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Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic
# First Test
From The42
# First Test

Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic

1 minute ago 1 View 0 Comments

Warren Gatland’s tourists will need to get out in front in the first half.

Too hot in the heatwave? Try some seasonal homemade iced treats from Shane Smith
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Too hot in the heatwave? Try some seasonal homemade iced treats from Shane Smith

1 minute ago 13 Views 0 Comments

The master pastry chef shares three delicious recipes for you to try at home in the heatwave.

ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs

31 minutes ago 857 Views 0 Comments

The company has said there is a risk of deep and fast-flowing waters, changing water levels and uneven ground

Heartbreak for Jack Woolley as last-gasp kick ends gold medal hopes
# A Cruel Game
From The42
# A Cruel Game

Heartbreak for Jack Woolley as last-gasp kick ends gold medal hopes

56 minutes ago 1,659 Views 4 Comments

The Dubliner took a 13-12 lead into the final round before a late flurry from Guzman proved costly.

Bright start for Irish boxing as Kurt Walker scores unanimous decision win
# Job Done
From The42
# Job Done

Bright start for Irish boxing as Kurt Walker scores unanimous decision win

1 hour ago 911 Views 2 Comments

Featherweight Kurt Walker overcame a third-round cut to march on to the last sixteen.

Chinese shooter Yang wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics
# Bullseye
From The42
# Bullseye

Chinese shooter Yang wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics

2 hours ago 500 Views 0 Comments

A last shot mistake opened the door for Yang to claim the opening medal of the Games.

McCarthy and O'Donovan storm into semi-finals with heat victory
# Pull Like A Dog
From The42
# Pull Like A Dog

McCarthy and O'Donovan storm into semi-finals with heat victory

3 hours ago 1,847 Views 1 Comment

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy put down a marker in Tokyo on another great day for Irish rowing.

Doyle and Byrne bounce back to progress into semi-finals
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Doyle and Byrne bounce back to progress into semi-finals

4 hours ago 1,313 Views 1 Comment

Elsewhere, Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska just missed out on automatic entry into the semi-finals.

Workers frustrated at pay being docked and working extra shifts for attending vaccine appointments
# Covid Vaccines
# Covid Vaccines

Workers frustrated at pay being docked and working extra shifts for attending vaccine appointments

6 hours ago 7,310 Views 21 Comments

“It is definitely causing colleagues to not attend their appointments,” one Dublin-based retail worker said.

Yesterday’s News

Ex-Liverpool striker scores 124th-minute equaliser from own half in Athlone's crazy FAI Cup loss to 10-man Waterford
# Astonishing Scenes
From The42
# Astonishing Scenes

Ex-Liverpool striker scores 124th-minute equaliser from own half in Athlone's crazy FAI Cup loss to 10-man Waterford

8 hours ago 6,579 Views 2 Comments

Athlone were beaten on penalties after a bonkers 4-4 draw in the FAI Cup.

Monday 16 March, 2020

Alcohol-free hand sanitiser given to prisoners over fears it would be used for 'moonshine'
# Prison
# Prison

Alcohol-free hand sanitiser given to prisoners over fears it would be used for 'moonshine'

Mar 16th 2020, 10:46 AM 30,739 Views 37 Comments

Alcohol-based sanitiser was banned after prisoners drank a concoction of handwash and prescription drugs in 2014.

Monday 17 February, 2020

Irish Greyhound Board spent nearly €18k on public relations in three months after RTÉ documentary
# Greyhounds
# Greyhounds

Irish Greyhound Board spent nearly €18k on public relations in three months after RTÉ documentary

Feb 17th 2020, 1:16 PM 15,748 Views 119 Comments

The IGB hired communications firm Heneghan PR a week after the documentary aired.

Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Dublin City Council is going to spend €1.6 million to remove chewing gum
# Litter Blackspots
# Litter Blackspots

Dublin City Council is going to spend €1.6 million to remove chewing gum

Nov 13th 2018, 6:15 AM 12,486 Views 45 Comments

There’s a litter fine of €150 for those who throw chewing gum on the ground.

Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Death in The Jungle Book and genitalia in Baywatch: Why people complained about films last year
# Irish Cinemagoers
# Irish Cinemagoers

Death in The Jungle Book and genitalia in Baywatch: Why people complained about films last year

May 1st 2018, 7:50 AM 31,798 Views 33 Comments

In all, the IFCO received complaints about 16 films in 2017.

