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Dublin: 20 °C Friday 19 July, 2019

Today’s News

Andrew Adonis: 'Don't panic - Boris Johnson is the last throw of the Brexit dice'

The former adviser to Tony Blair is speaking about Brexit at the IIEA in Dublin today.

Work is finally to begin on an Electoral Commission for Ireland

It’s hoped an electoral commission will solve problems with the electoral register and address issues redrawing constituency lines.

Vast majority of organisations asked about the PSC said they don't benefit from using it

The Irish Council of Civil Liberties said that there was some confusion and inconsistency from local authorities and other bodies.

Big Sugar and government neglect to blame for dental healthcare's 'state of crisis'

In Ireland, vulnerable people have more untreated dental disease, and poorer oral health-related quality of life than others.

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Simon Harris tells HSE poor coverage of abortion services in west and north west 'is a real concern'

In May, Harris spoke to representatives of the HSE about why abortion services are available in just half of maternity hospitals and units.

Yesterday’s News

Heritage Week launches today: Here are highlights from across the country

A medieval warfare reenactment at Tipperary, blacksmiths in Galway, and birdwatching for kids in Kildare.

Limerick GPO's mosaic tiles and façade will be removed despite people's objections

A member of the public said “to lose it would be a disservice to the memory of Limerick City’s daily life”.

Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes

City and county councils have been doing other work to help save the bees, including ‘rewilding’ parts of parks and lawns.

First scientific review of menstrual cups finds they're safe - and leak the same as other sanitary products

Results from 13 studies suggest that 70% of women wanted to continue using menstrual cups once they knew how to use them.

25% of Irish people say they don't need to conserve water because of how often it rains

Irish Water also admitted that leaks across the country are a “massive problem”, at a rate of 43%.

Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre says 'more people than ever are disclosing and seeking help'

There were approximately 270 calls every week to the National 24-Hour Freephone Helpline in 2018.

A 'deep' partial eclipse of the moon takes place this evening

There won’t be another one for 2 years, so Astronomy Ireland is asking people to send photos of the eclipse into them.

Parents are spending €1,399 getting their child ready to go back to secondary school

Parents of primary school students are paying €50 less than last year, while parents of secondary school students are paying €20 more.

Conscientious objection prevents full rollout of abortion services in several maternity hospitals

The Health Department said it will be asking the HSE to fully implement abortion services in all maternity hospitals and units by September.

Sunday 14 July, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what made the news today.

Photos: Events take place to honour Irish troops who've died in wars or UN missions

President Higgins laid a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland at a ceremony in Collins Barracks.

Motorcyclist (34) dies after crash in Westmeath road race

The man was airlifted to a Dublin hospital after the crash where he was later pronounced dead.

Tributes paid to presenter and YouTuber Emily Hartridge who died in an accident UK

Tributes paid to presenter and YouTuber Emily Hartridge who died in an accident

“She has touched so many lives it’s hard to imagine things without her. She was a very special person.”

Bodies of man and woman found at Derry property

The two bodies were found at a property on Great James’ Street.

PSNI investigating a series of serious sexual assaults on woman in Co Tyrone

The alleged assault occurred in an area of Cookstown at around 2am on Saturday morning.

What is Gatt 24, the 'loophole' cited by Boris Johnson against no-deal Brexit tariffs?

Things have become a little clearer on what would happen if there’s a no-deal Brexit, after the director of the WTO weighed into the debate.

Of 90,000 Irish businesses that trade with the UK, just 531 have attended Brexit workshops

This week, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that the chances of a no-deal Brexit in October were “significant”.

Saturday 13 July, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Alleged smuggling at Baldonnel Airfield, hurricane Barry hurtles towards New Orleans, and the women’s Wimbledon final.

Missing Enniscorthy man found safe and well

An Garda Síochána said they’d been concerned for the welfare of Patrick O’Callaghan.

Gardaí renew appeal for 15-year-old Limerick boy missing since Wednesday

Gearoid was last seen at Mulgrave Street, Limerick at around 4.05pm.

Driver arrested in Clare after 'dangerously' forcing vehicles out of the way

The driver was travelling at 176km in a 120km-zone.

Luas resumes between Broombridge and Sandyford with some delays

An issue was discovered with the pantographs, which is the device on the tram that connects it to the overhead lines.

Met Police responds to criticism in wake of warning media not to publish leaked memos

“Do you have any comprehension of a free society? This isn’t Russia,” the Sunday Times editor said in response.

Man (40s) killed in single-vehicle collision on M9

The fatal collision occurred just after Junction 10, Knocktopher this morning.

Thursday 11 July, 2019

'My mam deserves justice': Daughter of Irene White appeals to public for information

“The ultimate goal would be to have [the mastermind] before the courts and charged,” Jennifer McBride told RTÉ’s Prime Time.

CervicalCheck smear results weren't sent to some women due to IT glitch at US lab

“It is unfortunate that the CervicalCheck programme has been hit with another body blow,” Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly said.

Dáil rejects EU-Mercosur trade deal in symbolic vote

Fianna Fáil voted against the Mercosur deal.

Gardaí investigate sudden death of man (60) found in his Enniscorthy home

The State Pathologist is due to attend the scene later today.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

The Dáil votes against Mercosur deal, tributes pour in for Brendan Grace, and Tommy Robinson handed jail sentence.

Wednesday 10 July, 2019

The UK's Brexit department is hiring four advisers - two for the backstop and two for 'alternative arrangements'

“We are looking for two proactive problem-solvers…” the ad reads.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Sir Kim Darroch resigns, a Mercosur deal protest, and Garda Commissioner apologises to the family of Brian Stack.

Body of murdered Pat McCormick found in Co Down lake, PSNI confirm

The family of the father-of-four thanked the public for their support and prayers.

'Cruel' State pension changes are still affecting thousands

Despite government revisions, only 32,307 pensioners have received an increase in their pension, which is “significantly lower than expected”.

For the first time, you can write a message for future generations on the Census

The Census will have a “time capsule” blank box on the form, where citizens can leave their mark, to be revealed in 100 years’ time.

Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Parking costs in Dublin city are increasing to €3.20 per hour from next Monday

The changes will also include an expansion of “high-demand” yellow and red zones across the city.

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