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Monday 22 October, 2018

Minister quizzed over claims hospital staff were required to change statements after incident of self-harm
# Clontarf Hospital
# Clontarf Hospital

Minister quizzed over claims hospital staff were required to change statements after incident of self-harm

Oct 22nd 2018, 6:15 AM 19,659 Views 11 Comments

Concerns were previously raised at the hospital over a suicidal man’s attempt to take his own life there.

Friday 19 October, 2018

Children are being trafficked into Ireland by their own families for exploitation by the sex trade
# Sex Trafficking
# Sex Trafficking

Children are being trafficked into Ireland by their own families for exploitation by the sex trade

Oct 19th 2018, 9:01 AM 40,349 Views 55 Comments

The majority of the ringleaders of child trafficking into the EU are female according to Europol.

Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Man in his 30s dies after being hit by truck in Cork city
# Cork
# Cork

Man in his 30s dies after being hit by truck in Cork city

Oct 17th 2018, 2:00 PM 31,548 Views 19 Comments

The tragic accident happened at about 10am this morning. The driver of the truck was uninjured.

Poll: Would legalising cannabis work in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would legalising cannabis work in Ireland?

Oct 17th 2018, 9:53 AM 70,434 Views 178 Comments

Canada is going for it from today.

Latest poll has Michael D Higgins with nearly twice as many votes as rest of candidates COMBINED
# Runaway Leader
# Runaway Leader

Latest poll has Michael D Higgins with nearly twice as many votes as rest of candidates COMBINED

Oct 17th 2018, 7:49 AM 27,153 Views 89 Comments

Higgins has twice as many first preference votes as the rest of the candidates combined, per the latest Irish Times Ipsos/MRBI poll.

Monday 15 October, 2018

Explainer: 13 million people are facing starvation in Yemen. Why?
# Humanitarian Disaster
# Humanitarian Disaster

Explainer: 13 million people are facing starvation in Yemen. Why?

Oct 15th 2018, 1:21 PM 14,264 Views 30 Comments

Six years of near-constant fighting in the Gulf state have brought the already-impoverished country to its knees.

ICTU says it has 'no role or function' in workers' calls to be released from ESB union
# Nothing To Do With Us
# Nothing To Do With Us

ICTU says it has 'no role or function' in workers' calls to be released from ESB union

Oct 15th 2018, 6:20 AM 7,935 Views 7 Comments

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.

NCT contract worth €650 million up for grabs for ten years to 2030
# Testing Times
# Testing Times

NCT contract worth €650 million up for grabs for ten years to 2030

Oct 15th 2018, 12:05 AM 27,905 Views 40 Comments

Applus, the company which currently operates the test, made €6.5 million in profit last year, down 20% from 2016.

Friday 12 October, 2018

Poll: Would you be happy to see Frances Fitzgerald return as a minister?
# Return Of The Fitz
# Return Of The Fitz

Poll: Would you be happy to see Frances Fitzgerald return as a minister?

Oct 12th 2018, 9:55 AM 47,694 Views 124 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald could be poised for a dramatic return to Cabinet.

Thursday 11 October, 2018

'If you did this in the private sector you'd be gone' - Head of OPW grilled over State building being measured incorrectly
# Banana Maths
# Banana Maths

'If you did this in the private sector you'd be gone' - Head of OPW grilled over State building being measured incorrectly

Updated Oct 11th 2018, 3:11 PM 46,843 Views 53 Comments

The Comptroller and Auditor General recently revealed that the wrong rate of rent had been paid on the vacant building.

Poll: Will you watch the London Late Late?
# On Tour
# On Tour

Poll: Will you watch the London Late Late?

Oct 11th 2018, 11:31 AM 35,571 Views 59 Comments

Ryan Tubridy takes the RTÉ flagship show to London tomorrow.

Kylie Minogue has rescheduled her Irish gigs for early December
# Lucky Lucky Lucky
# Lucky Lucky Lucky

Kylie Minogue has rescheduled her Irish gigs for early December

Oct 11th 2018, 9:22 AM 12,812 Views 14 Comments

The singer cancelled her Dublin and Belfast gigs last Sunday due to a throat infection.

Woman in her 80s dies after being struck by car in south Dublin
# Rathfarnham
# Rathfarnham

Woman in her 80s dies after being struck by car in south Dublin

Oct 11th 2018, 9:02 AM 25,795 Views 7 Comments

The car was driven by a second woman, also in her 80s, who suffered minor injuries as a result.

Man due on trial today for attack on Irish Liverpool fan Sean Cox
# Filippo Lombardi
# Filippo Lombardi

Man due on trial today for attack on Irish Liverpool fan Sean Cox

Oct 11th 2018, 7:22 AM 11,262 Views 0 Comments

Sean Cox was badly injured in the attack before Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final against Roma last April.

Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?
# Moving Swiftly Along
# Moving Swiftly Along

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?

Oct 10th 2018, 8:42 AM 30,563 Views 113 Comments

Does one logically follow the other?

Monday 8 October, 2018

ICTU in receipt of 'over 1,000 emails a week' asking for ESB workers to be released from union
# Let Me Go
# Let Me Go

ICTU in receipt of 'over 1,000 emails a week' asking for ESB workers to be released from union

Oct 8th 2018, 4:12 PM 20,234 Views 27 Comments

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.

