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Hospitality workers: Industry's 'downward spiral' will remain until pay and conditions change
# Staffing Crisis
# Staffing Crisis

Hospitality workers: Industry's 'downward spiral' will remain until pay and conditions change

Wed 12:05 AM 18,866 Views 18 Comments

A significant proportion of staff did not return to their employers after Covid-19 restrictions on the sector were lifted

Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Medical scientists to suspend strike action tomorrow and enter talks in Labour Court
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Medical scientists to suspend strike action tomorrow and enter talks in Labour Court

Updated Tue 6:48 PM 36,108 Views 14 Comments

The MLSA, Department of Health and HSE are all set to engage in talks in the Labour Court tomorrow.

Cyclist in critical condition after collision with taxi in Cork city
# Cork
# Cork

Cyclist in critical condition after collision with taxi in Cork city

Tue 9:39 AM 13,332 Views 2 Comments

The incident occurred at 2am at the junction of Anglesea Street and Union Quay.

Monday 23 May, 2022

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Mon 6:30 PM 15,917 Views 7 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Saturday 21 May, 2022

QUIZ: How well do you know Tom Cruise's films?
# Quiz
# Quiz

QUIZ: How well do you know Tom Cruise's films?

Sat 10:00 PM 44,904 Views 26 Comments

The Hollywood Star received the Cannes Film Festival’s highest prize this week.

Friday 20 May, 2022

Union calls for menstrual health policy in every Irish workplace
# Periods
# Periods

Union calls for menstrual health policy in every Irish workplace

May 20th 2022, 12:30 PM 17,961 Views 44 Comments

Over 70% of respondents in a survey conducted by the union had taken time off work because of their periods.

Irish festivals sign up to campaign aimed at tackling sexual violence
# Festival Season
# Festival Season

Irish festivals sign up to campaign aimed at tackling sexual violence

May 20th 2022, 6:15 AM 8,798 Views 10 Comments

Electric Picnic is among the festivals signed up to the charter.

Thursday 19 May, 2022

Greater access to clinical trials for teens and young adults as cancer incidence rises in Ireland
# Reasearch
# Reasearch

Greater access to clinical trials for teens and young adults as cancer incidence rises in Ireland

May 19th 2022, 6:00 AM 16,212 Views 3 Comments

Around 180-190 people between 16 and 25 years are diagnosed with cancer in Ireland every year.

Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Children's Ombudsman warns of pandemic knock-on impacts as complaints surge almost 80%
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Children's Ombudsman warns of pandemic knock-on impacts as complaints surge almost 80%

May 17th 2022, 6:35 AM 14,002 Views 1 Comment

Over half of the complaints in 2021 related to education.

'They feel forgotten': Disruption to lab tests for GPs and hospitals as medical scientists to strike
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

'They feel forgotten': Disruption to lab tests for GPs and hospitals as medical scientists to strike

May 17th 2022, 6:20 AM 20,691 Views 8 Comments

Five additional strike days are planned if the union and the HSE cannot come to a resolution.

Monday 16 May, 2022

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

May 16th 2022, 6:30 PM 16,505 Views 2 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Saturday 14 May, 2022

QUIZ: How much do you know about Ireland's Eurovision journey over the years?
# Quiz
# Quiz

QUIZ: How much do you know about Ireland's Eurovision journey over the years?

May 14th 2022, 11:00 PM 30,929 Views 8 Comments

It wasn’t our year but we still hold some pretty impressive records.

Friday 13 May, 2022

Master of NMH says he can't understand 'vitriol of opposition' to new maternity hospital
# Maternity Hospital
# Maternity Hospital

Master of NMH says he can't understand 'vitriol of opposition' to new maternity hospital

Updated May 13th 2022, 1:00 PM 13,618 Views 35 Comments

The Oireachtas Health Committee discussed the issue in a heated session last night.

EPA reveals Ireland's best and worst quality bathing sites
# Water Quality
# Water Quality

EPA reveals Ireland's best and worst quality bathing sites

May 13th 2022, 6:15 AM 44,660 Views 12 Comments

Just two beaches received a ‘poor’ quality rating.