Monday 2 April, 2018

Prison guards are cracking down on moonshine in Irish prisons
# Last Of The Slammer Wine
# Last Of The Slammer Wine

Prison guards are cracking down on moonshine in Irish prisons

Apr 2nd 2018, 5:00 PM 17,447 Views 16 Comments

The largest amount seized was 266 pints in Castlerea Prison.

Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Cork hospital spends €30k on pest control after rodents were found in sink
# Mice
# Mice

Cork hospital spends €30k on pest control after rodents were found in sink

Mar 13th 2018, 7:53 PM 29,290 Views 18 Comments

Pest control companies attended the hospital more than 120 times last year.

Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Over 23,000 formal complaints were made to the HSE in 2016
# Health Of The Nation
# Health Of The Nation

Over 23,000 formal complaints were made to the HSE in 2016

Jan 2nd 2018, 8:06 AM 8,676 Views 12 Comments

Community Healthcare Organisations (CHOs) were the subject of 3,984 complaints.

Monday 25 December, 2017

More than 3,300 live animals used for research at NUI Galway
# Labs
# Labs

More than 3,300 live animals used for research at NUI Galway

Dec 25th 2017, 8:45 AM 10,837 Views 25 Comments

It bucks a national trend that saw a reduction in animal testing in 2016.

Thursday 21 December, 2017

Kit-mas miracle - kitten survives being put in a bag and thrown into the sea
# Miracle
# Miracle

Kit-mas miracle - kitten survives being put in a bag and thrown into the sea

Dec 21st 2017, 2:50 PM 11,647 Views 32 Comments

“Skye was placed in a bag with her sibling and rocks. By a sheer miracle, she survived.”

Saturday 25 November, 2017

Thirsty troops will now have to pay €3.10 for a pint of Guinness
# Drinking Up
# Drinking Up

Thirsty troops will now have to pay €3.10 for a pint of Guinness

Nov 25th 2017, 9:45 AM 49,269 Views 72 Comments

The Defence Forces raised the price of booze in its subsidised watering holes.

Monday 20 November, 2017

Verdict of murder-suicide recorded at inquest into deaths of Tom and Kitty Fitzgerald (72)
# Mayo
# Mayo

Verdict of murder-suicide recorded at inquest into deaths of Tom and Kitty Fitzgerald (72)

Nov 20th 2017, 8:10 PM 25,447 Views 39 Comments

The bodies of Tom and Kitty Fitzgerald (72) were discovered at their home in Claremorris, Mayo on 1 November 2016.

Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Irish Prison Service paid out €500k in loans to inmates over three years
# Interest Free
# Interest Free

Irish Prison Service paid out €500k in loans to inmates over three years

Nov 14th 2017, 4:14 PM 32,272 Views 86 Comments

The loans were given for a number of reasons, including the purchases of games consoles.

Tuesday 3 October, 2017

HSE spent nearly €3 million pursuing unpaid hospital charges using debt collectors
# Not Letting It Go
# Not Letting It Go

HSE spent nearly €3 million pursuing unpaid hospital charges using debt collectors

Oct 3rd 2017, 7:49 AM 14,778 Views 58 Comments

The health authority spent nearly €3 million on debt recovery during the period 2011 to 2017.

Monday 25 September, 2017

Pest controllers called to deal with large-scale rat infestation in Wheatfield Prison
# Enclave Of Rats
# Enclave Of Rats

Pest controllers called to deal with large-scale rat infestation in Wheatfield Prison

Sep 25th 2017, 7:47 AM 15,547 Views 22 Comments

Rodents were reported in the kitchens, a medical unit, and at a workshop at the prison.

Friday 15 September, 2017

HSE ambulances broke down over 200 times last year
# Nee Naw Nee Naw
# Nee Naw Nee Naw

HSE ambulances broke down over 200 times last year

Sep 15th 2017, 6:30 AM 6,613 Views 20 Comments

One ambulance is still in service after travelling over 400,000km.

