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Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave dies aged 97 RIP

Former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave dies aged 97

Cosgrave was Taoiseach between 1973 and 1977.

Sunday 16 April, 2017

"Well, in our factory, if a woman is good looking she gets treated differently"

A generation of women in Nicaragua are working to improve their lives in a society that isn’t always friendly to women.

Saturday 15 April, 2017

'Even going to the gynaecologist might be seen as cheating': Changing how one country views its women

“Did he control his wife in the past? Soza pauses for a second. “Yes,” he says.”

Monday 3 October, 2016

Colombia's rejection of peace deal has echoes of UK's shock Brexit

There was a lot to stomach in a Yes vote for a people caused so much pain over the past five decades, writes Michael Sheils McNamee from Medellin.

Sunday 7 August, 2016

Two years after it was set up, what's happening with the mother and baby home inquiry?

This week Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone announced it will be two more years before the report is published.

Saturday 6 August, 2016

Two dolphins die after becoming stranded off the coast of Mayo

Rescuers were able to save three of the animals and return them to the sea.

Could Ireland ever look at Bobby Sands in the same way as the heroes of the 1916 Rising? has been speaking to Brendan J Byrne about his new film Bobby Sands: 66 Days

Friday 5 August, 2016

Pioneers' group calls for return of Confirmation pledge

The practice has become less universal in recent years, but is still in use in many parishes.

Number of gardaí in place to tackle drug dealers still falling, new figures show

There are nine garda divisions around the country with five or less guards committed to tackling drugs.

Thursday 4 August, 2016

Heroin the number one drug for hospital admissions as 'legal high' use grows

A new psychoactive substance has also been shown to be on the rise.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

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Lidl's plans to boost operation will create 600 jobs

A number of these will be at a major warehouse in Newbridge, Co Kildare that is in the planning process.

Transgender woman speaks about wanting to rejoin Orange Order

Adrianne Elson has said that she would like to join the women’s section of the order.

Calls for changes to school uniforms to ease sting on parents' pockets

A new survey by Barnardo’s has shown parents of first year secondary students paying almost €800 to send their child to school.

Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Nine children wounded after inflatable slide breaks free in the UK

None of the children’s injuries have been described as serious.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

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Tuesday 2 August, 2016

School children tell us what they think about how they learn about religion

Here is what they had to say…

'She's coming home singing Ave Maria': Religion from the back of the classroom

Ireland’s non-religious parents face some tough choices about how their children participate.

Why have you been hearing about "strange goings-on" at the national seminary?

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has decided not to send trainee priests from Dublin to St Patrick’s College.

Monday 1 August, 2016

Here is how Ireland's bishops responded to being asked to hand over their schools

Then education minister Ruairí Quinn had high hopes when he wrote to bishops around the country back in 2013.

'It tends not to be prime property that's handed over': 8 schools opened in 3 years under divestment has spoken to the schools supposed to be offering choice to the parents of Ireland’s primary school pupils.

Older patients sedated to help them adjust to incontinence pads

Dr Shaun O’Keefe has been talking to about the misuse of drugs in the treatment of older patients.

Sunday 31 July, 2016

Who are the people riding Dublin's rickshaws?

The pedal-powered cabs have faced calls for increased regulation.

Friday 29 July, 2016

Gardaí appeal for information about 29-year-old missing from Cavan

Stephen Murphy was last seen on Wednesday.

Group rescued from rough seas in the UK after paddling out in search of Pokémon

“Catching a pocket fictional creature is not worth losing your life over.”

Two-thirds would back a united Ireland if a referendum was held tomorrow, poll finds

The new Red C/Paddy Power has also found Fianna Fáil is Ireland’s most popular party.

New scheme will see 793 people walk away from bankruptcy today

A new scheme will also be offer free advice from personal insolvency practitioners.

Locking mental health patients into wards 'does not reduce suicide risk'

German research carried out over a 14-year period has cast doubts over the practice.

Thursday 28 July, 2016

The 5 at 5: Thursday

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These are the luckiest places in the country to buy a lottery ticket

Irish people have won more than €258 million on the lottery since the start of the year.

Gardaí renew appeal for missing person Deirdre Jacob

It has been 18 years since the 18-year-old was last seen.

Wednesday 27 July, 2016

The ice bucket challenge: It actually made a huge difference

Around €104 million was raised through people dumping water over their heads.

Irish teenager dies after swimming accident in Germany

Jack McHugh had been in a serious condition since a swimming accident last week.

Irish Water proposes adding chemical to supply to help stop lead poisoning

Orthophosphate is used internationally to help prevent lead poisoning.

Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Dublin City Council backs ban on animal circuses

Councillors voted in favour of the motion last night.

Final blocks of O'Devaney Gardens flats set to be torn down

New accommodation on the site will contain a mix of social housing and State-owned rental accommodation.

Irish legal firm makes breakthrough in push for VW emissions compensation

The company is currently paying out a €13.9 billion settlement to customers in the United States.

Monday 25 July, 2016

Irish priest takes key investigative role in examining $9 million Argentinian political scandal

A former government minister was caught throwing bags of cash over the wall of a convent.

Sunday 24 July, 2016

The man who lived The Wire, and then turned it all around

Kevin Shird spent almost 12 years in prison in Baltimore before becoming a leading community figure.

Friday 22 July, 2016

High Court rules to allow former judge to 'earn his crust' as a barrister

White had been prevented from doing by a Bar Council rule that restricts the type of work former judges can perform.

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