Saturday 6 October, 2018

Plans afoot to construct new bridges in Dublin alongside iconic Royal Canal structures
# Scherzer Bridges
# Scherzer Bridges

Plans afoot to construct new bridges in Dublin alongside iconic Royal Canal structures

Oct 6th 2018, 9:30 PM 29,838 Views 29 Comments

The new bridges, one for walkers and one for cyclists, will run adjacent to the existing steel rolling Scherzer bridge on Spencer Dock.

Friday 5 October, 2018

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the Nobel peace prize for 2018
# Not Trump
# Not Trump

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the Nobel peace prize for 2018

Oct 5th 2018, 10:20 AM 16,945 Views 18 Comments

The Congolese doctor and Iraqi human rights activist have been honored with the world-renowned humanitarian prize this morning.

Thursday 4 October, 2018

Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working

Oct 4th 2018, 1:05 PM 10,861 Views 62 Comments

Coveney was standing in for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is in Brussels to meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

Cork's Shaky Bridge overhaul could cost €5 million
# Shake It Off
# Shake It Off

Cork's Shaky Bridge overhaul could cost €5 million

Oct 4th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,897 Views 13 Comments

The bridge is set for an off-site repair programme in time for its unveiling in summer 2019.

Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Council to spend nearly €3 million on fanzones for four Euro 2020 games to be played in Dublin
# Fanning The Flames
# Fanning The Flames

Council to spend nearly €3 million on fanzones for four Euro 2020 games to be played in Dublin

Oct 2nd 2018, 12:05 AM 28,560 Views 55 Comments

The quadrennial UEFA football showcase is bringing three group matches and a round-of-16 knockout tie to Dublin in June 2020.

Monday 1 October, 2018

Geoffrey Hayes, presenter of children's classic Rainbow, has died
# RIP
# RIP

Geoffrey Hayes, presenter of children's classic Rainbow, has died

Oct 1st 2018, 1:26 PM 22,537 Views 21 Comments

The much-loved presenter has passed away from pneumonia aged 76

Sunday 30 September, 2018

Have you seen missing 17-year-old Cian Jones?
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen missing 17-year-old Cian Jones?

Sep 30th 2018, 12:48 PM 26,658 Views 9 Comments

The teenager hasn’t been seen since last Tuesday.

Poll: Do you think Presidential expenses require greater scrutiny?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Presidential expenses require greater scrutiny?

Sep 30th 2018, 10:40 AM 28,026 Views 54 Comments

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.

Appeal for witnesses after walkers struck in separate serious road accidents in Mayo and Dublin
# Accidents
# Accidents

Appeal for witnesses after walkers struck in separate serious road accidents in Mayo and Dublin

Sep 30th 2018, 10:04 AM 32,152 Views 3 Comments

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.

19-year-old man dies after taking ill at music festival in Meath
# Fairyhouse
# Fairyhouse

19-year-old man dies after taking ill at music festival in Meath

Sep 30th 2018, 9:06 AM 65,473 Views 21 Comments

The man was taken to hospital in Dublin where he was pronounced dead.

Friday 28 September, 2018

Trump orders week-long FBI probe into allegations against Brett Kavanaugh
# Flake News
# Flake News

Trump orders week-long FBI probe into allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

Updated Sep 28th 2018, 10:26 PM 36,766 Views 121 Comments

Fiery protests marked today’s hearing after yesterday’s testimony from Kavanaugh and his assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Sep 28th 2018, 9:08 PM 10,077 Views 0 Comments

Kavanaugh confirmation could be delayed for FBI investigation, and Facebook reveals hack of 50 million accounts – it’s the Fix.

Appeal for information on 13-year-old missing from Cork
# Have You Seen Him
# Have You Seen Him

Appeal for information on 13-year-old missing from Cork

Sep 28th 2018, 8:34 PM 27,567 Views 9 Comments

Julian Reed has been missing from Coachford since

Student, who won High Court case to have her Leaving Cert appeal sped up, accepts place in UCD
# Rebecca Carter
# Rebecca Carter

Student, who won High Court case to have her Leaving Cert appeal sped up, accepts place in UCD

Sep 28th 2018, 5:49 PM 38,210 Views 60 Comments

Rebecca Carter won her court case against the State Examinations Commission on Wednesday and received an official offer of her college place earlier today.

Thursday 27 September, 2018

€165,000 in smuggled beer seized at Dublin Port
# Booze
# Booze

€165,000 in smuggled beer seized at Dublin Port

Sep 27th 2018, 10:47 PM 18,387 Views 29 Comments

The 25,700 litres of alcohol were seized from a foreign-registered truck entering the country on a ferry from Holyhead in Wales yesterday.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Sep 27th 2018, 9:06 PM 9,118 Views 1 Comment

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
# RIP
# RIP

Creator of Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim John Cunliffe dies aged 85

Sep 27th 2018, 6:47 PM 14,988 Views 38 Comments

Cunliffe was the creator of some of the BBC’s most popular children’s programmes.

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