Thursday 31 August, 2017

An average of 12 phones are seized in Irish prisons every week
# Contraband
# Contraband

An average of 12 phones are seized in Irish prisons every week

Aug 31st 2017, 10:01 AM 9,498 Views 48 Comments

The figure is up on last year, but way down on 2008 when about 42-a -week were seized.

Monday 28 August, 2017

UCC spent €200,000 in 2016 on rabbits, rats, pigs, and birds which were used in live experiments
# Vivisection
# Vivisection

UCC spent €200,000 in 2016 on rabbits, rats, pigs, and birds which were used in live experiments

Aug 28th 2017, 2:18 PM 14,535 Views 67 Comments

A further €3,000 was spent on the disposal of the animal carcasses once the experiments had concluded.

Monday 14 August, 2017

More than €4.5 million was spent on liposuction in public hospitals since 2009
# Lipo
# Lipo

More than €4.5 million was spent on liposuction in public hospitals since 2009

Aug 14th 2017, 7:36 AM 11,558 Views 13 Comments

The number of people receiving the surgery has increased by 50% since 2011.

Monday 7 August, 2017

873 pints of' 'hooch' confiscated in Irish prisons last year
# Homebrew
# Homebrew

873 pints of' 'hooch' confiscated in Irish prisons last year

Aug 7th 2017, 10:41 AM 10,969 Views 20 Comments

Homebrew is made in cells using ingredients including water, sugar, fruit and bread.

Friday 4 August, 2017

Mayo hospital apologises to patient made to drink mouthwash instead of water
# Intensive Care
# Intensive Care

Mayo hospital apologises to patient made to drink mouthwash instead of water

Aug 4th 2017, 7:46 AM 24,717 Views 43 Comments

The incident occurred at Mayo University Hospital on 12 June.

Wednesday 2 August, 2017

'A gifted, humble, kind, person': Memorial to man who went missing after diving into Canadian lake
# David Gavin
# David Gavin

'A gifted, humble, kind, person': Memorial to man who went missing after diving into Canadian lake

Aug 2nd 2017, 7:32 PM 26,744 Views 6 Comments

David Gavin from Castlebar in Mayo went missing at the end of June.

Monday 31 July, 2017

Man was malnourished and severely dehydrated before death at Áras Attracta
# Áras Attracta
# Áras Attracta

Man was malnourished and severely dehydrated before death at Áras Attracta

Jul 31st 2017, 10:31 PM 30,406 Views 15 Comments

An inquest heard that staff at the centre did all they could treat him.

€4.4 million paid out to staff of TDs who left Leinster House following the last election
# Bonanza
# Bonanza

€4.4 million paid out to staff of TDs who left Leinster House following the last election

Jul 31st 2017, 7:47 AM 18,764 Views 64 Comments

199 former staff shared in the redundancy payouts, with eight ex-employees receiving packages worth more than €100,000 apiece.

Monday 24 July, 2017

Over €1 million spent last year on surgeries for morbidly obese people
# Obesity
# Obesity

Over €1 million spent last year on surgeries for morbidly obese people

Jul 24th 2017, 7:13 AM 11,685 Views 59 Comments

Ireland is on course to become the fattest nation in Europe within 10 years.

Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Trio charged with 'serious and prolonged' late-night Garda assault in Mayo remanded on bail
# Assault
# Assault

Trio charged with 'serious and prolonged' late-night Garda assault in Mayo remanded on bail

May 17th 2017, 8:13 AM 33,618 Views 0 Comments

The attack, which happened on Easter Sunday, left one Garda hospitalised.

Monday 15 May, 2017

Father-of-two's car 'exploded and spun ten feet in the air' in crash with lorries
# Inquest
# Inquest

Father-of-two's car 'exploded and spun ten feet in the air' in crash with lorries

May 15th 2017, 2:55 PM 43,012 Views 0 Comments

A jury of six men returned a verdict of accidental death.

Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Mayo pensioner, found asleep in car with dog while engine was running, was six times over legal limit
# Castlebar
# Castlebar

Mayo pensioner, found asleep in car with dog while engine was running, was six times over legal limit

May 2nd 2017, 5:40 PM 53,277 Views 59 Comments

72-year-old Michael Costello has been banned from driving for three years. He claimed to have pulled in after becoming “overcome with sadness”.

Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'It's a worrying trend': Judge concerned that age profile of drink drivers is getting younger
# Worrying Trend
# Worrying Trend

'It's a worrying trend': Judge concerned that age profile of drink drivers is getting younger

Apr 26th 2017, 7:17 AM 10,138 Views 20 Comments

Judge Mary Devins said the average age of drink drivers used to be upwards of 60 years.

Sunday 16 April, 2017

Pest company called to St James's Hospital more than 100 times in last two years
# Infestation
# Infestation

Pest company called to St James's Hospital more than 100 times in last two years

Apr 16th 2017, 6:56 PM 22,973 Views 20 Comments

Among the many different pests encountered on the hospital’s campus in recent times were ants, cockroaches, mice, pigeons, and woodlice.

Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Two cases of patient records left on car roofs among 212 HSE data breaches
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Two cases of patient records left on car roofs among 212 HSE data breaches

Apr 11th 2017, 9:02 AM 13,631 Views 19 Comments

A medical device containing patients’ personal information was sent for repair to a company in the UK by Saolta University Hospital Group.

Sunday 2 April, 2017

Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and ants
# Leinster Mouse
# Leinster Mouse

Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and ants

Apr 2nd 2017, 2:04 PM 16,531 Views 57 Comments

Rodent activity and droppings were found in the building.

Saturday 1 April, 2017

Search teams will attempt to lift wreckage of Rescue 116 today
# Mayo
# Mayo

Search teams will attempt to lift wreckage of Rescue 116 today

Apr 1st 2017, 7:48 AM 14,654 Views 10 Comments

The location of Paul Ormsby (53) and Ciarán Smith (38) remains unknown.

Friday 24 March, 2017

Body of captain Mark Duffy found in wreckage of Rescue 116
# Blacksod
# Blacksod

Body of captain Mark Duffy found in wreckage of Rescue 116

Mar 24th 2017, 9:45 PM 141,139 Views 57 Comments

The body has not been brought ashore.

Monday 20 March, 2017

Miscommunication over severity of fisherman's injury responsible for last journey of R116
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

Miscommunication over severity of fisherman's injury responsible for last journey of R116

Mar 20th 2017, 7:30 AM 46,508 Views 41 Comments

It was thought the fisherman had lost his entire hand, instead it was just the tip of his thumb which was severed.

Sunday 12 March, 2017

Over 100 animals die in Dublin Zoo in two years (including some critically endangered ones)
# Dublin Zoo
# Dublin Zoo

Over 100 animals die in Dublin Zoo in two years (including some critically endangered ones)

Mar 12th 2017, 2:48 PM 48,446 Views 51 Comments

Giraffes, penguins and white rhinos are among the 108 animals to die at the zoo.

Monday 6 March, 2017

Wild animals, including monkey called Stevie Wonder, escaped at Fota seven times in one year
# Signed Sealed Delivered
# Signed Sealed Delivered

Wild animals, including monkey called Stevie Wonder, escaped at Fota seven times in one year

Mar 6th 2017, 8:29 AM 15,980 Views 14 Comments

The animals were never in danger or a threat to any visitors, a spokesperson said.

Sunday 5 March, 2017

Senator declares Mayo home is now 200m closer to Leinster House so will receive fewer expenses
# An Honest Day's Work
# An Honest Day's Work

Senator declares Mayo home is now 200m closer to Leinster House so will receive fewer expenses

Mar 5th 2017, 7:00 AM 40,490 Views 73 Comments

Michelle Mulherin told relevant authorities that route changes knocked her travel distance just below the 240km threshold for greater allowances.

Wednesday 15 February, 2017

'Admin error' that led to McCabe allegations was not reported as HSE data protection breach
# Copy And Paste
# Copy And Paste

'Admin error' that led to McCabe allegations was not reported as HSE data protection breach

Feb 15th 2017, 1:18 PM 19,108 Views 53 Comments

Documents released under an FOI show that the incident wasn’t listed among 103 data protection breaches reported between April 2014 and April 2015.

Thursday 9 February, 2017

Ivanka Trump steps down as director of Doonbeg golf resort
# No Conflicts
# No Conflicts

Ivanka Trump steps down as director of Doonbeg golf resort

Feb 9th 2017, 10:33 PM 35,143 Views 42 Comments

Trump himself resigned as a director of the two companies operating Doonbeg last month.

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