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Monday 25 June, 2018

Ireland is set to create 57,000 jobs a year by 2022 - report
# Future's Bright
# Future's Bright

Ireland is set to create 57,000 jobs a year by 2022 - report

Jun 25th 2018, 8:06 AM 11,637 Views 23 Comments

Ireland’s economic growth is set to continue – but house prices and rental levels are hampering the country’s competitiveness.

Trump calls for 'these people' to be deported 'without courts or judges'
# Strongman
# Strongman

Trump calls for 'these people' to be deported 'without courts or judges'

Jun 25th 2018, 7:32 AM 28,750 Views 98 Comments

The American president appears to be suggesting that asylum-seekers should be denied due process when attempting to enter the US.

Friday 22 June, 2018

Hate speech, xenophobia, and resentment are 'unrelentingly' on the rise across Europe
# Getting Worse
# Getting Worse

Hate speech, xenophobia, and resentment are 'unrelentingly' on the rise across Europe

Jun 22nd 2018, 3:34 PM 16,036 Views 134 Comments

The annual report of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance paints a bleak picture of the levels of tolerance currently being seen across the EU.

Irish Rail to bump up security on north Dublin Dart line after reports of anti-social behaviour
# Clamping Down
# Clamping Down

Irish Rail to bump up security on north Dublin Dart line after reports of anti-social behaviour

Jun 22nd 2018, 11:13 AM 20,666 Views 38 Comments

Incidents of intimidating and threatening behaviour have become commonplace on the northern line in recent weeks.

London rail station shut following reports man on tracks was carrying a bomb
# Charing Cross
# Charing Cross

London rail station shut following reports man on tracks was carrying a bomb

Jun 22nd 2018, 8:10 AM 13,172 Views 16 Comments

The man has since been arrested.

Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Cold case appeal for information on brutal murder of Limerick teen in 2007
# Jeffrey Hannan
# Jeffrey Hannan

Cold case appeal for information on brutal murder of Limerick teen in 2007

Jun 13th 2018, 1:52 PM 13,745 Views 2 Comments

19-year-old Jeffrey Hannan was murdered in violent circumstances on 22 November 2007.

Poll: Should conscientiously objecting GPs be compelled to refer for abortions?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should conscientiously objecting GPs be compelled to refer for abortions?

Jun 13th 2018, 9:55 AM 70,186 Views 252 Comments

85% of the country’s GPs do not believe that abortion should be part of routine general practice, according to the NAGP.

Skyscraper-scaling raccoon finally makes it to the top, but its fate remains unknown...
# Mprraccoon
# Mprraccoon

Skyscraper-scaling raccoon finally makes it to the top, but its fate remains unknown...

Updated Jun 13th 2018, 9:15 AM 54,466 Views 36 Comments

The intrepid animal has spent most of the last 24 hours climbing up and down the outside of the UBS Plaza building in St Paul, Minnesota.

Irish Ferries helplines to reopen amid cancelled bookings chaos
# Irish Ferries
# Irish Ferries

Irish Ferries helplines to reopen amid cancelled bookings chaos

Jun 13th 2018, 7:24 AM 12,634 Views 15 Comments

Up to 19,000 customers have been affected by the cancellation of all sailings by the ferry WB Yeats for this summer.

Tuesday 12 June, 2018

'Revenue are counting the chip bags coming out of chip shops' - Taoiseach defends use of PIs to investigate consultants
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'Revenue are counting the chip bags coming out of chip shops' - Taoiseach defends use of PIs to investigate consultants

Jun 12th 2018, 3:05 PM 41,928 Views 0 Comments

The hiring of private investigators by government departments was reported upon in last weekend’s Sunday Business Post.

150 patients to receive repeat cervical tests over 'possible shortcomings' in the North
# Belfast
# Belfast

150 patients to receive repeat cervical tests over 'possible shortcomings' in the North

Jun 12th 2018, 12:30 PM 5,975 Views 0 Comments

The issue relates to a sole worker who had been conducting the tests, according to the North’s Public Health Agency.