Thursday 12 May, 2022

HSE: No timeline for lifting of ban on home water births
# Home Births
# Home Births

HSE: No timeline for lifting of ban on home water births

May 12th 2022, 6:00 AM 18,983 Views 9 Comments

The ‘temporary pause’ has been in place since November 2020 pending investigations into two incidents.

Wednesday 4 May, 2022

'A tenner a year lease': Martin says maternity hospital will effectively be in public ownership
# Health
# Health

'A tenner a year lease': Martin says maternity hospital will effectively be in public ownership

Updated May 4th 2022, 8:10 PM 33,614 Views 75 Comments
  • The Oireachtas Health Committee is set to interrogate the plans before the matter goes back to Cabinet in two weeks' time.
  • Minister Catherine Martin has described this as "a valuable process".
  • Minister Simon Harris says there was agreement across the three government parties, and all genders, to delay a decision.
'You lost the run of yourself': Robert Watt grilled by TDs over Holohan secondment to Trinity
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

'You lost the run of yourself': Robert Watt grilled by TDs over Holohan secondment to Trinity

May 4th 2022, 12:33 PM 31,808 Views 27 Comments

The Secretary General of the Department of Health appeared before the Oireachtas Health Committee this morning.

Man arrested after police officer injured in Derry after being carried 30 metres on car bonnet
# Derry
# Derry

Man arrested after police officer injured in Derry after being carried 30 metres on car bonnet

Updated May 4th 2022, 12:27 PM 10,641 Views 1 Comment

Another officer also sustained minor injuries in the incident.

Tuesday 3 May, 2022

New analysis shows gap between rich and poor in Ireland is widening
# Wealth Gap
# Wealth Gap

New analysis shows gap between rich and poor in Ireland is widening

May 3rd 2022, 6:00 AM 26,722 Views 36 Comments

Social Justice Ireland said the rich-poor gap increased by €2.96 per week, or €154 per year, as a result of tax and welfare measures in the 2022 Budget.

Monday 2 May, 2022

More regulation of short-term lets on the way as charity says renters left with 'no options'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

More regulation of short-term lets on the way as charity says renters left with 'no options'

May 2nd 2022, 10:24 AM 25,195 Views 42 Comments

The Housing Minister at the weekend said the government is planning to take action in the coming weeks.

Poll: Are you still wearing a face mask in certain settings?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you still wearing a face mask in certain settings?

May 2nd 2022, 9:44 AM 66,271 Views 78 Comments

The public is still advised to wear a face covering in settings such as public transport.

Saturday 30 April, 2022

QUIZ: How well do you know Wes Anderson's films?
# Quiz
# Quiz

QUIZ: How well do you know Wes Anderson's films?

Apr 30th 2022, 10:00 PM 31,598 Views 24 Comments

Test your knowledge…

Minister 'disappointed' by BOI decision to end graduate medical student loan
# Fees
# Fees

Minister 'disappointed' by BOI decision to end graduate medical student loan

Apr 30th 2022, 7:30 AM 27,240 Views 30 Comments

Fees for graduate entry medicine (GEM) students are now set at €16,290 per year for Irish students.

Friday 29 April, 2022

Tory MP Neil Parish suspended pending investigation into House of Commons pornography claim
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

Tory MP Neil Parish suspended pending investigation into House of Commons pornography claim

Apr 29th 2022, 5:07 PM 25,531 Views 0 Comments

Senior Conservative colleagues had decried reports of the incident as “shameful”.

'How can we prove it?': Travellers highlight barriers to justice after incidents of discrimination
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

'How can we prove it?': Travellers highlight barriers to justice after incidents of discrimination

Apr 29th 2022, 6:00 AM 29,781 Views 0 Comments

Traveller women who were surveyed said businesses may deploy “sneaky ways” to refuse them service.

Celtic Tiger apartments: Householders frustrated over lack of access to loans for defect repairs
# Fire Safety
# Fire Safety

Celtic Tiger apartments: Householders frustrated over lack of access to loans for defect repairs

Apr 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 37,615 Views 41 Comments
  • Owners are being asked to pay bills of between €15,000 and €20,000, Michelle Hennessy writes.
  • Tens of thousands of apartment units built during the Celtic Tiger era are estimated to be affected by construction defects.
  • Owners are calling on the government to ensure easier access to loans so they can cover the lump sum.

