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Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'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.

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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.

Search launched after WWI medals found in pocket of donated jacket

The medals were found in a tattered old coat that was donated to charity.

Monday 4 February, 2019

UK Moneylender charging nearly 50% APR opens for business in Ireland

Amigo uses a model whereby a friend or family member acts as a guarantor for the borrower in case they can’t pay the money back.

Houses evacuated as Drogheda pipe-bomb made safe

The bomb was found in the Sunnyside area of the Louth town.

Buncrana Main Street closed as major fire engulfs building

The blaze broke out in a premises adjacent to The Plaza on Upper Main Street shortly after 9pm.

Friday 1 February, 2019

3.7 tonnes of meat seized at Dublin Port

The meat was seized because it could have had an impact on public and animal health.

Major regeneration plans for dilapidated area in heart of Galway

The project has an estimated value of €200 million.

January was Australia's hottest month ever

The record smashing month comes hot on the heels of the hottest December on record.

'Risk to life' warning issued in UK as snow forces motorists to abandon cars and pupils to stay in school

Temperatures dropped as low as -15.4 in the Scottish Highlands last night.

Sunday 20 January, 2019

It's more than two years since Stormont collapsed and a deal looks as far away as ever

The Northern Assembly has been shuttered for around 18,000 hours.

Saturday 19 January, 2019

Is there a dark side to the 10-Year Challenge meme?

An Irish tech commentator has weighed in on the sinister theory behind the craze.

Wednesday 16 January, 2019

A shiny new €2 coin comes into circulation today to commemorate the first Dáil

One million of the special coins go into circulation this month.

Police no longer believe Tyrone war memorial damage was deliberate

The monument pays tribute to people from the area who died in World War I and World War II.

The hottest 15 places in the world today are all in Australia as extreme heatwave rages on

Fruit is cooking from the inside out and wildlife is dying as temperatures continue to soar.

EU ready to discuss new Brexit deal if UK changes 'red lines' - Barnier

The EU’s top negotiator said the risk of no-deal Brexit “has never seemed so high”.

Sunday 6 January, 2019

Sitdown Sunday: The best crime longreads of 2018

We’ve rounded up the best stories of 2018 for you.

Saturday 5 January, 2019

'What if someone is 11 weeks now?': Concerns that HSE's abortion helpline fails to provide for deaf people

The HSE says it is working to make the phone line accessible “as soon as possible”.

Thursday 3 January, 2019

Investigation launched as armed raiders rob Dublin Lidl

An eyewitness said the raiders burst into the store and began shouting at staff and customers.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Luas website hacked, China on the moon and Exchequer returns – it’s your evening fix.

The Government has recorded its first budget surplus since 2006

The Exchequer received more than €55 billion last year.

Dublin teen missing since New Year's Day found safe and well

Leon Wilson went missing from his Dublin home earlier this week.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Hospital overcrowding stats, new domestic violence law and tragedy in Denmark – it’s your evening fix.

Curb Your Enthusiasm actor Bob Einstein dies aged 76

The two-time Emmy winner also created the ‘Super Dave Osborne’ stuntman character.

Firefighters rescue cattle from slurry tank on Tyrone farm

Farm animals in distress can pose a serious risk to anyone trying to rescue them.

The number of deaths in aircraft crashes rose sharply last year

Airliner accidents killed 556 people last year compared with 44 in 2017.

Monday 24 December, 2018

Planning on a Christmas day swim? Here's how to stay safe

Irish Water Safety is warning that cold water immersion and hypothermia can overwhelm even the fittest of swimmers.

Tuesday 18 December, 2018

'Those babies will suffer': Duncan Stewart calls for revision of National Maternity Hospital plans

The architect says the project’s plans do not comply with incoming EU building standards.

Tomorrow is the last day to send standard post in time for Christmas

Today is the last day you can send letters to Britain or Europe.

UK cabinet to consider intensifying no-deal Brexit preparations

There’s now just 101 days until Britain is set to exit the European Union.

Monday 17 December, 2018

Taoiseach condemns 'vigilante' attack on repossessed farm house in Roscommon

Sinn Féin has condemned the tactics used by KBC in repossessing the property.

Appeal for witnesses after serious assault in Co Offaly

A man in his 20s was taken to Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore for treatment.

Complaint upheld after 'bottomless bubbly' turns out to be fermented pear juice

The offending ad featured a bottle in an ice bucket and two champagne glasses containing “a yellow toned liquid”.

One of Mexico's most active volcanoes has unleashed two enormous eruptions

The Popocatépetl volcano sent an enormous pillar of ash and smoke two kilometers into the air.

Saturday Night Live mocks Theresa May's tough week

Matt Damon plays former UK leader David Cameron in the skit.

Monday 10 December, 2018

Double jeopardy trial finds paedophile guilty of 1986 'Babes in the wood' murders

Schoolgirls Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows went missing after going out to play in October 1986.

International developers reveal plans to build 3,000 apartments for rent across Dublin

The first 1,200 units are set to be completed in three years.