Dublin is now more expensive to live in than both Abu Dhabi and Silicon Valley
# Dubious Honour
# Dubious Honour

Dublin is now more expensive to live in than both Abu Dhabi and Silicon Valley

Jun 12th 2018, 8:45 AM 142,118 Views 68 Comments

It’s the first time Dublin has been in the top 100 most expensive cities to live list since 2014.

Saturday 9 June, 2018

Trump says he'll know 'within a minute' if Kim is serious
# Summit
# Summit

Trump says he'll know 'within a minute' if Kim is serious

Updated Jun 9th 2018, 4:07 PM 17,685 Views 62 Comments

The US President is finally set to meet Kim Jong Un this week.

Thursday 7 June, 2018

Peter Stringfellow opened a club in Dublin in 2006. It did not go well. Not one bit
# Strings Attached
# Strings Attached

Peter Stringfellow opened a club in Dublin in 2006. It did not go well. Not one bit

Jun 7th 2018, 10:30 PM 70,880 Views 72 Comments

Stringfellow’s Dublin was forced to close its doors after just five months in existence.

Poll: Do you consider a family which earns €100,000 to be 'rich'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you consider a family which earns €100,000 to be 'rich'?

Jun 7th 2018, 9:38 AM 136,201 Views 191 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has stated that a family making €100,000 per year via joint income can no longer be considered to be rich.

It is gonna be hot hot hot from now right up until the middle of next week
# OLE OLE OLE OLE
# OLE OLE OLE OLE

It is gonna be hot hot hot from now right up until the middle of next week

Jun 7th 2018, 7:43 AM 31,398 Views 19 Comments

The Leaving Cert must be on, says you.

Flamboyant nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies
# RIP
# RIP

Flamboyant nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies

Jun 7th 2018, 6:57 AM 27,807 Views 34 Comments

The nightclub owner and self-styled King of Clubs was 77.

Tuesday 5 June, 2018

There were a record 9,091 patients waiting on trolleys in Ireland's hospitals last month
# Dire Situation
# Dire Situation

There were a record 9,091 patients waiting on trolleys in Ireland's hospitals last month

Jun 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 6,555 Views 46 Comments

The 9,091 figure represents a 12% jump from May 2017, and a massive 116% jump from the situation in 2006.

'The deeper I go, the more concern I have' - Department of Transport worried over 'exposure' due to mandatory PSC
# Deep Impact
# Deep Impact

'The deeper I go, the more concern I have' - Department of Transport worried over 'exposure' due to mandatory PSC

Jun 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 48,931 Views 56 Comments

New documents show the department was concerned with the fallout from Shane Ross bringing a stop to efforts to make a PSC mandatory when applying for a driver’s licence.

Monday 4 June, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Bank Holiday Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Bank Holiday Monday

Jun 4th 2018, 7:55 PM 16,590 Views 4 Comments

Man dies in Cork road accident, and funeral of drowning victim Shay Moloney takes place – it’s the Fix.

Drunk driver caught doing more than 100 mph, driving (repeatedly) wrong way around roundabout
# Bowsie Behaviour
# Bowsie Behaviour

Drunk driver caught doing more than 100 mph, driving (repeatedly) wrong way around roundabout

Jun 4th 2018, 7:23 PM 46,926 Views 51 Comments

Some drivers have been acting the eejit and then some over the bank holiday.

Sunday 3 June, 2018

Man due in court in connection with death of father-of-four Patrick O'Donnell after pub assault
# Mitchelstown
# Mitchelstown

Man due in court in connection with death of father-of-four Patrick O'Donnell after pub assault

Jun 3rd 2018, 2:19 PM 29,123 Views 0 Comments

Patrick O’Donnell died following the assault at Willie Andies pub in Mitchelstown late on Friday night.

Winning €4.3 million lottery ticket sold in Limerick city
# Could Be You
# Could Be You

Winning €4.3 million lottery ticket sold in Limerick city

Jun 3rd 2018, 10:36 AM 36,102 Views 16 Comments

Last night’s winning Lotto jackpot ticket was sold in Caherdavin.

Murder investigation launched over death of Monaghan man four months after alleged one-punch assault
# Seamus Bell
# Seamus Bell

Murder investigation launched over death of Monaghan man four months after alleged one-punch assault

Jun 3rd 2018, 9:59 AM 26,836 Views 0 Comments

Seamus Bell was assaulted outside Carrickmacross Garda Station following the christening of his twin daughters on 20 January. He had been hospitalised ever since.

