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Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Today’s News

New regulations to make it easier for returning emigrants to get an Irish driving licence

People with non-exchangable full licences will now be able to take the driving test after six rather than 12 EDT lessons.

Yesterday’s News

'It's clearly not working': TDs hit out at Rent Pressure Zone laws as prices continue to soar

The latest Daft.ie quarterly report found that the average monthly rent nationwide is €1,334.

Investigation underway after soccer referee injured during assault at midlands match

Gardaí were called to the incident at a football club in Horseleap, Co Offaly shortly before 1pm yesterday.

Thursday 8 November, 2018

Growing up in Ireland: Just one in four 9-year-olds get recommended level of physical activity

One quarter reported being physically active for at least 60 minutes every day.

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study Bmj

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study

Smoking increased a woman’s risk of a heart attack by 55% more than it increased the risk in a man.

Just four dog poo fines were issued in Dublin City so far this year

Out of the four fines issued this year, just one was paid.

Wednesday 7 November, 2018

EU secures funding to roll out free WiFi hotspots to public spaces

Local authorities can apply for vouchers worth €15,000 to provide free public WiFi in town centres, parks, libraries and museums.

Many non-Irish nationals are as likely to be employed and as educated as Irish people

Research published by the ESRI this morning examines how well migrants are settling into Ireland.

Tuesday 6 November, 2018

'Rough sleeper' found dead on Dublin City Centre street

He was found on Cook Street at 8am this morning.

Monday 5 November, 2018

Simon Harris on criticism from ex-HSE chief: 'I will never apologise for holding people to account' HSE

Simon Harris on criticism from ex-HSE chief: 'I will never apologise for holding people to account'

Varadkar said Tony O’Brien “was right to step down” as HSE chief in light of the CervicalCheck scandal.

Superintendent David Taylor has retired from An Garda Síochána

Mr Justice Peter Charleton found that Taylor aided a campaign against whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

Iconic Dublin buildings and city streets to light up for 30 nights over Christmas

The city will be lit up with Christmas lights on city streets and building projections between sunset and 2am each night.

'He was so lucky': New Zealand fisherman rescues 18-month-old toddler from ocean

The baby had pulled the zip of the parents’ tent open while they were sleeping and walked down to the beach.

Teenager suffers knife wounds to face during altercation in Dublin

The incident happened at around 6.30pm on Friday evening at Balcurris Gardens in Ballymun.

More than 51,000 fathers have taken paternity leave since September 2016

51,409 fathers have been awarded leave since the scheme began.

Sunday 4 November, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Here’s what got people talking today.

'Precautionary measures' work on 22 schools hit by structural defects to be finished this evening

Teams have been on site throughout the weekend to facilitate the reopening of schools.

Woman (30) dies after getting into difficulty while kayaking in Co Kerry

The incident happened in the Roughty River, Kilgarvan at around 12pm.

Report of deal to keep UK in customs union post-Brexit is 'speculation', Flanagan says

Sources told the Sunday Times that Theresa May has secured concessions from Brussels.

'A retention crisis': Concerns raised as numbers serving in Defence Forces drops below 9,000

As of 30 September, permanent Defence Forces numbers dropped to 8,989.

Culture strongly influences how young people cope with natural disasters, study finds

“We found that culture really matters in terms of how adolescents respond to a disaster.”

Saturday 3 November, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Here’s what got people talking today.

More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments

The HSE figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s mental health spokesperson James Browne.

Post-mortem complete after man's mutilated body found in Dublin house

The incident happened at Tudor Lawns in Foxrock.

Labour passes motion calling on RTÉ to boycott Eurovision if hosted in Jerusalem

However, it has been confirmed that the event will take place in Tel Aviv.

This Santa's grotto is being adapted for an Autism-friendly experience for children

Winterval is hosting an Autism-friendly evening on 13 December at the Old Postal Sorting Centre in Waterford.

Driver fined after using neighbour's expired disabled permit to park for free near work

The permit was seized by gardaí and the driver was issued with a fixed charge notice.

Varadkar says Brexit is 'fraying the relationship' between Ireland and Britain

Varadkar was speaking to RTÉ Radio One’s Marian Finucan Show this morning.

Teenager (16) arrested after woman (51) left in serious condition following hit-and-run

The collision happened on Canal Bridge, Osberstown, Naas at around 8.25pm yesterday evening.

Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade is dealing with a huge amount of fires spread out across the city tonight

Halloween is one of the busiest days of the year for the force.

Nóirín O'Sullivan has another new job - this time it's with the United Nations

She has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary-General for Safety and Security at the United Nations.

Karen Bradley 'actively considering' external mediator to restore NI powersharing talks

Northern Ireland powersharing collapsed in January 2017 following the DUP’s and Sinn Féin’s failure to agree on a number of issues.

Company charged with offences following UK baby death investigation

The company is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday 17 December.

Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Have you seen Zebin? Gardaí appeal for help finding missing 17-year-old

Zebin Zheng was last seen at around 10am on Saturday, 27 October, in Templeogue, Dublin 6.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses, specifically a taxi driver, in relation to Amanda Carroll murder

Anyone with information is asked to contact gardaí.

Another delay for Metrolink as public consultation results pushed back

“We now expect to update stakeholders and hold the second non-statutory consultation early in the New Year.”

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Here’s what got people talking today.

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Police search house in Birmingham in Suzy Lamplugh murder investigation

Suzy Lamplugh, aged 25, was reported missing on 28 July 1986 in Fulham, London.

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