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Yesterday’s News

Candlemaker faces €400,000 VAT bill after losing legal battle over shape of candles

The Tax Appeals Commission rejected an appeal by the candlemaking firm.

Monday 1 June, 2020

Almost 5,600 incidents of domestic abuse reported to gardaí in past two months

There has been a 25% increase in the number of domestic abuse incidents recorded by gardaí over the same period in 2019.

Thursday 21 May, 2020

The tax to try prevent property owners from hoarding land was only collected by 1 in 8 councils last year

There was over €2 million outstanding due to councils under the vacant site levy at the beginning of this year.

Sunday 3 May, 2020

Final call for printed telephone directories as it's confirmed they're now consigned to history

ComReg has now ruled that it will no longer impose a requirement on Eir to publish an annual directory of telephone subscribers.

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Thursday 23 April, 2020

EU's top court issues ruling that'll change how Ryanair and other airlines advertise air fares

An Italian watchdog had claimed Ryanair’s practices misled consumers and distorted competition with other airlines.

Thursday 26 March, 2020

DAA gets green light on amendments to new Dublin Airport runway despite pilot union's objections

Trade union IALPA made an appeal against the plans to An Bord Pleanála.

Friday 20 March, 2020

Boy (7) killed in light plane crash in Offaly 'should not have been allowed to fly in aircraft' - report

Kasper Kacprzak was killed, alongside the pilot of the plane, when it crashed in Offaly in 2018.

Sunday 1 March, 2020

Almost 24,000 reports of suspected money laundering were reported to gardaí in 2018

This is a decrease of almost 2% on the previous year.

Thursday 27 February, 2020

Locals mount opposition to new mosque planned in Lucan

South Dublin County Council approved plans last month for a centre and mosque for the area’s Muslim community.

Thursday 20 February, 2020

Council claims controversial visitor centre near Hell Fire Club will not harm protected wildlife and habitats

The visitor centre is strongly opposed by many local residents and environmental groups.

Sunday 16 February, 2020

Top 20 roads in Ireland where collisions occur are all located in Dublin, new data shows

The road with the most number of accidents is the R111 which runs between Islandbridge and Irishtown.

Friday 14 February, 2020

Owners of Cork city premises awarded €45k after tenant converted it into pub without their consent

Joe Kearny claimed the owners of the property had consented to the works he had undertaken.

Sunday 2 February, 2020

Ireland had the highest rate of increase in cyclist deaths in the EU over 10 years

Between 2010 and 2018, cyclist deaths across the EU fell on average by 0.4% annually. In Ireland, this figure was an 8% increase.

Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Murdered mechanic was subject to threats for several years before he was shot dead in his home, inquest hears

Liam Murray was last seen alive on St Patrick’s Day in 2009 but his body was not discovered until three days later.

Friday 24 January, 2020

Here's where the top 10 clamping blackspots were in Dublin city last year

The number of vehicles clamped in Dublin city in 2019 was up 8% to 46,516.

Only 192 garda stations have received an increase in staffing levels since 2015

The number of gardaí in two-thirds of stations has remained static or fallen since the lifting of the recruitment embargo in 2014.

Thursday 23 January, 2020

Independent watchdog criticises continuing failure of gardaí to provide specific details over requests to cancel penalty points

Gardaí must prove they were exceeding the speed limit as they carried out their duty.

Wednesday 8 January, 2020

'Growing health threat': Public reminded of risks of consuming wild mushrooms

Exercise great caution if foraging for wild mushrooms, a HSE doctor has advised.

Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Dublin City Council is owed €33 million in rent arrears from its council housing tenants

The amount the council is owed in rent arrears rose 14% last year.

Thursday 2 January, 2020

Drivers who don't pay fines shouldn't be able to renew motor tax, says Courts Service

The Courts Service has called for the further reform of the court fines system.

Restaurant owners claim sandwich board ban is not working and unfairly targeting their sector

New figures show just one licence has been issued since its introduction four months ago.

Tuesday 31 December, 2019

National Lottery operator refuses to reveal full details of how unclaimed prize money is used

PLI strongly opposed the release of any information about unclaimed prizes, even limited data on the number of special events and winners of prizes funded by unclaimed prizes.

Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Dublin City Council to consider introducing 'exclusion zones' for election posters

Over 200 complaints were made about the location of posters during the local and European elections.

Thursday 28 November, 2019

'Mini Stonehenge': Utility boxes used to develop Luas don't need planning permission

The Dublin Civic Trust described the emergence of the boxes as “appalling.”

Irish newspaper coverage of climate change low by European standards and 'predominantly political'

Research found that climate science was generally not contested in Irish reporting.

Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Plans progress to replace Leap cards with cashless payments by 2027

The plans would see contactless debit and credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay, and possibly QR codes being used to pay.

Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Ireland fined €5m plus daily penalty of €15,000 over landslides at Galway wind farm

The fine relates to an incident which saw 50,000 fish killed in 2003.

Thursday 24 October, 2019

Boil water notice: Series of events at Leixlip plant in March led to 'significant risk to safety of supply'

The audit found Irish Water failed to take samples of treated water during the critical period following the incident.

Thursday 10 October, 2019

Six TDs and senators forced to refund €10,000 in expenses

Fine Gael’s Maria Bailey and Alan Farrell were among those found to have made invalid expenses claims.

Friday 27 September, 2019

Staffing problems at State Pathologist Office pose risks to criminal investigations, says report

The report was commissioned against the background of the retirement of the state’s two most experienced pathologists.

Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Dublin City Council to consider restricting number of election posters used by candidates

200 members of the public complained to DCC about posters during the recent local elections.

Monday 23 September, 2019

Irish Rail to try persuade Dart users to stagger morning journeys to reduce overcrowding

A new website will allow commuters to check what services are less crowded.

Monday 16 September, 2019

Ali Selim awarded €7.5k as Labour Court rules he was unfairly dismissed by Trinity College Dublin

Dr Selim claimed he was fired due to a controversy which broke out over comments he made on RTÉ in 2018.

Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Clamping hotspots: New figures show the most clamped streets in Dublin

A lack of valid paid parking accounted for one third of all offences.

Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Here are the cars most likely to pass the NCT - Hyundai Trajet owners look away now

The oldest vehicle submitted for a NCT last year was a 1932 Rolls Royce which passed the test.

Friday 2 August, 2019

Primary pupils in Kerry are the most likely to be in an overcrowded classroom

More than a fifth of registered primary pupils in the recent school year were in overcrowded classes.

Friday 19 July, 2019

Just under €300 million paid out last year for personal injuries

The highest single award last year was €908,749.