Saturday 2 June, 2018

Two arrested and loaded gun seized in north Dublin inner city
# Dublin 3
# Dublin 3

Two arrested and loaded gun seized in north Dublin inner city

Jun 2nd 2018, 8:11 PM 24,462 Views 12 Comments

It’s believed the seizure is related to the ongoing Hutch-Kinahan crime feud.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Jun 2nd 2018, 7:56 PM 35,191 Views 0 Comments

Man dies in Cork pub assault, and HSE sex education DVD pulled over inclusion of ‘adult content’ – it’s the Fix.

Father Ted's 'real final episode' is on the way - in stage musical form
# This Sort Of Thing
# This Sort Of Thing

Father Ted's 'real final episode' is on the way - in stage musical form

Jun 2nd 2018, 6:25 PM 17,085 Views 36 Comments

Ted writer Graham Linehan made the announcement on Twitter earlier today.

Man (30s) arrested after drugs worth €300,000 seized in Wexford
# Carne
# Carne

Man (30s) arrested after drugs worth €300,000 seized in Wexford

Jun 2nd 2018, 5:54 PM 16,475 Views 17 Comments

The operation took place after noon today.

Primary school sexual health DVD pulled by HSE due to inclusion of 'adult content'
# Investigation
# Investigation

Primary school sexual health DVD pulled by HSE due to inclusion of 'adult content'

Jun 2nd 2018, 4:44 PM 28,509 Views 45 Comments

The Busy Bodies DVD was viewed by a teacher who reported it to the HSE.

An iconic 170-year-old tree collapsed overnight in Trinity College
# Library Square
# Library Square

An iconic 170-year-old tree collapsed overnight in Trinity College

Jun 2nd 2018, 3:45 PM 49,562 Views 36 Comments

The Oregon Maple had dated from the 1840s.

Magdalene reparations will finally be paid to those who lived in the forgotten institutions
# At Last
# At Last

Magdalene reparations will finally be paid to those who lived in the forgotten institutions

Jun 2nd 2018, 1:38 PM 25,981 Views 54 Comments

Previously, women who had worked in laundries not covered by the Magdalene Restorative Justice scheme had been denied compensation.

Friday 1 June, 2018

INM has lost its battle to block an application appointing High Court inspectors to the company
# INM
# INM

INM has lost its battle to block an application appointing High Court inspectors to the company

Jun 1st 2018, 1:00 PM 9,098 Views 0 Comments

The ruling was made this morning.

Thursday 31 May, 2018

The photo nominations for National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year are pretty special...
# Wanderlust
# Wanderlust

The photo nominations for National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year are pretty special...

May 31st 2018, 6:10 AM 25,212 Views 18 Comments

You may be struck with a scarcely controllable urge to go travelling when you see them unfortunately.

Wednesday 30 May, 2018

HSE yet to admit liabilility in Emma Mhic Mhathúna's Cervical Check case
# Cervical Check Scandal
# Cervical Check Scandal

HSE yet to admit liabilility in Emma Mhic Mhathúna's Cervical Check case

May 30th 2018, 4:19 PM 7,610 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach has previously stated that none of the women affected by the Cervical Check scandal would have to go to court.

One of Dublin's most sought-after development sites has hit the market for a cool €25 million
# Howth
# Howth

One of Dublin's most sought-after development sites has hit the market for a cool €25 million

May 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 42,888 Views 40 Comments

Project Pier, located just west of Howth marina, had been subject to a controversial High Court planning challenge last year.

Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019

May 29th 2018, 2:53 PM 11,196 Views 149 Comments

The first Dáil sitting since the country voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment takes place this afternoon.

Sunday 27 May, 2018

Families of killer Mark Hennessy and victim Jastine Valdez meet to 'exchange sympathies'
# Jastine Valdez
# Jastine Valdez

Families of killer Mark Hennessy and victim Jastine Valdez meet to 'exchange sympathies'

May 27th 2018, 10:50 PM 104,234 Views 21 Comments

Mark Hennessy murdered Jastine Valdez after abducting her last Saturday, 19 May.