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Thursday 28 February, 2019

Is it an internet hoax? 'No reports' of Momo challenge to authorities

CyberSafeIreland said that it has been “inundated” by enquiries about Momo – mainly from the media.

Man (30) jailed for three-and-a-half years for assaulting Irish Liverpool fan Seán Cox

Simone Mastrelli (30) was charged with two counts in connection with the assault of Seán Cox.

Auto-fill and GDPR were among the data protection problems of 2018

The number of cyber security compromises rose sharply from 49 cases in 2017 to 225 in 2018.

Leo Varadkar says it is 'scandalous' that the Children's Hospital cost estimations were so far off

Speaking about Brexit, the Taoiseach also said that he’s “not surprised” that he’s the “boogeyman” of the British media.

Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'Chilling effect': What could the Kerins case change about Dáil committees?

A significant judgement was handed down today against the “extraordinarily well-defended” privileges of the Oireachtas.

Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Blair calls Independent Group a 'fightback' against 'populism-enthralled' Labour

The former Labour leader said that Brexit had plunged Britain into “the throes of an unparalleled political crisis”.

Bitter medicine: NHS 'harmed' in all Brexit scenarios, but no-deal will hit hardest

In the run up to the 2016 Brexit vote, ‘Leave’ campaigners promised it would deliver millions for the NHS.

Monday 25 February, 2019

Labour WILL back second Brexit referendum in effort to stop no-deal

Jeremy Corbyn’s party has said he wants to avoid ‘a damaging Tory Brexit.’

Explainer: What has led to resignations in the Social Democrats?

The Social Democrats are reviewing Dublin candidate Ellie Kisyombe’s background in response to a Sunday Times story.

Teachers to share roles between secondary schools to help tackle shortages

The scheme aims to solve recruitment problems in subjects such as STEM, modern languages, Irish and home economics.

Sunday 24 February, 2019

It's a year since the snow-induced bread rush - now Brexit is causing problems

A no-deal Brexit could mean the prices of bread increase by between 10% and 15%, according to a bread makers’ association.

Saturday 23 February, 2019

Statelessness: Here's how removing a person's nationality causes problems

People access their human rights through citizenship – without it, people can’t to go to school, get a job, or get married.

Train disruptions at Kildare-Portlaoise, Belfast, and Pearse Station this weekend

There are three separate disruptions to train services this weekend – here’s a run through of what’s planned.

Friday 22 February, 2019

Teenager who abducted and killed Alesha MacPhail named as Aaron Campbell

The six-year-old’s body was found in a wooded area on the Isle of Bute, Scotland in July 2018.

Mytaxi is changing its name to FREE NOW

The taxi app formerly known as Hailo, currently called Mytaxi, is to rebrand to ‘FREE NOW’ later this year.

Fianna Fáil and SDLP urge all 'pro-Remain' parties to back 5 Brexit principles

The statement calls on Sinn FĂ©in to take its seats in Westminster to vote down a no-deal Brexit, saying that “every vote counts”.

Thursday 21 February, 2019

Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht

Dr Victor Bayda said that being appointed to the role was “a privilege and an honour”.

'Costs will rise': UK and Irish retail groups warn of 'devastating' no-deal consequences

Tariffs that would be imposed in a no-deal Brexit scenario would result in an increase in costs for Irish shoppers.

Wednesday 20 February, 2019

It's going to be 'exceptionally mild' for the rest of this week

It will be mild, drizzly with a bit of sunshine, according to Met Éireann.

Police investigate after statue of US sailor kissing nurse is spray-painted with '#MeToo'

Police in Sarasota launched an investigation into who caused the damage – repairs were estimated to be worth $1,000.

Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Simon Coveney says people shouldn't stockpile medicines because of Brexit

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs was speaking to RTÉ ahead of Cabinet discussions for no-deal Brexit planning.

Poll: Should the Dáil vote for confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris? This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Dáil vote for confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris?

Fianna Fáil TDs have reportedly been urged by the party whip to attend the vote tomorrow evening.

Health committee chair to vote against Simon Harris in no-confidence motion

“He’s given impression that this is a priority for him,” the Independent Clare TD said.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

The uneven distribution of wealth, the Simon Harris confidence motion, and the politics of Eurovision 2019.

Monday 18 February, 2019

Poll: Should Fianna Fáil withdraw their support for Fine Gael if there's a Brexit deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Fianna Fáil withdraw their support for Fine Gael if there's a Brexit deal?

If the Withdrawal Agreement passes, there will be a transition period until 31 December 2020.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s what’s made the headlines this morning.

Delays of 30-45 minutes to trains going to and from Heuston due to vandalism

Newbridge to Grand Canal Dock train services are operating from/to Hazelhatch as a result.

Sunday 17 February, 2019

If you're Irish and living in the UK, you have to travel home to vote now

Irish citizens’ rights to fly home to vote expires after 18 months of residency in the UK.

Saturday 16 February, 2019

Work finally begins to refurbish The Liberties' Peace Park

There’s been disagreement over whether a First World War memorial should be placed in the ‘peace’ park.

Friday 15 February, 2019

It was the warmest February day in years today

And it’s expected to stay fairly mild this weekend too.

Patient dies after falling from fourth-floor window at Mater Hospital

GardaĂ­ are investigating the incident.

Thursday 14 February, 2019

Theresa May suffers another Brexit defeat as MPs vote down motion

Votes on amendments to Theresa May’s deal will be held today and possibly on 27 February, too.

European Court rules that two-tier teacher pay scale isn't age discrimination

Teacher’s union the INTO said that it the ruling was “a bitter disappointment”.

Crown prosecutors say it's 'not in the public interest' to prosecute Prince Philip

The Duke of Edinburgh voluntarily gave up his driving licence at the weekend.

The Dutch government is using a giant blue mascot to warn of Brexit risks

Around 40 companies last year moved their operations from the UK to the Netherlands because of Brexit.

PSNI 'deeply sorry' for not giving documents relating to 1990s killings to ombudsman

Human error and an archaic IT system are being cited as the reasons for the omission.

Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Nigel Farage declares himself a Brexit Party MEP

The party can contest elections in the UK – and potentially in the European Parliament.

'I wondered had I turned into Rip Van Winkle,' Bertie Ahern tells UK Brexit committee

The former Taoiseach insisted repeatedly that “Northern Ireland is not the same as the rest of the UK”.

Mary Lou accuses the UK of playing a 'game of chicken' with Irish interests, in British media blitz

The Sinn FĂ©in leader also accused the British Prime Minister Theresa May of acting “in bad faith”.

Dublin has 'the slowest city centre in all of Europe'

Dublin drivers spent around 246 hours in traffic in 2018, according to a global analytical report.