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Today’s News

Maamtrasna murders: Wrongful detention and execution in a divided Ireland

Myles Joyce, who was hanged for the murders, was pardoned President by Michael D Higgins this year.

Yesterday’s News

'We're not getting justice': Shane Tuohey's family kept in the dark in inquiry into his death

The 23-year-old man’s body was recovered from the River Brosna in 2002. His family believes he was murdered.

Thursday 13 December, 2018

Land zoning: Watchdog makes findings against two Mayo councillors over conduct

Sipo found that both Frank Durcan and Cyril Burke contravened the code of conduct for elected representatives.

Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10

Findings suggest that sexual minority youths and are four times more likely to report recent self-harm at ages 16 and 21 years than their heterosexual peers.

Tuesday 11 December, 2018

'The Guardians': Jamal Khashoggi and other journalists named Time Person of the Year

The magazine’s editor-in-chief said “manipulation and abuse of truth” is a common thread in many of this year’s headlines.

Cher to return to Dublin for first Irish gig in 15 years

Tickets go on sale this Friday.

'Mayday Mayday': How the British media reacted to the cancelled Brexit vote

The prime minister deferred the House of Commons’ crucial vote on the Brexit deal.

Man and woman released without charge after Dublin quays stabbing

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Man arrested after camper van fire on Howth pier

Another vehicle beside the camper van also caught fire.

Sunday 9 December, 2018

Pop-up shop offers unique Christmas gifts handmade by disadvantaged groups

The products are all handmade by people in the probation service, refugee women, members of the Travelling community or people living with disability.

'Doctors, pills and alcohol couldn't cure my pain': Brother of missing woman urges families to seek help

Imelda Keenan has not been seen since she disappeared from her home in Waterford in 1994.

Saturday 8 December, 2018

Gardaí investigating further criminal damage at Dublin building site

Last month work at the site was stopped because of anti-social behaviour.

Friday 7 December, 2018

Irish women report painful complications from controversial sterilisation implant

The device has not been distributed in Ireland since January 2014.

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year

Hiqa has also recommended switching to a different vaccination – one that protects against an additional five types of HPV.

Thursday 6 December, 2018

It took 9 consecutive questions for bank execs to admit €1.3bn mortgage 'vehicle' won't pay tax Mortgage Arrears This post contains videos

It took 9 consecutive questions for bank execs to admit €1.3bn mortgage 'vehicle' won't pay tax

Last week the bank confirmed it was transferring more than 6,000 home loans into a special purpose vehicle.

Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Forensic scientists revisiting 20 cases of unidentified remains with new DNA testing

The new testing process has allowed scientists to retest samples from as far back as the late 90s.

Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Met Éireann warns over possible 'stormy conditions' on Thursday

Keep the umbrella with you for the week – showers are expected on and off every day.

FactCheck: Were Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'?

Yesterday it was described as political correctness “gone mad”, but did the HSE even say it?

Man dies after van crashes into vacant house in Donegal

The man was the only occupant of the van.

Monday 3 December, 2018

Supporters of English language teachers protest at school after sudden closure

Staff said they have been left in the dark about the money they are owed.

Appeal for witnesses to rush hour hit-and-run in Kildare

A motorcyclist was struck from behind by a silver-coloured car and is currently being treated in Naas General Hospital.

Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Warning people will be stuck in rental market as regulator leaves mortgage rules unchanged

Central Bank governor Philip Lane said the measures protect borrowers from excessive debt.

Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Denis Naughten welcomes report which says broadband plan 'was not tainted' by dinners

The review relied on statements by Naughten, David McCourt and others as no formal minutes were taken at these meetings.

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer

She was given a terminal diagnosis at the start of this year and Phelan said the drug Pembro is allowing her to live with the disease.

Monday 26 November, 2018

'People crying in the ward alone': Patients describe their experiences in Irish hospitals

Patients have highlighted issues with communication from their doctors and the discharge process.

Women with vaginal mesh complications too ill to attend protest over their care

Last week the Minister for Health confirmed the ban on these surgeries will not be lifted until a number of key recommendations are implemented.

Saturday 24 November, 2018

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 possession cases before the courts?

There has been a slowdown in the number of cases being issued, but it is unclear where exactly the situation stands now.

Thursday 22 November, 2018

Garda management makes 'inexcusable' decision to move recruits last-minute and cancel their leave

A number of the affected probationer gardaí had already made alternative accommodation arrangements.

Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Changes to vaginal surgeries as Minister praises women for 'making public their private suffering'

Irish women who have had these surgeries have reported complications like chronic pain, reduced mobility and recurrent infections.

Residential Tenancies Board hearing cancelled after protesters occupy office over family's eviction

Activists are calling for a greater level of independence on the board.

Tuesday 20 November, 2018

NI report suggests banning public from rape trials and showing juries videos about stereotyping

A need for legislation to manage social media use around these trials has also been recommended.

Rainfall warning in four counties as snow to hit mountains tonight

The rainfall warning is for Dublin, Louth, Wicklow and Meath.

Monday 19 November, 2018

Ministers offer condolences to family of Irish soccer fan who died in Copenhagen

Players on the Irish soccer team will wear black armbands in respect of the fan who died.

'Did he suffer? Was he alone?': Gussie Shanahan's family appeal for answers Limerick This post contains videos

'Did he suffer? Was he alone?': Gussie Shanahan's family appeal for answers

The young Limerick man had been missing for 18 years when bone fragments found in 2001 were confirmed as his.

Mary Lou McDonald to meet with Máiría Cahill over abuse case

PSNI officers have said Sinn Féin members did not cooperate when interviewed in connection with Cahill’s allegations.

PAYE workers could lose out on benefit of tax cuts as Revenue reviews expense flat rate Tax

PAYE workers could lose out on benefit of tax cuts as Revenue reviews expense flat rate

A number of categories like shop assistants, actors and journalists will have their flat-rate expenses withdrawn from 1 January.

'Bring justice to the family': Appeal six years on from murder of Robert Sheehan in hotel carpark

Gardaí and Crimestoppers today urged people with information to contact them.

Woman stabbed at 'isolated, unlit' Dublin bus stop

The woman’s handbag was stolen during the incident.

Saturday 17 November, 2018

UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles

The research aims to identify the positive factors that helped peole who experienced trauma in their childhoods.

FactCheck: Has the number of cases taken by banks over arrears halved in two years?

Brendan Burgess claims there is “no tsunami” of arrears cases now.

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