reemerged after Health Minister Simon Harris revealed plans to introduce a calorie count law before the end of the year.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s the news as you start your day

Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Council criticises 'uncontrolled burning' as Irish Air Corps drops 42,000 litres on Wicklow fires Gorse Fires This post contains videos

Council criticises 'uncontrolled burning' as Irish Air Corps drops 42,000 litres on Wicklow fires

Firefighters have been battling blazes along the Wicklow-Dublin border since Monday.

'Dinosaur bones' discovered in River Boyne are not dinosaur bones

The Coast Guard say the ‘skeleton’ was covered in silt and looked like it had been there a long time.

Poll: Should hospitals breath-test pregnant women to check if they smoke? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should hospitals breath-test pregnant women to check if they smoke?

Researchers say pregnant women who hide their smoking habit don’t get the level of monitoring they require.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s the news as you start your day.

Tuesday 19 February, 2019

'Nothing to apologise for': McDonald refuses to retract remarks about next NI police chief

Mary Lou McDonald doesn’t think any of the PSNI’s senior officers should replace its retiring chief.