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Dublin: 25°C Friday 12 August 2022

Thursday 4 August, 2022

Tayto Park visitors sheltered in gift shop after three bison escaped from enclosure in March
# Bovine Intervention
# Bovine Intervention

Tayto Park visitors sheltered in gift shop after three bison escaped from enclosure in March

Aug 4th 2022, 11:45 AM 31,675 Views 25 Comments

Customers were confined to the gift shop until the bison herd manager arrived.

Saturday 9 July, 2022

Mr Price ordered to pay €20,000 for discriminating against worker sacked on maternity
# Mr Price
# Mr Price

Mr Price ordered to pay €20,000 for discriminating against worker sacked on maternity

Jul 9th 2022, 2:00 PM 47,262 Views 0 Comments

Elena Balan told the WRC that she had been “frozen” in shock after learning that she had been fired.

Sunday 19 June, 2022

Cell phones: €1.1m spent installing telephones in every cell at four prisons
# Prison Cells
# Prison Cells

Cell phones: €1.1m spent installing telephones in every cell at four prisons

Jun 19th 2022, 3:50 PM 48,228 Views 72 Comments

Inmates in Mountjoy and Arbour Hill will have to wait until 2023 before telephones are installed in their cells.

Thursday 16 June, 2022

Oireachtas to splash out €300,000 on its own brand of wine to sell in Leinster House
# Big Cellar
# Big Cellar

Oireachtas to splash out €300,000 on its own brand of wine to sell in Leinster House

Jun 16th 2022, 9:14 AM 30,455 Views 95 Comments

The parliamentary authority is looking for a “young, clean, fresh, fruity” style of white wine to put its own label on.

Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Oireachtas Golf Society told not to use state harp emblem as its logo
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Oireachtas Golf Society told not to use state harp emblem as its logo

Jun 15th 2022, 1:15 PM 9,270 Views 4 Comments

A government department had fears that the state could suffer reputational damage.

Tuesday 14 June, 2022

WRC awards ex-Lidl employee €17,500 for dismissal over discounted baked goods
# WRC
# WRC

WRC awards ex-Lidl employee €17,500 for dismissal over discounted baked goods

Jun 14th 2022, 4:27 PM 41,951 Views 0 Comments

On two occasions, the man purchased stale products from the shop’s bakery at a discounted price.

Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Deaf activist loses discrimination case against RTÉ over All-Ireland final coverage
# WRC
# WRC

Deaf activist loses discrimination case against RTÉ over All-Ireland final coverage

May 31st 2022, 1:46 PM 19,338 Views 0 Comments

The man claimed RTÉ discriminated against him and the deaf community by failing to make its programming available to all.

Saturday 21 May, 2022

Hotel ordered to pay €5,000 for discriminating against bride-to-be from Traveller Community
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Hotel ordered to pay €5,000 for discriminating against bride-to-be from Traveller Community

May 21st 2022, 3:19 PM 67,459 Views 0 Comments

The woman did not receive a response until a complaint was made under the Equal Status Act.

Sunday 15 May, 2022

Nearly 3,000 thoroughbred horses slaughtered for meat in Ireland since 2020
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

Nearly 3,000 thoroughbred horses slaughtered for meat in Ireland since 2020

May 15th 2022, 11:38 AM 45,826 Views 51 Comments

Some 305 such horses have been slaughtered to date this year.

Friday 13 May, 2022

Mice, rats and slugs among pests that plagued Leinster House in past six months
# Leinster Mouse
# Leinster Mouse

Mice, rats and slugs among pests that plagued Leinster House in past six months

May 13th 2022, 10:52 AM 12,442 Views 37 Comments

Exterminators identified a “possible disease risk” due to bird droppings around the door bridge connecting the building to the Department of An Taoiseach.

Thursday 12 May, 2022

Fatality could have occurred when Luas collided with bridge, investigation finds
# Dublin
# Dublin

Fatality could have occurred when Luas collided with bridge, investigation finds

May 12th 2022, 11:09 AM 27,705 Views 3 Comments

The incident occurred on the approach to Beresford Place railway bridge in Dublin city last year.

Thursday 27 January, 2022

DFA secretary general gave staff go-ahead to gather 'in the thick of it' to watch UN vote
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

DFA secretary general gave staff go-ahead to gather 'in the thick of it' to watch UN vote

Jan 27th 2022, 7:56 AM 14,719 Views 11 Comments

The go-ahead was communicated in an email from Niall Burgess’s private secretary the day before the gathering.

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 30,782 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 15,888 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 12,611 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 31,819 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 17,485 Views 18 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 29,313 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 8,704 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 10,883 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 11,689 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 49,300 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 25,742 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 32,347 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 14,870 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 15,571 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 6,635 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 9,574 Views 50 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 14,601 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 11,583 Views 14 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 10,986 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 24,899 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 26,773 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 30,510 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 18,820 Views 66 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 11,705 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 33,732 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 43,064 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 53,454 Views 56 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 10,207 Views 20 Comments

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

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