Thursday 28 April, 2022

Satellite images show Russia deploying trained dolphins to protect Black Sea naval base
# MILITARY PORPOISES
# MILITARY PORPOISES

Satellite images show Russia deploying trained dolphins to protect Black Sea naval base

Apr 28th 2022, 10:23 AM 32,535 Views 29 Comments

The US Naval Institute said the dolphins may be tasked with counter-diver operations to prevent Ukrainian forces infiltrating the harbour.

Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Report finds minority groups in Irish prisons can face 'aggression and name calling' from staff
# Prisons
# Prisons

Report finds minority groups in Irish prisons can face 'aggression and name calling' from staff

Updated Apr 27th 2022, 9:00 AM 8,677 Views 0 Comments

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has recommended mandatory anti-racism training that is embedded in prison practices.

Average rent for new tenancy in Dublin reached €1,972 per month at end of last year
# Housing
# Housing

Average rent for new tenancy in Dublin reached €1,972 per month at end of last year

Apr 27th 2022, 6:00 AM 24,527 Views 82 Comments

The lowest rents for new tenancies were in Leitrim and stood at €740 per month.

Homeowners affected by Celtic Tiger defects face 'frightening' legal threats over repair bills
# Defects
# Defects

Homeowners affected by Celtic Tiger defects face 'frightening' legal threats over repair bills

Apr 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 38,509 Views 27 Comments
  • Owners have been 'aggressively' pursued for costs for repairs, Michelle Hennessy writes.
  • Experts say more than 100,000 people could be affected and that it could take years before the final number to come to light.

Monday 25 April, 2022

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

Apr 25th 2022, 6:30 PM 13,901 Views 1 Comment

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Happy Pear twins apologise after criticism of breast cancer video
# Cancer Risk
# Cancer Risk

Happy Pear twins apologise after criticism of breast cancer video

Apr 25th 2022, 4:40 PM 92,263 Views 13 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society said the majority of cancers occur for reasons “out of anyone’s control”.

'It's a huge undertaking': Red Cross to begin rollout of shared accommodation for Ukrainians
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

'It's a huge undertaking': Red Cross to begin rollout of shared accommodation for Ukrainians

Apr 25th 2022, 12:05 AM 28,312 Views 14 Comments
  • Almost 25,000 pledges of accommodation were offered through the Irish Red Cross portal, Michelle Hennessy writes.
  • The first tranche of accommodation match-ups will be for adults only.
  • It emerged last week that the Government is considering offering a €400 monthly payment to hosts.

Sunday 17 April, 2022

QUIZ: More than a decade on, how well do you remember Game of Thrones Season 1?
# Winter Is Coming
# Winter Is Coming

QUIZ: More than a decade on, how well do you remember Game of Thrones Season 1?

Apr 17th 2022, 10:00 PM 51,550 Views 36 Comments

Test your knowledge…

'I just can't afford it': €15k fire safety repair bill for Dublin apartment homeowners
# Swords
# Swords

'I just can't afford it': €15k fire safety repair bill for Dublin apartment homeowners

Apr 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 68,811 Views 0 Comments

The owner management company said legal advice has been sought but the original developer company has been liquidated.

Friday 15 April, 2022

Gardaí seize €1.34 million worth of heroin during Limerick searches
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Gardaí seize €1.34 million worth of heroin during Limerick searches

Apr 15th 2022, 3:30 PM 23,342 Views 18 Comments

Gardaí involved in the searches also found €12,500 in cash at a separate location.

Man charged in connection with fatal Donegal house fire
# Doochary
# Doochary

Man charged in connection with fatal Donegal house fire

Apr 15th 2022, 10:03 AM 19,545 Views 0 Comments

The body of a woman, aged in her 80s, was discovered inside the house on Tuesday.

Poll: Would you like to see Elon Musk buy Twitter?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you like to see Elon Musk buy Twitter?

Apr 15th 2022, 10:00 AM 41,537 Views 50 Comments

The billionaire has sought to buy the social media giant for $41 billion.

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