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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 9°C


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# clontarf hospital
Minister quizzed over claims hospital staff were required to change statements after incident of self-harm
Concerns were previously raised at the hospital over a suicidal man’s attempt to take his own life there.
# sex trafficking
Children are being trafficked into Ireland by their own families for exploitation by the sex trade
The majority of the ringleaders of child trafficking into the EU are female according to Europol.
# Cork
Man in his 30s dies after being hit by truck in Cork city
The tragic accident happened at about 10am this morning. The driver of the truck was uninjured.
# Your Say
Poll: Would legalising cannabis work in Ireland?
Canada is going for it from today.
# runaway leader
Latest poll has Michael D Higgins with nearly twice as many votes as rest of candidates COMBINED
Higgins has twice as many first preference votes as the rest of the candidates combined, per the latest Irish Times Ipsos/MRBI poll.
# humanitarian disaster
Explainer: 13 million people are facing starvation in Yemen. Why?
Six years of near-constant fighting in the Gulf state have brought the already-impoverished country to its knees.
# nothing to do with us
ICTU says it has 'no role or function' in workers' calls to be released from ESB union
ICTU now says that only union members can make a complaint. However, it is the fact ESB workers are no longer union members that is in dispute.
# Testing times
NCT contract worth €650 million up for grabs for ten years to 2030
Applus, the company which currently operates the test, made €6.5 million in profit last year, down 20% from 2016.
# return of the fitz
Poll: Would you be happy to see Frances Fitzgerald return as a minister?
Frances Fitzgerald could be poised for a dramatic return to Cabinet.
# banana maths
'If you did this in the private sector you'd be gone' - Head of OPW grilled over State building being measured incorrectly
The Comptroller and Auditor General recently revealed that the wrong rate of rent had been paid on the vacant building.
# On Tour
Poll: Will you watch the London Late Late?
Ryan Tubridy takes the RTÉ flagship show to London tomorrow.
# lucky lucky lucky
Kylie Minogue has rescheduled her Irish gigs for early December
The singer cancelled her Dublin and Belfast gigs last Sunday due to a throat infection.
# Rathfarnham
Woman in her 80s dies after being struck by car in south Dublin
The car was driven by a second woman, also in her 80s, who suffered minor injuries as a result.
# filippo lombardi
Man due on trial today for attack on Irish Liverpool fan Sean Cox
Sean Cox was badly injured in the attack before Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final against Roma last April.
# moving swiftly along
Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?
Does one logically follow the other?
# Let Me Go
ICTU in receipt of 'over 1,000 emails a week' asking for ESB workers to be released from union
A spokesperson for the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) says it does not have to respond to those mails because it is merely copied on them and is not the intended recipient.
# scherzer bridges
Plans afoot to construct new bridges in Dublin alongside iconic Royal Canal structures
The new bridges, one for walkers and one for cyclists, will run adjacent to the existing steel rolling Scherzer bridge on Spencer Dock.
# not trump
Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the Nobel peace prize for 2018
The Congolese doctor and Iraqi human rights activist have been honored with the world-renowned humanitarian prize this morning.
# Leaders' Questions
Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working
Coveney was standing in for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is in Brussels to meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.
# shake it off
Cork's Shaky Bridge overhaul could cost €5 million
The bridge is set for an off-site repair programme in time for its unveiling in summer 2019.
# fanning the flames
Council to spend nearly €3 million on fanzones for four Euro 2020 games to be played in Dublin
The quadrennial UEFA football showcase is bringing three group matches and a round-of-16 knockout tie to Dublin in June 2020.
Geoffrey Hayes, presenter of children's classic Rainbow, has died
The much-loved presenter has passed away from pneumonia aged 76
# Missing
Have you seen missing 17-year-old Cian Jones?
The teenager hasn’t been seen since last Tuesday.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Presidential expenses require greater scrutiny?
The Irish Mail on Sunday this morning claims that President Michael D Higgins has declined to answer questions about his advisers’ pay and the €317,000 Presidential allowance.
# accidents
Appeal for witnesses after walkers struck in separate serious road accidents in Mayo and Dublin
A man in his 30s dies after being struck by a van in west Dublin this morning, while a 31-year-old woman suffered serious head injuries after being hit by a car in Breaffy, Mayo.
# Fairyhouse
19-year-old man dies after taking ill at music festival in Meath
The man was taken to hospital in Dublin where he was pronounced dead.
# flake news
Trump orders week-long FBI probe into allegations against Brett Kavanaugh
Fiery protests marked today’s hearing after yesterday’s testimony from Kavanaugh and his assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Kavanaugh confirmation could be delayed for FBI investigation, and Facebook reveals hack of 50 million accounts – it’s the Fix.
# have you seen him
Appeal for information on 13-year-old missing from Cork
Julian Reed has been missing from Coachford since
# rebecca carter
Student, who won High Court case to have her Leaving Cert appeal sped up, accepts place in UCD
Rebecca Carter won her court case against the State Examinations Commission on Wednesday and received an official offer of her college place earlier today.
# booze
€165,000 in smuggled beer seized at Dublin Port
The 25,700 litres of alcohol were seized from a foreign-registered truck entering the country on a ferry from Holyhead in Wales yesterday.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Brett Kavanaugh testifies regarding assault charge, and man arrested after chasing plane onto tarmac at Dublin Airport – it’s the Fix.
Creator of Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim John Cunliffe dies aged 85
Cunliffe was the creator of some of the BBC’s most popular children’s programmes.